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Journalists honored for courageous reporting

November 16, 2017 6:00 PM ET

International Press Freedom Awards go to imprisoned Cameroonian journalist, Mexican correspondent, Thai reporter, and Yemeni blogger New York, November 16, 2017--Journalists from Cameroon, Mexico, Thailand, and Yemen were honored Wednesday night at the Committee to Protect Journalists' 27th annual International Press Freedom Awards for courageous work amid risks such as...

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Venezuela's new "anti-hate" law seeks to silence media

November 9, 2017 3:55 PM ET

New York, November 9, 2017-Venezuela's constituent assembly yesterday unanimously passed a law that mandates punishment including a prison sentence of up to 20 years for anyone who instigates hate or violence on the radio, television or via social media. The new law, the Anti-Hate Law for Tolerance and Peaceful...

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Russian editor arrested, allegedly injured in custody; newspaper raided

November 3, 2017 5:32 PM ET

New York, November 3, 2017--The editor-in-chief and owner of the independent, Kaliningrad-based weekly Novye Kolyosa, Igor Rudnikov, was allegedly beaten while in custody of Russia's security service (FSB) and faces criminal prosecution, according to media reports and a staff member who spoke with CPJ on condition of anonymity for...

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Honoring courageous journalism

November 2, 2017 10:00 AM ET

CPJ's 2017 International Press Freedom Awards New York, November 2, 2017--Four inspiring journalists from Cameroon, Mexico, Thailand, and Yemen will be honored with the Committee to Protect Journalists' 2017 International Press Freedom Awards, an annual recognition of courageous journalism....

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Impunity in the murders of journalists creates intractable cycle

October 31, 2017 8:00 AM ET

Somalia tops CPJ's 10th annual Global Impunity Index New York, October 31, 2017--A lack of justice in the murders of journalists can perpetuate a cycle of violence and impunity lasting a decade or more, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists' 2017 Global Impunity Index released today. The 10th annual...

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CPJ to release annual Global Impunity Index October 31

October 27, 2017 11:24 AM ET

New York, October 24, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists will publish its annual list of countries where journalists are murdered regularly and their killers go free on October 31, 2017. Launch of the report, "Getting Away With Murder - 2017 Global Impunity Index," will mark the International Day to End...

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China must allow all media outlets to cover events of public interest

October 25, 2017 12:45 PM ET

Washington, D.C., October 25, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the decision by Chinese authorities to bar at least five prominent news organizations from attending today's press conference introducing the new leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, as described by press reports and a statement on Twitter by...

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CPJ calls on Russian authorities to condemn stabbing attack on Ekho Moskvy journalist

October 23, 2017 11:07 AM ET

New York, October 23, 2017--An unidentified assailant today broke into the Moscow office of Ekho Moskvy and stabbed Tatyana Felgengauer in the throat, the outlet's editor-in-chief, Alexey Venediktov, wrote on Twitter. Felgengauer, the deputy editor-in-chief and an anchor at the independent radio station, was hospitalized, according to media reports....

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Ecuadoran TV journalist receives death threats

October 18, 2017 3:33 PM ET

New York, October 18, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Ecuadoran authorities to ensure the safety of television journalist Janet Hinostroza....

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Turkey convicts Wall Street Journal reporter of terrorism

October 10, 2017 4:01 PM ET

New York, October 10, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the conviction today of Wall Street Journal reporter Ayla Albayrak, and called on Turkish authorities to stop their relentless crackdown on the press. As the Journal reported, a court in the southeastern city of Cizre convicted Albayrak in absentia...

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