Posts Categorised: Campaigns


Mexico: Sanjuana Martinez

Three years ago, in the run up to International Women’s Day 2012 (8 March) we paid tribute to murdered and missing Mexican colleagues. Mexico was and still is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for writers: over 100 journalists have been murdered since 2000 and, as highlighted in our joint letter to

Read more
Mehmet Baransu

Turkey: Mehmet Baransu must be released

The charges against Baransu relate to a series of articles that he wrote for the daily Taraf in early 2010, in which he revealed an alleged plot to overthrow the government of Turkey by members of the Turkish military. These articles were based on a cache of classified documents and CDs given to Baransu by

Read more

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab appeal postponed

Bahrain’s Court of Appeals convened today over human rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s appeal case; unfortunately the court again postponed the decision until 15 March. Rajab’s lawyers requested that a travel ban that has been in place since 2 November be lifted, however the court has declined this request. Nabeel Rajab may also face charges of

Read more

Mexico: English PEN and CPJ call on President Peña Nieto to protect freedom of expression

In a letter sent to President Peña Nieto to coincide with a state visit during which he will meet the Queen, the Prime Minister and address both Houses of Parliament, English PEN and CPJ have called on the Mexican President to urgently address impunity and attacks against journalists in Mexico. It is now more than five

Read more