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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...

Top Editor Attacks Obama Over Press Freedom

ProPublica | Paul Steiger | Posted 01.27.2014 | Media

Last night, ProPublica founder and executive chairman Paul Steiger received the Burton Benjamin Memorial award from the Committee to Protect Journalis...

Journalists Denounce White House War On Leaks

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.05.2013 | Media

A forthcoming report by the former editor of the Washington Post details the widespread chilling effect that the Obama administration's war on leaks a...

UNESCO Taking Measures To Protect Female Journalists From Violence

Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact

By Reshmi Kaur Oberoi, Women's eNews (WOMENSENEWS)--The danger and intimidation surrounding female journalists can be told through many individual ...

Fighting for Press Freedom in Russia

Jared Feldschreiber | Posted 11.08.2013 | World
Jared Feldschreiber

For those who believe in freedom of speech and lawful due process, one ought to invest their time taking note of this free speech case which -- whatever one's politics -- attacks the very heart of what means to have an open, pluralistic and democratic society.

UK Prime Minister Under Fire For Shocking Actions Against The Guardian

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.21.2013 | Media

The political row over the British government's aggressive intervention into the Guardian's national security reporting continued on Wednesday, as it ...

Michael Calderone

1,000 Journalists Killed | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.14.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -– The Egyptian military and police crackdown Wednesday on Muslim Brotherhood protesters reportedly led to the deaths of more than 100 hund...

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...