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‘The threats follow us home’: Survey details risks for female journalists in U.S., Canada

September 4, 2019 9:00 AM ET

Ask any female journalist about harassment or safety while on assignment and they’ll likely have a story to tell....

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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....

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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....

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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.

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CPJ, RCFP file lawsuit seeking documents in leak investigation

August 9, 2019 12:53 PM ET

Yesterday, the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) filed a lawsuit against the United States government seeking to obtain documents concerning steps taken by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to investigate leakers and to identify journalists’ sources....

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Puerto Rican journalists navigate street protests, police reaction

July 23, 2019 11:27 AM ET

In a Q&A with CPJ, broadcast reporter Jesús Rivera Martinez talks about the climate for journalists amid protests calling for the resignation of Puerto Rico's governor, Ricardo Rosselló....

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Several foreign news outlets required to register as foreign agents in US

July 2, 2019 3:30 PM ET

Since 2017, U.S. legislators and the Department of Justice have required multiple foreign-funded news organizations to register under the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA), a law designed to compel transparency from agents of foreign entities operating inside the United States, according to news reports, public records, and letters from...

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US Supreme Court imposes new limits on government records requests

June 24, 2019 2:35 PM ET

New York, June 24, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over a U.S. Supreme Court decision that restricts journalists' access to government records....

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Tech journalists troubled by Assange computer intrusion charge

June 20, 2019 1:15 PM ET

The Trump administration's decision to charge Julian Assange with 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act has generated significant controversy. One legal expert described it as "crossing a "constitutional Rubicon." CPJ warned that the indictment could be the opening salvo in a broader attack on First Amendment journalistic protections....

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Assange indictment marks alarming new stage in US war on leaks

May 24, 2019 12:00 PM ET

Mexico City, May 24, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the U.S. Justice Department's indictment yesterday of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The administration of President Donald Trump disclosed 17 charges against Assange under the Espionage Act, relating to his receipt and publication of classified military...

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