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G-7 must protect and evacuate journalists and media workers in Afghanistan

New York, August 23, 2021– As the G-7 leading industrial nations prepare to hold an emergency virtual summit to address the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, the Committee to Protect Journalists today joined more than 50 civil society organizations in calling on G-7 leaders to prioritize and take immediate action to guarantee safe harbor to Afghan…

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US must protect Afghan journalists as Taliban take power

Hundreds seek assistance, relocation amid threat from militant group New York, August 16, 2021 – The United States must do more to ensure the safety of Afghan journalists as the country falls under the control of the Taliban, including facilitating safe passage out of the country and providing emergency visas, the Committee to Protect Journalists…

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CPJ highlights risks for journalists who flee; calls on nations to create special emergency visas

Searching for safety, journalists in exile are often trapped in a vicious circle New York, June 17, 2021– The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on governments to provide safe refuge to journalists at risk through special emergency visas, in a feature and recommendations released ahead of World Refugee Day. Drawing on CPJ’s work over…

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New Middle East and North Africa Coalition to Combat Digital Surveillance

New York, June 8, 2021– From Morocco to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are using digital surveillance tools to identify, surveil, and silence dissidents, journalists, and human rights defenders. Launched on June 7, 2021, the new MENA Coalition to Combat Digital Surveillance has come together to end the sales of digital surveillance tools to repressive…

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World leaders should regulate spyware, halt surveillance of journalists

CPJ campaign documents ties between spying and other press freedom violations New York, March 15, 2020 – In light of dozens of incidents in which journalists and those close to them have been targeted with spyware, the Committee to Protect Journalists today launched a campaign calling on governments to stop the use of spyware and…

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#HoldTheLine Coalition calls for new cyber libel charge to be dropped and pressure ceased against Maria Ressa

The #HoldTheLine Coalition condemns new legal threats against Rappler founder and CEO Maria Ressa and calls for a second, trumped-up criminal cyber libel charge to be dropped. Ressa posted bail after the new arrest warrant was filed on November 27, and will appear in court on Friday, December 4. The new cyber libel case was…

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CPJ launches #MissingNotForgotten campaign

Authorities must investigate the cases of journalists who have disappeared globally New York, August 31, 2020—A lack of accountability in the cases of journalists who disappear is chilling for press freedom and devastating for the journalists’ families, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today in launching the #MissingNotForgotten campaign. Marking the International Day of the…

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Christiane Amanpour ‘deeply troubled’ by US press freedom developments, she tells Helsinki Commission

New York, July 23, 2020— Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international anchor and a senior adviser to CPJ, today called on Congress to protect independent media and press freedom in the United States, saying, “Your democratic legitimacy depends on it.” In prepared remarks for a hearing of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, better…

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Christiane Amanpour, CPJ to testify before Congress on press freedom threats in US

New York, July 21, 2020—On Thursday, Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent and a CPJ senior adviser, and CPJ Advocacy Director Courtney Radsch will testify on threats to press freedom in the United States in front of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, better known as the Helsinki Commission.  David Kaye, United Nations…

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#HoldTheLine Coalition calls for criminal tax charge to be dropped as Maria Ressa returns to court

The #HoldTheLine Coalition  demands the Philippines authorities drop a barrage of bogus tax and foreign ownership cases against internationally celebrated journalist Maria Ressa and Rappler – the news organisation she founded. “The prosecution of baseless financial charges and cases represents an attempt to use tax law and foreign ownership regulations as another weapon to criminalise…

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