- Police raid Cairo offices of Turkish Anadolu News Agency, arrest at least 4
- Ugandan police harass and detain journalists covering opposition politician Bobi Wine
- Journalist Patricia Kayuni assaulted while covering protest in Malawi
- Missing radio anchor found dead in Mexico’s Michoacán state
- Sudan suspends four news outlets over alleged financial link to Bashir regime
- Colombian magazine Semana alleges military spied on its journalists
- Montenegro reporters Živković and Raičević charged with criminal incitement
- Malawi detains, charges 3 journalists seeking to cover EU delegation’s return
- Journalists threatened, assaulted while covering local politician in Sierra Leone
Reporter Without Borders
- RSF calls for US government to directly engage Syria on Austin Tice
- Ukraine: RSF warns against ineffective and counterproductive draft bill on disinformation
- Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020
- Congolese community radio station torched for covering Ebola
- Sri Lankan police refuse protection to journalists threatened with death
- Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia
- Saudi Arabia – How much longer will the world tolerate MBS’s bad behavior?
- Weekly seized from Gabon’s newsstands
OPC Applauds Obama for Signing Daniel Pearl Media Act
The Honorable Mr. Barack Obama
President of the United States of America
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20500
The Freedom of the Press Committee of the Overseas Press Club of America (OPC) applauds the Daniel Pearl Act on Freedom of the Media which you signed yesterday, authorizing the Department of State to compile a public list of all nations and states violating that freedom.
For more than seventy years, the OPC has objected to government abuses of press freedom through letters to leaders, appropriate cabinet officers, and chiefs of police. In recent years, we have received increasing numbers of responses, indicating that political leaders are aware of how quickly such actions damage their country’s global image.
Such a public gesture as your signature to the Daniel Pearl Act, making it a law, lends increased authority to our efforts and those of fellow organizations to aid our colleagues in distress, in prison or otherwise. Archives of our press freedom letters on our website (www.opcofamerica.org) attest to our efforts and results.
Our good wishes to you, Mr. President. Again, we are grateful for your efforts, which aid our cause.
Jacqueline Albert Simon
Freedom of the Press Committee