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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: A record-breaking IPFA and a meeting with VP Pence

December 2, 2019 12:13 PM ET

Support press freedom on #GivingTuesday This #GivingTuesday, on December 3, we’re asking for your help. We all have a stake in ensuring that press freedom is defended all over the world. Join our fight and make a gift today in support of CPJ. Every $1 we raise will be matched...

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CPJ Insider, November: Face-to-face with Pakistani border control and a northern Syria crisis

November 5, 2019 8:18 AM ET

On a strange ‘stop list,’ CPJ staffer is refused entry to Pakistan The man at the Lahore airport customs point looked puzzled. Steven Butler, CPJ’s Asia program coordinator, was holding a U.S. passport with a valid, newly issued visa to enter Pakistan. But the computer showed he was on a...

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CPJ Insider October 2019: Khashoggi’s murder anniversary, Sulzberger’s warning, threats to women journalists unpacked

October 7, 2019 9:12 AM ET

CPJ marks one year since Khashoggi’s murder with court action What did the U.S. government know, and when did it know it? As CPJ enters year two of advocacy to secure justice for Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018,...

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CPJ Insider: September 2019 edition

September 10, 2019 9:54 AM ET

Putting First Amendment values in the spotlight CPJ has partnered with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Los Angeles Times to produce LA Press Freedom Week, five days of programming that will engage the public and the journalistic community in and around Los Angeles in a conversation about today’s...

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CPJ Insider: August 2019 edition

August 12, 2019 11:40 AM ET

CPJ awardee Zaffar Abbas: The Pakistani government has decided ‘to kill journalism’ Pressure campaigns by press freedom groups are a vital line of defense against a rapidly deteriorating environment for independent media in Pakistan under Prime Minister Imran Khan, said Zaffar Abbas, the editor of Dawn and CPJ’s 2019 Gwen...

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CPJ Insider: July edition

July 8, 2019 9:19 AM ET

CPJ summit spotlights journalist murders, press freedom climate in Mexico CPJ held a summit on press freedom in Mexico on June 18 with an array of local partners that engaged more than 400 journalists, activists, and government officials in frank conversations about how to tackle an epidemic of journalist murders...

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CPJ Insider: June edition

June 4, 2019 4:31 PM ET

In Congress, bipartisan condolences for Khashoggi fiancée and calls for action For a moment, polarized politics took a back seat. Democratic and Republican congressional leaders gathered at an evening reception and lined up to offer condolences to Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who...

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CPJ Insider: May edition

May 7, 2019 12:19 PM ET

CPJ celebrates World Press Freedom Day Thank you to all of you who donated to CPJ on World Press Freedom Day! We certainly couldn't do it without you. Your support has helped CPJ win convictions in journalist murders and the release of hundreds of journalists worldwide, including, just today, the...

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CPJ Insider: April 2019 edition

March 28, 2019 8:00 AM ET

Memorializing the fallen by showcasing their final works CPJ launched a multimedia initiative in March to memorialize journalists around the world who lost their lives to bring us the news. "The Last Column" presents 24 moving, hard-hitting, and sometimes chilling final works of fallen journalists, including Marie Colvin of...

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CPJ Insider: March 2019 edition

March 7, 2019 8:40 AM ET

Venezuela's press freedom crisis heats up CPJ's Central and South America program and Emergencies Response Team have been in overdrive amid an intensifying press crackdown in Venezuela, which reached a new level when the Maduro government briefly detained Univision reporter and anchor Jorge Ramos and his crew on February...

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