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At least seven Palestinian journalists were injured while covering protests in the Gaza Strip on April 27, 2018, as the Israel Defense Forces used tear gas and fired live rounds to try to disperse protesters, according to the Palestinian Journalist Syndicate, news reports, and three local ... journalists
In recognition of World Press Freedom Day, The National Press Club and its non-profit affiliate NPC Journalism Institute, will hold a news conference at noon, Thursday, May 3 to discuss developments in the cases of four journalists who are recent recipients of one of the Club's highest honors, the John Aubuchon ...

New Delhi, April 26, 2018--Indian authorities must immediately conduct a swift and thorough investigation into threats against the investigative freelance journalist Rana Ayyub, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Ayyub began receiving an onslaught of anonymous, graphic threats via ...
Cumhuriyet trial ends, defendants sentenced An Istanbul court on April 25 convicted 14 people affiliated with the independent daily Cumhuriyet on terrorism-related charges, the newspaper reported. The court placed the journalists and newspaper staff on probation and banned them from traveling until the appeals ...
An Istanbul court on April 25 convicted 14 people affiliated with the independent daily Cumhuriyet on terrorism-related charges, the newspaper reported. The court placed the journalists and newspaper staff on probation and banned them from traveling until the appeals process has ended, according ...
New York, April 25, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the outcome of a trial in Copenhagen at which Danish entrepreneur Peter Madsen was convicted of killing freelance journalist Kim Wall on his submarine in August 2017. Madsen received the maximum sentence of life ... Journalist

New York, April 2, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched its annual Free The Press campaign to raise awareness of journalists imprisoned worldwide. This year, the campaign highlights five journalists jailed for their work. Supporters are encouraged to send physical or digital postcards ... Journalist
Beirut, April 2, 2018 -- Israeli authorities should independently and credibly investigate reports that Israeli security forces injured journalists covering protests in the Gaza Strip on March 30, 2018, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At least 10 Palestinian journalists were injured while covering ... Journalist
New York, March 26, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Malaysian Parliament to withdraw a draft bill on fake news. Under the proposed Anti-Fake News 2018 bill, anyone convicted of creating, circulating or publishing fake news online or on social media could face a 10-year ... Journalist
New York, March 20, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed its concerns with the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act and its potential to expose journalists to targeting by foreign governments. The CLOUD Act would make it easier for some foreign governments to ... Journalist
Quito, Ecuador, March 16, 2018 --The government of Ecuador pledged in a meeting Wednesday with the Committee to Protect Journalists to reform an oppressive communications law this year and to invite international experts to visit the country and analyze Ecuador's compliance with international legal ... Journalist
Courtney C. Radsch, PhD, is the advocacy director at the Committee to Protect Journalists and the author of Cyberactivism and Citizen Journalism in Egypt: Digital Dissidence and Political Change. As a veteran journalist, researcher, and free expression advocate she writes and speaks frequently about the ... Journalist
More than a third of the 821 journalists murdered over the past 26 years covered crime or corruption, research by the Committee to Protect Journalists shows. Compounding the problem is impunity. The killers and those ordering the murder of journalists are rarely brought to justice. In fact, 86 percent of ... Journalist
The Committee to Protect Journalists joined a coalition of 28 other international press freedom organizations to call on Kyrgyz authorities to drop defamation lawsuits and to end the practice of using disproportionate fines, travel bans and other harsh penalties to punish critical media outlets and journalists. Journalist
New York, March 12, 2018 --The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomes the release on bail of Pakistani journalist Hafiz Husnain Raza and calls on Pakistani authorities to drop all remaining charges against him. Authorities released Raza from prison on March 10 after an Anti-Terrorism Court in ... Journalist
An Istanbul court today sentenced at least 22 journalists to prison on terrorism-related charges, according to news reports. The journalists all denied the charges, the reports stated. The trial, with a total 29 defendants, made headlines in March 2017, when a court ordered that 21 of them be released ... Journalist
New Delhi, March 8, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Indian authorities to grant photojournalist Kamran Yousuf bail. The bail decision was expected March 7, according to news reports, but has not been handed down yet. Yousuf, a freelancer working in the Jammu and Kashmir region, ... Journalist

New York, February 20, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the detention and subsequent disappearance of Egyptian journalist Moataz Wadnan, and today called on the country's authorities to make public what they know about his whereabouts. Police on February 16 arrested ... Journalist
"The floodgates are open," I told the audience at the annual International Press Freedom Awards gala of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Within days, the chair of that dinner, CBS News President David Rhodes, would fire the network's morning show co-host Charlie Rose amid reports of sexual ... Journalist
Beirut, March 27, 2018--Israeli security forces should immediately release Bakr Abdel Haq, a correspondent for the Palestinian Authority's broadcaster Palestine TV, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Israeli troops on March 23 arrested Abdel Haq, who is based in the West Bank city of Nablus, ... Journalist
New York, March 28, 2018--Haitian authorities must do everything possible to locate freelance photojournalist Vladjimir Legagneur and conduct a full and transparent investigation into his disappearance, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Legagneur was last seen on the morning of March 14, ... Journalist
Nairobi, March 27, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in Kenya to immediately investigate the assault of journalists by police at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi yesterday. According to media reports and journalists who spoke with CPJ, police officers ... Journalist
Nairobi, March 9, 2018--Ethiopian authorities should immediately release Seyoum Teshome, who publishes the Ethiothinktank blog, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security forces yesterday arrested Seyoum at his home near the Woliso campus of Ambo University, where he lectures, ... Journalist
Beirut, January 17, 2018--Authorities should immediately release two journalists from the independent news website Jfranews who have been charged under Jordan's Press and Publication Law and Cybercrime Law, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. An Amman prosecutor yesterday ordered ... Journalist
When it comes to the Committee to Protect Journalists' Press Oppressor Awards and the prize for Tightest Grip on the Media, Trump isn't in the same league as the winner, Chinese President Xi Jinping, or the runner up, Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Although some have noted that Trump has called ... Journalist
Bangkok, January 16, 2018--The Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission's order yesterday to revoke the registration of news website Rappler represents a clear and immediate danger to press freedom in the Philippines, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The Philippine Securities ... Journalist
7, a year after delivering an impassioned speech that would go viral and create a windfall of donations for the organization that she name-checked, the Committee to Protect Journalists. (About that windfall: In 2016, 2,031 individuals gave the CPJ a total of $977,845, and in 2017, 12,671 individuals gave ... Journalist
The US president was given the award for threatening to “open-up” libel laws, sue news outlets and subject broadcast licenses to review. He has also posted approximately 1,000 tweets that have been critical of the press since he announced his presidential candidacy in 2015. Journalist
Donald Trump may have delayed his own "MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR," but in the meantime he's picked up a coveted prize himself: the Committee to Protect Journalists' Overall Achievement in Undermining Global Press Freedom award. The CPJ announced its own ... Journalist
The Committee to Protect Journalists named President Trump Donald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for 'serious case of amnesia' after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper ... Journalist
New York, January 5, 2018 -- Saudi Arabian authorities must immediately release Saleh al-Shehi from detention and stop arresting journalists who criticize the country's government, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Saudi security forces arrested al-Shehi, a columnist for the Saudi Arabian ... Journalist
The Committee to Protect Journalists tweeted that it would be holding “The Global Press Oppressors Awards” next week at the same time as President Trump Donald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for 'serious case of amnesia' after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to ... Journalist
Nairobi, January 4, 2017--Somali authorities should immediately release Abdishakur Abdullahi Ahmed, also known as Shaasha, who works as a correspondent for the Nairobi-based RTN Somali TV channel and owns a local radio station, City FM, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Authorities ... Journalist
New York, December 28, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned an attack today on a Shiite cultural center and office of the news agency Afghan Voice, in Kabul, Afghanistan. At least one journalist was killed and four media workers were injured in the attack, which killed more than 40 ... Journalist
New York, December 21, 2017--Russian authorities should investigate today's violent attack on independent journalist Vyacheslav Prudnikov, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. Prudnikov, who contributes to the independent regional news website Kavkazsky ... Journalist
Globally, at least 42 journalists were killed in the line of duty from January 1 to December 15, 2017, the Committee to Protect Journalists found. The figure compares with at least 48 killed in the whole of 2016. CPJ is investigating the killing of another 20 journalists in 2017, but so far has not been able to ... Journalist
Bangkok, December 13, 2017--Two Reuters reporters were arrested on Tuesday evening by police in Myanmar's former capital of Yangon, Reuters and other news outlets reported. The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for the reporters' immediate and unconditional release. Government ... Journalist
New Delhi, December 12, 2017-- Authorities in India's Jammu and Kashmir state must immediately release French documentary filmmaker Comiti Paul Edwards from custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. State police arrested Edwards on December 9, 2017, in the city of Srinagar while ... Journalist
For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a historical high, as the U.S. and other Western powers failed to pressure the world's worst jailers--Turkey, China, and Egypt--into improving the bleak climate for press freedom. A CPJ special report by Elana Beiser. Journalist
Donald Trump, who last week tried to ban a book that criticized his presidency, is busy preparing for his next assaults on the practitioners of the First Amendment that he so casually disregards. The president, who seems to be determined to make Richard Nixon look like a champion of press freedom, ... Journalist
New Delhi, December 6, 2017--Authorities in India's Uttar Pradesh state must identify the motive in the shooting death of Naveen Gupta, a stringer for the Hindi-language Hindustan newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Unknown assailants on November 30 shot Gupta dead in the ... Journalist
According to our fellow press freedom advocacy group Committee to Protect Journalists, at least 48 journalists have been killed in other countries around the world thus far in 2017. It is our belief that at the least, T-Shirts or any other items bearing such words simply inflame the passions of those who either ... Journalist
Bangkok, November 30, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned a Vietnamese appeals court's decision today to uphold a 10-year prison sentence against blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, widely known as "Me Nam" or "Mother Mushroom." During a one-day trial in June, a Vietnamese ... Journalist
New Delhi, November 22, 2017--Indian authorities must thoroughly investigate the shooting yesterday of Sudip Dutta Bhaumik, an investigative reporter at the Bengali-language daily Syandan Patrika, and ensure those responsible are held accountable, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Journalist
New York, November 17, 2017--Guatemalan authorities should immediately release community reporter Jerson Antonio Xitumul Morales and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Local police on November 11 arrested Xitumul, a reporter with the independent digital ... Journalist
Bangkok, November 16, 2017--Two former reporters with the U.S. Congress-funded Radio Free Asia were detained in Cambodia on November 14 on suspicion of illegally producing and disseminating news, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Cambodian ... Journalist
New York, November 16, 2017--Journalists from Cameroon, Mexico, Thailand, and Yemen were honored Wednesday night at the Committee to Protect Journalists' 27th annual International Press Freedom Awards for courageous work amid risks such as imprisonment, threats, and exile. The families of two ... Journalist
Punjab province police arrested Husnain Raza on April 25, 2016. Authorities charged him with disturbing public peace and tranquility and ... Journalist
The Committee to Protect Journalists named Cameroon journalist Ahmed Abba as one of four winners of its prestigious 2017 International ... Journalist
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the sentencing and calls on Myanmar's authorities to release the reporting team immediately. Journalist


 

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