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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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Eritrea, North Korea, Turkmenistan top CPJ’s 10 most censored list

September 10, 2019 12:00 AM ET

Authoritarian nations double-down on censorship New York, September 10, 2019—Eritrea is the world’s most censored country, according to a report released today by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The list of 10 Most Censored Countries is based on CPJ’s research into the censorship tactics used by authoritarian governments, ranging from...

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LA Press Freedom Week to celebrate the power of journalism

September 5, 2019 3:00 AM ET

New York, September 05, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists will participate in LA Press Freedom Week, a multi-day celebration of press freedom and the importance of the First Amendment, in Los Angeles from September 16-20. The event is sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Los Angeles Times,...

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CPJ releases safety kit in response to risks identified by female journalists in US, Canada

September 4, 2019 9:00 AM ET

New York, September 4, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists today released a collection of safety resources for female journalists. The package features an analysis of CPJ data from a survey of female and gender non-conforming journalists in the U.S. and Canada, an infographic, and specialized safety advice....

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CPJ announces 2019 International Press Freedom Award winners

July 16, 2019 9:00 AM ET

New York, July 16, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists will honor journalists from Brazil, India, Nicaragua, and Tanzania with the 2019 International Press Freedom Awards amid the erosion of press freedom in democracies around the globe. The journalists have faced online harassment, legal and physical threats, and imprisonment in their...

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CPJ testifies to Congress on the threats Cuban journalists face

July 11, 2019 12:00 PM ET

Washington, D.C., July 11, 2019--At a congressional hearing today, Carlos Martínez de la Serna, program director at the Committee to Protect Journalists, highlighted the most pressing threats to the media in Cuba and called on Congress to act when and where it can make a difference for Cuba's journalists....

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New pledges not credible without action, say press freedom groups

July 9, 2019 12:22 PM ET

London, July 9, 2019--On 9 July, 33 press freedom and media development organisations met in London in advance of the Global Media Freedom Conference to call on all participating States to ensure the protection and safety of all journalists and media workers in compliance with their existing obligations and international...

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Press freedom in Mexico takes center stage at CPJ summit

June 18, 2019 7:00 PM ET

Mexico City, June 18, 2019--Journalists, policy makers, and human rights experts gathered today at a press freedom summit in Mexico City, hosted by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The event centered on the press freedom crisis in Mexico, which is the deadliest country for journalists in the Western Hemisphere and...

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Diane Brayton and Maria Teresa Ronderos join CPJ's board of directors

June 12, 2019 11:23 AM ET

New York, June 12, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today announced that Diane Brayton, executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary of The New York Times Company, and Maria Teresa Ronderos, former director of the Open Society Foundation's program on independent journalism, have joined the organization's board of directors....

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US must be global leader in defending press freedom, CPJ tells Congress

May 16, 2019 10:14 AM ET

CPJ to testify at hearing on dangers of human rights reporting...

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