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

May 26, 2017 1:04 PM ET

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...

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Mexico's press caught in a deadly cycle of violence and impunity

May 2, 2017 11:37 AM ET

Justice for journalists should be priority for government...

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UN Secretary General pledges to take action on journalist safety

February 23, 2017 6:18 PM ET

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) urged UN Secretary General António Guterres to take steps to address the urgent issue of safety of journalists. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Secretary General Christophe Deloire and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Executive Director Joel Simon met with...

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Sustained threats to journalists' safety demand fresh approach

February 21, 2017 9:25 AM ET

CPJ launches Emergencies Response Team to promote and advance journalist safety New York, February 21, 2017--Much work remains to be done to improve journalists' security in the face of unprecedented threats, including the spread of violent non-state actors, the shrinking rule of law, resurgent authoritarianism, and an industry shift...

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CPJ welcomes new EU Representative and Advocacy Manager, Tom Gibson

January 27, 2017 2:26 PM ET

Brussels/New York--The Committee to Protect Journalists is pleased to announce that Tom Gibson has joined CPJ in the role of European Union Representative and Advocacy Manager. Gibson will be based in Brussels and will lead advocacy efforts involving the institutions of the European Union. "The governments and institutions of the...

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CPJ Launches 2017 Free the Press Campaign

January 26, 2017 4:23 PM ET

Governments using anti-state legislation to silence the press New York, January 26, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched its annual Free the Press Campaign to raise awareness of journalists imprisoned worldwide with an event at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. This year, the campaign will highlight the cases...

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Killing of journalists eases from record levels

December 18, 2016 11:59 PM ET

Syria is most deadly country for the fifth consecutive year New York, December 19, 2016--The number of journalists killed in the line of duty is on track to decline in 2016 from recent record levels as fewer journalists were targeted for murder and war became the deadliest beat, the Committee...

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A record number of journalists are in jail, CPJ census finds

December 13, 2016 12:01 AM ET

Turkey holds at least 81 journalists, fueling global high of 259 New York, December 13, 2016--Turkey's unprecedented crackdown on media brought the total number of jailed journalists worldwide to the highest number since the Committee to Protect Journalists began taking an annual census in 1990. As of December 1, 2016,...

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Journalists honored for courageous reporting

November 23, 2016 11:34 AM ET

International Press Freedom Awards go to Indian freelance reporter, Egyptian photojournalist, Turkish editor, and El Salvadoran investigative reporter New York, November 23, 2016--Journalists from India, Egypt, Turkey, and El Salvador were honored Tuesday night at the Committee to Protect Journalists' 26th annual International Press Freedom Awards for courageous work amid...

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Extremist groups get away with murders of journalists

October 27, 2016 7:45 AM ET

Somalia, Iraq, Syria top CPJ's 2016 Global Impunity Index New York, October 27, 2016--Some of the highest rates of impunity in the murders of journalists can be attributed to killings by Islamist militant groups, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its latest annual Global Impunity Index, released today. At...

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