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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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"EU must stop its double standards with Turkey"

Press freedom groups to hold press conference in Brussels

New York, December 11, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists will take part in a joint press conference on Turkey's press freedom record, alongside Reporters Without Borders and the European Federation of Journalists. The press conference, "EU must stop its double standards with Turkey," will be held in Brussels on December 15, 2015.

CPJ's EU correspondent Jean-Paul Marthoz, along with Johann Bihr, from Reporters Without Borders, and Mehmet Koksal, from the European Federation of Journalists, will discuss EU policies toward Turkey in light of its worsening press freedom record and will call on the EU to ensure protection of journalists' rights in Turkey remains a key part of negotiations as the country applies for EU member status.

The event corresponds with the release on December 15 of CPJ's annual prison census. It also relates to CPJ's special report on press freedom in the EU, which was released earlier this year.



December 11, 2015 1:00 PM ET

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CPJ to release annual list of journalists imprisoned worldwide

New York, December 8, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its annual census of journalists imprisoned worldwide on December 15, 2015.

The census catalogs journalists imprisoned as of midnight on December 1, 2015 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. CPJ published its first prison census in 1990.

December 8, 2015 10:47 AM ET

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CPJ to release report on press freedom in Tunisia

New York, October 20, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release a special report, "In Tunisia, press freedom erodes amid security fears," on October 27, 2015, at a press conference in Tunis.

October 20, 2015 1:04 PM ET

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CPJ to release annual report on impunity in murders of journalists

New York, October 1, 2015--CPJ will release its 2015 Global Impunity Index, which tracks countries where journalists are murdered and the killers go unpunished, on October 8, 2015. The index will be released ahead of UNESCO's International Conference on Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists in San José, Costa Rica, on October 9-10. The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists is November 2, 2015.

October 1, 2015 1:39 PM ET

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CPJ to release report on European Union's press freedom record

New York, September 14, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its first report on the EU's press freedom record, Balancing Act: Press freedom at risk as EU struggles to match action with values, at a press conference in Brussels on September 29, 2015.

The report analyzes how the EU struggles to balance its ideals as a global leader in press freedom with its member states' criminal defamation and blasphemy laws and counterterrorism measures, including mass surveillance. The report also explores what happens when member states renege on their press freedom commitments, and recommends specific actions to the EU as an institution and to individual countries.

September 14, 2015 10:54 AM ET

Media Advisories   |   Kenya

CPJ to release report on press freedom in Kenya

New York, July 8, 2015-Ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Kenya this month, the Committee to Protect Journalists will release a special report, "Broken promises: How Kenya is failing to uphold its commitment to a free press," on July 15, 2015.

The report examines the deteriorating climate for press freedom at a crucial time for continued development of Kenya's democracy, economy, and security.

July 8, 2015 11:57 AM ET

Media Advisories   |   Egypt

CPJ to release census of journalists jailed in Egypt

New York, June 17, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release a census of journalists imprisoned in Egypt on June 25, 2015.

June 17, 2015 6:01 AM ET

Media Advisories   |   Syria

Exiled: When the most dangerous place for journalists is your country

CPJ to release report on exiled journalists to commemorate World Refugee Day

New York, June 11, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its annual report on journalists forced into exile on June 17, 2015, to mark World Refugee Day on June 20.

The report, headlined "Exiled: When the most dangerous place for journalists is your country," follows the journeys of four Syrian journalists who were harassed, threatened, detained or attacked by the Assad regime or militant groups such as Islamic State--or both--before deciding to flee. The report includes global data on exiled journalists over the past five years, including the top countries from which they fled, the top host countries, and the reasons for fleeing.

June 12, 2015 12:11 PM ET

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CPJ to release report on global dangers to cartoonists


New York, May 13, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release
Drawing the line: Cartoonists under threat, its first report on the global threat to cartoonists, on May 19, 2015.

The attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January 2015 shed light on the grave dangers confronting those who draw satirical and political cartoons. But threats against cartoonists are a global phenomenon and are as diverse as the content of the cartoons themselves. CPJ's report explores the crackdowns on cartoonists by examining cases in Malaysia, India, South Africa, Bangladesh, Venezuela, the United States, Ecuador, Sri Lanka, Syria, and Iran.

May 13, 2015 3:12 PM ET
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