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Damned Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.06.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

You're damned if you do, and damned if you don't in Egypt. The BBC's Jeremy Bowen was hit in the head and leg by birdshot while covering a demonstrat...

Committee To Protect Journalists Condemns Obama Administration

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.21.2013 | Media

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the Obama administration's media investigations on two fronts on Tuesday. The CPJ board sent a lette...

Michael Calderone

Newseum Will Honor Slain Hamas-Linked Journalists

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.10.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Newseum announced Friday that it will continue with plans to honor two Hamas-linked Palestinian journalists killed during Israeli airs...

As Power of Media Rises, the Deadliest Year for Journalists

David Hoffman | Posted 07.01.2013 | Media
David Hoffman

May 3rd marks World Press Freedom Day. While we pause to honor those journalists who have been killed or imprisoned, it is important to realize the growing role media play in global politics and the changes that are redefining what it means to be a journalist.

'A Day Without News'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 02.22.2013 | Media

One year after famed war correspondent Marie Colvin was killed in Syria, the journalism community is marking the anniversary of her death with a day f...

New Campaign Launched To Bring Justice To Journalist Murders

Posted 12.06.2012 | Media

The Committee to Protect Journalists launched a digital campaign on Thursday to bring justice to a number of press murders that remain unsolved. In...

A Deadly Job Getting Deadlier: "I Rewrite My Will Every Few Years"

Posted 12.01.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

A dangerous job is getting more dangerous - 2012 is the deadliest year on record for journalists, according to the UN. The photojournalist Lynsey Adda...

Media Outlets Criticize Leveson Report

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Media

The Leveson Report's recommendation of legislation to back a new press regulator in Britain has been met with a largely frosty reception in media circ...

Israel's Deeply Troubling Attacks On Journalists

www.nytimes.com | Posted 11.25.2012 | Media

The setting at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel on Tuesday represented the height of refinement, but Alan Rusbridger, editor in chief of The Guardian, remind...

More Journalists Are Slain as a Culture of Impunity Thrives in Pakistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 01.18.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Lack of action on the part of the Pakistani government against those who attack the media is increasingly undermining freedom of the press and also jeopardizing the safety of journalists and their families.

Turkey Condemned For Crackdown On Press Freedom

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2012 | Media

* Report condemns anti-press tone at highest level of gov't * Criticises widespread use of pre-trial detention * Gov't s...

Mali Media On Strike

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2012 | Media

* Journalists strike over spate of violent attacks * Islamists hold north, south still lacks viable govt * Military inte...

Ecuadorian Newspaper Editor Condemns Public Attack By President

The Huffington Post | Clare Richardson | Posted 07.10.2012 | World

The editor of Ecuador's daily newspaper El Universo, Gustavo Cortez, responded on Monday to remarks made against him by President Rafael Correa last m...

BBC Warns Of 'Unprecedented Threat' To Independent News

BBC | Posted 09.05.2012 | Media

The BBC has today warned of an 'unprecedented global threat to impartial and independent news' and called on relevant authorities worldwide to protect...

Freedom of the Press in Danger Across the Globe

Rep. Adam Schiff | Posted 07.03.2012 | Media
Rep. Adam Schiff

Journalists put their lives on the line every day to bring us news from across the globe. Today is a day in which we celebrate the indispensable role played by journalists in exposing abuses of power and putting themselves in harm's way.

The Ten Most Censored Countries In The World

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Committee to Protect Journalists

By Danny O'Brien/CPJ Internet Advocacy Coordinator One big reason for the Internet's success is its role as a universal standard, interoperable across...

Is Tunisia's Post-Revolution Media Freedom Slipping?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.21.2012 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

On a post-revolution visit to Tunis, I was struck by the changes and how one could actually access the Internet, tweet, blog and get news of the outside world. But

In Journalist Murders, Brazil, Pakistan, India Fail Crucial Test

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 06.16.2012 | World
Committee to Protect Journalists

By Elisabeth Witchel/CPJ Consultant Brazil, Pakistan, and India--three nations with high numbers of unsolved journalist murders--failed an impor...

How To Stop Rumors In China: Stop Censorship

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 05.29.2012 | Home
Committee to Protect Journalists

By Madeline Earp/CPJ Senior Asia Research Associate The sacking of Chongqing party leader Bo Xilai has sparked some entertaining gossip this m...

With Coup, Quiet #Mali Generates Noise On Twitter

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 05.29.2012 | Home
Committee to Protect Journalists

By Mohamed Keita/CPJ Africa Advocacy Coordinator Yesterday, while reporting on breaking news in Mali from studios in Atlanta, CNN Wire Newsdesk E...

Corruption A No-Go Zone For South Sudan's Journalists

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Committee to Protect Journalists

By Tom Rhodes/CPJ East Africa Consultant Last week, South Sudan's ruling party secretary-general, Pagan Amum, won an important court...

Defining Who Is A Journalist, Mexican Style

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Committee to Protect Journalists

By Danny O'Brien/CPJ Internet Advocacy Coordinator This month, the Mexican Senate approved an amendment to the country's constitution th...

Four Years On, Wife Calls For Tibetan Filmmaker's Release

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 05.29.2012 | Home
Committee to Protect Journalists

By Madeline Earp/CPJ Senior Asia Research Associate Lhamo Tso has not spoken to her husband Dhondup Wangchen since March 17, 2008. She, the...

Amid Sri Lankan Denial, Threats Rise For Journalists

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 05.26.2012 | Home
Committee to Protect Journalists

By Bob Dietz/CPJ Asia Program Coordinator In the wake of the U.N. Human Rights Council resolution calling for an investigation into Sri Lanka's ...

Michael Calderone

Journalists In War Zones To Get Medical Training

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.20.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Tim Hetherington didn't have to die in Libya. It's that belief that has led Sebastian Junger, a close friend and colleague of the awar...