Press Releases / 2012

Conflict and murder drive sharp increase in journalist deaths

December 17, 2012 5:07 PM ET

New York, December 18, 2012--Combat-related deaths in Syria and targeted murders in Somalia, Pakistan, and Brazil are the driving forces behind a sharp rise in press fatalities in 2012, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists' year-end analysis of journalists killed in the line of duty....

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Journalists in prison reach record high: Turkey, Iran, and China among leading jailers

December 11, 2012 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 11, 2012--The number of journalists imprisoned worldwide reached a record high this year, a trend driven primarily by terrorism and other anti-state charges levied against critical reporters and editors, according to a new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists....

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CPJ's new digital campaign demands justice in journalist killings

December 6, 2012 12:01 PM ET

New York, December 6, 2012--An average of 30 journalists are murdered each year in direct reprisal for their work, and the perpetrators are almost never brought to justice. To fight impunity in press killings, the Committee to Protect Journalists has launched Speak Justice: Voices Against Impunity, a new digital platform...

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Honoring tenacious reporting in defiance of violence and repression

November 21, 2012 12:16 PM ET

New York, November 21, 2012--Four fearless journalists from Brazil, China, Kyrgyzstan, and Liberia were honored Tuesday evening at the Committee to Protect Journalists' 22nd International Press Freedom Awards benefit dinner, an annual recognition of courageous journalism, hosted by PBS senior correspondent Gwen Ifill....

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