CPJ Events

CPJ International Press Freedom Awards 2014

Four journalists from Burma, Iran, Russia, and South Africa will be honored with the Committee to Protect Journalists' 2014 International Press Freedom Awards, an annual recognition of courageous reporting. These journalists have faced imprisonment, violence, and censorship.

For details, click here.

November 25, 2014

Human Rights Dilemmas in Ethiopia

While Ethiopia has proven to be a willing ally in the war on terror and partner in developing successful models to strengthen food security and community resilience, many aspects of its human rights record continue to raise concerns. In recent years there has been a disturbing trend towards repressive interpretations of laws, which have led to significant human rights abuses targeting civil society groups, freedom of the press, and indigenous peoples. A growing number of journalists and political opposition actors have been arrested under anti-terrorism statutes. The inability of civil society groups to function has prevented meaningful engagement on a number of important human rights issues, including land and water rights and the rights of indigenous peoples.

Sue Valentine, CPJ's Africa program coordinator, will be presenting CPJ's research on Ethiopia at the briefing.

November 14, 2014

Joel Simon in Conversation with George Packer @Book Court, Brooklyn

Tue Nov 11, 7:00PM

On the Docket: Release Party Reading Audience Q&A Book Signing.

November 11, 2014

Freedom of Expression in the Middle East and North Africa

Amnesty International Regional Conference. Washington, DC. CPJ's Advocacy Director, Courtney Radsch will be speaking.

November 9, 2014

Joel Simon & Kathleen Carroll on The New Censorship

Journalists are being imprisoned and killed in record numbers. Online surveillance is annihilating privacy, and the Internet can be brought under government control at any time. Joel Simon, the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, warns that we can no longer assume our global information ecosystem is stable, protected, and robust. Journalists -- and the crucial news they report -- are increasingly vulnerable to attack by authoritarian governments, militants, criminals, and terrorists, who all seek to use technology, political pressure, and violence to set the global information agenda.

Join Joel Simon and Kathleen Carroll, executive editor of The Associated Press, in a conversation on Simon's new book, The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom , published by Columbia Journalism Review Books.

November 6, 2014

Film Screening: 'Under Threat'

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and The Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) the present: Film Screening: 'Under Threat'. Watch the trailer here.

Discussion: As Election Nears, Egyptian Press in Peril

CPJ Blog: Don't let al-Sisi's government have Egypt's last word

November 6, 2014

Taming the Messenger: The New threats to Press Freedom

Press Freedom in the 21st Century. Newseum Institute and Free Speech Now! Washington, DC. CPJ's Advocacy Director, Courtney Radsch will be speaking.

Produced in association with, and hosted by, Newseum, and sponsored by News Corp, this one-day event is a chance for speakers from the US and Europe to explore the state of press freedom today.

November 5, 2014

3rd UN-Inter-Agency Meeting on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

The 3rd UN-Inter-Agency Meeting on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity will take place on 4 November 2014 at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. This meeting, convened by UNESCO and co-hosted by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Council of Europe, coincides with the inaugural International Day to End Impunity of Crimes against Journalists on 2 November.

November 4, 2014

"Ending Impunity: Upholding the Rule of Law"

On the occasion of the 1st International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists (2 November).

This landmark resolution condemns all attacks and violence against journalists and media workers. It also urges Member States to do their utmost to prevent violence against journalists and media workers, to ensure accountability, bring to justice perpetrators of crimes against journalists and media workers, and ensure that victims have access to appropriate remedies.

November 3, 2014

TRUTH TO ACTION: MEDIA FREEDOM - Protecting Human Rights Globally

Everyone has the right to seek, receive and impart ideas without fear and interference. Yet throughout the world, journalists, bloggers and others face the harassment and imprisonment for exercising their rights to free speech...Freedom of expression is essential to the attainment of all other rights...and is closely linked to the right to hold opinions and the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion... - Amnesty International

Date & Time

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:30pm

Doors open at 7pm

October 23, 2014