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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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Media luminaries join the Committee To Protect Journalists annual awards to celebrate press freedom amid global turmoil

Actor Meryl Streep to honor lawyer Amal Clooney with CPJ’s Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award Award ceremony to be broadcast online on NBC, CBS and ABC November 19 at 8 p.m. EST. New York, Oct 27, 2020— In celebration of the resiliency of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists will honor four journalists from…

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Knight Foundation, other leadership donors award grants to CPJ’s capital campaign

October 7, 2020—With threats to press freedom mounting in the U.S. and around the world, the Knight Foundation has awarded the Committee to Protect Journalists a grant of $4 million to secure the organization’s future as it wages a relentless fight to support the work of journalists and defend their rights.  Half of the Knight…

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CPJ highlights dangers for photojournalists covering protests at Photoville NYC

New York, September 24, 2020 – Photojournalists working in the United States this year face an unprecedented combination of risks, including civil unrest, the COVID-19 pandemic, and climate disasters. In honor of their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists is participating in the annual Photoville Festival in New York City as a partner in the…

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CPJ, NLA launch initiative to boost reporting on press freedom in the U.S.

U.S. Press Freedom Accountability Project to award grants for coverage of attacks on journalists during Black Lives Matter protests New York, September 3, 2020– In light of recent unprecedented attacks on journalists around the United States, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), in collaboration with the News Leaders Association (NLA), today launched the U.S. Press…

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CPJ launches #MissingNotForgotten campaign

Authorities must investigate the cases of journalists who have disappeared globally New York, August 31, 2020—A lack of accountability in the cases of journalists who disappear is chilling for press freedom and devastating for the journalists’ families, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today in launching the #MissingNotForgotten campaign. Marking the International Day of the…

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Christiane Amanpour ‘deeply troubled’ by US press freedom developments, she tells Helsinki Commission

New York, July 23, 2020— Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international anchor and a senior adviser to CPJ, today called on Congress to protect independent media and press freedom in the United States, saying, “Your democratic legitimacy depends on it.” In prepared remarks for a hearing of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, better…

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#HoldTheLine Coalition calls for criminal tax charge to be dropped as Maria Ressa returns to court

The #HoldTheLine Coalition  demands the Philippines authorities drop a barrage of bogus tax and foreign ownership cases against internationally celebrated journalist Maria Ressa and Rappler – the news organisation she founded. “The prosecution of baseless financial charges and cases represents an attempt to use tax law and foreign ownership regulations as another weapon to criminalise…

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Reporters Committee, NPPA, CPJ to host training series for journalists covering 2020 political conventions

New York, July 17, 2020–The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the National Press Photographers Association, and the Committee to Protect Journalists will lead a series of training sessions from July 28–August 7 for journalists covering the 2020 national political conventions. The Democratic National Convention is scheduled for Aug. 17–20, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,…

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Reported press freedom violations in Black Lives Matter protests near 500

New York, July 15, 2020—The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker is investigating nearly 500 reported press freedom incidents since May 26, representing the unprecedented nature of attacks on journalists during recent nationwide Black Lives Matter protests. The incidents include journalists arrested, assaulted, hit with rubber bullets, pepper sprayed, tear gassed and threatened with weapons. A vast…

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