CPJ Advocacy

Issa Saharkhiz, imprisoned since November 2, 2015, on anti-state charges

As part of the Free the Press campaign, this month we focus on Issa Saharkhiz, a prominent Iranian journalist. Saharkhiz was arrested on November 2, 2015, for "insulting the Supreme Leader," and "propaganda against the regime." Learn more about Saharkhiz and join CPJ in calling for his immediate release from prison in Iran.

Fly Don't Spy

Journalist Safety at the Border

CPJ supports the rights of journalists to protect confidential information when submitting to customs and border control protocols worldwide, and is therefore concerned about policies that would undermine this right.

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Free the Press is a campaign run by CPJ to raise awareness and take action around the cases of 10 journalists imprisoned on anti-state charges like terrorism. Take action and learn more.


Freelancer Safety

Never have so many different types of journalists reported the news on so many different platforms. Yet no matter the form of journalism—from investigative to beat reporting, foreign correspondence to domestic coverage, blogging to photojournalism— thorough preparation is the starting point.



Murder is the ultimate form of censorship. Hundreds of journalists are murdered but the killers go free in nine out of 10 cases. CPJ is waging a global campaign to combat impunity. Raise your voice. Speak out for justice.