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2019

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Philippines' Maria Ressa detained and released over 'political' charge

February 14, 2019 5:11 PM ET

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CPJ holds presser outside White House, calls on Trump administration to reveal its findings on Khashoggi murder

February 7, 2019 5:35 PM ET

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UAE hired former NSA employees to surveil journalists and human rights activists

January 31, 2019 4:46 PM ET

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Journalists killed in Libya and Mexico; crackdown on press escalates in Sudan; prominent journalist flees Nicaragua

January 25, 2019 12:00 AM ET

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Another delay in justice for Reuters' journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

January 18, 2019 12:00 AM ET

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Nicaragua starts 2019 with continued press crackdowns

January 11, 2019 12:01 AM ET

On Monday, Gabon's government shut down the nation's internet and broadcasting services following an attempted coup against President Ali Bongo Ondimba. Sudan detained several critical columnists amid protests. In Canada, police blocked media from covering the breakup of an anti-pipeline protest led by indigenous activists. Global press freedom updates...

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A letter from CPJ's Washington Advocacy Manager

January 2, 2019 8:00 AM ET

Dear friend of CPJ, Happy New Year from Washington, D.C.! It was only 18 months ago that I joined the Committee to Protect Journalists as its inaugural Washington advocacy manager. My first couple weeks on the job were spent strategizing about how to handle the new political landscape in the...

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A note from CPJ's EU Advocacy Manager

January 2, 2019 5:00 AM ET

Dear All, Happy New Year! Firstly, allow me to wish you the very best for 2019. I wanted to take this opportunity to write to you at the beginning of the year, so we could look back at 2018 and see where we are. Since the summer's newsletter, I wish...

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