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Google complicity in Chinese censorship could endanger press freedom elsewhere

August 17, 2018 1:45 PM ET

In 2010, after four years of offering Chinese users a heavily censored version of its search engine, Google decided it would no longer block search results at the request of the Chinese state. "Our objection is to those forces of totalitarianism," Sergey Brin, Google's co-founder, told The New York...

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CPJ's backgrounder on US press freedom

August 15, 2018 12:43 PM ET

In recent weeks CPJ has noticed an uptick in interest from editorial boards of U.S. publications on issues related to press freedom in the United States. In light of this, the following data and reporting may be helpful. CPJ systematically tracks the killing and imprisonment of journalists around the...

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering Unite the Right rally and counter-protests in Washington, D.C.

August 9, 2018 8:14 AM ET

Hundreds of protesters are expected to join a "white civil rights rally" in Washington, D.C., on August 11 and 12 to mark the one-year anniversary of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which became violent and resulted in the death of one woman. A coalition of local...

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CPJ welcomes district court's reversal in L.A. Times prior restraint case

July 17, 2018 1:47 PM ET

New York, July 17, 2018 -- U.S. District Judge John F. Walter today vacated a temporary restraining order that he had issued three days earlier prohibiting the Los Angeles Times from publishing details of a sealed plea agreement that had mistakenly been made public. The decision came in the...

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World Cup harassment highlights issues female sports journalists face on daily basis

July 13, 2018 11:20 AM ET

With the World Cup final just a few days away, female sports journalists say the experiences of at least four reporters who were grabbed, groped, or sexually harassed on air while covering the tournament in Russia have highlighted the harassment they face....

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Non-white journalists describe risks and repercussions of covering protests in the US

July 11, 2018 5:10 PM ET

"I was just another in a sea of black faces on the other side of a police line," said Christian Gooden, a St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer who was hit by pepper spray while covering a protest on September 29, last year. Gooden said that he turned his head when...

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With Zack Stoner's killing, Chicago loses vital voice covering overlooked community

July 10, 2018 11:11 AM ET

I weighed the possibility of being killed for writing this. Seriously. I know that shedding light on or speaking about particular persons and issues can increase the likelihood of being murdered, especially in Chicago. To some this may seem like hyperbole or another introduction to a hit-piece on the...

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Alleged killer of Capital Gazette employees had made repeated threats

June 29, 2018 2:18 PM ET

New York, June 29, 2018--A gunman shot to death five people in the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, yesterday afternoon in what police called a "targeted attack," the newspaper reported. Police arrested Jarrod Ramos, 38, and charged him with five counts of first-degree murder, the paper...

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At least five people killed at newsroom shooting in Maryland

June 28, 2018 6:48 PM ET

New York, June 28, 2018--At least five people were killed in a shooting in the newsroom of the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, this afternoon. Police have a suspect in custody, but his identity and motive are unknown, the newspaper reported on its website....

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HuffPost journalist and colleagues receive online threats

June 12, 2018 10:20 AM ET

At least 11 journalists at HuffPost, their families and others were harassed and threatened online in late May and early June 2018, Lydia Polgreen, editor in chief at HuffPost, told CPJ. The harassment came after the outlet published a piece written by reporter Luke O'Brien that identified the person...

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