Katherine Jacobsen

Katherine Jacobsen is CPJ's U.S. research associate. Before joining CPJ as a news editor in 2017, Jacobsen worked for The Associated Press in Moscow and as a freelancer in Ukraine, where her writing appeared in outlets including Businessweek, U.S. News and World Report, Foreign Policy, and Al-Jazeera.

The Kurdistan flag at the castle of Erbil, Iraq on July 29, 2017. Kurdish authorities blocked the independent media outlet Nalia Radio and Television from broadcasting ahead of a regional referendum on Kurdish independence next month. (Reuters/Khalid Al-Mousily)

Kurdish authorities temporarily block regional broadcaster

Beirut, August 30, 2017–The Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq should allow the independent media outlet Nalia Radio and Television (NRT) to resume broadcasting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Meryl Streep

Award-winning actor and activist Meryl Streep addressed attendees at CPJ’s 2017 International Press Freedom Awards on November 15, 2017, in New York, where she presented an award to Mexican journalist Patricia Mayorga. These are her remarks as prepared for delivery: First please let me say what an honor it is to be here with you,…

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