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CPJ releases security guide in Portuguese ahead of Brazil World Cup

June 9, 2014 10:44 AM ET

Protests and anti-press violence highlight need for journalist safety New York, June 9, 2014--As journalists gather in Brazil to cover the FIFA World Cup, one of the most watched sports events in the world, the Committee to Protect Journalists released the Portuguese version of its journalist security guide. The guide...

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Venezuela violated freedom of speech by refusing to renew TV license, groups assert in court papers

May 12, 2014 2:47 PM ET

Amicus brief filed by CPJ and New York City Bar Association New York, May 12, 2014--Venezuela's May 2007 refusal to renew the broadcast license of Radio Caracas Television, or RCTV, violated Article 13 of the American Convention on Human Rights and is "a violation of settled inter-American principles of freedom...

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Violence and judicial censorship afflict journalists in Brazil

May 5, 2014 5:36 PM ET

Rousseff administration takes steps, but impunity still haunts the World Cup host Brasilia, May 6, 2014--Brazil is home to a vibrant investigative press, but journalists are murdered regularly and their killers go free. The media is also subject to legal harassment that drains resources and censors important stories, according to...

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World Press Freedom Day: 10 Journalists to Free from Prison

April 29, 2014 11:19 AM ET

Anti-state activity is the most used charge against journalists New York, April 29, 2014--As World Press Freedom Day approaches, journalists are languishing in prisons across the globe. Uzbek editor Muhammad Bekjanov has been in jail for 15 years--one of the longest imprisonments of journalists worldwide. Prominent Iranian journalist Siamak...

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The Guardian's Alan Rusbridger joins CPJ's board

April 24, 2014 12:13 PM ET

New York, April 24, 2014--Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has joined the board of directors of the Committee to Protect Journalists, bringing his expertise and commitment to the struggle for global press freedom to the independent nonprofit organization....

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Mountain of impunity looms over Kurdistan journalists

April 22, 2014 10:32 AM ET

CPJ report looks at the state of press freedom in Iraqi Kurdistan New York, April 22, 2014--A lack of law enforcement and a general climate of impunity have bred self-censorship and hampered reporting on sensitive issues such as corruption in Iraqi Kurdistan, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in...

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Bahrain Racing in Circles

April 3, 2014 4:39 PM ET

Press freedom campaign launch timed to Formula One race in Bahrain New York and Paris, April 3, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) have launched a joint social media campaign calling on the Bahraini government to allow journalists to work freely during the Formula...

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Prime minister pledges justice, security for journalists in Pakistan

March 19, 2014 11:25 AM ET

Islamabad, March 19, 2014 -- In a wide-ranging meeting today with a delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pledged to continue to expand Pakistan's media freedoms and address the insecurity plaguing the country's journalists. He also promised to ease visa and travel restrictions on foreign...

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Attacks on the Press: Surveillance poses global challenge for free flow of news

February 12, 2014 2:22 AM ET

CPJ's annual assessment of press freedom worldwide New York, February 12, 2014--Digital surveillance, the unchecked murder of journalists, and indirect commercial and political pressures on the media are three of the primary threats to press freedom highlighted in the Committee to Protect Journalists annual assessment, Attacks on the Press, released...

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Press freedom deteriorates in Cyberspace, Egypt, Russia

February 6, 2014 4:48 PM ET

Risk List underlines mass surveillance, fatalities, and censorship New York, February 6, 2014--Mass surveillance programs by the U.S. and U.K., as well as restrictive Internet legislation by various governments and a wave of cyberattacks globally, are among the disturbing developments that have landed cyberspace on the Committee to Protect...

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