Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai, handcuffed and chained between two officers, is led into a police van as he heads to court to be charged under the territory's national security law on December 12, 2020 as he is accused of conspiring with foreign forces to endanger national security.

CPJ, partners call on British PM to push for Jimmy Lai’s freedom as he marks 1,000 days in jail

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined 10 other press freedom and human rights groups on Monday in calling on British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to take immediate and decisive action to secure the release of Jimmy Lai, founder of the now-shuttered pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily and a British citizen. On Tuesday, 75-year-old Lai will have…

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The word spyware and binary code are displayed in this illustration on May 4, 2022.

Journalists call on European Parliament to ban spyware

Some 500 journalists have called on members of the European Parliament since September 14 to introduce an absolute ban on surveillance of the press through spyware in the upcoming European Media Freedom Act. Spyware, which secretly takes over electronic devices without being detected, puts journalists around the world at risk of increased harassment and violence and…

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Rose and Michael Vella, parents of late journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, attend a protest demanding justice over the murder of their daughter and the immediate resignation and investigation of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat in Valletta, Malta, on December 8, 2019.

CPJ joins call for Malta to publish expert report on media

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined four other press freedom groups on Thursday in calling on Malta’s government to publish without delay an expert report aimed at improving the difficult environment for the media following the assassination of leading investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and to consult widely on any proposed legislation. The Committee of…

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers the State of the European Union address to the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France, on September 13, 2023.

CPJ joins call for EU to safeguard against undue state influence on media

The Committee to Protect Journalists and 14 other civil society groups on Thursday urged the European Parliament to protect the press against undue state influence by ensuring that member countries provide advertising revenue to national media in a fair and transparent way. The call comes as the European Parliament is concluding its internal negotiations over…

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CPJ joins statement urging United Nations to mobilize to address crisis in Sudan

The heads of over 50 human rights and humanitarian organizations come together to sound the alarm about Sudan, where a disaster is unfolding before our eyes.

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Icons for the encrypted apps WhatsApp and Messenger are seen on an iPhone in Britain on March 27, 2017.

CPJ joins statement urging EU states to reject mass surveillance proposal

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined more than 80 other digital and human rights groups in a joint statement on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, urging European Union countries to reject the bloc’s draft Child Sexual Abuse Regulation as it could violate hundreds of millions of people’s privacy rights. The proposal could force companies to scan…

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CPJ, partners call on Bangladesh to dismiss Digital Security Act cases over freedom of expression

Prime Minister Sheikh HasinaPeople’s Republic of [email protected] Sent via email Madam Prime Minister Hasina, We, the 19 undersigned press freedom and human rights organizations, write to seek your administration’s urgent intervention to immediately end the harassment and intimidation of journalist Adhora Yeasmean, who faces an investigation under the Digital Security Act (DSA) for her April…

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CPJ calls on Nigerian president to improve press freedom

CPJ called on President Tinubu to take swift action to improve press freedom conditions in Nigeria.

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CPJ joins call for investigation into police treatment of Brazilian journalist Danielle Zampollo

CPJ has joined three press freedom groups in calling for the São Paulo state government to investigate the case of an unidentified police officer who harassed and pointed a rifle at TV Globo reporter Danielle Zampollo while she was covering an August 3 police operation in the Prainha community in the city of Guarujá, about 52 miles (84 kms) from São Paulo. Zampollo was in Prainha following…

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CPJ joins letter condemning police raid on Marion County Record

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