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Israel-Gaza war propelled journalist killings to near-record high

99 journalists and media workers killed worldwide in 2023 New York, February 15, 2024—More than three quarters of the 99 journalists and media workers who perished worldwide in 2023 were killed in the Israel-Gaza war, according to a report published today by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). CPJ’s report documents the highest number of…

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CPJ partners with Forbidden Stories to strengthen journalist safety

New York, February 8, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists and Forbidden Stories announced on Thursday a new partnership to strengthen their ability to assist journalists worldwide. The partnership will see the two nonprofits share journalists’ requests for financial and non-financial support, including security assistance, with each other, as well as information about journalists who have…

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Israel among top jailers of journalists worldwide, as imprisonments globally continue unabated, CPJ finds

New York, January 18, 2024—Amidst a months-long war, Israel emerged for the first time as one of the world’s leading jailers of journalists, with 17 recorded behind bars as of December 1, 2023, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists’ (CPJ) annual prison census. This is the highest number of Palestinian journalists in detention since…

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Press release: A record toll on journalists in Israel-Gaza war

New York, December 21, 2023—More journalists have been killed in the first 10 weeks of the Israel-Gaza war than have ever been killed in a single country over an entire year, according to a new analysis released today by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). As of December 20, 2023, at least 68 journalists and…

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CPJ welcomes new vice board chair and 4 prominent newsroom leaders to its board of directors

New York, December 7, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) announced on Thursday its new vice chair of the board, Lydia Polgreen, opinion columnist for The New York Times, and the addition of four leading journalists to its board of directors: Roula Khalaf, editor of the Financial Times; Alan Murray, chief executive officer of Fortune…

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CPJ honors courageous journalists fighting repression worldwide

Press freedom advocates note landmark year at annual gala New York, November 17, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and press freedom supporters celebrated journalists from Georgia, India, Mexico, and Togo last night at the 33rd annual International Press Freedom Awards (IPFA) in New York, which raised a record-breaking nearly $2.8 million to protect journalists…

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Crisis-hit Haiti fails to deliver justice for murdered journalists

Impunity for the killers of journalists continues unabated at nearly 80% worldwide Full justice achieved in fewer than 5% of cases since 1992 New York, October 31, 2023—No one has been brought to justice in nearly 80% of the 261 cases of journalists murdered in retaliation for their work in the past decade, according to…

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Press freedom groups find Greek authorities failed to investigate journalist murders

Impunity in the cases of Sokratis Giolias and Giorgios Karaivaz underscores decline in media freedom in Greece Athens, September 29, 2023—A pattern of inaction and inadequate investigation from Greek authorities in the 2010 murder of Greek journalist Sokratis Giolias was revealed in an investigation published today by press freedom groups Free Press Unlimited, the Committee…

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One-year anniversary of José Rubén Zamora’s imprisonment reignites calls for journalist’s release amid deteriorating press freedom in Guatemala

Zamora’s son, civil society organizations seek the journalist’s freedom and respect for the rule of law Washington, D.C., July 27, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reiterated its urgent call for the release of Guatemalan journalist José Rubén Zamora at a press conference on Wednesday marking a year since Zamora’s imprisonment in Guatemala. “José Rubén…

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60+ organizations urge US Congress to pursue justice for slain Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Washington, D.C., July 18, 2023 —It has been more than a year since Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was fatally shot while reporting on an Israeli military raid of a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. The prevailing consensus is that an Israeli soldier was responsible for her death. Yet there has been no…

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