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On World Radio Day, Remembering Radio Journalists on the Ground

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 02.12.2017 | Media
Committee to Protect Journalists

On World Radio Day this Saturday, the Committee to Protect Journalists is paying tribute to the vital role radio journalists play in bringing their communities news and commentary, sometimes at great personal cost.

Why Countering Violent Extremism Measures Can Be a Threat to Press Freedom

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 10.16.2016 | Media
Committee to Protect Journalists

Allowing ill-defined "extremist" content to be removed without judicial oversight or due process can too easily be used by states interested in limiting independent reporting and staving off public policy debates.

An Era of Reporting Under Fear

Raza Rumi | Posted 05.10.2016 | Media
Raza Rumi

The state of journalism has obviously changed. The gruesome murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002 by al Qaeda started this dangerous trend.

These Are The Most Censored Countries In The World

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.24.2016 | Media

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

Ban on India's Daughter and Other Documentaries Is Global Censorship Issue

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 05.12.2015 | Home
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Committee to Protect Journalists

Banning media in any form is not just India's problem, it's not just China's or France's. It is a global problem.

Oscar-Worthy Performances by World Leaders (Paris Edition)

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Chaker Khazaal

It should not escape notice that a handful of the world leaders who were at the march advocating freedom of speech do not uphold this right in their own countries, much less promote it. It made me think of an Oscar-worthy performance, ending when the credits rolled and everyone went home.

France Unites Around 'Charlie Hebdo,' But Solidarity May Be Fleeting

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 03.10.2015 | Media
Committee to Protect Journalists

Charlie Hebdo, which was so often on the edges of politics and unnerving the establishment, is today the symbol of the core values of French democracy.

Charlie Hebdo Shootings Worst Attack On Media Since 2009

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.08.2015 | Media

The deadly siege on the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo was the worst attack on the media since 2009, the Committee to Project Journalist...

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. ...

In Fighting Ebola, Journalists Can Play Important Role

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 12.20.2014 | Home
Committee to Protect Journalists

The Ebola crisis in West Africa is unrelenting, and journalists on the frontline of reporting on the virus are caught between authorities wanting to control how the outbreak is reported, and falling victim to the disease themselves.

Threat to Independent Reporting in the U.S. Could Impact Global Standards

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 11.24.2014 | Media
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Committee to Protect Journalists

Journalism today lives online, and the ability to post, share, and communicate across borders is what defines the current era. This ability also threatens powerful forces, including autocratic governments and militant groups that reject critical scrutiny.

After Gaza Conflict, Probe Needed Into Journalist Killings

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 10.29.2014 | Home
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Committee to Protect Journalists

he killing of journalists and media workers, among several other potential violations of international law committed by both Israel and Palestinian factions, should be included in any future investigations into the Gaza war.

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...

Saudi Arabia Steps Up Censorship, Snaring Activists

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 07.27.2014 | Home
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Committee to Protect Journalists

Since the surprise Arab uprisings of 2011, the Saudi government has worked assiduously to ensure it has all the tools of censorship it needs to control dissent. These tools are starting to fire on all cylinders. The result has been a string of arrests and prosecutions in recent months of independent and dissident voices.

CPJ Finds Hope for Press Freedom in Pakistan

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 05.21.2014 | Media
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Committee to Protect Journalists

For the last decade, Pakistan has been one of the world's most dangerous countries for the media. At least 46 journalists have been killed, 24 of them murdered for the "crime" of covering the intelligence services, the Taliban, separatists in Balochistan, or the criminal underworld.

The Kremlin Falls Prey to Its Own Propaganda

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 05.07.2014 | Media
Committee to Protect Journalists

In Russia, the population-at-large receives its news from state-controlled TV that has long been churning propaganda. But since November, television, Kremlin's crude weapon of mass distraction, has ever more shrilly been agitating hostility toward opposition protesters in Ukraine.

Liu Jianfeng Tests New Model for Chinese Journalists

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 05.06.2014 | Home
Committee to Protect Journalists

Last July, veteran Chinese journalist Liu Jianfeng posted an announcement on the Chinese microblog Weibo confirming his intention to become an independent investigator and writer. In a country where all media remains state-owned, Liu's plan was a bold one.

Turkey Is Going Back to the Old Days

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 04.13.2014 | Media
Arzu Kaya Uranli

It seems that Turkey is confidently on its way to becoming a member of the "freedom league" --- with such players as China, Saudi Arabia, Iran and North Korea, where freedom of speech and human rights are secondary issues.

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.

UN and US Must Press for Change in Vietnam

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
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Committee to Protect Journalists

By Shawn W. Crispin/CPJ Southeast Asia Representative As Vietnam’s human rights record goes before a United Nations’ Universal Periodic Revi...

Indian Journalism Under Increasing Political Control

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 03.09.2014 | Home
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Committee to Protect Journalists

Although India is heralded as the promised land of journalism, with more than 80,000 print publications and close to 400 news channels--at a time when the media industry elsewhere faces shrinkage--recent events underscore that the huge number of outlets do not guarantee widespread independent coverage in the world's largest democracy.

Venezuela Service Providers Forced to Police Internet

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 02.12.2014 | Home
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Committee to Protect Journalists

The concept of network neutrality holds that all Internet traffic should be treated equal and that Internet Service Providers, or ISPs, should serve as free-flowing gateways for information rather than as filters. But in Venezuela, neutrality is an increasingly rare commodity and now ISPs are feeling the heat.

Grilling of Alan Rusbridger Shows Problems of UK Independent Press

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 02.05.2014 | Media
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Committee to Protect Journalists

Britain is home to a diverse and fiercely competitive press, but the climate for journalists, particularly those covering national security issues, began to grow chilly after the WikiLeaks revelations three years ago.

Michael Calderone

Top Time Exec Defends Lara Logan At Press Freedom Dinner

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.27.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- On Tuesday night, the Committee to Protect Journalists honored four individuals with the organization’s 2013 International Press Freedom...