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Mixed first year, but Global Magnitsky Act could be strong tool in fight for justice

January 12, 2018 12:08 PM ET

In December, the U.S. government announced the names of those it will penalize under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights and Accountability Act....

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In response to Trump's fake news awards, CPJ announces Press Oppressors awards

January 8, 2018 5:00 PM ET

Amid the public discourse of fake news and President Trump's announcement via Twitter about his planned "fake news" awards ceremony, CPJ is recognizing world leaders who have gone out of their way to attack the press and undermine the norms that support freedom of the media. From an unparalleled...

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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 joins UN discussion on journalist safety and impunity

October 24, 2017 5:23 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists and other rights groups, including Article 19, today took part in a side panel at the U.N. in New York, on journalist safety and impunity....

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US withdrawal from UNESCO is blow for press freedom

October 13, 2017 1:44 PM ET

The U.S. government's decision to withdraw from the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which has a mandate to promote "the free flow of ideas by word and image [and] to foster free, independent, and pluralistic media in print, broadcast and online," will make the world less...

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CPJ meeting with Gianforte is disappointingly brief

October 12, 2017 11:51 AM ET

When Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte agreed to donate $50,000 to CPJ as part of his settlement with Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs, whom he body slammed during a congressional race in May, I reached out to set up a meeting to see if Gianforte was serious about his hope that...

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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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US Treasury Department decision risks future of two Panama newspapers

October 4, 2017 5:38 PM ET

La Estrella de Panamá has kept Panama's citizens informed since 1849. Now, as the country prepares for elections next year, the existence of the major newspaper, along with that of its sister title, El Siglo, may depend on the U.S. Treasury Department....

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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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