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Attacks on the Press: CPJ to release assessment of press freedom with gender focus

New York, April 20, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its annual publication, Attacks on the Press: Gender and Media Freedom Worldwide, on April 27, 2016.

April 20, 2016 11:27 AM ET

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Critics Are Not Criminals

CPJ to release comparative study of criminal defamation laws in the Americas

New York, February 8, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release a special report on the status of criminal defamation laws in the Americas. This new report, prepared for CPJ by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in collaboration with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, seeks to advise journalists of the legal risks they face in their work, and shows that criminal defamation prosecutions are still widespread throughout the hemisphere. The report, which found that 32 of 33 countries in the Americas maintain criminal penalties for defamation, will be released online in English and Spanish and presented at a panel discussion in Lima on March 2, 2016. The Perú-based Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS) will co-sponsor the event.

February 8, 2016 4:47 PM ET

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CPJ to release annual report on killed journalists

New York, December 16, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its annual report on journalists killed in relation to their work.

CPJ's report includes a comprehensive catalog of journalists worldwide who were killed in connection to their work. A breakdown of the cases by country, medium, gender, freelancers, and the number of local versus international correspondents killed, among other criteria, is available in the report.

December 16, 2015 1:15 PM ET

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"EU must stop its double standards with Turkey"

Press freedom groups to hold press conference in Brussels

New York, December 11, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists will take part in a joint press conference on Turkey's press freedom record, alongside Reporters Without Borders and the European Federation of Journalists. The press conference, "EU must stop its double standards with Turkey," will be held in Brussels on December 15, 2015.

CPJ's EU correspondent Jean-Paul Marthoz, along with Johann Bihr, from Reporters Without Borders, and Mehmet Koksal, from the European Federation of Journalists, will discuss EU policies toward Turkey in light of its worsening press freedom record and will call on the EU to ensure protection of journalists' rights in Turkey remains a key part of negotiations as the country applies for EU member status.

The event corresponds with the release on December 15 of CPJ's annual prison census. It also relates to CPJ's special report on press freedom in the EU, which was released earlier this year.



December 11, 2015 1:00 PM ET

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CPJ to release annual list of journalists imprisoned worldwide

New York, December 8, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its annual census of journalists imprisoned worldwide on December 15, 2015.

The census catalogs journalists imprisoned as of midnight on December 1, 2015 and indicates the country where held, charge, and medium of work for each imprisoned journalist. It does not include the many journalists who were imprisoned during the year but released prior to December 1. CPJ published its first prison census in 1990.

December 8, 2015 10:47 AM ET

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CPJ to release report on press freedom in Tunisia

New York, October 20, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release a special report, "In Tunisia, press freedom erodes amid security fears," on October 27, 2015, at a press conference in Tunis.

October 20, 2015 1:04 PM ET

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CPJ to release annual report on impunity in murders of journalists

New York, October 1, 2015--CPJ will release its 2015 Global Impunity Index, which tracks countries where journalists are murdered and the killers go unpunished, on October 8, 2015. The index will be released ahead of UNESCO's International Conference on Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists in San José, Costa Rica, on October 9-10. The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists is November 2, 2015.

October 1, 2015 1:39 PM ET

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CPJ to release report on European Union's press freedom record

New York, September 14, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its first report on the EU's press freedom record, Balancing Act: Press freedom at risk as EU struggles to match action with values, at a press conference in Brussels on September 29, 2015.

The report analyzes how the EU struggles to balance its ideals as a global leader in press freedom with its member states' criminal defamation and blasphemy laws and counterterrorism measures, including mass surveillance. The report also explores what happens when member states renege on their press freedom commitments, and recommends specific actions to the EU as an institution and to individual countries.

September 14, 2015 10:54 AM ET

Media Advisories   |   Kenya

CPJ to release report on press freedom in Kenya

New York, July 8, 2015-Ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Kenya this month, the Committee to Protect Journalists will release a special report, "Broken promises: How Kenya is failing to uphold its commitment to a free press," on July 15, 2015.

The report examines the deteriorating climate for press freedom at a crucial time for continued development of Kenya's democracy, economy, and security.

July 8, 2015 11:57 AM ET

Media Advisories   |   Egypt

CPJ to release census of journalists jailed in Egypt

New York, June 17, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release a census of journalists imprisoned in Egypt on June 25, 2015.

June 17, 2015 6:01 AM ET
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