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Senators talk together in the the Russell Senate Office Building after leaving a January 16 news conference about proposed reforms to FISA. The Senate has reauthorized Section 702 of the act in a move that could put journalists at risk. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP)

How US vote to extend NSA program could expose journalists to surveillance

The U.S. Senate last week approved a six-year extension to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act (FISA), in a move that could put journalists at risk. Because people targeted by Section 702 are often of interest to the press as well as the NSA, journalists are more likely than most to have…

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CPJ Advocacy and Communications Manager Kerry Paterson, third from left, joins a side panel on journalist safety and impunity at the UN in New York. (Article 19)

CPJ joins UN discussion on journalist safety and impunity

The Committee to Protect Journalists and other rights groups, including Article 19, today took part in a side panel at the U.N. in New York, on journalist safety and impunity.

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Ukraine's state security service (SBU) chief Vasily Gritsak speaks during a news conference in Kiev, Ukraine. The SBU said authorities have deported Russian journalist Anna Kurbatova and banned her from entering the country for three years.(Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Ukraine’s security service deports Russian journalist

New York, August 30, 2017– Russian journalist Anna Kurbatova was today grabbed on the street in the center of Kiev by unknown people and later deported, according to her employer Russian state television’s Channel One. Ukraine’s security service (SBU) said authorities have banned the journalist from entering Ukraine for three years.

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Journalists from The Northern Echo newspaper in Darlington, England, are among scores of reporters who have been spied on by British police. New draft regulations would further undermine protection of sources. (AP/Raphael Satter)

Expanded surveillance powers could threaten work of journalists in UK

Brussels, May 5, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by news reports that the U.K. government wants to push telecommunication companies to introduce real-time surveillance and the removal of encryption. On Thursday, The Register published leaked draft regulations detailing how telecommunications operators would be required to grant real-time access to individuals under warrant within…

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President Enrique Peña Nieto, left, pledged in a meeting with a CPJ delegation, right, to make ending impunity and keeping journalists safe a priority. (Los Pinos)

Mexican president pledges to prioritize journalist safety and combat impunity

Mexico City, May 4, 2017– Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto today pledged to prioritize combating impunity in the murders of journalists for the remainder of his term, which ends next year. He said the safety and protection of journalists would also be a priority.

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Being a Target

A reporter learns how to dodge terrorist threats to get the story By Rukmini Callimachi The convoy of cars flying al-Qaeda’s black flag swept across northern Mali in 2012. Within weeks, it felt like a curtain had been drawn.

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CPJ welcomes UN Human Rights resolution on releasing jailed journalists, right to encryption

Washington, September 29, 2016–The United Nations Human Rights Council’s annual resolution on journalist safety for the first time urges all states to release arbitrarily detained journalists. The resolution, co-sponsored by 87 countries and adopted today in Geneva, raises new concerns about mounting attacks on journalists during elections and calls for states to protect the confidentiality…

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Citizen Lab Senior Research Fellow Bill Marczak, pictured, told CPJ that the iOS vulnerability was 'mind-boggling.' (Geoffrey King)

Apple vulnerability is surprising, but journalists should stick with iPhones

A rare and serious vulnerability in Apple’s iOS operating system has been discovered by researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, which today published a report detailing its findings. It is the first known remote iOS vulnerability of its kind. Disturbingly, the company behind malware designed to exploit the security flaw may have also…

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Video: Protecting journalism (not just journalists) takes tech that’s safe for everyone

On July 23, I gave a presentation as part of the HOPE XI hacker conference at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. My talk, entitled “Won’t Somebody Please Think of the Journalists?” described the challenges of protecting journalists in a world where journalism is no longer conducted only by professionals. I exhorted the technologists…

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Pentagon’s revised Law of War Manual recognizes role of independent journalists

Washington, July 22, 2016–The Pentagon no longer considers journalists operating independently of U.S. military forces as potential spies, terrorists, or saboteurs, according to U.S. military officials who have rewritten the military’s Law of War Manual.

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