John Emerson

COVID-19: CPJ safety experts and other resources

Ask the Expert Do you have a safety question? Ask a CPJ expert for advice CPJ’s safety experts provide information and support to all journalists, including freelancers and media workers, around the world. They host free, expert, information sessions with individual journalists or newsrooms on risk assessment, physical safety and digital security. If you, a…

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About: The Trump Administration and the Media

Contents Report: Trump Administration and the Media Recommendations In Print Download the PDF More on this Report Letter to the White House Press release The Trump administration has stepped up prosecutions of news sources, interfered in the business of media owners, harassed journalists crossing U.S. borders, and empowered foreign leaders to restrict their own media….

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#FreeThePress 2020

#FreeThePress     Amid the unprecedented public health threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 190 groups joined together to urge world leaders to immediately and unconditionally release all journalists imprisoned for their work. For journalists in jail, freedom has never been more urgent Thousands of people joined the call, with 11,337 signatures on…

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COVID-19 and Press Freedom

#FreeThePressFor journalists in jail, freedom is matter of life or death.Learn more » Photo: Zmnako Ismael

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CPJ’s coverage of the coronavirus and its impact on press freedom

Dear Friend, In many countries, the first victim of the coronavirus pandemic has been the truth. Standing up for the public’s right to accurate information and defending the journalists who provide it is core to CPJ’s mission. So, in the past few weeks we, along with partner organizations, have been at the forefront of reporting…

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#PressSafety2020

#PressSafety2020 Sign up for our #PressSafety2020 resources for journalists covering the U.S. 2020 election If you are a journalist covering the U.S. 2020 election, sign up for our #PressSafety2020 mailing list to receive safety advisories and updates from CPJ Emergencies. Sign up Print Text Size Short URL: https://cpj.org/x/768e Share U.S. elections 2020: Journalist safety kit…

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#FreeAzimjon

Tweet your support! In #Kyrgyzstan, journalist Azimjon Askarov was sentenced to life in prison simply for doing his job–he should be freed immediately #FreeAzimjon More than nine years after sentencing Azimjon Askarov to life in prison, Kyrgyzstan continues to resist international calls for his immediate release. After the U.N. Human Rights Committee called on Kyrgyzstan…

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Eritrea, North Korea, Turkmenistan top CPJ’s 10 most censored list

Authoritarian nations double-down on censorship New York, September 10, 2019—Eritrea is the world’s most censored country, according to a report released today by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The list of 10 Most Censored Countries is based on CPJ’s research into the censorship tactics used by authoritarian governments, ranging from imprisonment and repressive laws to…

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10 Most Censored Countries

The list addresses only those countries where the government tightly controls the media. The conditions for journalists and press freedom in states such as Syria, Yemen, and Somalia are also extremely difficult, but not necessarily attributable solely to government censorship. Rather, factors like violent conflict, insufficient infrastructure, and the role of non-state actors create conditions that are dangerous for…

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Video: 10 Most Censored Countries

Video: 10 Most Censored Countries Eritrea North Korea Turkmenistan Saudi Arabia China Vietnam Iran Equatorial Guinea Belarus Cuba Methodology Infographic Press Release Also available: Español 中文 Русский العربية Français فارسی Português Eritrea is the world’s most censored country, according to a list compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists. Rounding out the top 10 are…

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