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CPJ mission finds increased intimidation, shrinking space for free press in the Philippines

April 15, 2019 11:30 PM ET

Manila, April 16, 2019--A Committee to Protect Journalists mission to the Philippines, led by Board Chair Kathleen Carroll, found increasing levels of intimidation and a shrinking space for the free press in the country. The mission--joined by Peter Greste, director of the Australia-based Alliance for Journalists' Freedom (AJF), and CPJ...

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CPJ's #WhereIsAzory campaign to highlight missing Tanzanian journalist

April 4, 2019 12:01 AM ET

New York, April 4, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched the #WhereIsAzory campaign to bring attention to the case of Tanzanian freelance journalist Azory Gwanda, as tomorrow marks 500 days since he was last seen....

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Committee to Protect Journalists Releases 'The Last Column' to Highlight the Human Cost of Journalism

March 13, 2019 6:00 AM ET

The book features the final articles and photographs of fallen journalists New York, NY, March 13, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide, today announced the launch of "The Last Column," a book and digital campaign that highlight the human...

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CPJ emergencies director meets journalists at Venezuela-Colombia border

March 7, 2019 12:32 PM ET

Safety concerns for media escalate along with political tensions New York, March 7, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists traveled this week to Colombia, including its border with Venezuela, to meet with journalists and other press freedom organizations....

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Lester Holt, Matt Murray, and Norman Pearlstine join CPJ board of directors

February 20, 2019 3:47 PM ET

Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes news veterans New York, February 20, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today announced that Lester Holt, anchor at "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt" and "Dateline NBC;" Matt Murray, editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires; and Norman Pearlstine, executive...

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CPJ board denounces arrest of Philippine journalist Maria Ressa

February 13, 2019 6:00 PM ET

New York, February 13, 2019--The board of directors of the Committee to Protect Journalists passed the following resolution in support of Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, executive editor and founder of critical news website Rappler, after she was arrested today in Manila: Freedom of the press is an essential pillar of...

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#JusticeForJamal campaign culminates with call for administration to respond to Senate inquiry

February 7, 2019 3:22 PM ET

Washington D.C, February 7, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists held a press conference this morning in front of the White House to demand accountability in the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, one day before the February 8 deadline for the Trump administration to deliver a report to the...

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Journalists, press freedom take center stage for Times Square New Year's Eve celebration

December 31, 2018 4:45 AM ET

New York, December 31, 2018--The 2019 Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop in New York City will ring in the year with a celebration of press freedom and the importance of journalism. Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, the co-organizers of the iconic annual event, have chosen the Committee...

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Number of journalists murdered in reprisal for reporting nearly doubles

December 19, 2018 12:01 AM ET

Afghanistan deadliest country for journalists worldwide in 2018 New York, December 19, 2018--At least 53 journalists were killed on the job this year, 34 of whom were targeted for murder in reprisal for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its annual analysis. The numbers, which represent those...

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Committee to Protect Journalists and First Look Media's Press Freedom Defense Fund Announce Legal Support to Defend Fearless Journalism

December 18, 2018 10:00 AM ET

International Center for Journalists and Reporters Without Borders Join Fundraising Campaign with Leading Organizations Fighting for Global Press Freedom New York, December 18, 2018 --- The Committee to Protect Journalists and First Look Media's Press Freedom Defense Fund today announced they are partnering on a fundraising campaign to provide legal...

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