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Andrew Levinson

Andrew Levinson served as CPJ's media officer from 2007 to 2010, promoting the organization's work on multiple platforms.

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CPJ launches yearly findings globally, and is heard

Joel Simon at CPJ's Japan launch of Attacks on the Press. (Reuters)

On February 16, CPJ held an ambitious international launch of our annual report Attacks on the Press. We coordinated events in six cities on four continents in order to expand the reach of our international headlines while also focusing on specific issues in each region. So how did we do?

February 23, 2010 12:03 PM ET

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Doing the numbers on press freedom

On Tuesday, CPJ released its annual report, Attacks on the Press, with a global launch in six citiesTokyo, New York, Brussels, Bogotá, Cairo, and Nairobi. We’ve noticed that different media reports, using our data, have cited slightly different numbers in regards to two key statics, the number of journalists killed and the number imprisoned in 2009—the global benchmarks for press freedom. We want to clear up any confusion. 

February 18, 2010 1:08 PM ET

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Press freedom in the news 12/01/08

South Africa's Mail & Guardian has more coverage of the Mikhail Beketov case today. Beketov, an editor of a Moscow-based newspaper, was brutally beaten and left for dead more than two weeks ago and remains in a coma. The Houston Chronicle also has a story on Beketov, as well as the dangers of reporting in Russia for all journalists.

December 1, 2008 11:41 AM ET

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Press freedom in the news 10/29/08

The launch of the Global Network Initiative, a set of principles outlying how Internet companies should conduct themselves in countries that stifle free speech, is making news this morning with the official Web site, Globalnetworkinitiative.org, going live today. Forbes.com, TechNewsWorld, and PCMag.com are all running stories about three major tech companies and human rights organizations agreeing to the "Principles on Freedom of Expression and Privacy."

October 29, 2008 12:34 PM ET

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Press freedom in the news 10/27/08

The New York Times has updated coverage of the alleged poisoning of human rights lawyer Karinna Moskakleno in France. The article reports that French authorities have declared the poisoning a result of an accident, despite the fact that Moskalenko fell ill only days before she was set to attend pre-trail hearings in the murder case of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

CPJ released an alert on October 14 expressing concern about the incident.

October 27, 2008 12:41 PM ET

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Press freedom in the news 10/24/08

The deaths of two Croatian journalists, killed when a bomb exploded beneath their car Thursday in Zagreb, is getting extensive coverage across the region today. 

October 24, 2008 12:36 PM ET

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Press freedom in the news 10/23/08

The Web site Wired PR News has more coverage of Afghan journalism student Parwez Kambakhsh's 20-year jail sentence for blasphemy. The story cites our October 21 alert condemning the sentence.

October 23, 2008 12:43 PM ET

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Press freedom in the news 10/22/08

Yesterday's 20-year jail sentence of Afghan journalism student Parwez Kambakhsh is getting additional coverage today. 

October 22, 2008 12:09 PM ET

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Press freedom in the news 10/21/08

In the Philippines today, the news that charges have been brought against the alleged masterminds in the murder of Philippine journalist Marlene Garcia-Esperat is running in many of the country's major news outlets. 

October 21, 2008 11:05 AM ET

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Press freedom in the news 10/17/08

The jailing of Vietnamese journalist Nguyen Viet Chien continues to be in the news today with the legal Web site Jurist and the South Korean-based news site Digital Chosun both running stories about the two-year sentence the journalist has received.

October 17, 2008 11:28 AM ET

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