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CPJ condemns targeting of journalists covering protests across the U.S.

New York, May 30, 2020 — In response to reports of attacks against journalists in recent days by police and protesters while covering demonstrations across the U.S., the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “Targeted attacks on journalists, media crews, and news organizations covering the demonstrations show a complete disregard for their critical…

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Police officers are seen in Athens, Greece, on November 13, 2018. CNN Greek reporter Mina Karamitrou's car was recently destroyed by a bomb in an Athens suburb. (AP/Petros Giannakouris)

Greek CNN reporter Mina Karamitrou’s car destroyed by bomb

Berlin, May 14, 2019 — Greek authorities must ensure the safety of police reporter Mina Karamitrou, thoroughly investigate the bombing of her car overnight, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido attend a rally in Caracas on May 1, 2019. (Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)

Venezuelan authorities restrict internet, block outlets amid unrest

Miami, May 1, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Venezuelan authorities to refrain from restricting access to the internet, social media services, and news outlets in the country during widespread protests and political unrest.

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A woman looks at the Twitter feed of President Donald Trump in November 2018. Trump uses Twitter to make policy announcements and also to rail against critical press coverage. (STF/AFP)

From fake news to enemy of the people: An anatomy of Trump’s tweets

Since announcing his candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections to the end of his second year in office, U.S. President Donald Trump has sent 1,339 tweets about the media that were critical, insinuating, condemning, or threatening. In lieu of formal appearances as president, Trump has tweeted over 5,400 times to his more than 55.8 million…

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A member of the Capital Gazette takes part in a candlelight vigil near the newspaper's office on June 29. Several local newsrooms are reassessing security after the deadly attack. (Reuters/Leah Millis)

Panic buttons, cameras, and a gun under the desk: Local newsrooms update security in wake of Capital Gazette attack

The Capital Gazette shootings in Annapolis in June, in which a gunman killed five staff, forced many newsrooms across the U.S. to reassess the security of their offices. While journalists acknowledged that threats come with the job, the shooting comes in a year of increased hostility toward the press, including pipe bombs being sent care…

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A White House staff member reaches for the microphone held by CNN's Jim Acosta as he questions President Donald Trump during a news conference at the White House in Washington, D.C., on November 7, 2018. The White House revoked Acosta's credentials later that day. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

CPJ calls on White House to restore credentials of CNN correspondent, stop denigrating media

New York, November 8, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the White House to restore the credentials of Jim Acosta, CNN’s chief White House correspondent. The White House last night suspended Acosta’s credentials after a heated exchange with President Donald Trump during a press conference earlier in the day.

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In this video screen shot, FBI agents cover a van being transported from Plantation, Florida, on October 26, 2018, that federal agents and police officers have been examining in connection with package bombs sent to CNN and high-profile critics of President Donald Trump. (WPLG-TV via AP)

CPJ calls on Trump to dial back rhetoric against media and critics

New York, October 26, 2018–Federal authorities today arrested a Florida man, identified as Cesar Sayoc, suspected of mailing 13 bombs addressed to prominent figures and critics of President Donald Trump, two of which were addressed care of CNN at their New York studio.

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CNN correspondent Kate Bolduan reports from outside the Time Warner Building in New York City on October 24, as police remove an explosive device from the CNN offices. (AP/Kevin Hagen)

CNN mail bomb is latest case of attacks and threats against US news rooms

New York, October 24, 2018–CNN’s New York City studios were evacuated today after an explosive device was delivered to the broadcaster’s offices, according to CNN. The device was addressed to John Brennan, a former CIA director and frequent guest on CNN news programs, who is also a national security analyst for MSNBC, CNN reported. The…

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Egyptian fishermen on the Nile River as the sun sets in Cairo, Egypt, in April 2015. Ahead of presidential elections scheduled between March 26 and 28, 2018, the Egyptian government has been keen to silence any critical reporting, CPJ research shows. (AP/Hassan Ammar)

Egyptian public must be able to access all news sites

New York, February 6, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Egyptian authorities to ensure that the public has easy access to a full range of news and information sources in the lead-up to presidential elections scheduled for next month.

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Reporters gather after being denied access to an informal White House press secretary briefing. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)

Reporters barred from U.S. press secretary briefing

New York, February 24, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the decision today to bar nine news outlets from an informal briefing known as “a gaggle” by President Donald Trump’s White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Separately, at the Conservative Party Action Conference in Maryland today, Trump said that journalists should not be…

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