- Global impunity in journalist murders continues unabated
- Getting Away with Murder
- Members of public assault Israeli journalist Daniel Siryoti in Kiryat Ata
- Pakistan media regulator walks back ban on news anchors expressing personal opinions
- Sierra Leone journalist Mahmud Tim Kargbo charged with criminal defamation
- Palestinian court orders block of dozens of news websites and Facebook pages
- Chinese journalist Sophia Huang Xueqin detained following coverage of Hong Kong protests
- CPJ calls on Tajik president to ensure journalists can report the news freely and safely
- Australian newspapers stand together for press freedom
Reporter Without Borders
- Prominent Turkish journalist re-arrested just one week after his release
- RSF warns Spanish far-right party to stop violating press freedom
- RSF condemns German TV crew’s arrest in Belarusian capital
- Philippine radio host gunned down for criticizing corrupt gambling
- Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder
- India strips overseas citizenship from reporter who criticized Modi
- Tajikistan’s autocratic leader visits Paris
- RSF concern in run-up to Ján Kuciak murder trial
WaPo Publisher Responds to Trump on Khashoggi Murder
Washington Post Publisher and CEO Fred Ryan made the following statement concerning President Donald Trump’s reaction to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
“President Trump’s response to the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a betrayal of long-established American values of respect for human rights and the expectation of trust and honesty in our strategic relationships. He is placing personal relationships and commercial interests above American interests in his desire to continue to do business as usual with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
The Central Intelligence Agency has thoroughly investigated the murder of this innocent journalist and concluded with high confidence that it was directed by the Crown Prince. If there is reason to doubt the findings of the CIA, President Trump should immediately make that evidence public.
President Trump is correct in saying the world is a very dangerous place. His surrender to this state-ordered murder will only make it more so. An innocent man, brutally slain, deserves better, as does the cause of truth and justice and human rights.
In this failure of leadership from President Trump, it now falls to Congress to stand up for America’s true values and lasting interests.”