Committee to Protect Journalists

Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that works to safeguard press freedom worldwide.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
International Press Freedom Awards: Honoring Courage and Perseverance
Four journalists from Burma, Iran, Russia, and South Africa will be honored with the Committee to Protect Journalists’ 2014 International Press Freedom Awards , an annual recognition of courageous reporting. These journalists have faced imprisonment, violence, and censorship. The 2014 awardees are...
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Monday, September 08, 2014
Right to Report in the Digital Age
Revelations about surveillance, intimidation, and exploitation of the press have raised unsettling questions about whether the U.S. and other Western democracies risk undermining journalists' ability to report in the digital age. They also give ammunition to repressive governments seeking to...
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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Four Journalists, Including Three US Citizens, Detained in Iran
The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by a Washington Post report today that says Iran has detained four journalists-three of whom are U.S. citizens-and calls on authorities to release them immediately. Jason Rezaian , a U.S. citizen and a correspondent for the Post, and his wife, Yeganeh...
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
CPJ Welcomes Release of Two Egyptian Journalists, Calls for Others to be Freed
The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release from prison this week of two Egyptian journalists and calls on authorities to release at least 14 journalists still behind bars , including three Al-Jazeera journalists whose trial continues on Monday .Abdullah al-Shami, reporter for Al-Jazeera who was jaile
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Deliberate Lurders land Syria on 2014 Impunity Index
Targeted murders of journalists in Syria landed the war-torn country for the first time on the Committee to Protect Journalists’ annual Impunity Index released today. Syria joins Iraq, Somalia, the Philippines, and others on the list of countries where journalists are murdered regularly and their killers go free.
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Thursday, December 19, 2013
Second Worst Year on Record for Jailed Journalists
For the second consecutive year, Turkey was the world's leading jailer of journalists, followed closely by Iran and China. Together, the three countries accounted for more than half of all journalists imprisoned around the world, the Committee to Protect Journalists found.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Two Spanish journalists abducted in Syria
The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for the immediate release of two Spanish journalists who were abducted in Syria almost three months ago. Javier Espinosa and Ricardo Garcia Vilanova have been held captive by the Al-Qaeda affiliate Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) since September 16, the families of the journalists announced today.
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Thursday, October 10, 2013
Leak Probes, Surveillance Constrict Freedom of the Press in US
Washington, October 10, 2013-The Obama administration's aggressive war on leaks and other efforts to control information are without precedent, according to 30 experienced Washington journalists interviewed for a new report released today by the Committee to Protect Journalists.
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