Human Rights

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CPJ joins call for UN to continue scrutinizing human rights situation in Eritrea

June 11, 2019 11:15 AM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists and 29 other civil society organizations today sent a letter to members of the United Nations Human Rights Council urging them to continue to scrutinize the human rights situation in Eritrea. The letter was...

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US must be global leader in defending press freedom, CPJ tells Congress

May 16, 2019 10:14 AM ET

CPJ to testify at hearing on dangers of human rights reporting...

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Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters' reporters

January 11, 2019 7:39 AM ET

Bangkok, January 11, 2019--A Myanmar court upheld today the conviction of Reuters news agency reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, both of whom are serving seven year sentences for violating the Official Secrets Act, Reuters reported....

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Hundreds of journalists jailed globally becomes the new normal

December 13, 2018 12:00 AM ET

For the third year in a row, 251 or more journalists are jailed around the world, suggesting the authoritarian approach to critical news coverage is more than a temporary spike. China, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia imprisoned more journalists than...

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CPJ's Joel Simon speaks at Press Behind Bars panel

September 28, 2018 2:13 PM ET

Committee to Protect Journalists Executive Director Joel Simon addressed a panel event at the 73rd session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York on September 28, 2018. The event highlighted global press freedom violations and the jailing of...

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China refuses to renew BuzzFeed reporter's visa

August 22, 2018 12:31 PM ET

Taipei, August 22, 2018--The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs declined to renew the visa of BuzzFeed's China bureau chief, Megha Rajagopalan, according to a tweet from Rajagopalan and news reports....

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Chilean reporter could face jail time on criminal defamation charges

July 27, 2018 5:05 PM ET

New York, July 27, 2018--Chilean authorities should immediately drop all criminal proceedings against a journalist charged with defamation, and lawmakers should act swiftly to repeal all criminal defamation laws, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The journalist, Javier...

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CPJ joins call to renew mandate of human rights rapporteur in Iran

March 12, 2015 12:27 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists, along with 35 human rights groups, today joined a call for member states of the U.N. Human Rights Council to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran...

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CPJ joins call for UN members to push for greater human rights in Iran

November 13, 2014 1:11 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists has joined 29 other organizations in calling on member states of the U.N. General Assembly to vote in favor of a resolution for the promotion and protection of human rights in Iran. The vote is...

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Sri Lanka must end media restrictions to facilitate reconciliation

June 30, 2014 12:24 PM ET

This month, in the wake of anti-Muslim sectarian riots in the southwest, the Sri Lankan government pressured local journalists to hide the truth by not covering the violence. Those brave enough to report it had their equipment destroyed and were...

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