News from the Committee to Protect Journalists, October 2013
CPJ launches US report
Following CPJ's release of its report on
the state of press freedom in the United States, the organization is pursuing
high-level meetings with the White House. CPJ had drafted six recommendations that were shared with President Obama, including calling for
a guarantee that journalists would not be at legal risk or prosecuted for
receiving confidential and/or classified information.
CPJ continues to work toward
securing a meeting with the Obama administration in order to discuss the
"Given our 32-year
history fighting for press freedom around the world, we believe CPJ can make an
important contribution to the press freedom concerns and debate in the United
States," CPJ Chairman Sandy Rowe wrote in a
blog published the day after the report.