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U.S. video journalist shares tips for covering COVID-19: ‘We have to get creative’

April 2, 2020 11:10 AM ET

In early March, Jon Gerberg was in Detroit, Michigan, covering the Democratic primaries as a video journalist with The Washington Post. But as the COVID-19 virus has spread in the United States and around the world, Gerberg’s coverage has changed to focus on the pandemic....

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Reporter Bárbara Figueroa Rosa on covering Puerto Rico’s coronavirus outbreak

March 31, 2020 3:52 PM ET

In the three years since Hurricane Maria hit the island, Puerto Rico has experienced a financial, political, and public health crisis, but reporter Bárbara Figueroa Rosa told CPJ that these events “have no comparison” to the impact the coronavirus pandemic could have on the U.S. territory....

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Q&A: Covering the coronavirus outbreak in the Orthodox Jewish community

March 23, 2020 1:15 PM ET

Before the coronavirus outbreak, Laura E. Adkins edited opinion pieces for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, a syndicated nonprofit wire service that runs articles in Jewish publications. But as the virus has taken root in a number of Jewish communities in the United States and around the world, Adkins, who...

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Threats draw near, damaging Mexico City’s reputation as safe haven for reporters

February 24, 2020 12:13 PM ET

Emir Olivares was almost too stunned to speak when, on December 6, he found two men in the bedroom of his apartment in Mexico City....

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CPJ welcomes call for targeted sanctions to protect journalists

February 13, 2020 10:24 AM ET

When the U.K. launched an initiative to support media freedom in the waning days of Jeremy Hunt’s tenure as foreign minister, CPJ was skeptical that this government-led effort would be more than a feel-good campaign. However, we chose to engage, given the current vacuum of leadership on press freedom...

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New laws obstruct work of investigative journalists in Puerto Rico

February 11, 2020 2:01 PM ET

In July 2019, anti-government protesters gathered on the streets of Puerto Rico, motivated in part by the work of investigative journalists who had obtained and published over 900 messages exchanged by then Governor Ricardo Rosselló and his allies that disparaged political opponents and the island’s citizens. Before Rosselló gave...

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FAC, CPJ ask San Francisco mayor to protect journalist freedoms

January 21, 2020 1:09 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists and the free speech non-profit First Amendment Coalition today sent a letter to San Francisco Mayor London Breed requesting a meeting about steps the city can take to ensure press freedom....

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CPJ, 57 news organizations ask Senate to rethink press restrictions during impeachment

January 17, 2020 4:56 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists and at 57 other news organizations yesterday sent a letter to Senate authorities asking them to reconsider press restrictions during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump....

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For journalists with health issues from covering 9/11, support is available

January 6, 2020 2:27 PM ET

Like the first responders who rushed to the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, thoughts of personal safety were far from the minds of the journalists who covered the largest terror attack on U.S. soil....

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Salvadoran President Bukele’s anti-press rhetoric echoes Trump

December 19, 2019 1:15 PM ET

Mariana Belloso, a Salvadoran journalist and radio presenter, was home after work with her family on June 30 when she was retweeted by the president, she told CPJ in October. Then the abuse began....

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