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CPJ gala honors brave journalists, highlights journalism's role

November 21, 2018 12:43 PM ET

International Press Freedom Awards go to Vietnamese blogger, Venezuelan reporter, Ukrainian broadcaster, and Sudanese freelancer New York, November 21, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists and media luminaries from around the world last night celebrated courageous journalists from Sudan, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Vietnam at the 28th annual International Press Freedom...

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CPJ welcomes Gulnoza Said as Europe and Central Asia program coordinator

November 12, 2018 5:00 PM ET

New York, November 12, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is pleased to announce that Gulnoza Said has been named CPJ's Europe and Central Asia program coordinator. Said will lead efforts to report, monitor, and advocate on press freedom issues in Europe and Central Asia....

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Impunity in the murders of journalists emboldens censorship

October 29, 2018 11:00 AM ET

New York, October 29, 2018--A lack of justice in the murders of journalists creates an entrenched climate of censorship, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its Global Impunity Index released today. The eleventh annual report highlights countries where journalists are murdered regularly and their killers go free....

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AT&T donates $250,000 to defend press freedom

October 25, 2018 12:18 PM ET

New York, October 25, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is pleased to announce that AT&T is donating $250,000 to support the organization's defense of journalists and press freedom. AT&T acquired Time Warner this year and is now the parent company of CNN....

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Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Lydia Polgreen and Roger Widmann to board of directors

October 24, 2018 2:35 PM ET

New York, October 24, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists announced today that Lydia Polgreen, the editor-in-chief of HuffPost, and Roger Widmann, CEO of Cutwater Associates LLC, have joined the organization's board of directors....

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Warrantless searches of journalists at U.S. borders pose press freedom threat

October 22, 2018 10:01 AM ET

New York, October 22, 2018--The Custom and Border Protection (CBP) agency's powers to carry out warrantless searches of electronic devices has serious press freedom implications, including weakening the ability of the media to protect source privacy, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its report, "Nothing to declare: Why U.S....

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Turkey must seek UN inquiry on Khashoggi

October 18, 2018 11:00 AM ET

Saudi, Turkish cooperation essential to credibility New York, October 18, 2018 - Turkey should urgently ask UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to establish a United Nations investigation into the possible extrajudicial execution of the prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Committee to Protect Journalists, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and Reporters...

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Committee to Protect Journalists named winner of 2018 Chatham House prize

October 8, 2018 8:39 AM ET

New York, October 8, 2018--London's Royal Institute of International Affairs announced October 8 that the Committee to Protect Journalists has been named the winner of the 2018 Chatham House prize. The prestigious award is presented annually to the person, persons, or organization deemed by members of Chatham House to have...

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CPJ welcomes Danya Hajjaji as 2018 Patti Birch fellow for Middle East research

October 1, 2018 3:08 PM ET

New York, October 1, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is pleased to announce that Danya Hajjaji has joined CPJ as a 2018 Patti Birch fellow for Middle East Research. Hajjaji is the third recipient of the fellowship. The fellowship was established following a generous grant by the Patti and Everett...

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Press Behind Bars event highlights journalists imprisoned around the world

September 28, 2018 12:47 PM ET

New York, September 28, 2018--At a panel discussion held today during the U.N. General Assembly, the Committee to Protect Journalists denounced several countries for imprisoning journalists, and others for failing to admonish those that do. The event highlighted global press freedom challenges, with specific emphasis on Myanmar, Bangladesh, Egypt,...

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