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CPJ to release annual list of journalists imprisoned worldwide

December 4, 2019 3:47 PM ET

New York, December 4, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its annual census of journalists imprisoned worldwide on December 11, 2019....

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Demonstrators block entrance to Dawn newspaper in Pakistan, call for staffers to be hanged

December 3, 2019 12:26 PM ET

New York, December 3, 2019 -- Pakistan authorities must prevent demonstrations against the Dawn newspaper from turning violent, and should investigate death threats made against its staffers, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ launches 2019 #FreeThePress campaign

December 2, 2019 7:00 AM ET

Instagram campaign to focus on jailed journalists in Kyrgyzstan, Egypt, Eritrea, Vietnam, and elsewhere New York, December 2, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched its annual #FreeThePress campaign to raise awareness of jailed journalists globally. The campaign will highlight the plight of several journalists via CPJ’s Instagram account....

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Three more journalists arrested by Egyptian security forces

November 27, 2019 12:10 PM ET

New York, November 27, 2019 -- Egyptian authorities should immediately release journalists Solafa Sallam, Hossam El-Sayyad, and Mohamed Salah, drop any charges against them, and stop imprisoning and harassing the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Egypt raids critical news outlet, detains staff

November 24, 2019 10:51 AM ET

November 24, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemned today’s raid on the office of independent Egyptian news website Mada Masr by Egyptian authorities, which included the arrests of three staffers. CPJ called on the government of Egypt to end its campaign of intimidation against the outlet and to...

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CPJ gala recognizes courageous journalists from developing democracies, celebrates press freedom

November 22, 2019 10:30 AM ET

The 2019 International Press Freedom Awards go to Brazilian reporter, Indian freelancer, Nicaraguan broadcast journalists, and Tanzanian champion of online freedom of expression New York, November 22, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists and press freedom supporters from around the world celebrated journalists from Brazil, India, Nicaragua, and Tanzania last night...

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CPJ raises press freedom concerns in meeting with U.S. Vice President Pence

November 18, 2019 5:48 PM ET

Washington, D.C., November 18, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists met today at the White House with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, along with the 2019 International Press Freedom Award recipients, to raise concerns about threats to press freedom around the globe....

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Brazilian electoral law criminalizes sharing allegations against politicians

November 14, 2019 4:02 PM ET

Rio de Janeiro, November 14, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a law enacted by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that criminalizes slander under the electoral code....

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Reminder: Tomorrow is the last day to apply for press accreditation at CPJ’s 2019 awards

November 14, 2019 12:10 AM ET

New York, November 14, 2019--Tomorrow is the last day to apply for press credentials for CPJ’s 2019 International Press Freedom Awards on November 21, 2019 in New York City....

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Bolivian news outlets attacked, threatened amid unrest as Morales resigns

November 11, 2019 12:12 PM ET

New York, November 11, 2019—Several news outlets in Bolivia were attacked or threatened and at least four had to temporarily cease broadcasting over the weekend, following weeks of uncertainty and protests over contested October 20 elections that led yesterday to President Evo Morales announcing his resignation....

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