The Committee to Protect Journalists will honor journalists from Egypt, El Salvador, India, and Turkey with its 2016 International Press Freedom Awards. Mahmoud "Shawkan" Abou Zeid, Óscar Martínez, Malini Subramaniam, and Can Dündar face threats, legal action, or imprisonment. CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour will be recognized for her extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press freedom.
• Attend the awards dinner
Today the Committee to Protect Journalists joined 42 other organizations in a joint statement expressing concern at the Bahraini Public Prosecutor's decision to charge Nazeeha Saeed, an award-winning journalist with Radio Monte Carlo Douliya and France24, with unlawfully working for international media.
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The HOPE conference will take place on July 22, 23, and 24, 2016 at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. H.O.P.E. stands for Hackers On Planet Earth, one of the most creative and diverse hacker events in the world. It's been happening since 1994. CPJ Staff Technologist, Tom Lowenthal, will be among many others who will speak at the conference.
Do you believe the free flow of information must be protected? Sign the #RightToReport petition and demand that President Obama immediately:
1. Issue a presidential policy directive prohibiting the hacking and surveillance of journalists and media organizations.
2. Limit aggressive prosecutions that ensnare journalists and intimidate whistleblowers.
3. Prevent the harassment of journalists at the U.S. border.
Or click here to see the full petition, and join leading journalists like Christiane Amanpour, The Guardian’s Alan Rusbridger, Editor of the AP Kathleen Carroll, and Arianna Huffington in signing on.