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#FreeThePress

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

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Research by CPJ and other organizations shows sophisticated spyware products marketed to governments to fight crime have been used to target the press. Secret surveillance of journalists and their sources poses a severe threat to press freedom globally. That’s why we are calling for national and international action to slow the proliferation and wrongful use of spyware.

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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)

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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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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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