press freedom

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Uruguay's Senate

Broadcast bill passed by Uruguay Senate threatens press freedom

Mexico City, May 30, 2024—Uruguayan authorities should not approve a proposed broadcast law passed by the Senate and should ensure that all media legislation is discussed broadly, including with civil society organizations and journalist representatives, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On May 14, the Uruguayan Senate approved the proposed “Law of Audiovisual Content…

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CPJ, 8 other groups urge Guatemalan leaders to expand press freedom

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has joined eight other press freedom organizations in urging Guatemala’s leaders to address the concerning decline in the country’s press freedom and its significance for democracy. In a statement issued ahead of the meeting between Guatemala’s President Bernardo Arévalo and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday, March 25, the organizations called on the…

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CPJ, Amnesty International report finds systemic flaws in Mexico’s journalist protections

A new joint report by the Committee to Protect Journalists and Amnesty International found that Mexico’s Federal Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists failed to adequately evaluate risks journalists are facing, implements at times ineffective protective measures and lacks specialized knowledge of challenges to press freedom in Mexico. For the report,…

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Hungarian parliament

Hungary’s Russian-style national sovereignty bill threatens independent media

Berlin, December 15, 2023—Hungary’s president should decline to approve a law creating a Sovereignty Protection Authority, which local media outlets have warned could be used to stifle independent journalism supported by overseas donors, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On Tuesday, December 12, Hungary’s parliament passed a bill to establish a government authority with…

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Latin America was the deadliest region for journalists in 2022

Journalist killings in 2022 rose nearly 50% globally amid lawlessness and war New York, January 24, 2023—The number of journalists killed worldwide increased sharply in 2022, according to a report published Tuesday by the Committee to Protect Journalists. Latin America was the deadliest region for the press, with 30 journalists killed, accounting for nearly half…

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Journalist imprisonments reach 30-year high

Dramatic rise in arrests makes Iran world’s worst jailer of journalists in 2022 New York, December 14, 2022—The number of journalists imprisoned worldwide is the highest ever recorded in the 30 years that the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has produced its prison census, the organization said Wednesday. A record 363 journalists were behind bars…

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A view of the atmosphere at CPJ's IPFA at the Glasshouse on November 17, 2022 in New York City.

Committee to Protect Journalists honors reporters who defy war and repression

New York, November 18, 2022—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) paid tribute Thursday evening to inspirational journalists from Cuba, Iraqi Kurdistan, Ukraine, and Vietnam by presenting them with the 2022 International Press Freedom Awards (IPFA). CPJ’s board of directors also honored Russian editor and publisher Galina Timchenko with its 2022 Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award. The event was held…

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