CPJ Advocacy


When the world learned of the brutal murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, it brought the dangers journalists face today squarely into focus.

At the International Press Freedom Awards, CPJ launched a campaign to honor Khashoggi and to highlight the importance of journalism.

CPJ is inviting people to share  why journalism matters to them, in recognition that Khashoggi was brutally murdered just for sharing his opinion.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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