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CPJ reacts to reports that Peter Thiel has funded lawsuits against Gawker

New York, May 25, 2016–The Committee to Protect Journalists today released the following statement from Executive Director Joel Simon regarding reports that entrepreneur Peter Thiel has been secretly covering the expenses for Hulk Hogan’s lawsuits against online news organization Gawker Media:

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Impunity Newsletter

March 2016 Nine out of 10 murders of journalists worldwide go unpunished; join the fight to end impunity #noimpunity #endimpunity #speakjusticenow Justice for Bangladeshi bloggers Just over a year ago, on February 26, a group of machete-wielding assailants pulled blogger Avijit Roy from his rickshaw and hacked him to death with machetes in Dhaka. Roy…

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Memorial gifts for James Foley

CPJ is deeply honored by the gifts we have received in memory of James Foley – a great journalist and friend to many at the organization. One hundred percent of these gifts will go to CPJ’s Emergency Fund to provide direct aid to journalists at risk. If you would like to contribute, please consider making…

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Live stream: Obama and the press

The Committee to Protect Journalists today released its first comprehensive report on press freedom conditions in the United States. Leonard Downie Jr., former Washington Post executive editor and now the Weil Family Professor of Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is the author. Tune in here for a…

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Fawehinmi at a human rights commission hearing. (Next)

Bearing Witness in Chechnya

Please join us for a free public event examining the killing of Natalya Estemirova, a journalist who exposed human rights crimes in Chechnya. Estemirova was kidnapped in the Chechen capital of Grozny in July 2009 and subsequently murdered.The event, which features readings by Salman Rushdie and other prominent writers, will be held at 7 p.m.…

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Joel Simon on The New York Times’ “Room for Debate”

CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon is one of four diverse voices featured on The New York Times “Room for Debate” blog. The debate centers on the risk of venturing into dangerous territories, whether for recreation or journalism. You can read Simon’s take on the Times’ Web site.

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CPJ welcomes reports that Lee, Ling to be freed

We issued the following statement in response to reports today from the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) that imprisoned U.S. journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling have been pardoned and will be released:

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In North Korea, new negotiations for Lee, Ling

The Committee to Protect Journalists is encouraged by news reports that former U.S. President Bill Clinton traveled to North Korea to negotiate the release of two American television journalists, Euna Lee and Laura Ling. They were convicted on June 8 of entering North Korea illegally and planning “hostile acts” and were sentenced to 12 years’…

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