October 2012


CPJ in the News

Turkey unfairly detains journalists

CPJ's special report on Turkey ignited a widespread public debate on the country's press freedom.  Following the launch, a blog post by CPJ Executive Director, Joel Simon, summarizes and responds to criticisms the organization received during several days of intensive media interviews. 

A New York Times blog evaluates the Turkish government's reaction to CPJ's report.    

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October 31, 2012 3:13 PM ET

CPJ in the News

Turkey 'cracking down' on press freedom

On October 22, CPJ launched a report on Turkey's press freedom crisis.  The report, which is available in English and Turkish, details the cases of 76 journalists jailed in Turkey as of August 1, and the factors leading to their imprisonment. 

In BBC's coverage of the report, Joel Simon, CPJ Executive Director, emphasizes Turkey's campaign to label critical journalists as enemies of the state. 

October 24, 2012 12:39 PM ET

CPJ in the News

Threats fail to deter young Somali reporters

In 2012, Somali was ranked on CPJ's Impunity Index as one of the worst nations in combating journalist murders.  According to CPJ research, ten Somali journalists have been killed in direct retaliation for their reporting this year alone. 

CPJ East Africa Representative, Tom Rhodes, speaks to Aljazeera English on the willingness of young Somali journalists to report despite the danger.

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October 17, 2012 2:30 PM ET

CPJ in the News

Rookie freelancers risking lives to cover the Arab Spring

As hundreds of journalists are attacked, jailed, threatened, or placed under surveillance each year, research by CPJ show many of the journalists are freelancers who are responsible for their own preparation, equipment, and safety.  In launching a new Journalist Security Guide, CPJ provides a blueprint for reporters and freelancers to take concrete steps for their physical and digital safety. 

Quoting CPJ Executive Director, Joel Simon, The Daily Beast reports on the hazards freelancers take in order to report the news from conflict areas.

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October 11, 2012 10:55 AM ET

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