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Expert Bill Marczak: What journalists should know about coronavirus cellphone tracking

March 26, 2020 1:00 PM ET

Governments all over the world have been considering cellphone surveillance to help track and contain the spread of the coronavirus....

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Q&A: Covering the coronavirus outbreak in the Orthodox Jewish community

March 23, 2020 1:15 PM ET

Before the coronavirus outbreak, Laura E. Adkins edited opinion pieces for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, a syndicated nonprofit wire service that runs articles in Jewish publications. But as the virus has taken root in a number of Jewish communities in the United States and around the world, Adkins, who...

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US to limit visas at Chinese state media outlets, forcing dozens to leave

March 2, 2020 2:00 PM ET

Washington, D.C., March 2, 2020 -- The U.S. government should immediately suspend efforts to effectively expel dozens of Chinese journalists and put a halt to mutual retaliation over media operations, which threatens to undermine the free flow of information as the COVID-19 epidemic spreads throughout the world, the Committee...

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U.S. reclassifies 5 Chinese state media organizations as ‘foreign missions’

February 28, 2020 9:30 AM ET

On February 18, 2020, the U.S. State Department said in an official press briefing that five Chinese state-funded news agencies--Xinhua News Agency, China Global Television Network, China Radio International, China Daily Distribution Corporation, and Hai Tian Development USA--are controlled by the Chinese government and will be treated as “foreign...

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NYPD subpoenaed journalist’s Twitter data, citing anti-terrorism law

February 14, 2020 1:05 PM ET

Washington, D.C., February 14, 2020 -- The New York Police Department should not use anti-terror laws in an attempt to access journalists’ data, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist Amr Alfiky arrested, charged with disorderly conduct in New York

February 12, 2020 12:30 PM ET

Washington, D.C., February 12, 2020 -- The New York City Police Department should drop all charges against photojournalist Amr Alfiky and provide a public explanation for his arrest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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New laws obstruct work of investigative journalists in Puerto Rico

February 11, 2020 2:01 PM ET

In July 2019, anti-government protesters gathered on the streets of Puerto Rico, motivated in part by the work of investigative journalists who had obtained and published over 900 messages exchanged by then Governor Ricardo Rosselló and his allies that disparaged political opponents and the island’s citizens. Before Rosselló gave...

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U.S. elections 2020: Journalist safety kit

January 30, 2020 10:00 AM ET

The United States is scheduled to hold presidential and congressional elections on November 3, 2020. Journalists covering elections and political rallies in the U.S. in recent years have been subjected to online and verbal harassment and even physical assault, CPJ has found....

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CPJ calls on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to support press freedom

January 29, 2020 4:00 PM ET

January 29, 2020 The Honorable Mike PompeoSecretary of StateU.S. Department of State2201 C St NWWashington, D.C., 20520 Sent via email...

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US state department bars NPR reporter from flight, calls media ‘unhinged’

January 28, 2020 3:00 PM ET

Washington, D.C., January 28, 2020 -- The U.S. State Department should allow reporters from National Public Radio to cover the department freely and without harassment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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