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CPJ, NLA launch initiative to boost reporting on press freedom in the U.S.

U.S. Press Freedom Accountability Project to award grants for coverage of attacks on journalists during Black Lives Matter protests New York, September 3, 2020– In light of recent unprecedented attacks on journalists around the United States, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), in collaboration with the News Leaders Association (NLA), today launched the U.S. Press…

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Christiane Amanpour ‘deeply troubled’ by US press freedom developments, she tells Helsinki Commission

New York, July 23, 2020— Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international anchor and a senior adviser to CPJ, today called on Congress to protect independent media and press freedom in the United States, saying, “Your democratic legitimacy depends on it.” In prepared remarks for a hearing of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, better…

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Christiane Amanpour, CPJ to testify before Congress on press freedom threats in US

New York, July 21, 2020—On Thursday, Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent and a CPJ senior adviser, and CPJ Advocacy Director Courtney Radsch will testify on threats to press freedom in the United States in front of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, better known as the Helsinki Commission.  David Kaye, United Nations…

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Reported press freedom violations in Black Lives Matter protests near 500

New York, July 15, 2020—The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker is investigating nearly 500 reported press freedom incidents since May 26, representing the unprecedented nature of attacks on journalists during recent nationwide Black Lives Matter protests. The incidents include journalists arrested, assaulted, hit with rubber bullets, pepper sprayed, tear gassed and threatened with weapons. A vast…

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Amid spike in threats to US photographers, CPJ shares resources, joins call for accountability

New York, June 17, 2020 — Photojournalists must work on the frontlines and thus face heightened risks when covering protests and civil unrest, as underscored by the recent protests in the United States and separately by CPJ Emergencies’ surveys of photographers. These concerns are highlighted in a new series of CPJ videos that put #SafetyInFocus….

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Trump’s attacks on credibility of the press are dangerously effective

Amid public health crisis, truth is a casualty, Downie finds in report for CPJ New York, April 16, 2020 —Of the many ways in which the Trump administration has attacked the press, its most effective and dangerous ploy has been to try to destroy the media’s credibility, undermining truth and consensus even as a pandemic…

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Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and Committee to Protect Journalists Launch Nationwide Campaign to Protect Press Freedom

“Protect Press Freedom” campaign media partners include Barron’s, CBS News, Comcast-NBC Universal, CNN, Facebook, Gannett/USA TODAY NETWORK, The Los Angeles Times, McClatchy, The New York Times, NPR, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, Reuters, Scripps, Sinclair, Twitter, The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones, The Washington Post WASHINGTON, NOVEMBER 7, 2019— The nonprofit organizations the Reporters…

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CPJ releases safety kit in response to risks identified by female journalists in US, Canada

New York, September 4, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists today released a collection of safety resources for female journalists. The package features an analysis of CPJ data from a survey of female and gender non-conforming journalists in the U.S. and Canada, an infographic, and specialized safety advice.

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CPJ testifies to Congress on the threats Cuban journalists face

Washington, D.C., July 11, 2019–At a congressional hearing today, Carlos Martínez de la Serna, program director at the Committee to Protect Journalists, highlighted the most pressing threats to the media in Cuba and called on Congress to act when and where it can make a difference for Cuba’s journalists.

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