Media Advisories

  

MEDIA ADVISORY: The People’s Tribunal Will Hear the Case of Murdered Mexican Journalist Miguel Ángel López Velasco

New York, April 25, 2022 – On Tuesday and Wednesday, the People’s Tribunal will convene in Mexico City to hear oral arguments and witness testimony in the murder case of Miguel Ángel López Velasco whose murder has become emblematic of impunity for crimes against journalists in Mexico. The case hearings will feature testimony from Mexican…

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PRESS AVAILABILITY: Experts from CPJ, Human Rights Watch discuss Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis

New York, March 17, 2022 — On Friday, March 18 at 9:00am ET/1:00pm GMT, experts from the Committee to Protect Journalists and Human Rights Watch will be on hand to field questions from reporters about the war in Ukraine, ongoing human rights violations, disinformation and the dangers facing journalists on the frontlines of history. Access…

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CPJ to publish report on press freedom under the Biden administration

New York, January 5, 2022– The Committee to Protect Journalists will release “‘Night and day’: The Biden administration and the press,” a special report examining what the White House has done to support domestic and global press freedom in the 12 months since President Joe Biden’s inauguration. The report, written by former Washington Post Executive…

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CPJ to release annual report on journalists imprisoned and killed globally

New York, December 1, 2021– On December 9, 2021, the Committee to Protect Journalists will release its annual census and global analysis of journalists imprisoned or killed during the year. These numbers have reached record levels in recent years and the report will reveal which governments are the worst jailers of reporters, the developments that…

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CPJ’s 2021 International Press Freedom Awards to stream November 18

New York, November 9, 2021 – The Committee to Protect Journalists will join friends and supporters from around the world on November 18 to celebrate courageous journalists and the power of press freedom at the 31st annual International Press Freedom Awards.   The virtual event, to be streamed on ipfa.cpj.org and abcnews.com, will be hosted by…

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CPJ and Foreign Press Association host press briefing on Nicaragua

New York, Oct 25, 2021–Ahead of the November 7 Nicaraguan general election, which is taking place amid increasingly dire circumstances for press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists will host a press briefing with the Foreign Press Association (FPA) on threats to journalists in the country. The need for timely and reliable information is heightened…

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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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