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Honoring courage and defying repression

CPJ's 2014 International Press Freedom Awards

New York, November 6, 2014 -- Four outstanding journalists who have endured and defied media repression in 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 journalism. All have faced recrimination for their work, including imprisonment, violence, and censorship. CPJ will present Jorge Ramos, co-anchor on Univision News since 1986, with the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for lifetime achievement in the cause of press freedom. International Press Freedom Awardee Nguyen Van Hai, who was imprisoned when his award was presented in 2013, is now free and will attend this year to receive his award.

November 6, 2014 12:41 PM ET

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The Road to Justice: Breaking the Cycle of Impunity in the Killing of Journalists

A CPJ Special Report

New York, October 14, 2014-- CPJ's will release a new report, "The Road to Justice: Breaking the Cycle of Impunity in the Killing of Journalists," to highlight the threat that impunity in journalist murders poses to press freedom today. The report's launch will mark the first U.N.-recognized International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists on November 2.

October 14, 2014 3:11 PM ET

Media Advisories   |   Turkey

International press freedom delegation to visit Turkey

CPJ and IPI to meet with local journalists, media experts, and government officials

New York, September 25, 2014 -- A joint delegation of representatives from the Committee to Protect Journalists and the International Press Institute will be in Istanbul and Ankara from September 29 to October 2 to meet with local journalists, media experts, and government officials to discuss issues concerning press freedom. The delegation will be available for interviews. After meeting with Turkish government officials in Ankara on Thursday, October 2, the delegation will release statements.

September 25, 2014 12:30 PM ET

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Media Advisories   |   USA

CPJ and press freedom organizations to deliver Risen petition to U.S. Justice Department

New York, August 13, 2014--A coalition of organizations, including the Committee to Protect Journalists, will hold a news conference on Thursday about efforts by the Obama administration to compel New York Times reporter James Risen to disclose a confidential source. Earlier in the day, a petition with 100,000 signatories--"We Support James Risen Because We Support a Free Press"--will be presented to the U.S. Department of Justice. James Risen will also speak at the press conference.

August 13, 2014 10:30 AM ET

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Why Journalists Flee Their Homes

CPJ to release report on exiled journalists to commemorate World Refugee Day

New York, June 11, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release a special report on exiled journalists. The report marks World Refugee Day and spotlights the threats of violence and imprisonment which force journalists into exile from some of the world's most repressive nations. The narrative report follows the stories of eight individuals from around the world who were forced to flee their homes because of their work.

June 11, 2014 12:50 PM ET

Media Advisories   |   Brazil

Halftime for the Brazilian press

CPJ to release report on press freedom, internet freedom, impunity, and censorship in Brazil

New York, April 24, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release a special report on the press freedom climate in Brazil as the country gears up to host the World Cup this summer, followed by the Olympics in 2016. The report examines Brazil's steps to combat impunity in journalist murders; the persistence of judicial censorship; and Internet legislation, known as the Internet bill of rights, that was approved by Congress this week as a major Internet governance conference was underway. The report will be released online in English and Portuguese and presented at a panel discussion in Brasília on May 6, 2014.

April 24, 2014 3:24 PM ET

Media Advisories   |   Iraq

Mountain of impunity looms over Kurdistan journalists

CPJ to release report on the state of press freedom in Iraqi Kurdistan

New York, April 15, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release a special report on press freedom in Iraqi Kurdistan. The report examines key attacks on journalists that have shaped the climate of impunity; the role of law enforcement and the judiciary; and the troubling trend of self-censorship. The report will include recommendations for the Kurdish Regional Government, the leaders of Kurdish political parties, and the international community. The report will be released on April 22, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.

April 15, 2014 12:40 PM ET

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Journalist murders silence the press

CPJ to launch 2014 Impunity Index

New York, April 9, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its 2014 Impunity Index, a global tally of countries with the highest number of unsolved press murders. The index, which calculates unsolved journalist murders as a percentage of each country's population, shows that authorities are often unwilling or unable to pursue justice in journalist killings. Since 1992, more than 600 journalists have been murdered with impunity, a disturbing trend that sends a chilling message to those reporting uncomfortable truths.

April 9, 2014 1:56 PM ET

Media Advisories   |   Syria

Syria, the most dangerous place for journalists

Three-year anniversary of the Syrian uprising

New York, March 13, 2014--Syria ranks as the most dangerous country in the world for journalists, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Since the start of the bloody uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, at least 65 journalists have been killed, more than 80 have been abducted, and approximately 30 are still missing. According to CPJ's most recent prison census, 12 journalists remain behind bars.

CPJ experts are available in New York for interviews in Arabic and English in the lead-up to and on the day of the anniversary.

March 13, 2014 5:08 PM ET

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Attacks on the Press: CPJ to launch annual global assessment of press freedom

New York, February 10, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists will launch Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World's Front Lines, a yearly assessment of the state of press freedom, on February 12.

February 10, 2014 12:02 PM ET
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