John Emerson

Infographic: 10 Most Censored Countries

Infographic: 10 Most Censored Countries Eritrea North Korea Turkmenistan Saudi Arabia China Vietnam Iran Equatorial Guinea Belarus Cuba Methodology Video 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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Protecting women and gender non-conforming journalists

Protecting women and gender non-conforming journalists CPJ examines the challenges and consequences of gender-based violence against women and gender non-conforming journalists in a variety of contexts. Gender-based violence and harassment— both online and offline — is often used to silence and intimidate female journalists. Due to social stigmas and fears of professional repercussions, some journalists…

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Where is Azory Gwanda?

#WhereIsAzory? Art: Credit withheld Azory Gwanda, a freelance journalist working in rural Tanzania, has been missing since November 21, 2017. The Tanzanian government has failed to carry out a credible investigation into his fate, and on occasion has dismissed his case offhand. In a BBC interview in June 2019, Tanzania’s foreign minister said that the…

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Justice for Jamal

Justice for Jamal On October 2, 2019, CPJ marked the one-year anniversary of the murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi with a candlelight vigil in Washington, D.C., outside the Saudi Arabian embassy. On September 26, CPJ filed a brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia asking the…

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Safety Kit

The world is increasingly more dangerous for the press. To stay safe, journalists and their editors need appropriate training, equipment, and other resources, such as insurance and access to psychosocial support services, as well as timely, accessible information. CPJ’s four-part Safety Kit provides journalists and newsrooms with basic safety information on physical, digital and psychological…

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Justice Delayed

Mahmoud Abou Zeid (Shawkan) CPJ welcomes the release of Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as Shawkan, on March 4, 2019, after over five and a half years of arbitrary detention on anti-state charges. Despite walking out of jail, Shawkan is still not entirely free. For five years, the photojournalist will have to appear…

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Ghys Fortuné Dombé Bemba

#FreeThePress Ghys Fortuné Dombé Bemba The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomed the news July 3, 2018 that Ghys Fortuné Dombé Bemba was released after nearly 18 months in prison. Read CPJ’s full statement here. Your support makes world of difference to imprisoned journalists, join us as we continue to fight for journalists behind bars. The Republic of the…

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Ding Lingjie

#FreeThePress Ding Lingjie Tweet: #China ranks as one of the worst jailers of journalists. Reporter Ding Lingjie should be released immediately along with all press behind bars #freethepress Police detained Ding Lingjie, an editor of the human rights news website Minsheng Guancha,while she was visiting relatives in Zibo city, Shandong province, on September 22, 2017,…

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Azimjon Askarov

#FreeThePress Azimjon Askarov Tweet: In #Kyrgyzstan, journalist Azimjon Askarov was sentenced to life in prison simply for doing his job–he should be freed immediately #freethepress Seven 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 to…

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