Surveillance

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CPJ urges Egypt to adopt more open press climate

March 9, 2015 2:11 PM ET

Dear President el-Sisi: The Committee to Protect Journalists, an international press freedom organization, is writing to express its concern about the climate for press freedom in Egypt and to follow up on meetings we had last month with several high-level officials in your administration.

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Why García Márquez's work to improve press protection in Colombia is still vital

February 9, 2015 6:10 PM ET

To coincide with Colombia's national day for journalists the Colombian organization Foundation for Freedom of the Press (FLIP) has published its annual report on press freedom conditions. The review of challenges faced by the media in 2014 comes as...

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UK police used anti-terror legislation to uncover journalists' sources

February 4, 2015 5:36 PM ET

San Francisco, February 4, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about reports that police agencies in the United Kingdom made more than 600 applications under anti-terror legislation to uncover journalists' confidential sources in the past three years. Today's...

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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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Cyber security bill threatens media freedom in Thailand

January 20, 2015 11:58 AM ET

Bangkok, January 20, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Thailand's military-appointed legislature to scrap proposed legislation that would allow for mass surveillance of online activities and platforms. The Cyber Security Bill was approved this month by Prime Minister Prayuth...

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CPJ welcomes Risen decision, calls on Holder to ensure journalists are not forced to reveal sources

January 13, 2015 4:24 PM ET

New York, January 13, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the decision on Monday by the United States Department of Justice to withdraw its subpoena of New York Times reporter James Risen and calls on the Department of Justice...

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CPJ welcomes Facebook move to enable access via Tor hidden service

November 3, 2014 4:52 PM ET

San Francisco, November 3, 2014 - The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Facebook's move to enable access via a Tor hidden service, which came into effect on Friday. The step protects journalists and other users who are at risk of...

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How resistance to encryption jeopardizes journalism

October 16, 2014 5:08 PM ET

Earlier today, the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion with FBI Director James B. Comey, who made the case that steps taken by Apple and Google to protect user privacy were damaging the FBI's efforts to fight crime and safeguard...

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Simple steps to protect journalists and sources from eavesdroppers

October 16, 2014 10:23 AM ET

Journalists are among those most likely to face technical attempts at attack and interception. Reporting is based on discussions with sources who may want to remain out of the limelight, and news sites attract extensive readership, making them a desirable...

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Eight days in Hong Kong: Laura Poitras on documenting Snowden for 'Citizenfour'

October 15, 2014 4:52 PM ET

The world premiere of Laura Poitras's highly anticipated documentary "CITIZENFOUR" at the New York Film Festival occurred with the appropriate amount of intrigue for a film about last year's dramatic revelations of the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. The...

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