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Journalists honored for courageous reporting

November 23, 2016 11:34 AM ET

International Press Freedom Awards go to Indian freelance reporter, Egyptian photojournalist, Turkish editor, and El Salvadoran investigative reporter New York, November 23, 2016--Journalists from India, Egypt, Turkey, and El Salvador were honored Tuesday night at the Committee to Protect Journalists'...

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Christiane Amanpour

July 18, 2016 10:00 AM ET

Christiane Amanpour was honored with the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for her extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press freedom on November 22, 2016. The text of Amanpour's acceptance speech, as prepared for delivery, is below. I...

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Journalists released from prison, CPJ launches SecureDrop--and we throw a party!

June 3, 2016 10:29 AM ET

CPJ Newsletter: June edition Khadija Ismayilova thanks CPJ, says she will fight for her cause Khadija's first photo after jail -- Khadija Ismayilova (@Khadija_Ismayil) May 25, 2016 CPJ Europe and Central Asia Senior Research Associate Muzaffar Suleymanov spoke to...

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Azerbaijani reporter Khadija Ismayilova ordered released on suspended sentence

May 25, 2016 8:52 AM ET

New York, May 25, 2016 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists is relieved at the Azerbaijani Supreme Court's decision today to free investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova, who had been imprisoned on trumped-up charges since December 2014. The court converted Ismayilova's...

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Breaking the Silence

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

On February 11, 2011, as journalists were documenting the raucous celebration in Cairo's Tahrir Square following the fall of Hosni Mubarak, the story took a sudden and unexpected turn. CBS 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan, who was reporting from the...

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Harassed and Jailed

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

It feels strange to be writing about friends in jail. You wonder what kind of a friend you are--free to breathe the air, to walk the streets, to continue to work, while your friends cannot. Why do you deserve this...

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Rompiendo el silencio

27 de Abril 2016 8:00 AM ET

El 11 de febrero de 2011, mientras los y las periodistas documentaban la estruendosa celebración en la Plaza Tahrir de El Cairo tras la caída de Hosni Mubarak, la historia dio un giro súbito e inesperado. Lara Logan, corresponsal del...

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Quebrando o Silêncio

abril 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

No dia 11 de fevereiro de 2011, enquanto os jornalistas documentavam as eufóricas comemorações na Praça Tahrir no Cairo, depois da queda de Hosni Mubarak, a história tomou um rumo repentino e inesperado. A correspondente do programa 60 Minutos...

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Azerbaijani authorities open criminal investigation into Meydan TV

April 22, 2016 4:04 PM ET

New York, April 22, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Azerbaijani authorities to end the harassment of Meydan TV after a criminal investigation was opened into the online independent outlet and a travel ban was imposed on some of...

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On International Women's Day, CPJ recognizes nine female journalists jailed for their work

March 7, 2016 4:38 PM ET

Coverage of protests and riots. Revelations of official corruption and graft. Major natural disasters. Investigations into deplorable living conditions. These are some of the important issues journalists cover in their role as the Fourth Estate....

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