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Expanded surveillance powers could threaten work of journalists in UK

May 5, 2017 12:08 PM ET

Brussels, May 5, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by news reports that the U.K. government wants to push telecommunication companies to introduce real-time surveillance and the removal of encryption. On Thursday, The Register published leaked draft regulations detailing how telecommunications operators would be required to grant real-time...

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CPJ welcomes UN Human Rights resolution on releasing jailed journalists, right to encryption

September 29, 2016 11:23 AM ET

Washington, September 29, 2016--The United Nations Human Rights Council's annual resolution on journalist safety for the first time urges all states to release arbitrarily detained journalists. The resolution, co-sponsored by 87 countries and adopted today in Geneva, raises new concerns about mounting attacks on journalists during elections and calls for...

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Pentagon's revised Law of War Manual recognizes role of independent journalists

July 22, 2016 12:01 AM ET

Washington, July 22, 2016--The Pentagon no longer considers journalists operating independently of U.S. military forces as potential spies, terrorists, or saboteurs, according to U.S. military officials who have rewritten the military's Law of War Manual....

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Breaking the Silence

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

On February 11, 2011, as journalists were documenting the raucous celebration in Cairo's Tahrir Square following the fall of Hosni Mubarak, the story took a sudden and unexpected turn. CBS 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan, who was reporting from the square, was violently separated from her crew and security detail...

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Responding to Internet Abuse

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

Ana Freitas, a 26-year-old Brazilian journalist who covers pop culture, recalled how she once had trouble convincing an editor at the news outlet YouPix to publish an article she had written about women and minorities being unwelcome on comment boards related to pop cultural videos, movies, comics or gaming....

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Combating Digital Harassment

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

A plurality of online voices is good for democracy, yet one group has come under attack in the most gruesome ways. Threats of rape, physical violence and graphic imagery are showing up in the inboxes and on the social media platforms of female journalists across the globe. Though online harassment...

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Double Exposure

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

When it comes to abusive readers' comments and tweets from Internet trolls, Katherine O'Donnell has heard it all. For years, O'Donnell, who is night editor of the Scottish edition of the U.K.'s The Times, has borne the brunt of personal attacks, including about her gender, from online trolls who take...

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The Progression of Hate

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

Even today, the words scribbled across the pages in angry ALL CAPS are hard to look at. "HOW DO YOU GET A NIGGER OUT OF A TREE? CUT THE ROPE!!" "BEFORE THIS WORLD ENDS, THERE WILL BE A RACE WAR..." "ALL YOU PEOPLE DO IS CRY BITCH WINE [sic], BITCH."...

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LGBT Reporting in Africa

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

On a recent trip to Kenya, I sat with S., a gay refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the cramped, one-room apartment he shares with three friends, all straight. The four share a bed, and none know S. is gay. The floor is covered in a vibrant yellow...

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Preparing for the Worst

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

It's a calm day in a Ugandan village. Women gather on plastic chairs, shaded from the afternoon sun. I'm here with a handful of journalists on a reporting trip sponsored by the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF). The village women welcome us and begin to tell us about their lives....

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