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The News We Could Lose: New Threats to Journalism and Press Freedom

In conflict and crisis, journalists put themselves in peril to bring news to the world. With journalists being killed and imprisoned in record numbers, the Newseum presents a special program examining these threats and the rise of new strategies by terrorists and governments to suppress information.

February 4, 2015 11:04 AM ET

Alerts   |   Japan, Syria

CPJ calls on Japan to explore all options for journalist held in Syria

New York, January 22, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by a video released on Tuesday by the Islamic State militant group in which the group said it would kill Japanese freelance journalist Kenji Goto and another Japanese citizen, Haruna Yukawa, if it did not receive a US$200 million ransom within three days.

Blog   |   Internet, UK

Classifying media and encryption as a threat is danger to press freedom

The U.K. prides itself on its commitment to free expression, but the latest revelations of surveillance of journalists and calls by Britain's Prime Minister, David Cameron, to ban secure messaging belie the country's drift toward a more restrictive environment for the press. The revelations further underscore the threat surveillance by Western democracies poses to journalism, a threat that prompted the Committee to Protect Journalists' Right to Report in the Digital Age campaign.

  |   Raporlar

Uluslararası çalışan gazetecilerin öldürülme oranı 2014'te yüksekti; Orta Doğu en ölümcül bölge

Suriye üç yıldır üst üste gazeteciler için dünyanın en ölümcül ülkesi. Uluslararası çalışan gazetecilerin öldürülme oranı 2014 yılında önceki yıllara göre artış gösterdi. Shazdeh Omari tarafından yazılan CPJ özel raporu

Gazeteciler Pakistan'daki bir eylemde Nisan ayında Afganistan'da öldürülen AP fotoğrafçısı Anja Niedringhaus'un fotoğraflarını taşıyorlar. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)

23 de Diciembre 2014 12:01 AM ET

  |   Relatórios

Elevada taxa de jornalistas internacionais mortos en 2014; o Oriente Médio é a região mais letal para a imprensa

Síria é o país mais fatal do mundo para os jornalistas pelo terceiro ano consecutivo. Jornalistas internacionais foram mortos em uma taxa maior em 2014 do que nos últimos anos. Um relatório especial do CPJ por Shazdeh Omari

Durante uma manifestação no Paquistão, jornalistas empunham fotos de Anja Niedringhaus, uma fotógrafa da AP que foi morto no Afeganistão em abril. (Reuters / Faisal Mahmood)

dezembro 23, 2014 12:01 AM ET

Reports   |   Afghanistan, Burma, Central African Republic, Guinea, Iraq, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine

International journalists killed at high rate in 2014; Middle East deadliest region

Syria is the world’s deadliest country for journalists for the third year in a row. International journalists were killed at a higher rate in 2014 than in recent years. A CPJ special report by Shazdeh Omari

During a demonstration in Pakistan, journalists hold photos of Anja Niedringhaus, an AP photographer who was killed in Afghanistan in April. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)

Blog   |   Afghanistan, Burma, Central African Republic, Egypt, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Mexico, Philippines, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine

Slideshow: Journalists killed in 2014

In 2014, at least 60 journalists and 11 media workers were killed in relation to their work, according to CPJ research. Local and international journalists died covering conflicts, including in Syria, Iraq, and Ukraine, while many others were murdered reporting on corruption and organized crime in their own countries.

Here, CPJ remembers some of the journalists who gave their lives to bring us this year's headlines.

  |   Informes

Alto promedio de periodistas internacionales muertos en 2014; Medio Oriente es la región más letal

Por tercer año consecutivo Siria es el país con el mayor saldo de periodistas caídos en el ejercicio de la profesión. Los periodistas extranjeros resultaron muertos en mayor número en 2014 que en los últimos años. Un informe especial del CPJ elaborado por Shazdeh Omari

Durante una manifestación en Pakistán, los periodistas sostienen fotos de Anja Niedringhaus, una fotógrafa de AP que fue asesinada en Afganistán en abril. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)

23 de Diciembre 2014 12:01 AM ET

Blog   |   Syria

In Syria, fewer journalist deaths but danger has never been greater

A vigil for victims of the Syrian conflict is held in Rome as the civil war enters its third year. Since 2011, 79 journalists have been killed while covering the war. (AFP/Tiziana Fabi)

For the third year in a row, Syria ranks as the deadliest country in the world for the press, research by the Committee to Protect Journalists shows. At first glance, the research offers good news: less journalists were killed, imprisoned and kidnapped this year in Syria than in 2013. A deeper look at the numbers and how we arrived at them however, show Syria has never been more dangerous for journalists.

  |   Rapports

Les journalistes internationaux ont été tués à un taux plus élevé en 2014; Moyen-Orient la région la plus meurtrière pour la presse

La Syrie est le pays le plus meurtrier au monde pour les journalistes pour la troisième année consécutive ; tandis que le nombre de journalistes internationaux tués en 2014 est plus élevé qu'au cours des dernières années, selon un rapport spécial du CPJ par Shazdeh Omari

Lors d'une manifestation au Pakistan, les journalistes tiennent des photos d'Anja Niedringhaus, une photographe de l'agence américaine Associated Press (AP) qui a été tuée en Afghanistan en avril. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)

23 décembre 2014 0h01 ET

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