November 2013 Archives

Four journalists who face imprisonment and other threats for exposing realities in Ecuador, Egypt, Turkey, and Vietnam were honored with CPJ's 2013 International Press Freedom Awards held on November 26, 2013.

Amanda Gordon of Bloomberg profiled several of our notable guests and compiled the highlights of the evening.

Read the full story here.
Author of our US Report, The Obama Administration and the Press, Leonard Downie Jr., spoke to KQED public radio with New York Times journalist James Risen, on the findings of the report and the protection of sources.

Listen to the full discussion here.


As the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka approaches, the government's anti-media policies remain a pressing topic. Asia Program Coordinator, Bob Dietz, spoke to the Financial Times about the current status of press freedom in Sri Lanka.

Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, both of the French government-funded Radio France Internationale, were the first journalists to be killed in Mali in relation to their work since CPJ started compiling detailed records on journalist deaths in 1992. CPJ issued an alert and Frank Smyth, the CPJ Senior Adviser for Journalist Security, wrote a blog.

Deputy Director, Rob Mahoney, spoke to Alissa J. Rubin of the New York Times on the history of similar kidnapping cases.