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All journalists jailed globally must be freed amid COVID-19 pandemic

March 30, 2020 7:00 AM ET

CPJ launches #FreeThePress campaign New York, March 30, 2020 --The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched the #FreeThePress campaign to call for the unconditional release of all jailed journalists to ensure their safety during the COVID-19 pandemic....

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New Guatemalan president must work hard to improve press freedom

March 27, 2020 10:15 AM ET

Conditions for journalists fundamentally unsound just as coronavirus hits New York, March 27, 2020 —Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei has an opportunity to reverse a longstanding trend of obstruction, legal harassment, orchestrated online attacks, and threats of violence against the press, but it will take an unwavering commitment to overcome the...

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CPJ launches resources on COVID-19’s impact on journalist safety, press freedom

March 26, 2020 10:38 AM ET

New York, March 26, 2020--As the coronavirus pandemic spreads globally and journalists scramble to safely cover the news, the Committee to Protect Journalists is offering resources to reporters, interviewing journalists on the front line, and documenting press freedom violations related to coverage of COVID-19....

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CPJ launches safety kit for journalists covering 2020 US elections

January 30, 2020 10:00 AM ET

New York, January 30, 2020—As news coverage increases of the U.S. 2020 presidential election campaign, the Committee to Protect Journalists today released safety resources for the media. The safety kit includes information for editors, reporters, and photojournalists on how to prepare for assignments and how to mitigate and prepare for...

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Syria, Mexico deadliest countries for journalists in 2019

December 17, 2019 12:01 PM ET

As conflicts and reprisal murders decline, total number of journalists killed because of their work fell sharply New York, December 17, 2019--The number of journalists killed in the line of duty fell in 2019 to the lowest level in 17 years, as dangerous regional conflicts stabilized and the number of...

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China’s efforts undermine media freedom in Hong Kong and Taiwan

December 16, 2019 12:01 AM ET

New York, December 16, 2019—Press freedoms in Hong Kong and Taiwan are under severe strain from mainland China’s pressure and influence, the Committee to Protect Journalists finds in its new report, “One Country, One Censor.”...

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The “Protect Press Freedom” Campaign Announces ABC, Bloomberg, The Boston Globe, FOX News, Google, The New Republic, NowThis and TIME Among New Partners

December 13, 2019 10:00 AM ET

The “Protect Press Freedom” campaign is supported by a diverse group of over 45 media outlets, nonprofit organizations, and technology partners. WASHINGTON, DECEMBER 13, 2019— The nonprofit organizations Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the Committee to Protect Journalists today announced that ABC, Bloomberg, The Boston Globe, FOX...

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At least 250 journalists jailed worldwide for fourth straight year

December 11, 2019 12:01 AM ET

China and Turkey leading jailers of journalists, followed by Egypt, Saudi Arabia New York, December 11, 2019—The number of journalists imprisoned for their reporting globally reached at least 250 for the fourth consecutive year, with China and Turkey topping the list of the world’s leading jailers, the Committee to Protect...

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CPJ launches 2019 #FreeThePress campaign

December 2, 2019 7:00 AM ET

Instagram campaign to focus on jailed journalists in Kyrgyzstan, Egypt, Eritrea, Vietnam, and elsewhere New York, December 2, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched its annual #FreeThePress campaign to raise awareness of jailed journalists globally. The campaign will highlight the plight of several journalists via CPJ’s Instagram account....

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CPJ gala recognizes courageous journalists from developing democracies, celebrates press freedom

November 22, 2019 10:30 AM ET

The 2019 International Press Freedom Awards go to Brazilian reporter, Indian freelancer, Nicaraguan broadcast journalists, and Tanzanian champion of online freedom of expression New York, November 22, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists and press freedom supporters from around the world celebrated journalists from Brazil, India, Nicaragua, and Tanzania last night...

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