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Unprecedented government control of media in Hungary

December 6, 2019 10:34 AM ET

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Warrantless searches of devices at ports unconstitutional, US court rules

November 15, 2019 9:32 AM ET

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Protect yourself against NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware

November 8, 2019 9:00 AM ET

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The worst countries in the world at prosecuting journalist murderers

November 1, 2019 9:30 AM ET

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Australian newspapers stand together for press freedom

October 25, 2019 9:30 AM ET

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CPJ's Butler denied entry to Pakistan to attend a human rights conference

October 18, 2019 10:22 AM ET

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National Geographic reporter shot in Chihuahua while conducting an interview

October 11, 2019 11:52 AM ET

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One week, two journalists shot in Haiti; Egypt press clampdown continues unabated

October 4, 2019 10:15 AM ET

In less than eight days in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, two journalists, Edmond Agenor Joseph and Chery Dieu-Nalio of the Associated Press, were shot in separate incidents. Both were clearly identified as members of the press at the time of the shootings. Dieu-Nalio was taken to a local hospital where...

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Kashmiri media on the brink of extinction

September 27, 2019 3:17 PM ET

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A concerning plan to establish media courts in Pakistan

September 20, 2019 12:05 AM ET

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Censorship 2.0: #MostCensored countries use digital and traditional tactics to silence media

September 13, 2019 10:28 AM ET

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CPJ survey finds 70% of female journalists in U.S., Canada have experienced safety issues or threats

September 5, 2019 12:00 PM ET

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Over ten years behind bars and 148 lashes for her journalism

August 30, 2019 8:50 AM ET

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At least 7 journalists arrested throughout Turkey within 2 days

August 23, 2019 12:01 AM ET

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Journalists arrested in Venezuela, Ethiopia, Senegal, Somaliland, Cameroon, Iran

August 16, 2019 8:43 AM ET

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Deadly week in Mexico: Three journalists killed

August 9, 2019 12:05 AM ET

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Chinese court sentences journalist Huang Qi to 12 years in prison

August 2, 2019 9:16 AM ET

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News outlets in Pakistan restricted, threatened, censored

July 26, 2019 9:43 AM ET

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Honoring brave journalists

July 19, 2019 12:05 AM ET

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Azory Gwanda "disappeared and died," says Tanzanian foreign minister

July 12, 2019 12:01 AM ET

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A blow to transparency of the US government: SCOTUS imposes new limits on government records requests

June 28, 2019 8:06 AM ET

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'Credible evidence' to probe Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi's murder, UN report finds

June 21, 2019 8:47 AM ET

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Journalists released in Nicaragua and Russia; Mexican journalist killed, another kidnapped

June 14, 2019 12:00 AM ET

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Troubling police raids on Australian journalists

June 7, 2019 12:00 AM ET

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Journalists covering clashes in Syria 'deliberately targeted and attacked'

May 31, 2019 12:00 AM ET

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Online attacks by lawmakers force journalists to leave Colombia

May 23, 2019 5:53 PM ET

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San Francisco police raid journalist's home; WhatsApp exploit detected

May 17, 2019 12:01 AM ET

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'I can't wait to go to my newsroom,' says freed Myanmar journalist

May 10, 2019 12:00 AM ET

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On World Press Freedom Day, we demand justice

May 2, 2019 3:15 PM ET

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April 25, 2019 12:00 AM ET

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'You cannot muzzle the media'

April 19, 2019 12:00 AM ET

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U.S. prosecution of Assange has potential implications for press freedom

April 12, 2019 12:00 AM ET

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April 5, 2019 12:00 AM ET

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Mexican journalists face physical and digital attacks

March 29, 2019 12:00 AM ET

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Internet blackouts in Venezuela, and fighting for justice in the Maldives

March 22, 2019 12:00 AM ET

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Saudi Arabia arrests journalist on unknown charges

March 15, 2019 12:00 AM ET

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This week in press freedom: Egyptian photojournalist free after over 5 years in prison

March 8, 2019 12:00 AM ET

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Caracas press crackdown goes from bad to worse

March 1, 2019 12:00 AM ET

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In Egypt, New York Times correspondent expelled, local journalist detained on false news charges

February 21, 2019 2:12 PM ET

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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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