Surveillance

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Are intelligence sector reforms enough to protect Colombia's journalists?

February 19, 2016 11:39 AM ET

When Colombia's national intelligence agency, known as DAS, was disbanded in October 2011 after revelations of illegal surveillance and harassment of the press and public figures, many journalists breathed a sigh of relief. But recent claims of reporters being...

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Claims police spied on two journalists revive surveillance fears of Colombia's press

February 5, 2016 5:08 PM ET

When Claudia Morales's six-year-old daughter asks about her mother's bodyguards, the Colombian journalist tells her they are colleagues. "She's too young to understand," Morales, who works for the Bogotá-based Caracol Radio in the city of Armenia, told CPJ in a...

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As editor-informant Li Xin disappears, journalists share their experiences with China's security services

January 25, 2016 5:39 PM ET

The case of Li Xin, a journalist who disappeared in Thailand in January after telling the international press in November he had fled China after being forced to work for years as a government informant, has shed light on...

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One year on, challenges remain for press in Indonesia

December 21, 2015 10:20 AM ET

"Change does not come overnight," President Joko Widodo's right-hand man, Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, told an international delegation of 10 media and freedom of expression groups that visited Indonesia last month....

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Iran steps up pressure on media with arrests of at least five journalists

November 4, 2015 1:24 PM ET

New York, November 4, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by news reports that Iranian authorities have recently detained at least five local journalists, including the reformist journalists Issa Saharkhiz and Ehsan Mazandarani, and reporter Saman Sarfarzaee, who were...

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As police seize Newsnight laptop, concerns grow at reach of UK counter-terrorism measures

October 29, 2015 4:47 PM ET

For journalists investigating jihadist networks, the UK is proving to be no safe haven. British police used special powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 in August to seize the laptop of Secunder Kermani, a reporter for BBC Two's flagship news...

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CPJ joins Council of Europe journalism safety platform

October 16, 2015 6:19 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists has joined the Council of Europe's platform to protect journalism and promote the safety of journalists. The Strasbourg-based body set up the reporting system earlier this year as a way to hold its 47...

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Privatizing censorship in fight against extremism is risk to press freedom

October 16, 2015 10:17 AM ET

"We're stepping up our efforts to discredit ISIL's propaganda, especially online," President Barack Obama told delegates at the Leaders' Summit on Countering Violent Extremism last month. The social media counter-offensive comes amid U.N. reports of a 70 percent increase...

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Save Crypto: CPJ joins call for Obama to back strong encryption

October 2, 2015 5:12 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists has signed a petition organized by digital rights groups Access and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, urging President Barack Obama to publicly commit the U.S. to a policy of supporting strong encryption. Since the Save Crypto...

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CPJ joins call to oppose draft surveillance law in France

October 1, 2015 5:57 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists has joined 30 other press freedom and digital rights groups in calling on the French government to reject a draft law on surveillance. The open letter, submitted yesterday to members of parliament, warns against...

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