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CPJ and the IWMF Thank Forbes for Donation of $250K+ in NFT Proceeds

New York, April 12, 2021 —The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) are grateful to Forbes Magazine for donating the proceeds from its first-ever non-fungible token (NFT), “Merchants of the Metaverse,” to our organizations. With a winning bid of $333,333, this sale will result in more than $250,000 of…

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Mexico: Press freedom organizations demand reopening of Regina Martínez investigation

Amsterdam, March 17, 2021 – A new report on the murder of Mexican journalist Regina Martínez finds strong indications for obstruction of justice by local authorities. Leading press freedom organizations now call on Mexican federal authorities to re-open and attract the case and bring the killers to justice. The report “The Murder of Regina Martínez…

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World leaders should regulate spyware, halt surveillance of journalists

CPJ campaign documents ties between spying and other press freedom violations New York, March 15, 2020 – In light of dozens of incidents in which journalists and those close to them have been targeted with spyware, the Committee to Protect Journalists today launched a campaign calling on governments to stop the use of spyware and…

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CPJ launches safety guide for journalists covering Indian state elections

Journalist safety advice available in multiple languages New York, March 8, 2021—The Committee to Protect Journalists has published a new India election safety guide for editors, journalists, and photographers covering events leading up to legislative assembly elections in the states of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and Puducherry. This year has already been marked…

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Killings of journalists rise as reprisal murders more than double in 2020

New York, December 22, 2020 –The number of journalists singled out for murder in reprisal for their work more than doubled this year, leading to a rise in overall work-related killings, CPJ found in a report released today. Globally, at least 30 journalists were killed on duty in 2020, including 21 reprisal murders, up from…

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Belarus journalist detained

Number of journalists jailed worldwide hits record amid unrest, pandemic

At least 274 journalists imprisoned globally despite COVID-19 risks in jail New York, December 15, 2020–A record number of journalists were imprisoned because of their work in 2020, as governments clamped down on news coverage of civil unrest and the coronavirus pandemic, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its latest annual census.  “It’s shocking…

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FPU, RSF and CPJ to launch ambitious joint project to get justice for murdered journalists

The Hague, 9 December 2020 – Leading press freedom organisations come together to launch an international online campaign to pursue justice for murdered journalists worldwide. A Safer World For The Truth is a collaboration between Free Press Unlimited (FPU), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) focused on the persistent issue…

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#HoldTheLine Coalition calls for new cyber libel charge to be dropped and pressure ceased against Maria Ressa

The #HoldTheLine Coalition condemns new legal threats against Rappler founder and CEO Maria Ressa and calls for a second, trumped-up criminal cyber libel charge to be dropped. Ressa posted bail after the new arrest warrant was filed on November 27, and will appear in court on Friday, December 4. The new cyber libel case was…

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CPJ awards celebrate free media and the power of the press

Journalists from Bangladesh, Iran, Nigeria, and Russia honored New York, November 19, 2020 — In a tumultuous year marked by a global pandemic, social upheaval, and tense political divides, the overarching message from CPJ’s 2020 International Press Freedom Awards tonight was simple: journalism matters more than ever and solidarity has never been more important. “Whether…

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Legal setbacks could thwart progress in resolving journalist murders

Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where killers of journalists go free New York, October 28, 2020—Fragile gains toward reducing the murders of journalists worldwide could be thwarted by legal appeals and lack of political leadership, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in a new report published today. The 2020 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where…

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