Monthly Archives: August 2020

Malaysian police raid Al Jazeera, ASTRO and UnifiTV media offices over documentary on migrant workers

This statement was originally published on CIJ’s Facebook page on 5 August 2020. The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is alarmed by and strongly condemns ongoing efforts by the State and its actors to intimidate and persecute Al Jazeera over its critical reporting, the latest being the raid yesterday by the authorities at the international

Journalist Setoute Yvens survives shooting attempt, another reporter receives death threats in Haiti

This statement was originally published on on 4 August 2020. Haitian authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate the shooting attack on journalist Setoute Yvens and the death threats to journalist Pradel Alexandre and identify and prosecute those involved, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On July 28 around 8:45 p.m. in the Drouillard neighborhood of

In MENA: A summer of protest, COVID-19, and state repression

Death by COVID, Death by State Concerns are rising over the fate of journalists detained in overcrowded prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic in the wake of the death of two prominent journalists in the region. Egyptian journalist Mohamed Monir and Saudi Arabia’s Saleh Al-Shehi both succumbed to the coronavirus shortly after their respective releases from

Cambodia Fundamental Freedoms Monitor report 2019-2020

This statement was originally published on on 29 July 2020. The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”), the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (“ADHOC”) and the Solidarity Center (“SC”) are pleased to announce the release of the Fourth Annual Report of the Cambodia Fundamental Freedoms Monitor, produced by the Fundamental Freedoms Monitoring Project

UN: Civil society welcomes Irene Khan as new Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression

This statement was originally published on on 3 August 2020. The undersigned civil society organisations congratulate and welcome Irene Khan to her new role as Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. We take this opportunity to express our strong support for the vital work