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Maria Ressa, executive editor of news website Rappler, speaks to the media after posting bail in a cyber-libel case at a court in Manila City, Philippines, on February 14, 2019. Philippine authorities issued arrest warrants for Ressa and several other Rappler executives on March 28 in a separate case. (Reuters/Eloisa Lopez)  

#HoldTheLine: Defend Maria Ressa and independent media in the Philippines

Sixty press freedom groups and other supporters have formed a coalition in support of Maria Ressa and independent media in the Philippines, united around the call to #HoldTheLine. (Reuters/Eloisa Lopez)

Murder is the ultimate form of censorship. Hundreds of journalists are murdered, but in nine out of 10 cases their killers go free. CPJ is waging a global campaign against impunity. Join us. Raise your voice. Speak out for justice.

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Unfinished stories. Families without answers. Lives interrupted. These journalists are missing, not forgotten.

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By sharing their experiences and through our #SafetyInFocus campaign, CPJ is highlighting the risks photojournalists face in the line of duty and just how high the cost of a photo can be. (AP/Julio Cortez)

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For jailed journalists, the spread of coronavirus could be a death sentence.

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More than ten years after sentencing Azimjon Askarov to life in prison, Kyrgyzstan continued to resist international calls for his immediate release.

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CPJ examines the challenges and consequences of gender-based violence against women and non-binary journalists in a variety of contexts. Gender-based violence and harassment-- both online and offline -- is often used to silence and intimidate female journalists.

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Azory Gwanda, a freelance journalist working in rural Tanzania, has been missing since November 21, 2017. The Tanzanian government has failed to launch a credible investigation into his fate, and on occasion has even dismissed his case offhand.

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CPJ supports the rights of journalists to protect confidential information when submitting to customs and border control protocols worldwide, and is therefore concerned about policies that would undermine this right.

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Never have so many different types of journalists reported the news on so many different platforms. Yet no matter the form of journalism—from investigative to beat reporting, foreign correspondence to domestic coverage, blogging to photojournalism—thorough preparation is the starting point.

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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.

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