The past year has been a traumatic one for the press, with the high number of journalists killed and imprisoned underscoring the perils of a profession that requires being on the front line of history. Amid growing animosity by governments, and the threats posed by organized crime and militant groups such as the Islamic State, 2014 has been a difficult year for journalists. But the Committee to Protect Journalists has worked to help those in trouble and advise others.
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More than 200 journalists are imprisoned for their work for the third consecutive year, reflecting a global surge in authoritarianism. China is the world’s worst jailer of journalists in 2014. A CPJ special report by Shazdeh Omari
Mais de 200 jornalistas estão presos por conta de seu trabalho pelo terceiro ano consecutivo, refletindo um aumento do autoritarismo no mundo todo. A China é a pior carcereira de jornalistas do mundo em 2014. Um relatório especial do CPJ por Shazdeh Omari
Por tercer año consecutivo, más de 200 periodistas están presos en todo el mundo por su labor informativa, lo que refleja el repunte de las tendencias autoritarias a escala global. China encabeza la lista de países con la mayor cifra de periodistas presos en 2014. Un informe especial del CPJ elaborado por Shazdeh Omari
200'den çok gazetecinin mesleki faaliyetten dolayı üç yıl üst üste hapiste olması otoriterliğin küresel ölçüde yükseldiğini gösteriyor. Çin 2014 yılının en kötü gazeteci zindancısı oldu. Shazdeh Omari tarafından hazırlanan CPJ özel raporu
Pour la troisième année consécutive, plus de 200 journalistes sont emprisonnés pour l’exercice de leur profession, reflet d’une hausse mondiale de l’autoritarisme. La Chine est le pays dont les prisons renferment le plus de journalistes en 2014. Rapport spécial du CPJ par Shazdeh Omari.
New York, November 26, 2014--Four journalists from Burma, Iran, Russia, and South Africa were honored Tuesday night at the Committee to Protect Journalists' 24th annual International Press Freedom Awards for their work in defiance of imprisonment, repression, and censorship.
CPJ's 2014 International Press Freedom Awards
New York, November 6, 2014 -- Four outstanding journalists who have endured and defied media repression in Burma, Iran, Russia, and South Africa will be honored with the Committee to Protect Journalists' 2014 International Press Freedom Awards, an annual recognition of courageous journalism. All have faced recrimination for their work, including imprisonment, violence, and censorship. CPJ will present Jorge Ramos, co-anchor on Univision News since 1986, with the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for lifetime achievement in the cause of press freedom. International Press Freedom Awardee Nguyen Van Hai, who was imprisoned when his award was presented in 2013, is now free and will attend this year to receive his award.
Turkish government makes commitments to CPJ
In an unprecedented meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and other officials in early October, a joint delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists and the International Press Institute raised concerns about the climate for press freedom in Turkey, including the imprisonment of journalists and online restrictions. In the meetings, officials defended their country's press freedom record but agreed to take steps to improve conditions for journalists.
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