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Syria, Mexico deadliest countries for journalists in 2019

December 17, 2019 12:01 PM ET

As conflicts and reprisal murders decline, total number of journalists killed because of their work fell sharply New York, December 17, 2019--The number of journalists killed in the line of duty fell in 2019 to the lowest level in 17 years, as dangerous regional conflicts stabilized and the number of...

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China’s efforts undermine media freedom in Hong Kong and Taiwan

December 16, 2019 12:01 AM ET

New York, December 16, 2019—Press freedoms in Hong Kong and Taiwan are under severe strain from mainland China’s pressure and influence, the Committee to Protect Journalists finds in its new report, “One Country, One Censor.”...

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The “Protect Press Freedom” Campaign Announces ABC, Bloomberg, The Boston Globe, FOX News, Google, The New Republic, NowThis and TIME Among New Partners

December 13, 2019 10:00 AM ET

The “Protect Press Freedom” campaign is supported by a diverse group of over 45 media outlets, nonprofit organizations, and technology partners. WASHINGTON, DECEMBER 13, 2019— The nonprofit organizations Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the Committee to Protect Journalists today announced that ABC, Bloomberg, The Boston Globe, FOX...

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At least 250 journalists jailed worldwide for fourth straight year

December 11, 2019 12:01 AM ET

China and Turkey leading jailers of journalists, followed by Egypt, Saudi Arabia New York, December 11, 2019—The number of journalists imprisoned for their reporting globally reached at least 250 for the fourth consecutive year, with China and Turkey topping the list of the world’s leading jailers, the Committee to Protect...

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CPJ launches 2019 #FreeThePress campaign

December 2, 2019 7:00 AM ET

Instagram campaign to focus on jailed journalists in Kyrgyzstan, Egypt, Eritrea, Vietnam, and elsewhere New York, December 2, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched its annual #FreeThePress campaign to raise awareness of jailed journalists globally. The campaign will highlight the plight of several journalists via CPJ’s Instagram account....

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CPJ gala recognizes courageous journalists from developing democracies, celebrates press freedom

November 22, 2019 10:30 AM ET

The 2019 International Press Freedom Awards go to Brazilian reporter, Indian freelancer, Nicaraguan broadcast journalists, and Tanzanian champion of online freedom of expression New York, November 22, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists and press freedom supporters from around the world celebrated journalists from Brazil, India, Nicaragua, and Tanzania last night...

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CPJ raises press freedom concerns in meeting with U.S. Vice President Pence

November 18, 2019 5:48 PM ET

Washington, D.C., November 18, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists met today at the White House with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, along with the 2019 International Press Freedom Award recipients, to raise concerns about threats to press freedom around the globe....

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Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and Committee to Protect Journalists Launch Nationwide Campaign to Protect Press Freedom

November 7, 2019 8:00 AM ET

“Protect Press Freedom” campaign media partners include Barron’s, CBS News, Comcast-NBC Universal, CNN, Facebook, Gannett/USA TODAY NETWORK, The Los Angeles Times, McClatchy, The New York Times, NPR, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, Reuters, Scripps, Sinclair, Twitter, The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones, The Washington Post WASHINGTON, NOVEMBER 7, 2019—...

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Global impunity in journalist murders continues unabated

October 29, 2019 8:00 AM ET

New York, October 29, 2019—Impunity in the cases of murdered journalists remains firmly entrenched in over a dozen countries, including those mired in conflict and democracies alike, the Committee to Protect Journalists’ Global Impunity Index, published today, found. The report spotlights countries where journalists are murdered regularly and their killers...

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CPJ unveils ‘Journalists Under Fire’ exhibit at Photoville

September 12, 2019 9:00 AM ET

New York, September 12, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists, in collaboration with United Photo Industries and St. Ann’s Warehouse, today will unveil a special exhibit, “Journalists Under Fire,” at the annual Photoville festival in New York City. The exhibit features photographs by journalists killed in connection to their work and...

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