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Committee to Protect Journalists

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 01.13.2015 | 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 | 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 12.05.2014 | 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 | 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...

Michael Calderone

Al Jazeera Vows To Fight For Journalists Jailed In Egypt | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.25.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Al Jazeera executives and correspondents pledged Wednesday to keep pressure on the Egyptian government following this week's widely conde...

Reporters Without Borders Sends ANOTHER Call To Action

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.23.2014 | Media

Reporters Without Borders expressed its deep concern on Friday for the ongoing threats to local media in Eastern Ukraine. The group said that anti...

This Al Jazeera Journalist Is #DyingToLive

Shadi Rahimi | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Shadi Rahimi

They are among dozens of reporters in Egypt who have been attacked, arrested or detained since last fall. The independent rights watchdog Human Rights Monitor says the violations against journalists since July 3, 2013, including killings, arrests, detention and military trials, are the "highest rates in Egypt's history."

Press Watchdog Group Says Past Two Years 'Atrocious' For Journalists

AP | By EDITH M. LEDERER and CARA ANNA | Posted 04.14.2014 | Media

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The past two years have seen an "absolutely atrocious" number of journalists killed and imprisoned because of their work, with...

UN Development Plan Must Incorporate Free Media

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 04.09.2014 | Media
Committee to Protect Journalists

On Monday CPJ, along with close to 200 civil society groups from six continents, called on the United Nations to put government accountability and independent media at the center of a new framework for global development.

The Next Threat To Press Freedom

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 02.06.2014 | Media

The Committee to Protect Journalists has added "cyberspace" to its "Risk List," placing it beside Egypt and Syria in terms of places where press free...

Michael Calderone

Inside Russia's Olympic Media Blackout | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.29.2014 | Media

NEW YORK – Corruption. Environmental damage. Forced evictions. Exploitation of migrant workers. Journalists would be expected to dive headfirst i...

The Media and the Taliban

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 03.21.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

What appears to be a wave of violence against journalists in Karachi is actually a battle between the M.Q.M. and the Taliban for their survival. It is appalling that journalists are becoming the victims of this nasty battle.

70 Gone

AP | By DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 02.28.2014 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — At least 70 journalists were killed on the job around the world in 2013, including 29 who died covering the civil war in Syria and 1...

He Won't Be Home for the Holidays

Emma Daly | Posted 02.22.2014 | World
Emma Daly

The world cannot learn about the horrors in Syria -- or anywhere else -- when journalists can't do their jobs. Their families need them home as soon as possible -- but so do we all.

A Grim Snapshot Of The Dangers Journalists Face

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.18.2013 | Media

Two new press freedom reports released Wednesday paint a grim picture of the dangers journalists face around the world. Reporters Without Borders a...

Blow to Press Freedom in Turkey

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 02.06.2014 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

"A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad." -Albert Camus The pr...