Carmody case shows grave police overreach, say lawyers
November 19, 2019 11:28 AM ET
Bryan Carmody, a breaking news stringer who frequently worked the police beat in San Francisco, woke on May 10 to the sound of a sledgehammer at the metal gate securing his front door. Law enforcement agents investigating the leak of internal police documents were attempting to discover his source,...
Legal threats prompt journalists to take creative approaches to investigative stories
October 23, 2019 2:30 PM ET
When BuzzFeed News reporters Jane Bradley and Katie J.M. Baker began investigating claims of sexual misconduct by self-help guru Tony Robbins in early 2018, they did what any journalist would do, and reached out to people who might know about the allegations....
US court dismisses suit against former Sri Lankan defense secretary over murder of Sri Lankan journalist Wickramatunga
October 22, 2019 1:07 PM ET
New York, October 22, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists is dismayed by a U.S. District Court’s decision to dismiss a civil lawsuit against former Sri Lankan Secretary of Defense Gotabaya Rajapaksa over his alleged involvement in the 2009 killing of Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga....
One year without justice for Washington Post columnist Khashoggi
September 30, 2019 5:33 PM ET
New York, September 30, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists today reiterated its demand to the U.S. and U.N. for transparency and justice for Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and said that it was dismayed by the lack of accountability in the journalist’s murder....
CPJ asks DC District Court to force release of intelligence community Khashoggi files
September 27, 2019 10:40 AM ET
The Committee to Protect Journalists filed a brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia yesterday asking the court to release documents regarding Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, which the U.S. government claimed in court documents are exempt from Freedom of Information Act requests....
Why going solo is a risk for female reporters in the US and Canada
September 4, 2019 9:00 AM ET
In June 2016, an attacker was terrorizing women on a jogging path in Edmonton, Canada. A video journalist at a large Canadian broadcaster was assigned to cover the story on the night shift. Multiple sexual assaults had been reported and the man was still at-large....
Why newsrooms need a solution to end online harassment of reporters
September 4, 2019 9:00 AM ET
Stef Schrader was on vacation in Germany last year when spam messages started to flood her inbox. Seeing random emails from Macy’s—and job alerts for the position of “Chief Idiot”—she realized someone had signed her work email up to dozens of email lists....
CPJ, partner organizations call on Sacramento Police Department to fulfill commitment to respect the rights of journalists covering protests
August 15, 2019 5:44 PM ET
The Committee to Protect Journalists along with partner organizations write to Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn to urge the Sacramento Police Department to fulfill its commitment to respect the rights of journalists covering protests in the city.