CPJ

  • In Freedom of the Press at least, Kosovo is the worst of the Balkans

    Based in Pristina, the Association of Journalists is weak and compromised: Kosovo was once ranked eightieth out of 180 countries in a Reporters Without Borders press freedoms index yet as the crisis of suppression deepens the rank sinks lower with every passing year as violations of the press and...
  • RPT and CPJ release Syria Media Safety Resource

    Rory Peck Trust and Committee to Protect Journalists release Syria Media Safety Resource — THE Frontliner...
  • Gunmen attack Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, kill at least 12

    Brussels, January 7, 2015–Heavily armed and hooded gunmen attacked the Paris office of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo today, killing at least 12 people and injuring 20, in the worst attack on the media since the 2009 Maguindanao massacre in the Philippines.  French press reports said Stephane Charbonnier, chief editor of the weekly who was known...
  • Journalists Killed at High Rate in 2014

    International journalists killed at high rate in 2014; Middle East deadliest region! An unusually high proportion of journalists killed in relation to their work in 2014 were international journalists, as correspondents crossed borders to cover conflict and dangerous situations in the Middle East, Ukraine, and Afghanistan, the Committee to...
  • Support The Right to Report

    Journalists risk their lives traveling to some of the most dangerous places in the world to bring us information about current events. We were reminded of how dangerous this work can be with the executions of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff by the militant group Islamic State. Journalists...
  • International journalists are in danger as never before

    As the power of traditional media wanes, violence and repression against reporters grows and terror groups wage war by social media. Last month, as part of a delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists, I met with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to discuss the country’s press freedom crisis. I...
  • US Border Policy On The Absurd 4 Journalists

    I was only supposed to be in Miami for the briefest of layovers. I was en route to San Francisco from São Paulo in Brazil, where I had participated in the NETMundial Conference on Internet governance along with hundreds of members of civil society, technology executives, journalists, and government officials. It...
  • New York Times reporter barred from leaving Afghanistan

    New York, August 19, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by reports today that Afghan authorities have banned New York Times correspondent Matthew Rosenberg from leaving the country, according to news reports. Rosenberg is based in Kabul and Washington. His most recent story, published on Monday, alleged that some Afghan officials were...
  • CPJ concerned by arrests, harassment of reporters covering unrest in US town

    New York, August 14, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the attacks on and brief detentions of journalists covering protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the past week in reaction to the killing of teenager Michael Brown by the police. Two journalists were briefly detained on Wednesday and released without charge....