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CPJ in the News

For Turkish Journalists, Arrest is a Real Danger

In a rapidly changing Middle East, Turkey is increasingly being looked to by Arab neighbors as an example of what a post Arab-Spring society could look like. However, despite progressive, democratic, and secular institutions, the Turkish government maintains a dim view on press freedom. CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon goes on the record to denounce Turkey as one of the worst jailers of journalists in 2011 on NPR's Morning Edition.

January 31, 2012 4:16 PM ET

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CPJ in the News

OAS should stand firm against Correa

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has a torrid relationship with press freedom. His arsenal of repression includes such tactics as pre-empting private broadcasts to denounce the presenters, bankrupting papers through defamation suits, and publicly shouting down critics who dare question him.

In his latest attempt to censor free expression Correa has targeted the office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, an independent body of the Organization of American States. CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon wrote an op-ed for The Miami Herald expressing support for the OAS and calling on the organization to stand firm against any attempt to silence the press.


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/23/2604277/oas-should-stand-firm-against.html#storylink=cpy
January 24, 2012 5:03 PM ET

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Blog   |   Egypt

CPJ's Simon on Huffington Post: What is at stake in Egypt

CPJ's executive director lays out "What Is at Stake With Egypt's Media Crackdown" in a February 3 piece on the Huffington Post. Joel Simon writes: "With no witnesses, those undertaking the violence in Egypt will have a free hand to carry out their brutal campaign without restraint. Standing up for the rights of journalists at this crucial moment may be our last, best hope of stemming an impending bloodbath that could go down in history as the gravest example of political repression." Read the rest of his article here.

February 8, 2011 12:02 PM ET

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