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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: 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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CPJ Highlights: February edition

February 1, 2018 8:45 AM ET

CPJ leads first-ever press freedom mission to the U.S. In January, CPJ and IFEX led an international mission of global press freedom groups to the United States. Representatives of CPJ, IFEX, Article 19, International Press Institute, Reporters Without Borders, and Index on Censorship traveled to Texas and Missouri, where they...

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CPJ Highlights: Year-End Edition

December 6, 2017 12:47 PM ET

There is no way to sugar coat it--this has been a terrible year for press freedom around the world. A record number of journalists are in jail. Violence remains stubbornly high. Political leaders who should be defending press freedom--including U.S. President Donald Trump--are instead vilifying journalists and undermining the role...

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CPJ Highlights: November edition

November 2, 2017 10:37 AM ET

Speaking out against threats to press freedom in the US Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte, who body slammed a Guardian reporter during his election campaign this year, agreed to meet with CPJ in October. But the meeting--scheduled to last for half an hour--lasted only seven minutes. CPJ barely had enough time...

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