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Amid spike in threats to US photographers, CPJ shares resources, joins call for accountability

New York, June 17, 2020 — Photojournalists must work on the frontlines and thus face heightened risks when covering protests and civil unrest, as underscored by the recent protests in the United States and separately by CPJ Emergencies’ surveys of photographers. These concerns are highlighted in a new series of CPJ videos that put #SafetyInFocus….

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Thousands join CPJ’s call for governments to release jailed journalists amid COVID-19

New York, May 5, 2020–In recognition of World Press Freedom Day, marked each year on May 3, the Committee to Protect Journalists today said 11,337 supporters from at least 105 countries, alongside 192 partner organizations, joined its global #FreeThePress campaign calling for the release of all jailed journalists. CPJ advanced the campaign in response to…

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CPJ joins partners in nationwide campaign to show gratitude for journalists during COVID-19

Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), along with CPJ and a core coalition of over 40 local and national media and nonprofit partners, announced the launch of a joint bilingual campaign to recognize the #PRESSential workers, and #ThankAJourno for their efforts on the frontlines of COVID-19. The coalition is asking…

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All journalists jailed globally must be freed amid COVID-19 pandemic

CPJ launches #FreeThePress campaign New York, March 30, 2020 –The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched the #FreeThePress campaign to call for the unconditional release of all jailed journalists to ensure their safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CPJ launches 2019 #FreeThePress campaign

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

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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CPJ to participate in Global Conference for Media Freedom, other events in UK

New York, June 27, 2019– On the eve of the Global Conference for Media Freedom in the U.K., CPJ representatives will be in London July 8-11 to highlight threats to journalists and global attacks on press freedom from democratic and authoritarian countries alike. CPJ has documented at least 9 journalists killed in connection to their…

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CPJ mission finds increased intimidation, shrinking space for free press in the Philippines

Manila, April 16, 2019–A Committee to Protect Journalists mission to the Philippines, led by Board Chair Kathleen Carroll, found increasing levels of intimidation and a shrinking space for the free press in the country. The mission–joined by Peter Greste, director of the Australia-based Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom (AJF), and CPJ Asia Program Coordinator Steven Butler–is…

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CPJ’s #WhereIsAzory campaign to highlight missing Tanzanian journalist

New York, April 4, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched the #WhereIsAzory campaign to bring attention to the case of Tanzanian freelance journalist Azory Gwanda, as tomorrow marks 500 days since he was last seen.

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This photo of Askarov was taken at the start of the trial in September 2010. (Nurbek Toktakunov)

CPJ meets with Kyrgyz prosecutor-general, calls for reopening Askarov case

This month, the prosecutor-general of Kyrgyzstan, Aida Salyanova, told the Committee to Protect Journalists that her office is working hard to fight corruption and ensure transparency in government activities. We are not convinced.

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