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Special Event Discussion Panel: From Audience to Activist

Today, people have the tools to hold power structures to account. Cellphone videos and live distribution channels are being used as evidence for advocacy in cases of police and military accountability, protests, and hate crimes. But, in a troubling trend, those involved in capturing and distributing the footage face serious repercussions. Join us for a…

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A Call To Action For Latin American Journalists and Journalists Worldwide

“The great mistake is to live in Mexico and to be a journalist” — Javier Valdez, in his 2016 book Narcoperiodismo Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a working journalist. When reporter Javier Valdez was pulled from his car and executed in Culiacán, Sinaloa on May 15, he…

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Tokyo journalism conference

The Committee to Protect Journalists is co-sponsoring a series of journalism-focused panels along with Sophia University and Waseda University in Tokyo, on June 2 and 4. Both events are open to the public, although Sophia University asks that you register here.

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Asia Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Counter-Terrorism Dialogue

The UN Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea (MOFA) are convening a two-day terrorism and information communication technologies.

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Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Kathleen Carroll as chair of the board

New York, May 26, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists today announced that Kathleen Carroll has been elected chair of its board of directors. The board voted yesterday for Carroll, whose term will run from 2017 to 2020, to succeed Sandra Mims Rowe, who served two terms as chairman from 2011 to 2017.

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The Second Conference on the Freedom of the Press, Jerusalem

In 2015, the Jerusalem Press Club (JPC) hosted an international conference on The Freedom of the Press: Old Commitments, New Challenges. The Jerusalem Conference brought from all around the world 56 leading journalists with experience in covering war zones, editors and publishers, representatives of organizations working to safeguard freedom of the press and the protection…

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Journalism in a World of Terrorism

Terror creates chaos. Terrorism affects the entire society. Has the world become more dangerous, a scarier place? Or does it only feel that way? We need to increase our awareness on how different concepts regarding terrorism are used in journalism. We need to work together on this, it is both difficult and important. Therefore, the…

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Defending Free Speech in the ‘Post-Fact’ Era

To mark World Press Freedom Day 2017, join the Committee to Protect Journalists, Access Now, and Article 19 at the EU Delegation to the United Nations for a panel discussion on strategies to address challenges to freedom of expression. The panel will discuss global trends toward suppression of free speech and press freedom, approaches to…

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Launch of “No Excuse: Mexico must break cycle of impunity in journalists’ murders”

Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, with endemic impunity allowing criminal gangs, corrupt officials, and cartels to silence their critics. Since 2010, CPJ has documented more than 50 cases of journalists and media workers killed or disappeared. The violence is particularly acute in Veracruz state, where attacks on…

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Protecting the First Amendment: How press freedoms in the United States compare with other countries

A 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner will join reporters and editors from inside and outside the Beltway and representatives of international press freedom organizations on Wednesday, May 3 as the National Press Club and its Journalism Institute mark World Press Freedom Day. The morning-long discussion on the State of Press Freedom in the USA will feature…

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