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CPJ outraged at Tanzania's treatment of its Africa program team

November 12, 2018 6:21 PM ET

New York, November 12, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed indignation at statements from Tanzanian authorities and South Africa's foreign minister justifying the detention of CPJ's Africa team in Dar es Salaam on November 7. Officials from both countries falsely claimed CPJ's Africa program coordinator Angela Quintal and sub-Saharan...

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CPJ welcomes Gulnoza Said as Europe and Central Asia program coordinator

November 12, 2018 5:00 PM ET

New York, November 12, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is pleased to announce that Gulnoza Said has been named CPJ's Europe and Central Asia program coordinator. Said will lead efforts to report, monitor, and advocate on press freedom issues in Europe and Central Asia....

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CPJ calls on Cameroon to release and drop charges against Mimi Mefo

November 8, 2018 5:31 PM ET

Abidjan, November 8, 2018--Authorities in Cameroon should immediately release and drop all charges against Mimi Mefo, the head of English news and a presenter for the privately owned Equinoxe television and radio station, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Mefo, who also runs Mimi Mefo Info, her own...

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CPJ calls on White House to restore credentials of CNN correspondent, stop denigrating media

November 8, 2018 2:17 PM ET

New York, November 8, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the White House to restore the credentials of Jim Acosta, CNN's chief White House correspondent. The White House last night suspended Acosta's credentials after a heated exchange with President Donald Trump during a press conference earlier in...

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Detained CPJ staffers released in Tanzania

November 8, 2018 8:09 AM ET

New York, November 8, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the release of Angela Quintal, CPJ's Africa program coordinator, and Muthoki Mumo, CPJ's sub-Saharan Africa representative, from detention in Tanzania and called for Tanzanian authorities to halt their ongoing crackdown against a free press....

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CPJ calls on Tanzania authorities to release staff Angela Quintal and Muthoki Mumo

November 7, 2018 3:31 PM ET

New York, November 7, 2018--Authorities in Tanzania should immediately release Angela Quintal, Africa program coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists, and Muthoki Mumo, CPJ's sub-Saharan Africa representative, and return their passports, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ to honor courageous journalists at the 2018 International Press Freedom Awards

November 6, 2018 9:00 AM ET

New York, November 6, 2018--Amid a challenging time for press freedom around the world, CPJ will honor four exceptional journalists for their courage at the 2018 International Press Freedom Awards on November 20, 2018, in New York City....

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Impunity in the murders of journalists emboldens censorship

October 29, 2018 11:00 AM ET

New York, October 29, 2018--A lack of justice in the murders of journalists creates an entrenched climate of censorship, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its Global Impunity Index released today. The eleventh annual report highlights countries where journalists are murdered regularly and their killers go free....

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CPJ calls on Trump to dial back rhetoric against media and critics

October 26, 2018 5:17 PM ET

New York, October 26, 2018--Federal authorities today arrested a Florida man, identified as Cesar Sayoc, suspected of mailing 13 bombs addressed to prominent figures and critics of President Donald Trump, two of which were addressed care of CNN at their New York studio....

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AT&T donates $250,000 to defend press freedom

October 25, 2018 12:18 PM ET

New York, October 25, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is pleased to announce that AT&T is donating $250,000 to support the organization's defense of journalists and press freedom. AT&T acquired Time Warner this year and is now the parent company of CNN....

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