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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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CPJ emergencies director meets journalists at Venezuela-Colombia border

March 7, 2019 12:32 PM ET

Safety concerns for media escalate along with political tensions New York, March 7, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists traveled this week to Colombia, including its border with Venezuela, to meet with journalists and other press freedom organizations....

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Lester Holt, Matt Murray, and Norman Pearlstine join CPJ board of directors

February 20, 2019 3:47 PM ET

Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes news veterans New York, February 20, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today announced that Lester Holt, anchor at "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt" and "Dateline NBC;" Matt Murray, editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires; and Norman Pearlstine, executive...

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CPJ board denounces arrest of Philippine journalist Maria Ressa

February 13, 2019 6:00 PM ET

New York, February 13, 2019--The board of directors of the Committee to Protect Journalists passed the following resolution in support of Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, executive editor and founder of critical news website Rappler, after she was arrested today in Manila: Freedom of the press is an essential pillar of...

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