Media Advisories

  

CPJ to release 2021 Global Impunity Index

New York, October 21, 2021–The Committee to Protect Journalists will publish its annual list of countries where journalists are murdered regularly and their killers go free on October 28, 2021. The launch of the report, “Killers of journalists still get away with murder: CPJ’s 2021 Global Impunity Index,” comes just days ahead of the International…

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People’s Tribunal to indict governments, seeking justice for murdered journalists

The Hague, October 19, 2021- Leading press freedom organizations Free Press Unlimited, Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists launch The People’s Tribunal to indict the governments of Sri Lanka, Mexico and Syria for failing to deliver justice for the murders of Lasantha Wickremathunga, Miguel Ángel López Velasco, and Nabil Al-Sharbaji. The Tribunal,…

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G-7 must protect and evacuate journalists and media workers in Afghanistan

New York, August 23, 2021– As the G-7 leading industrial nations prepare to hold an emergency virtual summit to address the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, the Committee to Protect Journalists today joined more than 50 civil society organizations in calling on G-7 leaders to prioritize and take immediate action to guarantee safe harbor to Afghan…

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CPJ to release report and host media briefing on press freedom in Myanmar

New York, July 20, 2021–Since the February military coup in Myanmar, the junta has cracked down harshly on the press, attacking reporters and photographers and jailing dozens of journalists. The Committee to Protect Journalists will publish a mid-year census on journalists imprisoned in Myanmar, with analysis and recommendations. WHAT: Virtual press launch of mid-year report…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: CPJ resources and insights for journalists reporting on Pegasus Project

New York, July 19, 2021 – The Committee to Protect Journalists is closely monitoring the Pegasus Project consortium’s new reporting showing that at least 180 journalists were possible targets of Pegasus spyware. Earlier this year, CPJ launched a campaign highlighting the threats that spyware poses to press freedom, and today reiterated a call for companies…

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CPJ to brief media on press freedom in Belarus

New York, June 7, 2021–The crackdown on press freedom in Belarus has dominated headlines in recent weeks following the shocking detention of Belarusian journalist Raman Pratasevich. But stepped-up repression and censorship of local media intended to eliminate critical and independent reporting—including arrests, legal restrictions, and internet disruptions—has been ongoing for nearly a year.  Ahead of…

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Tomorrow: CPJ in conversation with poet Rupi Kaur on press freedom and farmers’ protests in India

New York, February 8, 2021—Tomorrow, CPJ’s Senior Asia Researcher Aliya Iftikhar will join celebrated poet Rupi Kaur and Indian journalist Mandeep Punia for an in-depth conversation on the ongoing farmers’ protests and press freedom in India. CPJ has documented threats to the press covering the protests in India, with multiple journalists arrested since the start…

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CPJ to release report on journalists killed in 2020

New York, December 16, 2020– The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its annual report on journalists killed in relation to their work on December 22, 2020. CPJ’s report will feature a comprehensive database of journalists who were killed in 2020, alongside an analysis of this year’s data. CPJ released its annual report on journalists…

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CPJ to release annual list of journalists imprisoned worldwide

New York, December 8, 2020–The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its annual census of journalists imprisoned worldwide on December 15, 2020. The census lists journalists jailed as of midnight on December 1, 2020, and indicates the country where held, charge, and medium of work in each case. The census does not include the many…

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CPJ’s 2020 International Press Freedom Awards to stream Thursday

New York, November 16, 2020 – In a remarkable show of solidarity, media outlets, journalists, and advocates will come together to celebrate the free press at the Committee to Protect Journalists’ 30th annual International Press Freedom Awards. Distinguished guests will underscore the value of a free press and call on leaders everywhere to support freedom…

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