November 2012

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CPJ in the News

The future of cyber security

According to CPJ research, about half of the reporters and journalists jailed at anytime work primarily online.  To mitigate the risks of online reporting, CPJ's newly updated Journalist Security Guide contains an interactive guide to digital safety.  

WOUB Public Media reports on the growing cyber attacks against journalists and CPJ Internet Advocacy Coordinator, Danny O'Brien, joins the discussion in this broadcast interview.  

November 26, 2012 10:00 AM ET

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Half of press freedom honorees in jail

On November 20, CPJ honored four courageous journalists who have risked their lives to report on the realities of their regions.  Two of the awardees, Dhondup Wangchen and Azimjon Askarov, serving terms in prison, were both unable to receive their awards at the dinner this year.

Bloomberg's coverage of CPJ's International Press Freedom Awards highlights the high record of imprisoned journalists around the world.

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November 21, 2012 10:59 AM ET

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Askarov takes his case to the UN for appeal

Awarded CPJ's 2012 International Press Freedom Award, Kyrgyzstan journalist Azimjon Askarov is serving a life sentence in retaliation for his reporting. In a special report, CPJ documented the torture, lack of evidence, and fabricated charges leading to his sentence. 

In reference to CPJ's award to Askarov, The Journal of Turkish Weekly reports on a detailed 115-page document filed by Askarov's lawyers to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on the unfair trial and injustice leading to his imprisonment.  

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November 19, 2012 9:38 AM ET

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Iran parliament to investigate blogger's death

CPJ called on Iran to launch an investigation into the suspicious death of imprisoned blogger, Sattar Beheshti. At least two other journalists have died in Iranian custody under suspicious circumstances, CPJ research shows. 

Reuters reports on the decision of Iran's parliament to conduct an investigation into Bethesti's death, with a mention of CPJ's advocacy.  

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November 14, 2012 10:06 AM ET

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