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CPJ announces 2019 International Press Freedom Award winners

July 16, 2019 9:00 AM ET

New York, July 16, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists will honor journalists from Brazil, India, Nicaragua, and Tanzania with the 2019 International Press Freedom Awards amid the erosion of press freedom in democracies around the globe. The journalists have faced online harassment, legal and physical threats, and imprisonment in their...

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CPJ testifies to Congress on the threats Cuban journalists face

July 11, 2019 12:00 PM ET

Washington, D.C., July 11, 2019--At a congressional hearing today, Carlos Martínez de la Serna, program director at the Committee to Protect Journalists, highlighted the most pressing threats to the media in Cuba and called on Congress to act when and where it can make a difference for Cuba's journalists....

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New pledges not credible without action, say press freedom groups

July 9, 2019 12:22 PM ET

London, July 9, 2019--On 9 July, 33 press freedom and media development organisations met in London in advance of the Global Media Freedom Conference to call on all participating States to ensure the protection and safety of all journalists and media workers in compliance with their existing obligations and international...

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Press freedom in Mexico takes center stage at CPJ summit

June 18, 2019 7:00 PM ET

Mexico City, June 18, 2019--Journalists, policy makers, and human rights experts gathered today at a press freedom summit in Mexico City, hosted by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The event centered on the press freedom crisis in Mexico, which is the deadliest country for journalists in the Western Hemisphere and...

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Diane Brayton and Maria Teresa Ronderos join CPJ's board of directors

June 12, 2019 11:23 AM ET

New York, June 12, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today announced that Diane Brayton, executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary of The New York Times Company, and Maria Teresa Ronderos, former director of the Open Society Foundation's program on independent journalism, have joined the organization's board of directors....

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US must be global leader in defending press freedom, CPJ tells Congress

May 16, 2019 10:14 AM ET

CPJ to testify at hearing on dangers of human rights reporting...

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Belarus: Use Europe Games to Spur Media Freedom

May 3, 2019 2:05 PM ET

Press Freedom Day Throws Spotlight on Need to Assure Safe Reporting Brussels, May 3, 2019--The European Olympic Committees (EOC) should establish a complaints hotline for journalists during the 2019 European Games, Human Rights Watch and the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Belarus will host the games, a multi-sport...

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CPJ mission finds increased intimidation, shrinking space for free press in the Philippines

April 15, 2019 11:30 PM ET

Manila, April 16, 2019--A Committee to Protect Journalists mission to the Philippines, led by Board Chair Kathleen Carroll, found increasing levels of intimidation and a shrinking space for the free press in the country. The mission--joined by Peter Greste, director of the Australia-based Alliance for Journalists' Freedom (AJF), and CPJ...

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CPJ's #WhereIsAzory campaign to highlight missing Tanzanian journalist

April 4, 2019 12:01 AM ET

New York, April 4, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched the #WhereIsAzory campaign to bring attention to the case of Tanzanian freelance journalist Azory Gwanda, as tomorrow marks 500 days since he was last seen....

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Committee to Protect Journalists Releases 'The Last Column' to Highlight the Human Cost of Journalism

March 13, 2019 6:00 AM ET

The book features the final articles and photographs of fallen journalists New York, NY, March 13, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide, today announced the launch of "The Last Column," a book and digital campaign that highlight the human...

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