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Syria anniversary shows need for more news outlets to step up

March 19, 2015 12:55 PM ET

It started as a street protest against President Bashar al-Assad. Ordinary citizens took out their smart phones to record the demonstrations that quickly spread. Four years and 220,000 dead later, the Syrian civil war is still raging, although the...

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News from the Committee to Protect Journalists, February 2015

February 27, 2015 1:42 PM ET

First step toward better safety for freelancers News agencies, press freedom organizations, and advocacy groups came together this month to address mounting concerns over the hiring and safety of freelance journalists. While dangers to freelancers have always been present, last...

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A first step toward better safety for freelancers

February 13, 2015 3:24 PM ET

The murders of freelancers James Foley and Steven Sotloff last year put the news industry on the spot. What could news executives, press freedom groups, and individual journalists do to improve safety? The issue was not new. International news...

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New standards aim to protect freelancers at risk

February 12, 2015 5:30 PM ET

Press freedom groups, journalists, and news organizations codify global guidelines New York, February 12, 2015--A global network of freelance journalists, news media companies, advocacy organizations, and journalist safety groups today released a set of guidelines for freelance journalists working dangerous...

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The News We Could Lose: New Threats to Journalism and Press Freedom

February 4, 2015 11:04 AM ET

In conflict and crisis, journalists put themselves in peril to bring news to the world. With journalists being killed and imprisoned in record numbers, the Newseum presents a special program examining these threats and the rise of new strategies by...

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Kenji Goto

January 31, 2015 4:27 PM ET

On January 31, 2015, the militant group Islamic State released a video purporting to show the beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, according to news reports. Japanese authorities said the footage appeared to be authentic, and Prime Minister Shinzo...

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CPJ calls on Japan to explore all options for journalist held in Syria

January 22, 2015 12:21 PM ET

New York, January 22, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by a video released on Tuesday by the Islamic State militant group in which the group said it would kill Japanese freelance journalist Kenji Goto and another Japanese...

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Classifying media and encryption as a threat is danger to press freedom

January 21, 2015 4:26 PM ET

The U.K. prides itself on its commitment to free expression, but the latest revelations of surveillance of journalists and calls by Britain's Prime Minister, David Cameron, to ban secure messaging belie the country's drift toward a more restrictive environment for...

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Uluslararası çalışan gazetecilerin öldürülme oranı 2014'te yüksekti; Orta Doğu en ölümcül bölge

23 de Diciembre 2014 12:01 AM ET

Suriye üç yıldır üst üste gazeteciler için dünyanın en ölümcül ülkesi. Uluslararası çalışan gazetecilerin öldürülme oranı 2014 yılında önceki yıllara göre artış gösterdi. Shazdeh Omari tarafından yazılan CPJ özel raporu...

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Убийства международных журналистов пропорционально увеличились в 2014 году; Ближний Восток признан смертельно-опасным для СМИ регионом

December 23, 2014 12:01 AM ET

Сирия третий год подряд признана самой опасной в мире страной для работы журналистов. В 2014 году численность убийств международных журналистов оказалась выше, чем в прошлые годы. Шазде Омари подготовила специальный доклад КЗЖ....

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