April 2014

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Hillary Clinton's unreliable statements on whistleblowing

In the Atlantic's analysis of Hillary Clinton's comments on Edward Snowden, the article referenced CPJ's report on the Obama administration and the press.

April 29, 2014 5:24 PM ET

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Russia's bloggers to face stifling restrictions under new law

CPJ called on President Vladimir Putin to veto a new bill that would subject popular bloggers to the same restrictions as traditional media in Russia. The bill was approved by Russia's parliament, the State Duma, in a final reading today. The bill would apply to blogs with more than 3,000 daily visitors. 

The Huffington Post Blog referenced CPJ's analysis of the bill in its coverage.

Read the full story here.

April 24, 2014 5:12 PM ET

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Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut down

Tension between Pakistan's military and intelligence communities and much of the media swiftly escalated following an assassination attempt on Geo TV anchor Hamid Mir on April 19.

Pakistan's ISI brought a complaint to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, accusing Geo TV of conducting a "false and scandalous campaign undermining the integrity and tarnishing the image of state institution (ISI) and its officers."

The Associated Press quoted CPJ's statement on the developments.

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April 23, 2014 5:07 PM ET

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Joyful homecoming for 4 French journalists after Syria captivity

Four French journalists returned home to France. Nicolas Henin, Pierre Torres, Edouard Elias and Didier Francois were held captive in Syria for more than 10 months.

Reuters cited CPJ's statistics on Syria in the story.

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April 20, 2014 3:45 PM ET

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Evaporated

Syria is currently the most dangerous country in the world for journalists. Vanity Fair used the cases of missing journalists James Foley and Tim Rice to highlight the dangers journalists face trying to cover the conflict. CPJ research is cited throughout the story.

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April 14, 2014 3:26 PM ET

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Foreign and domestic media face restrictions amid Venezuela unrest

The Global Post quoted CPJ deputy director Rob Mahoney in its story on dangers to press freedom and journalists during the current protests and unrest in Venezuela.

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April 10, 2014 3:20 PM ET

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Al-Jazeera journalists mark 100 days in Egyptian jail amid calls for their release

Despite an international campaign calling for their release, the Al-Jazeera journalists held in captivity by the Egyptian government, marked their 100th day behind bars.

A Poynter article on the subject quoted CPJ MENA program coordinator Sherif Mansour in its coverage of the trial.

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April 7, 2014 3:14 PM ET

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AP photographer killed and reporter wounded as attacks on journalists rise in Afghanistan

Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed in Afghanistan. AP reporter Kathy Gannon was wounded in the same attack. The two were shot by an Afghan police officer who approached their car in an election convoy and opened fire on them in the back seat.

Michael Calderone of the Huffington Post quoted Asia Program Coordinator Bob Dietz in his coverage of the attack.

Read the full article here.

April 4, 2014 3:07 PM ET

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