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.
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.
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.
Do you believe the free flow of information must be protected? Sign the #RightToReport petition and demand that President Obama immediately:
1. Issue a presidential policy directive prohibiting the hacking and surveillance of journalists and media organizations.
2. Limit aggressive prosecutions that ensnare journalists and intimidate whistleblowers.
3. Prevent the harassment of journalists at the U.S. border.
Or click here to see the full petition, and join leading journalists like Christiane Amanpour, The Guardian’s Alan Rusbridger, Editor of the AP Kathleen Carroll, and Arianna Huffington in signing on.