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Biden and the media: CPJ’s press freedom recommendations

CPJ is concerned that U.S. President Joe Biden has not addressed many of the Obama and Trump-era limitations on press freedom. In ‘Night and Day’, a CPJ special report on the Biden administration’s relationship with the press during its first year in office, former Washington Post executive editor Leonard Downie Jr. found that while some…

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President Biden and the press: CPJ’s letter to the White House

CPJ addresses a letter to President Joe Biden to share a new report examining his administration’s record on domestic and global press freedom in his inaugural year.

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Pedestrians wait to cross into the U.S. at the Otay Mesa port of entry with Mexico in San Diego, California. Several journalists say CBP agents questioned them about their reporting on a migrant caravan as they crossed into Mexico. (Reuters/Jorge Duenes)

Several journalists say US border agents questioned them about migrant coverage

New York, February 11, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by reports that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is harassing journalists or subjecting them to invasive questioning during secondary screening when they cross into the United States.

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Honduran migrants take part in a caravan toward the U.S. in Chiquimula, Guatemala, on October 17. CPJ has issued safety advice for journalists covering the caravan as it passes through Mexico. (AFP/Orlando Estrada)

CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering the migrant caravan

UPDATED: This safety advisory was updated on February 15, 2019. In October 2018, thousands of migrants travelled as part of a caravan that departed San Pedro Sula in Honduras for the U.S. As the caravan attempted to cross Mexico, the risk increased for any journalists accompanying it.

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BBC journalist questioned by US border agents, devices searched

New York, February 1, 2017–Customs and Border Protection officers should respect the rights of journalists to protect confidential information when subjecting international reporters to screening on their arrival to the U.S., the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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