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Russia's RT network says it complied with US order to register as foreign agent

November 13, 2017 12:03 PM ET

New York, November 13, 2017--The Russian government-funded international news network RT, formerly Russia Today, said that it complied today with a U.S. Department of Justice order for it to register as a foreign agent. Ordering foreign outlets to register could set a troubling precedent, the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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St. Louis probe into police handling of protests must take press freedom into account

October 24, 2017 6:08 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists and other organizations write to the mayor of St. Louis, Missouri, to express concern about police conduct toward reporters covering protests and urge that any investigation into law enforcement actions encompass press freedom.

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CPJ urges Congressman Greg Gianforte to champion the protection of journalists in the U.S. and around the world

October 12, 2017 11:49 AM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists writes to U.S. Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-MT) urging him to champion the protection of journalists and press freedom in the U.S. and around the world.

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Trump administration says it is pursuing 3 times as many leak investigations as predecessor

August 4, 2017 2:04 PM ET

New York, August 4, 2017--Relaxing U.S. government guidelines to make it easier for investigators to subpoena journalists and their records would have a chilling effect on press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a news conference today that U.S. President Donald...

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Republicans on Senate committee assert media leaks harm US national security

July 6, 2017 7:28 PM ET

New York, July 6, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by a report released today by a group of Senate Republicans arguing that "an avalanche" of media leaks under the Trump Administration is harming national security. The report, which lists at least 125 news articles that allegedly harmed...

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US congressional candidate in Montana charged with assaulting reporter

May 25, 2017 7:17 AM ET

May 25, 2017 -- The alleged assault of Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs by a candidate competing in today's special congressional election in Montana sends an unacceptable signal that physical assault is an appropriate response to unwanted questioning by a journalist, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist arrested in West Virginia while questioning cabinet official

May 10, 2017 11:16 AM ET

New York, May 10, 2017--The arrest of a journalist in the U.S. state of West Virginia while asking a question of Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price yesterday is an affront to press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Noose left at U.S. newspaper's office door

April 28, 2017 12:20 PM ET

On April 21, 2017, someone left a noose on the doorstep of The Sacramento Valley Mirror, a semiweekly newspaper in Willows, California, newspaper staff told the Committee to Protect Journalists....

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Fighting for the Truth

April 25, 2017 8:21 AM ET

Journalists have a huge amount of work to do By Christiane Amanpour Never in a million years did I expect to find myself appealing for the freedom and safety of American journalists at home. Despite the hostile rhetoric of the U.S. presidential campaign, I hoped that after becoming president-elect, Donald...

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Case in Point

April 25, 2017 8:07 AM ET

A journalist details one fight over records requests in the United States By Michael Pell In December 2010, Robin Gordon faced an ultimatum. She had found that a debt collection company had purchased a $291 tax lien on an apartment she owned in Atlanta, Georgia, after her mortgage company failed...

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