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Positive steps in Ecuador under new president but press remains wary

July 12, 2018 12:30 PM ET

Quito, July 12, 2018-- President Lenín Moreno's administration has dramatically diverged from that of his predecessor, Rafael Correa, including by pledging to scale back Ecuador's restrictive media law, but the country's press remains cautious as it waits for change, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its report, "The U-turn:...

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CPJ welcomes Lucy Westcott as 2018 James W. Foley Fellow

July 11, 2018 3:44 PM ET

New York, July 11, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is pleased to announce that Lucy Westcott has joined CPJ as the 2018 James W. Foley Fellow. During her fellowship, Westcott will focus on safety issues for women journalists in non-hostile environments....

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CPJ welcomes Natalie Southwick as Central and South America program coordinator

July 2, 2018 12:36 PM ET

New York, July 2, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is pleased to announce that Natalie Southwick has been named CPJ's Central and South America program coordinator. Southwick will lead efforts to report, monitor, and advocate on press freedom issues in South and Central America, and the Caribbean....

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CPJ announces 2018 International Press Freedom Award winners

June 14, 2018 8:09 AM ET

New York, June 14, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists will honor journalists from Sudan, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Vietnam with its 2018 International Press Freedom Awards. The journalists have faced legal action, physical attacks, threats, and arrests in retaliation for their work. CPJ is also honoring Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, founder...

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CPJ welcomes FIFA's complaints mechanism for journalists covering World Cup

May 29, 2018 2:51 PM ET

New York, May 29, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the launch of a complaints mechanism for media representatives and human rights defenders ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, which will enable journalists covering the World Cup and other official events to report press freedom violations directly...

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Journalists covering Iran face restrictions, harassment, and surveillance

May 24, 2018 4:00 AM ET

CPJ report finds little improvement for press under Rouhani Brussels, May 24, 2018--Despite promises of reform by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, little has changed for the press, as hardliners in the judiciary and other powerful institutions jail journalists, block websites, and maintain a climate of fear through harassment and surveillance,...

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CPJ, RSF ask journalists to share information about border stops, device searches

April 17, 2018 9:50 AM ET

U.S. administration has refused dialogue with press freedom groups New York, April 17, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) are joining to document challenges that journalists face entering or exiting the United States. The organizations are calling on reporters to share cases of extra screenings,...

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CPJ delegation meets with EU officials, calls on them to act on press freedom

April 12, 2018 7:50 AM ET

Brussels, April 12, 2018--A delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists this week met with senior European Union officials, including European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans, to urge them to ensure EU institutions uphold press freedom in member states....

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CPJ launches 2018 Free the Press postcard campaign

April 2, 2018 12:01 PM ET

Five imprisoned journalists highlighted New York, April 2, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched its annual Free The Press campaign to raise awareness of journalists imprisoned worldwide. This year, the campaign highlights five journalists jailed for their work. Supporters are encouraged to send physical or digital postcards so that...

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CPJ welcomes Carlos Martinez de la Serna as program director

March 27, 2018 10:00 AM ET

New York, March 27, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is pleased to announce that Carlos Martinez de la Serna has joined CPJ in the role of program director. Martinez de la Serna will serve as chief strategist of CPJ's regional programs and as a member of its senior management team....

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