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Hundreds of reporters were attacked or arrested in the U.S. in 2020. For data, visit the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, a partnership between CPJ and Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Read CPJ’s proposal to the Biden administration on restoring U.S. leadership in global press freedom.

  

IPF Awards 2000 – Announcement

New York — The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) presented its International Press Freedom Awards for the year 2000 to four journalists–from Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malaysia, and Iran–for their courage and independence in reporting the news. These honorees endured jail, had their lives threatened and, in one case, survived a car-bomb attack,…

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CPJ concerned about second incident of police posing as journalists in hostage crisis

New York, June 15, 2000 — The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about a second incident in less than two weeks in which police commandeered a television news camera and posed as journalists to settle a hostage crisis. On Tuesday, June 13, police in Newark, New Jersey, seized a New Jersey Network (NJN)…

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United States: CPJ urges probe of NYC police attack on reporter Errol Maitland

Dear Mayor Giuliani, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply troubled by reports that journalist Errol Maitland of the radio station WBAI was attacked by members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) while covering the March 25 funeral of Patrick Dorismond, a Haitian-American who was fatally shot by an NYPD officer on March 16.

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NYC POLICE ATTACK REPORTER AT FUNERAL

Click here to read CPJ’s letter to Mayor Giuliani New York, March 28, 2000 — Journalist Errol Maitland of the radio station WBAI was attacked by members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) while covering the March 25 funeral of Patrick Dorismond, a Haitian-American who was fatally shot by an NYPD officer on March…

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CPJ Dangerous Assignments: Profile in Courage

Zeljko Kopanja lost his legs for daring to suggest that some of his fellow Bosnian Serbs were guilty of war crimes.

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CPJ Dangerous Assignments: Unsafe Passage

Palestinian journalist Taher Shriteh has been a virtual prisoner in Gaza since 1995. In this exclusive essay, he describes his struggle to report the news.

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Introduction

Najam Sethi, founding editor of The Friday Times, was prevented from flying to London on June 23 to accept Amnesty International’s award for “Journalists Under Threat.” Though the government has dropped all sedition-related charges against him, Sethi’s name still appears on the government’s Exit Control List, his passport has been seized by Pakistan’s Intelligence Bureau,…

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On My Imprisonment in Than Cam Prison

A Summarized Report Doan Viet Hoat was released from prison in Vietnam on September 1, 1998, midway through a 15-year sentence for publishing pro-democracy newsletters. He was set free under an amnesty program timed to coincide with Vietnam’s national day, but was then immediately expelled from the country.

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