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CPJ to release annual list of journalists imprisoned worldwide

New York, December 6, 2016 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its annual census of journalists imprisoned worldwide on December 13, 2016. CPJ found that more journalists were imprisoned this year than in any year since CPJ's first prison census, published in the 1990 edition of Attacks on the Press.

The census catalogs journalists imprisoned as of midnight on December 1, 2016, and indicates the country where held, charge, and medium of work for each imprisoned journalist. It does not include the many journalists who were imprisoned during the year but released prior to December 1.

WHAT: Yearly census of imprisoned journalists

WHEN: December 13, 2016; 12:01 A.M. EST

WHERE: www.cpj.org

December 6, 2016 9:00 AM ET

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Honoring courage and defying intimidation

CPJ's 2016 International Press Freedom Awards


New York, November 15, 2016--Four remarkable journalists who have navigated chilling media landscapes in Egypt, El Salvador, India, and Turkey will be honored at the Committee to Protect Journalists' 2016 International Press Freedom Awards, an annual ceremony that recognizes courageous journalism.

The awardees have faced great risk to cover the news, including being threatened by criminal gangs and politicians, and being forced to flee after harassment from police and activists. One awardee was shot at twice outside a courtroom in Turkey, where he stood trial on charges related to his work; another has spent more than three years behind bars for documenting the momentum of a revolution in Egypt.

CPJ will also present Christiane Amanpour, the award-winning chief international correspondent and anchor at CNN, with the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for her extraordinary work in service of press freedom. Amanpour has frequently hosted persecuted journalists on her CNN show and seizes every opportunity to hold perpetrators of press freedom abuses to account.

The awards dinner is open for press coverage. Accreditation requests are accepted until noon on Monday, November 21.

November 2, 2016 10:45 AM ET

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CPJ to release annual report on impunity in murders of journalists

New York, October 20, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its annual report, "Getting Away With Murder - 2016 Global Impunity Index," on October 27.

The index, published annually to mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists on November 2, spotlights countries where journalists are murdered and their killers go unpunished. The report will be launched at the United Nations headquarters in New York ahead of a panel discussion on journalists' safety and combatting impunity.

October 21, 2016 8:21 AM ET

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CPJ to release special report on press freedom in Cuba

New York, September 21--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its special report on conditions for Cuba's press on September 28, 2016, entitled "Connecting Cuba: More Space for Criticism but Restrictions Slow Press Freedom Progress."

Based on interviews with journalists and bloggers, the report examines how the media landscape has changed since President Raúl Castro announced five years ago that Cubans should not be afraid to express differences of opinion. The report also provides an overview of how limited internet access is affecting journalists and bloggers.

Recommendations to the Cuban government and the Organization of American States are included in the report.

September 21, 2016 8:45 AM ET

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CPJ to release special report on press freedom in India

New York, August 22, 2016 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists will release a special report on press freedom in India on August 29, 2016, entitled "Dangerous pursuit: In India, journalists who cover corruption may pay with their lives."

August 22, 2016 12:01 AM ET

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CPJ seeks consultative status from UN ECOSOC Committee

New York, July 21, 2016--The U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Committee will vote on July 25 on whether to grant the Committee to Protect Journalists consultative status at the United Nations.

July 21, 2016 11:30 AM ET

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Time for justice in the killing of Vietnamese-American journalists

New York, May 27, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists will call for the cases of five Vietnamese-American journalists who were killed between 1981 and 1990 to be reopened, based on information uncovered by ProPublica and Frontline. The suspected assassinations were the subject of CPJ's 1994 report, "Silenced, The Unsolved Murders of Immigrant Journalists in the United States."

May 27, 2016 12:41 PM ET

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Attacks on the Press: CPJ to release assessment of press freedom with gender focus

New York, April 20, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its annual publication, Attacks on the Press: Gender and Media Freedom Worldwide, on April 27, 2016.

April 20, 2016 11:27 AM ET

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Critics Are Not Criminals

CPJ to release comparative study of criminal defamation laws in the Americas

New York, February 8, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release a special report on the status of criminal defamation laws in the Americas. This new report, prepared for CPJ by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in collaboration with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, seeks to advise journalists of the legal risks they face in their work, and shows that criminal defamation prosecutions are still widespread throughout the hemisphere. The report, which found that 32 of 33 countries in the Americas maintain criminal penalties for defamation, will be released online in English and Spanish and presented at a panel discussion in Lima on March 2, 2016. The Perú-based Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS) will co-sponsor the event.

February 8, 2016 4:47 PM ET

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CPJ to release annual report on killed journalists

New York, December 16, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its annual report on journalists killed in relation to their work.

CPJ's report includes a comprehensive catalog of journalists worldwide who were killed in connection to their work. A breakdown of the cases by country, medium, gender, freelancers, and the number of local versus international correspondents killed, among other criteria, is available in the report.

December 16, 2015 1:15 PM ET
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