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Committee to Protect Journalists

An Al-Jazeera Journalist, His Wedding, And His Words

Ahmed Charai | Posted 07.12.2015 | World
Ahmed Charai

I believe in a future in which Muslim spiritual leaders and Islamist activists no longer view their faith or their fellow Muslims in these terms -- and where those Westerners who believe in fairness, equality and justice for all open their hearts to all the peoples of the region, not just a privileged few.

Cartoonists Are Under Fire

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 05.21.2015 | Media
Taylor Dibbert

The New York City-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has come out with a new report that deals with the challenges faced by cartoonists across the globe. In light of the attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo last January, a report of this nature is quite timely.

There Will Be More Silence in the Face of Tyranny if We Continue to Look the Other Way

Charles M. Sennott | Posted 05.08.2015 | Media
Charles M. Sennott

This dark vision for the future will be our own fault if we allow the attack on journalism around the world to go unchecked for another decade, if we continue to look the other way and ignore how killing the messenger erodes democracy and threatens a free, open society.

Gabriel Arana

How To Protect Journalists In The World's Most Dangerous Places

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriel Arana | Posted 05.07.2015 | Media

In cooperation with our longstanding partner Crowdrise, The Huffington Post is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by focusing on the promise of the n...

This Is The Most Deadly And Dangerous Time For Journalists In Recent History

AP | Posted 06.27.2015 | Media

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new report says the twin threat of extremist groups and the governments that restrict liberties to combat them has led to "t...

Stop Angola's Dictator Dos Santos From Silencing Rafael Marques, Crusading Reporter Who Exposed 'Blood Diamonds'

Milton Allimadi | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Milton Allimadi

The Angolan regime of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos must be stopped from silencing Rafael Marques de Morais, perhaps Africa's most fearless and effective anti-corruption reporter.

These Are The Most Censored Countries In The World

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 04.21.2015 | Media

Eritrea, North Korea and Saudi Arabia have the most restricted press freedom worldwide, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists' list of the...

In China, Authorities Treat J-Visa Requests as Privilege, Not Professional Right

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 05.04.2015 | Media
Committee to Protect Journalists

In November 2013 delays and refusals in issuing visas for foreign correspondents in China were making headlines. In March 2014 the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China described the situation as "grim." A report on results of its most recent member survey found "Chinese authorities are continuing to abuse the press card and visa renewal process in a political manner."

Press Freedom Must Not Be Compromised in Fight Against Extremism

Courtney C. Radsch | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics
Courtney C. Radsch

There is a valid concern that the countering violent extremism initiative could provide justification for governments to broaden surveillance online and use it to curb human rights and civil liberties.

Cuban Citizens Deserve a Free and Democratic Media

Carmen Cusido | Posted 04.15.2015 | Latino Voices
Carmen Cusido

With diplomatic talks between the United States and Cuba scheduled to resume later this month, one important way to help empower Cuban citizens is to advocate for independent media on the island.

The Invisible Man: Jeffrey Sterling, CIA Whistleblower

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The mass media have suddenly discovered Jeffrey Sterling -- after his conviction Monday afternoon as a CIA whistleblower. At age 47, he is facing a very long prison sentence. As a whistleblower, he has done a lot for us.

Silencing Uyghurs: A Family Affair

Greg Fay | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Greg Fay

In 2014, the Committee to Protect Journalists singled out China as the world's worst jailer of journalists. Uyghurs, a Turkic people indigenous to China's northwest, make up a shocking proportion of those in jail.

CPJ Calls On Japan To Consider All Options For Captive Japanese Journalist

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.23.2015 | Media

The Committee to Protect Journalists has officially called on Japan to "explore" all options to ensure the release of a Japanese journalist and anothe...

In Middle East, Charlie Hebdo Attack Condemned but Leaders Silent on Own Press Violations

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 03.15.2015 | Media
Committee to Protect Journalists

It is time to call on rulers in the Middle East to end their hypocrisy in condemning extremists committing terror abroad in the name of fighting blasphemy while censoring citizens at home for the same reason. They must also defend the freedom of the press and expression denied to their own citizens.

Michael Calderone

60 Journalists Killed In 2014 As Targeting Of International Press Rises

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.23.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -– The horrific deaths of James Foley and Steven Sotloff in Syria brought worldwide attention to the dangers journalists face in war zones....

220 Journalists Currently Imprisoned Worldwide

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 12.17.2014 | Media

According to an annual report from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), fully 220 members of the press are currently imprisoned around the worl...

Global News Community Stands Its Ground Against 'New War On Journalists'

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
The GroundTruth Project

We are both sobered and saddened by this steady drumbeat of horrific news about our colleagues trying to do their jobs. We realize that the rules of field reporting, particularly in places such as Iraq and Syria, have radically changed.

Michael Calderone

Christiane Amanpour: Journalists 'Paid With Their Lives' For World's Failure To Act In Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.26.2014 | Media

NEW YORK –- For decades, the Committee to Protect Journalists has defended press freedom when authoritarian governments cracked down on speech or wh...

Jorge Ramos Delivers Riveting Speech At 2014 CPJ Press Freedom Awards

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 11.26.2014 | Media

Jorge Ramos delivered an emotional and powerful speech Tuesday night at the 2014 Committee to Protect Journalists International Press Freedom Awards. ...

90 Percent Of Journalists' Killers Are Never Punished

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 10.28.2014 | Media

One of the greatest impediments to press freedom around the world is impunity in the murder of journalists, according to a study released Tuesday by t...

ISIS Killings Of Journalists 'Unprecedented'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.03.2014 | Media

The Committee to Protect Journalists said on Tuesday that it is confronting something new in the killings of both James Foley and Steven Sotloff by th...

CPJ Outraged Over Thai Junta's Media Crackdown

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.21.2014 | Media

The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed its outrage on Monday over the Thai military's new crackdown on press, Internet and social media freedo...

CPJ Sends Strong Message To Israeli Military

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.18.2014 | Media

Israeli military must steer clear of areas housing journalists while launching its attack on Gaza, the Committee to Protect Journalists warned on Frid...

Press Freedom Groups Condemn Israeli Airstrike That Killed Media Worker

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.14.2014 | Media

Several press freedom groups have spoken out against the Israel Defense Forces' airstrike that killed a Palestinian media worker on Wednesday. Ham...

Where Did the Freedom Go? Fight for the Accessible Information Continues

Evgeniya Melnikova | Posted 08.31.2014 | Media
Evgeniya Melnikova

You might think the times of oppression had passed, you might think we've got plenty of free choices on our hands. I might think just the opposite. G...