New York, October
Committee to Protect Journalists was honored today with the fourth biennial
Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights. The $75,000
prize is given "to an individual or group who has made a significant
effort to advance the cause of international justice and global human
rights." CPJ was selected for the prize by a committee representing the University of Connecticut, the advisory board of the
The blocking of YouTube
York, March 5, 2009--The
Committee to Protect Journalists has seen a groundswell of support for Roxana
Saberi, an American journalist who is being held without charge at Tehran's
Evin prison, through its Facebook
petition. Saberi, 31, was detained at the end of January and has not been
heard from since February 10. She is a freelance journalist who has worked for
multiple international news outlets from
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.