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German freelancer Billy Six freed, leaves Venezuela after 4 months in prison

March 18, 2019 10:37 AM ET

New York, March 18, 2019 -- German freelance reporter Billy Six returned to Germany yesterday after spending almost four months in detention in Venezuela, according to news reports....

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Committee to Protect Journalists Releases 'The Last Column' to Highlight the Human Cost of Journalism

March 13, 2019 6:00 AM ET

The book features the final articles and photographs of fallen journalists New York, NY, March 13, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide, today announced the launch of "The Last Column," a book and digital campaign that highlight the human...

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US border agency cancels meeting with press freedom groups

March 8, 2019 9:40 AM ET

Washington, D.C., March 8, 2019 -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today canceled a meeting with a coalition of press freedom groups--including the Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and the ACOS Alliance--one day after it postponed the long-scheduled...

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CPJ emergencies director meets journalists at Venezuela-Colombia border

March 7, 2019 12:32 PM ET

Safety concerns for media escalate along with political tensions New York, March 7, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists traveled this week to Colombia, including its border with Venezuela, to meet with journalists and other press freedom organizations....

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Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan finally free after over 5 years in jail

March 4, 2019 2:10 AM ET

Washington, D.C., March 4, 2019--Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as Shawkan, was today released from prison after spending over five years in detention on anti-state charges, according to a post from his Twitter account. According to news reports, Shawkan said he was officially approved for release on...

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UN commission: Israeli snipers 'intentionally shot' Palestinian journalists in 2018, killing 2

February 28, 2019 2:31 PM ET

New York, February 28, 2019 -- The Israeli government must hold to account everyone responsible for killing Palestinian journalists Yaser Murtaja and Ahmed Abu Hussein in April 2018, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On February 25, 2019, a U.N. independent commission of inquiry said it "found reasonable...

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White House setting wrong example at Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi

February 27, 2019 11:11 AM ET

Washington, D.C., February 27, 2019--The White House today barred four journalists from covering a dinner in Hanoi between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, citing "sensitivities over shouted questions," according to news reports. The unusual move came a day after Vietnamese officials relocated the White...

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Lester Holt, Matt Murray, and Norman Pearlstine join CPJ board of directors

February 20, 2019 3:47 PM ET

Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes news veterans New York, February 20, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today announced that Lester Holt, anchor at "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt" and "Dateline NBC;" Matt Murray, editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires; and Norman Pearlstine, executive...

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CPJ and IPI urge Slovak officials to expedite Kuciak case

February 19, 2019 6:01 PM ET

Bratislava, February 19, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists and the International Press Institute (IPI) called on Slovak authorities to expedite charges against all parties allegedly involved in the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak. A delegation from the two groups today met with Ministry of Interior officials and representatives...

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CPJ welcomes Mexican Supreme Court ruling in Carmen Aristegui case

February 14, 2019 2:50 PM ET

Mexico City, February 14, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes a ruling yesterday by the Mexican Supreme Court declaring that the firing of journalist Carmen Aristegui from her morning radio show on broadcaster MVS Noticias in 2015 was illegal. The verdict was first reported on Aristegui's news website, AristeguiNoticias....

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