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Leading press freedom organizations submit amicus brief in Maria Ressa case

CPJ, ICFJ and RSF introduced expert legal opinion arguing the Supreme Court of the Philippines should close cyber libel case New York / Paris / Washington D.C., June 18, 2024 — In an effort to deter the legal persecution of trailblazing journalist and Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa and her former colleague Reynaldo Santos, and to…

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‘A Red Cross for journalism’: CPJ recognized by Canadian Association of Journalists for commitment to journalist safety 

New York, June 10, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) was awarded the Canadian Association of Journalists’ (CAJ) 2024 Charles Bury Award on June 1, 2024, for commitment to protecting the safety and security of journalists at risk worldwide. “This is not just an acknowledgment of the work that my colleagues at the Committee to…

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CPJ, partners call on ICJ to order unimpeded media access to Gaza following South Africa’s urgent request

New York, May 22, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), ARTICLE 19 and partners on Wednesday issued a statement (full text below) in support of South Africa’s urgent request to the International Court of Justice to order Israel to facilitate unimpeded media access to Gaza.  In a joint statement, nine human rights and press freedom…

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CPJ rings opening bell at Nasdaq in recognition of World Press Freedom Day

New York, May 3, 2024 — The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) was joined by press freedom supporters to ring the opening bell Friday at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in commemoration of World Press Freedom Day. The bell ringing ceremony was led by Kristina Ayanian, host at Nasdaq Listings. Ahead of the bell…

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CPJ expands access to safety chatbot amid spiking threats to the press in a record year of global elections

New York, May 2, 2024—Ahead of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) today announced the launch of CPJ’s journalist safety chatbot, which equips journalists with safety information on their phones via WhatsApp. The tool will expand the reach and usability of CPJ’s suite of safety tools tailored for…

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CPJ calls on United Nations to investigate Israel’s arbitrary detention of Palestinian journalists

Israel escalates practice of detaining journalists without charge amid war New York, March 25, 2024—Israel is utilizing administrative detention to detain a record number of Palestinian journalists without charge during the Israel-Gaza war, according to an urgent appeal submitted by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention…

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CPJ welcomes newsroom and human rights leaders to board of directors

New York, March 12, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) announced on Thursday the addition of three pioneering leaders to its board of directors: Caoilfhionn Gallagher KC, barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, Graciela Mochkofsky, dean at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, and Julie Owono, executive director of Internet Sans Frontières. “I am proud…

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Philippines' President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in Tokyo, Japan on December 17, 2023.

CPJ, partners urge Germany’s Scholz to press Philippine leader on journalist’s killing during visit

March 11, 2024 – German authorities must prioritize the Philippines’ abysmal record of impunity in the murder of journalists during the official visit by Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos Jr. scheduled for  March 11-13, a coalition of three international press freedom organizations said on Monday. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz should make press freedom and specifically the…

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Condé Nast joins CPJ to defend free press

CPJ to be featured in materials for attendees of the annual Vanity Fair Oscar Party New York, March 7, 2024—Global media publisher Condé Nast and international press freedom organization Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) announced a new partnership Thursday to help promote journalist freedom and safety. As part of the partnership, Condé Nast will help…

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News outlets express solidarity with journalists in Gaza

New York, February 29, 2024—Leaders of more than 100 news organizations across the world, including the Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, and Reuters, have joined an open letter (full text below) affirming their solidarity with journalists reporting in Gaza. The letter, coordinated by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) with the support of the World Association…

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