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CPJ, RSF ask journalists to share information about border stops, device searches

April 17, 2018 9:50 AM ET

U.S. administration has refused dialogue with press freedom groups New York, April 17, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) are joining to document challenges that journalists face entering or exiting the United States. The organizations are calling on reporters to share cases of extra screenings,...

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CPJ delegation meets with EU officials, calls on them to act on press freedom

April 12, 2018 7:50 AM ET

Brussels, April 12, 2018--A delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists this week met with senior European Union officials, including European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans, to urge them to ensure EU institutions uphold press freedom in member states....

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CPJ launches 2018 Free the Press postcard campaign

April 2, 2018 12:01 PM ET

Five imprisoned journalists highlighted New York, April 2, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched its annual Free The Press campaign to raise awareness of journalists imprisoned worldwide. This year, the campaign highlights five journalists jailed for their work. Supporters are encouraged to send physical or digital postcards so that...

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CPJ welcomes Carlos Martinez de la Serna as Program Director

March 27, 2018 10:00 AM ET

New York, March 27, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is pleased to announce that Carlos Martinez de la Serna has joined CPJ in the role of program director. Martinez de la Serna will serve as chief strategist of CPJ's regional programs and as a member of its senior management team....

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Ecuador pledges to reform repressive media law

March 16, 2018 11:30 AM ET

Country needs free press for Moreno's fight against corruption Quito, Ecuador, March 16, 2018 --The government of Ecuador pledged in a meeting Wednesday with the Committee to Protect Journalists to reform an oppressive communications law this year and to invite international experts to visit the country and analyze Ecuador's compliance...

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Darren Walker of the Ford Foundation joins CPJ's board of directors

February 26, 2018 10:00 AM ET

New York, February 26, 2018--Ford Foundation President Darren Walker has joined the Committee to Protect Journalists' board of directors, the organization said today....

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Climate for press freedom worsens in Missouri, surrounding states

January 18, 2018 12:56 PM ET

Journalists tell international delegation of hostility, restricted access...

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CPJ recognizes global Press Oppressors amid Trump's fake news awards

January 8, 2018 5:01 PM ET

Acknowledging world leaders who attack and restrict press New York, January 8, 2018--As U.S. President Donald Trump announces his "Fake Media" awards, the Committee to Protect Journalists names its global Press Oppressors--world leaders who use rhetoric, legal action, and censorship to try to silence their critics. The list features leaders...

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Iraq, Syria deadliest countries for journalists

December 21, 2017 12:01 AM ET

Murders of Mexican journalists at highest number recorded New York, December 21, 2016--At least 42 journalists were killed in the course of their work in 2017, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its annual analysis. While the overall number eased for a second consecutive year from record highs earlier...

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Record number of jailed journalists for second year, CPJ census finds

December 13, 2017 12:01 AM ET

Turkey, China, Egypt continue to top list New York, December 13, 2017--For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a historical high, as the U.S. and other Western powers failed to pressure the world's worst jailers--Turkey, China, and Egypt--into improving the bleak...

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