Privacy

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Former Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache is seen in Vienna, Austria, on May 18, 2019. Strache recently filed a criminal complaint against "all persons" involved in the dissemination of a video that led to his resignation. (AP/Michael Gruber)

Austrian politician Strache sues German newspapers over ‘Ibiza video’

Berlin, June 12, 2019 — German authorities should reject criminal complaints filed by former Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache against news outlets that published a video that led to his resignation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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The Bundestag is seen in Berlin, Germany, on December 12, 2018. A piece of draft legislation would make it easier for intelligence services to surveil journalists and their sources. (Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch)

German draft legislation would enable intelligence agencies to spy on journalists

Berlin, June 7, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the German Ministry of the Interior to drop draft legislation that would make it easier for intelligence services to surveil journalists and their sources.

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Barış Yarkadaş, the CHP party parliamentary deputy and a former chief editor of the online newspaper Gerçek Gündem, pictured outside the Cumhuriyet office in Istanbul in October 2016. Yarkadaş is convicted of violating privacy. (AFP/Ozan Kose)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of February 2, 2019

Court convicts parliamentary deputy and editor Barış Yarkadaş An Istanbul court on February 7 convicted Barış Yarkadaş, the parliamentary deputy for the main opposition party CHP and former chief editor of the online newspaper Gerçek Gündem, of “violating the secrecy of private life” and handed him a suspended 10-month prison sentence, the news website Gazete…

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In response to a Rise Project report alleging corruption, based on documents provided in a suitcase, party leader Liviu Dragnea carried a case of donuts into parliament, which he said were from the investigative outlet. (Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea)

In Romania, EU data protection law used to try to muzzle Rise Project

Finding a suitcase full of documents is every journalist’s dream. But for the investigative outlet Rise Project, it quickly turned into a legal nightmare after Romanian authorities filed a complaint under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ordering the outlet to reveal its sources or pay a fine of up to 20 million euros…

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Mexican investigative journalist Carmen Aristegui speaks to reporters in Mexico City, June 19, 2017. (AP/Eduardo Verdugo)

Spyware targeted Mexican journalists and activists

Mexico City, June 20, 2017–Attempts to spy on Mexican journalists and human rights activists by infiltrating their mobile devices with spyware threaten press freedom in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A report released in Mexico City yesterday by the press freedom group Article 19 and open internet researchers R3D and the…

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Bangladeshi embassies told to monitor journalists traveling abroad

Washington, D.C., May 19, 2017–The Bangladeshi Foreign Ministry should immediately and publicly rescind its instructions to the country’s embassies to monitor journalists traveling abroad, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Senator Jeff Sessions at his attorney general confirmation hearing on January 10. Sessions was asked if he would commit to not jailing journalists. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty/AFP)

CPJ urges Sessions to commit to journalist protection if confirmed as attorney general

New York, January 11, 2016–In remarks before the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for attorney general yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions said he was unsure whether he would commit to following guidelines adopted by Attorney General Eric Holder in 2015 that make it harder, though not impossible, for the Department of Justice to subpoena journalists’…

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A website displays a message from the Thai Ministry of Digital Economy and Society reading, "This website contains content and information that is deemed inappropriate. It has been censored by the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society," November 17, 2016. (AP)

Thai legislation threatens online freedoms

Bangkok, December 16, 2016–Thailand’s cabinet and king should scrap legislation that would give authorities sweeping new powers to censor the internet based on vague and broad criteria, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The military-appointed National Legislative Assembly today passed amendments to the 2007 Computer Crime Act that would severely restrict Thais’ rights to…

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Transition to Trump: First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams on Trump’s power over libel laws

As a new presidential administration prepares to take over the U.S., CPJ examines the status of press freedom, including the challenges journalists face from surveillance, harassment, limited transparency, the questioning of libel laws, and other factors.

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Travelers are reflected in glass as they line up for security at the international airport in Atlanta, Georgia, March 10, 2016. (AP/David Goldman)

CPJ Safety Advisory: Crossing the US border

Journalists traveling to or from the United States have been stopped, questioned and faced prolonged and invasive searches that have put the confidentiality of their sources into question. Over the past year, members of the A Culture of Safety (ACOS) Alliance, a coalition of news organizations, journalists, and press freedom groups that includes the Committee…

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