Jennifer Dunham

Protesters hold pictures of murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia as they gather outside the prime minister's office in Valletta, Malta, on November 20, 2019. (AFP/Matthew Mirabelli)

CPJ joins call urging Malta to implement recommendations of public inquiry report on Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined eight other press freedom organizations in a joint statement on Friday, July 29, calling on the Maltese government to implement the recommendations put forward in the public inquiry report on investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder and ensure the effective protection of journalists.  On the one-year anniversary of the…

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Niyaz Abdullah, Iraqi Kurdistan

International Press Freedom Awards CPJ is honored to present its 2022 International Press Freedom Award to Iraqi Kurdish journalist Niyaz Abdullah. Niyaz Abdullah is a prominent Iraqi Kurdish freelance journalist. She regularly contributes to media outlets in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, including Radio Nawa, the broadcaster NRT, and the news websites Westga, Zhyan…

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Resources for protecting against online abuse

For most journalists, working online is an essential part of the job. But too often, journalists are at risk of being harassed in an attempt by hostile actors or groups to intimidate or force them into silence. Online abuse often includes attacks on a journalist’s credibility and smear campaigns, identity-based attacks, and even threats of violence…

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CPJ Insider: April 2022 edition

CPJ on Ukraine: How the situation for journalists has changed One month ago, we spoke with Gulnoza Said, CPJ’s Europe and Central Asia program coordinator, about what to expect for journalists as Russia invaded Ukraine. Now, after a month of fighting, Said speaks on how the situation has changed for journalists covering the war–and what…

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Russia-Ukraine watch

How the war is affecting press freedom in the region Updated June 16, 2022 Russia’s February 24 full-scale invasion of Ukraine marked a sharp escalation in threats to press freedom in the region and beyond. Journalists in Ukraine have been killed covering the war, while many of their Russian counterparts have fled or faced persecution….

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Russia-Ukraine War

Russia’s war on Ukraine is exacting a brutal toll. As the conflict continues, the United Nations estimates that one-third of Ukrainians have been forced from their homes; more than 5,000 have been killed and more than 6,500 injured. At least 12 journalists have been killed covering the war and CPJ is investigating whether the deaths…

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CPJ joins statement demanding justice for Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined 18 other international press freedom and human rights organizations in a statement calling on Maltese authorities to conduct a thorough and effective criminal investigation into the killing of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, and to ensure those responsible are held to account. The statement expressed concern that, on the…

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Methodology

CPJ defines journalists as people who cover news or comment on public affairs through any medium — including in print, online, via broadcast media, or photographs and video. We take up cases involving staff journalists and freelancers. (Read our FAQs here.) Imprisoned CPJ’s annual census is a snapshot of those incarcerated at midnight on December…

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