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CPJ joins letter calling on incoming Brazilian government to address press freedom concerns

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined this week eight civil society groups and press freedom organizations in a letter to the communications working group of the Brazilian transitional government, urging the incoming federal administration to adopt measures to protect press freedom and the safety of journalists. In a meeting with representatives of the working group…

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CPJ to release 2022 Global Impunity Index

New York, October 26, 2022 – On Tuesday, November 1, the Committee to Protect Journalists will publish its annual Impunity Index, a list of countries where journalists are routinely murdered and their killers often go free. The launch of the report, “Killing with Impunity: Vast Majority of Journalists’ Murderers Go Free,” comes one day before…

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New Report: Spyware poses an existential crisis for journalism and threatens press freedom around the world

New York, October 13, 2022 — The development of high-tech “zero-click” spyware – the kind that takes over phones without a user’s knowledge – has had a chilling impact on press freedom, finds a new special report released today by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). The report, Zero-Click Spyware: Enemy of the Press, found the mere threat…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: CPJ to publish comprehensive report on the threat to journalism posed by zero-click spyware

New York — On Thursday, October 13 the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) will publish a report on the global impact of malicious spyware on journalism. Coming one year after the Pegasus Papers first shed light on the scale and scope of how one company’s software was weaponized by government officials to target journalists, the…

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U.S. midterm election 2022: Journalist safety kit

The U.S. midterm elections will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, in an increasingly polarized political climate. During this midterm election year, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate will be contested. Online abuse and digital threats to journalists have been steadily increasing, as…

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CPJ submits report on Brazil to United Nations Universal Periodic Review

Brazil’s human rights record is under review by the United Nations Human Rights Council through the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). This U.N. mechanism is a peer-review process that surveys the human rights performance of member states, monitoring progress from previous review cycles, and presents a list of recommendations on how a country can better fulfill…

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A vigil for Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, outside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on October 25, 2018. Ahead of the first anniversary of the journalist's murder, CPJ continues to call for justice and accountability. (AP/Emrah Gurel)

Knight Institute and Committee to Protect Journalists Call for Release of Intelligence Report on Khashoggi Murder

Washington, D.C., October 6, 2022—The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and the Committee to Protect Journalists today filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the CIA, and the Public Interest Declassification Board seeking immediate release of a U.S. intelligence report on the…

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Journalists tell CPJ how Tunisia’s tough new constitution curbs their access to information

When a CPJ researcher sat down with Lotfi Hajji, Tunisia bureau chief of Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera at a coffee shop in Tunis in July, we noticed that a man sitting directly behind us was recording our conversation on his phone. When we stood up to take a selfie with him in the background, the man…

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Press freedom groups call for Brazilian presidential candidates to ensure safety of journalists covering elections

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined 10 other civil society groups and press freedom organizations this week in a letter to all Brazilian presidential candidates, urging them, their political parties, and parties’ coalitions to commit to ensuring that journalists can report safely and freely during upcoming elections in Brazil. In the letter, the organizations highlighted…

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CPJ joins lawmakers and family of slain Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in renewed calls for a U.S. investigation into her killing

The Committee to Protect Journalists continues to call on the Biden Administration to uphold its previous commitments to press freedom and human rights Washington, D.C. — Three members of the Abu Akleh family––brother Anton, niece Lina, and nephew Victor –– joined members of Congress, the Committee to Project Journalists (CPJ) and the Institute for Middle…

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