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All journalists should be able to report freely without any fear of harassment or retaliation. That's why CPJ works so hard to defend journalists and uphold press freedom in the United States and all around the world.

To learn more about CPJ's efforts to defend journalists and to read about some of our impact, subscribe to our monthly newsletter "CPJ Insider."

And, as always, thank you so much for your support. Please continue to join us in our fight to defend journalists all over the world.

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CPJ Insider: December 2018 edition

December 5, 2018 9:39 AM ET

CPJ's 2018 awardee Maria Ressa under increasing threat Days before Maria Ressa came to New York to accept CPJ's 2018 Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award, the Philippine government announced that it planned to indict her and the news website she founded, Rappler, for tax evasion and failure to file tax...

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CPJ Insider: November 2018 edition

November 7, 2018 9:44 AM ET

The fight for justice in Jamal Khashoggi's murder It took the Saudi royal family more than two weeks after Jamal Khashoggi disappeared to admit that he had been killed in the country's consulate in Istanbul. Saudi officials said the murder was a rogue act, but, according to The New York...

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CPJ Insider: October edition

October 4, 2018 9:20 AM ET

CPJ, Reuters, Amal Clooney address press freedom violations at the U.N. CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon addressed a panel event, entitled "Press Behind Bars," at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 28. The event--which also featured human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and...

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CPJ Insider: September 2018 edition

September 5, 2018 12:59 PM ET

The Boston Globe receives threats after its call for defending a free press In August, The Boston Globe invited newspapers from all over the country to stand up for journalists and the media with editorials. Hundreds of news organizations participated in the initiative, for which CPJ provided a backgrounder on...

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CPJ Insider: August edition

July 31, 2018 1:18 PM ET

Four journalists, one media worker killed in shooting in Annapolis On June 28, a gunman shot five people to death in the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. Police arrested Jarrod Ramos, an individual described as having a long-standing grudge against the paper, and charged him with...

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CPJ Insider: July 2018 edition

June 25, 2018 10:16 AM ET

CPJ announces 2018 International Press Freedom Award winners In a 2014 interview with CPJ, Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh said, "I have a right to write. ... If they want to arrest me, they can." Three years later, they did. Vietnamese authorities convicted Quynh--known best by her penname, "Mother...

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CPJ Insider: June edition

June 7, 2018 1:35 PM ET

CPJ calls on reporters to share stories of being stopped at U.S. border CPJ has issued a call to journalists to share any difficulties they have had while crossing the U.S. border. We partnered with Reporters Without Borders, or RSF, in this project and have created a page on our...

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CPJ Insider: May 2018 edition

April 30, 2018 11:34 AM ET

CPJ in Pakistan: 'People don't know where the lines are that they can't cross' In February, CPJ Asia Program Coordinator Steven Butler traveled to Pakistan with CPJ Multimedia Producer Mustafa Hameed to speak to journalists and press freedom advocates about the climate for media freedom in Pakistan. They traveled to...

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CPJ Insider: April 2018 edition

April 3, 2018 9:40 AM ET

"CPJ Insider," which was recently renamed from "CPJ Highlights," is CPJ's monthly newsletter that brings you behind-the-scenes updates on CPJ's work around the world....

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CPJ Highlights: March 2018 edition

March 7, 2018 9:26 AM ET

CPJ's global campaign to free the press CPJ believes all journalists should be able to report freely, without any fear of harassment or retaliation. But each day, all over the world, reporters, photographers, editors, and bloggers are imprisoned for their work. In December, CPJ published its annual prison census, which...

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