CPJ in the News

Selected Media Coverage

Turkey banned access to Twitter hours after Prime Minister Erdo─čan threatened to shut it down. Internet Advocacy Coordinator Geoff King and Central Asia and Europe Program Coordinator Nina Ognianova, were both interviewed by The New Yorker.

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CPJ's mission to Pakistan and meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif garnered both domestic and international media attention. The Intentional Business Times was one of the many outlets that detailed the positive outcome of the meeting.

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Following the death of Molhem Barakat last December, The New York Times Lens Blog used CPJ's data in the discussion of threats to journalists covering Syria.

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After a British-Swedish journalist was killed in Kabul, BuzzFeed quoted Asia Program Coordinator, Bob Dietz, in its coverage of the attack.

Marc Marginedas, a Spanish journalist kidnapped by militants on September 4, 2013, crossed the border into Turkey on March 2, 2014, the Associated Press reported. The story references CPJ data, specifically the estimated thirty journalists still missing in Syria.

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A Pakistani court on Saturday convicted six defendants for their roles in the murder of Wali Khan Babar, a Geo TV journalist who was shot dead in Karachi in January 2011, according to news reports. Reuters cited CPJ's data, which says that 46 journalists and media workers have been killed in Pakistan for their work since 2007. Babar's case is the first that has been successfully prosecuted.

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Amidst wide coverage of the trial of Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt, The Daily Beast cites CPJ research in its analysis of media freedom in the country.

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Kevin Lau, who was recently dismissed as editor from Ming Pao, a Hong Kong daily newspaper, was attacked with a meat cleaver leaving him in critical condition. The attack comes on the heels of a decline in the press freedom environment in Hong Kong, as profiled in CPJ's Attacks on the Press essay.

Read the full story in the Los Angeles Times here.

The Associated Press' executive editor, Kathleen Carroll, warned that efforts by governments to silence the media are "in effect an attack on a nation's people."

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As the trial of the Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt began, Bloomberg News profiled the widening crackdown on journalism in the country, citing CPJ research.

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