Alerts   |   CPJ, Colombia, Pakistan, USA

Rebecca MacKinnon, Ahmed Rashid, and María Teresa Ronderos join CPJ board

New York, December 21, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists announced the addition of three leading journalists to its board of directors today: Rebecca MacKinnon of Global Voices, Ahmed Rashid, journalist and scholar, and María Teresa Ronderos of Semana.com.

December 21, 2009 11:49 AM ET


Alerts   |   CPJ, Philippines

CPJ joins Global Day of Solidarity with Philippine journalists

New York, December 9, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists joins in the call to journalists across the world to join the Global Day of Solidarity today to demand justice for the journalists slaughtered in Maguindanao province of the Philippines on November 23.

December 9, 2009 4:12 PM ET


Alerts   |   CPJ, USA

CPJ receives Dodd human rights prize

New York, October 5, 2009—The 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 Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, and representatives of the human rights community. 

October 5, 2009 9:40 AM ET

Statements   |   CPJ, China

Coalition challenges YouTube blocking in China

The blocking of YouTube in China is "inconsistent with the rule of law and the right to freedom of expression," the Global Network Initiative said in a statement today. CPJ is a member of the Initiative, a coalition of information and communications companies, human rights organizations, academics, and investors that resists government censorship worldwide.

March 25, 2009 11:59 AM ET


Alerts   |   CPJ, Zimbabwe

CPJ awardee Mtetwa faces possible arrest in Zimbabwe

ReutersNew York, March 13, 2009--The Zimbabwean attorney general's office should halt a baseless criminal investigation into human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Alerts   |   CPJ, Iran

CPJ circulates petition for release of Roxana Saberi

New 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 Iran for six years.

March 5, 2009 3:00 PM ET


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