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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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Journalists honored for courageous reporting

November 16, 2017 6:00 PM ET

International Press Freedom Awards go to imprisoned Cameroonian journalist, Mexican correspondent, Thai reporter, and Yemeni blogger New York, November 16, 2017--Journalists from Cameroon, Mexico, Thailand, and Yemen were honored Wednesday night at the Committee to Protect Journalists' 27th annual International Press Freedom Awards for courageous work amid risks such as...

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Impunity in the murders of journalists creates intractable cycle

October 31, 2017 8:00 AM ET

Somalia tops CPJ's 10th annual Global Impunity Index New York, October 31, 2017--A lack of justice in the murders of journalists can perpetuate a cycle of violence and impunity lasting a decade or more, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists' 2017 Global Impunity Index released today. The 10th annual...

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Cameroon uses anti-terror law to silence critical press

September 20, 2017 7:36 AM ET

New York, September 20, 2017--Cameroon's broadly worded anti-terror law is being used by authorities to arrest and threaten local journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in a report released today. The report, "Journalists Not Terrorists: In Cameroon, anti-terror legislation is used to silence critics and suppress dissent," finds that...

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New website to track press freedom violations in United States

August 2, 2017 8:59 AM ET

Coalition of more than 20 organizations launch nonpartisan U.S. Press Freedom Tracker New York, August 2, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists joined more than 20 press freedom organizations announcing the launch today of the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, a new nonpartisan website dedicated to documenting press freedom abuses across the...

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CPJ announces 2017 International Press Freedom Award winners

July 18, 2017 8:12 AM ET

New York, July 18, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists will honor journalists from Cameroon, Mexico, Thailand, and Yemen with its 2017 International Press Freedom Awards. The journalists have faced government harassment, death threats, or imprisonment in their pursuit of the truth. CPJ is also honoring PBS journalist Judy Woodruff with...

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CPJ welcomes Michael De Dora as Washington Advocacy Manager

June 21, 2017 1:23 PM ET

New York,June 21, 2017 --The Committee to Protect Journalists has created the new position of Washington Advocacy Manager to lead efforts to advance press freedom around the world with the U.S. government and other policymakers in Washington, D.C. Michael De Dora will be the first to occupy the post....

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