Press Releases / 2013

As impunity reigns, Pakistani press threatened from all sides

May 22, 2013 6:35 PM ET

New York, May 23, 2013--With the release of a new report on widespread impunity, the Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the incoming government of Pakistan to urgently address the issue of violence against the press by bringing perpetrators of past crimes to justice.  "Pakistan has one of the world's...

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Pre-election crackdown on Iranian media intensifies

May 7, 2013 5:54 PM ET

New York, May 8, 2013--At least 40 Iranian journalists were behind bars on April 15, 2013, as authorities intensified a crackdown on the independent media ahead of the June presidential elections, a new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists has found. According to the analysis, Iran is the second...

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Impunity in journalist killings muzzles press

May 1, 2013 7:32 PM ET

CPJ Impunity Index: Nigeria enters ranking; Somalia, Pakistan, Brazil and Mexico persist New York, May 2, 2013--Unpunished, deadly violence continues to plague the press globally and has notably increased in Nigeria, according to the 2013 Impunity Index, the Committee to Protect Journalists' annual ranking of countries where journalists are murdered...

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Censorship and power In Iran

April 29, 2013 3:05 PM ET

Film screening & discussion with Jon Stewart New York, April 26, 2013--As Iran nears elections in June, the government has renewed its assault on the local press with arrests, prosecutions, and harassment, according to research by the Committee to Protect Journalists....

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China's new leadership faces censorship challenge

March 11, 2013 4:59 PM ET

New York, March 11, 2013--China's new leaders will face unprecedented challenges to controlling the media, even as journalists' efforts to test the system continue to carry great risk, according to a new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists. CPJ's report, "Challenged in China: The shifting dynamics of censorship and...

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Attacks and censorship erode press freedom worldwide

February 14, 2013 2:42 PM ET

New York, February 14, 2013--An unprecedented rise in the number of journalists killed and imprisoned in the past year coupled with restrictive legislation and state censorship is jeopardizing independent reporting in many countries, according to Attacks on the Press, a yearly assessment of global press freedom released today by the...

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