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Transition to Trump: What Obama's Freedom of Information legacy means for press

December 27, 2016 10:30 AM ET

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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CPJ chairman says Trump is threat to press freedom

October 13, 2016 12:30 PM ET

New York, October 13, 2016--The chairman of the board of the Committee to Protect Journalists, Sandra Mims Rowe, issued the following statement on behalf of the organization: Guaranteeing the free flow of information to citizens through a robust, independent...

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Iran says Jason Rezaian sentenced to prison, gives no detail

November 22, 2015 11:14 AM ET

New York, November 22, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Iranian authorities to release Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, who has been sentenced to an unspecified prison term, according to state media reports that provided no additional details....

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Two U.S. journalists charged months after being arrested in Ferguson

August 11, 2015 11:18 AM ET

New York, August 11, 2015--Two U.S. journalists have been charged in Missouri with trespassing and interfering with a police officer nearly a year after they were detained by police in the city of Ferguson, according to news reports. Wesley Lowery,...

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CPJ board urges Iran's leaders to intervene in case of Jason Rezaian

July 20, 2015 10:55 AM ET

Dear Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani: On the one-year anniversary of the arrest of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, members of the Committee to Protect Journalists' board of directors today sent a letter urging the head of the Iranian judiciary, Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani, to intervene in the case of jailed Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian.

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China is world's worst jailer of the press; global tally second worst on record

December 17, 2014 12:01 AM ET

More than 200 journalists are imprisoned for their work for the third consecutive year, reflecting a global surge in authoritarianism. China is the world’s worst jailer of journalists in 2014. A CPJ special report by Shazdeh Omari...

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Jason Rezaian's family appeals for Iran to release him

November 10, 2014 3:31 PM ET

Last week, Mohammad Javad Larijani, a top adviser to the country's supreme leader, said in an interview with Euronews television that the case of Jason Rezaian, The Washington Post correspondent who has been imprisoned in Iran since July, might...

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CPJ joins call for Rouhani to improve press freedom and human rights in Iran

September 24, 2014 1:13 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined 25 human rights and civil society groups today in signing an open letter to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is due to address the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday about steps toward...

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Public outcry can make big difference for Washington Post journalist jailed in Iran

August 26, 2014 12:32 PM ET

I met Jason Rezaian in 2003, at Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. We were among the handful of Iranian-American journalists then freelancing in the country, and we were both motivated by the desire to help improve the...

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Iran must explain journalist arrests

July 28, 2014 5:04 PM ET

It has now been six days since the Washington Post's Jason Rezaian, The National's Yeganeh Salehi and two others were arrested in Iran, but we are no closer to understanding who detained them or why. Even the number of...

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