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Maxence Melo Mubyazi, Tanzania

CPJ is honored to present its 2019 International Press Freedom Award to Tanzanian journalist Maxence Melo Mubyazi. Melo is the owner and co-founder of Jamii Forums, a popular East and Central African website and discussion forum that is a source of breaking news and a secure whistleblowing platform that promotes accountability and transparency in Tanzania.…

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CPJ Insider: July edition

CPJ summit spotlights journalist murders, press freedom climate in Mexico CPJ held a summit on press freedom in Mexico on June 18 with an array of local partners that engaged more than 400 journalists, activists, and government officials in frank conversations about how to tackle an epidemic of journalist murders and improve the media climate…

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CPJ Insider: June edition

In Congress, bipartisan condolences for Khashoggi fiancée and calls for action For a moment, polarized politics took a back seat. Democratic and Republican congressional leaders gathered at an evening reception and lined up to offer condolences to Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who earlier that day shared gut-wrenching testimony…

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CPJ Gift Acceptance Guidelines

The mission of the Committee to Protect Journalists is to promote press freedom worldwide. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, CPJ relies solely on contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations to carry out its critical work. But gifts to CPJ must be consonant with the organization’s stated mission, purposes, and priorities. CPJ may decline gifts, however…

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CPJ Insider: May edition

CPJ celebrates World Press Freedom Day Thank you to all of you who donated to CPJ on World Press Freedom Day! We certainly couldn’t do it without you. Your support has helped CPJ win convictions in journalist murders and the release of hundreds of journalists worldwide, including, just today, the two Reuters journalists who have…

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Our Plan

Summary of CPJ’s 2019-2021 Strategic Plan In 2018, CPJ established a 2019-2021 Strategic Plan, which will help us confront grave threats to press freedom while ensuring we can adapt to a rapidly changing media environment. The plan reflects input from CPJ’s staff, board of directors, and global network of correspondents, as well as from journalists,…

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CPJ Insider: February 2019 edition

CPJ joins event at U.S. Capitol marking 100 days since Khashoggi murder The Committee to Protect Journalists spoke alongside policymakers and press freedom advocates at a bipartisan event at the U.S. Capitol on January 10, hosted by Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Steven Chabot (R-OH), and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA). The event marked 100 days…

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CPJ Insider: 2018 Year-End Edition

CPJ believes that all journalists should be able to report freely and safely without any fear of harassment or retaliation. That is why we do what we do. Yet our work is made possible only with your support. So, as we look back today on some highlights of 2018, we thank you for standing with…

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CPJ Insider: December 2018 edition

CPJ’s 2018 awardee Maria Ressa under increasing threat Days before Maria Ressa came to New York to accept CPJ’s 2018 Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award, the Philippine government announced that it planned to indict her and the news website she founded, Rappler, for tax evasion and failure to file tax returns.

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CPJ Insider: November 2018 edition

The fight for justice in Jamal Khashoggi’s murder It took the Saudi royal family more than two weeks after Jamal Khashoggi disappeared to admit that he had been killed in the country’s consulate in Istanbul. Saudi officials said the murder was a rogue act, but, according to The New York Times, several of the men…

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