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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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#JusticeForJamal campaign culminates with call for administration to respond to Senate inquiry

February 7, 2019 3:22 PM ET

Washington D.C, February 7, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists held a press conference this morning in front of the White House to demand accountability in the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, one day before the February 8 deadline for the Trump administration to deliver a report to the...

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Journalists, press freedom take center stage for Times Square New Year's Eve celebration

December 31, 2018 4:45 AM ET

New York, December 31, 2018--The 2019 Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop in New York City will ring in the year with a celebration of press freedom and the importance of journalism. Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, the co-organizers of the iconic annual event, have chosen the Committee...

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Number of journalists murdered in reprisal for reporting nearly doubles

December 19, 2018 12:01 AM ET

Afghanistan deadliest country for journalists worldwide in 2018 New York, December 19, 2018--At least 53 journalists were killed on the job this year, 34 of whom were targeted for murder in reprisal for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its annual analysis. The numbers, which represent those...

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Committee to Protect Journalists and First Look Media's Press Freedom Defense Fund Announce Legal Support to Defend Fearless Journalism

December 18, 2018 10:00 AM ET

International Center for Journalists and Reporters Without Borders Join Fundraising Campaign with Leading Organizations Fighting for Global Press Freedom New York, December 18, 2018 --- The Committee to Protect Journalists and First Look Media's Press Freedom Defense Fund today announced they are partnering on a fundraising campaign to provide legal...

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Hundreds of jailed journalists the new norm, CPJ census finds

December 13, 2018 12:01 AM ET

Turkey, China, and Egypt responsible for jailing more than half of all journalists New York, December 13, 2018--For the third consecutive year at least 251 journalists are behind bars for their work, as authoritarian regimes increasingly use imprisonment to silence dissent, the Committee to Protect Journalists found....

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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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