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Warrantless searches of journalists at U.S. borders pose press freedom threat

October 22, 2018 10:01 AM ET

New York, October 22, 2018--The Custom and Border Protection (CBP) agency's powers to carry out warrantless searches of electronic devices has serious press freedom implications, including weakening the ability of the media to protect source privacy, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its report, "Nothing to declare: Why U.S....

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Turkey must seek UN inquiry on Khashoggi

October 18, 2018 11:00 AM ET

Saudi, Turkish cooperation essential to credibility New York, October 18, 2018 - Turkey should urgently ask UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to establish a United Nations investigation into the possible extrajudicial execution of the prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Committee to Protect Journalists, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and Reporters...

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Committee to Protect Journalists named winner of 2018 Chatham House prize

October 8, 2018 8:39 AM ET

New York, October 8, 2018--London's Royal Institute of International Affairs announced October 8 that the Committee to Protect Journalists has been named the winner of the 2018 Chatham House prize. The prestigious award is presented annually to the person, persons, or organization deemed by members of Chatham House to have...

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CPJ welcomes Danya Hajjaji as 2018 Patti Birch fellow for Middle East research

October 1, 2018 3:08 PM ET

New York, October 1, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is pleased to announce that Danya Hajjaji has joined CPJ as a 2018 Patti Birch fellow for Middle East Research. Hajjaji is the third recipient of the fellowship. The fellowship was established following a generous grant by the Patti and Everett...

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Press Behind Bars event highlights journalists imprisoned around the world

September 28, 2018 12:47 PM ET

New York, September 28, 2018--At a panel discussion held today during the U.N. General Assembly, the Committee to Protect Journalists denounced several countries for imprisoning journalists, and others for failing to admonish those that do. The event highlighted global press freedom challenges, with specific emphasis on Myanmar, Bangladesh, Egypt,...

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Drop in journalist killings in Pakistan masks decline in press freedom

September 12, 2018 12:01 AM ET

CPJ report finds military pressures media to self-censor Washington D.C., September 12, 2018--Pakistan's press is under pressure as the country's powerful military quietly but effectively encourages self-censorship, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its report, "Acts of Intimidation: In Pakistan, journalists' fear and censorship grow even as fatal violence...

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CPJ produces safety kit for journalists

September 10, 2018 10:00 AM ET

New York, September 10, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today released a Safety Kit to promote greater journalist safety. The kit, produced by CPJ's Emergencies Response Team, includes safety notes to help journalists prepare for assignments, first aid videos, an updated Journalist Security Guide, and an expanded resource center....

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CPJ welcomes Sarah Guinee as Patti Birch fellow for gender and media freedom

August 20, 2018 12:09 PM ET

New York, August 20, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is pleased to announce that Sarah Guinee has joined CPJ as the 2018 Patti Birch fellow for gender and media freedom. Guinee is the second recipient of the fellowship....

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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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