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Sustained threats to journalists' safety demand fresh approach

CPJ launches Emergencies Response Team to promote and advance journalist safety

New York, February 21, 2017--Much work remains to be done to improve journalists' security in the face of unprecedented threats, including the spread of violent non-state actors, the shrinking rule of law, resurgent authoritarianism, and an industry shift toward reliance on freelancers, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in a report released today. Journalists, news outlets, and press freedom groups must find approaches that go beyond traditional training and advocacy, which is why CPJ has launched a new Emergency Response Team.

February 21, 2017 9:25 AM ET

Reports   |   Internet, Journalist Assistance, Security

The Best Defense

Threats to journalists' safety demand fresh approach

Reporting on wars and natural disasters is inherently dangerous, but the spread of insurgent and criminal groups globally poses an unprecedented risk to journalists. Since the videotaped killings of James Foley and Steven Sotloff in 2014, public awareness of the risks has increased exponentially, but the dangers persist.

(Scout Tufankjian/CPJ)

CPJ to join 2016 James Foley Freedom Run

CPJ staff and friends are joining many others in the U.S. and other countries for the James W. Foley Freedom Run. The event--a virtual run where supporters can take part from anywhere in the world--is scheduled for October 15, 2016. CPJ will hold its run in New York City. You can join the CPJ team and others, who will meet at 10 a.m. on Hudson River Greenway (W. 79th Street Boat Basin).

To participate in the virtual run with CPJ, please register here.

The event is organized by the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, an organization set up in memory of James Foley, a freelance war correspondent who was murdered by the militant group Islamic State in Syria in August 2014.

WHAT: James W. Foley Freedom Run

WHERE: Hudson River Greenway (W. 79th Street Boat Basin), New York.

WHEN: October 15, 2016, 10 a.m. EST

October 15, 2016 12:00 PM ET

Impact   |   Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia

CPJ Newsletter: Exhibit of jailed photographer's work moves to Photoville, journalist released from jail, and we join our partners at the UN

October edition

Next stop for exhibit of Shawkan's work: Photoville

A still from the Facebook Live video CPJ conducted at the Shawkan exhibition at the Bronx Documentary Center. (CPJ/Mustafa Hameed)

In mid-September, CPJ partnered with the Bronx Documentary Center to hold an exhibition of photographs taken by Mahmoud Abou Zeid, or Shawkan, a freelance journalist who has been imprisoned in Egypt since August 2013. Many of Shawkan's photos--from protests and celebrations in Tahrir Square to daily life in Cairo--were taken during the Egyptian revolution.

September 21, 2016 3:21 PM ET

CPJ's Impunity Campaign consultant to speak at the preview screening of Jim: The James Foley Story

CPJ's Impunity Campaign consultant Elisabeth Witchel will join panelists in a discussion following a preview screening of Jim: The James Foley Story. Foley was kidnapped in November 2012 in Syria. He was missing for almost two years before his captors executed him. Foley's death alerted the world to the rising risks journalists face covering frontline news today. The filmmaker, a close friend, looks at Foley's life and decision to report on the plight of civilians impacted by war. It interviews family, friends, journalists and fellow hostages. Other panelists include director Brian Oakes and photographer Daniel Rye. The event will take place on August 31, 2016 at 7:30 PM in Curzon Bloomsbury cinema in London.

August 31, 2016 12:00 PM ET

Attacks on the Press   |   Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, USA, Ukraine

Heroines for Press Freedom

Late on the evening of September 16, 2000, 31-year-old Ukrainian investigative journalist Georgy Gongadze left a colleague's house in Kiev and headed home to where his wife and young daughters awaited him. He never made it.

Ataques a la Prensa

Heroínas por la libertad de prensa

La noche del 16 de septiembre de 2000, Georgy Gongadze, periodista investigativo ucraniano de 31 años de edad, dejó la casa de un colega en Kiev y se dirigió a la suya, donde lo esperaban la esposa y las pequeñas hijas. El periodista nunca llegó.

27 de Abril 2016 8:00 AM ET

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Attacks on the Press   |   Internet, Iraq, Syria

My Islamic State Social Network

My first conversation with Islamic State was about my reporting. I had just shared an article I'd written about the terrorist group recruiting Western fighters on my Twitter when I saw that someone using the Twitter handle Abu Omar had also posted a link to the piece on his own account. His profile photo unabashedly displayed the black and white IS flag. As I clicked around his profile, I received a Twitter message from him:

Ataques contra a imprensa

Heroínas pela Liberdade de Imprensa

A noite de 16 de setembro de 2000 já avançava quando o jornalista investigativo ucraniano Georgy Gongadze, de 31 anos, saiu da residência de um colega em Kiev e foi para casa, onde era aguardado pela esposa e as filhas pequenas. Porém, ele nunca chegou lá.

abril 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

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Blog   |   Security

Kidnapping for profit or propaganda: How hostage risk for journalists is on the rise

From Central America to North Africa, kidnappings are on the rise and journalists are among the groups at risk of being abducted. Adding to the challenges of dealing with a hostage situation is a lack of solid information about kidnappings worldwide, or a united international response in dealing with the demands of kidnap groups.

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