Journalist Security

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In times of war, Pentagon reserves right to treat journalists like spies

July 31, 2015 3:24 PM ET

The Pentagon has produced its first Department of Defense-wide Law of War Manual and the results are not encouraging for journalists who, the documents state, may be treated as "unprivileged belligerents." But the manual's justification for categorizing journalists this...

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Hacking Team leak underscores complexity of regulating software

July 13, 2015 10:20 AM ET

Among the 400 gigabytes of internal documents belonging to surveillance firm Hacking Team that were released online this week are details of the company's dealings with some of the most oppressive governments in the world. The revelations, which have generated...

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Mission Journal: In Nepal, finding solutions to better protect press

May 21, 2015 5:10 PM ET

The devastation caused by the earthquakes in Nepal is a reminder of the indispensable role played by relief workers, medical teams, and other key actors on the front lines. Among them are many journalists who, on the most basic...

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CPJ joins call urging White House to protect encryption for journalists

May 19, 2015 12:31 PM ET

Journalists are safest when their devices are secure by default. That is why the Committee to Protect Journalists today joined a coalition of nearly 150 civil society organizations, companies, trade associations, security experts, and policy specialists in sending a...

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In Mexico, reporters struggle to cover unrest over missing students

May 19, 2015 11:31 AM ET

Veteran reporter Sergio Ocampo was having a late dinner on September 26 when his editor called about a shooting in the city of Iguala in Guerrero state. Students from the Ayotzinapa teacher training college were apparently among the victims....

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On World Press Freedom Day and journalists' safety

May 1, 2015 10:54 AM ET

Last week, I met a Cameroonian journalist who worked in the Congo until he fled following a series of threats and an attack on his home by armed men who assaulted his sister. Elie Smith, a TV host who documented...

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Going it alone: More freelancers means less support, greater danger

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

Matthieu Aikins probably wouldn't saunter into Afghanistan again in the way he did six years ago....

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US 'no-negotiation' hostage policy should be changed

March 13, 2015 11:01 AM ET

Thirty years ago, when I was snatched off the street in Beirut by radical Shiites calling themselves "Islamic Jihad," the world took my plight and that of other Westerners kidnapped in Lebanon's long war to heart. During the nearly seven...

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How many more? CPJ remembers journalists killed covering Syria

March 13, 2015 10:34 AM ET

On March 15 the fourth anniversary of the start of the Syrian uprising will be marked. No one knew in the early days of unrest how events would escalate, let alone how the entire region and the journalists covering...

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How CPJ is working to ensure journalists can protect themselves

March 11, 2015 6:14 PM ET

Last week, the Committee to Protect Journalists' Internet Advocacy team was in Valencia, Spain, for the first Circumvention Tech Festival: a mashup of journalists, activists, technologists, and human rights defenders united by a desire to fight censorship and surveillance....

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