Committee to Protect

Committee to Protect

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes #pressfreedom worldwide. Contact:

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#India  : “It is ludicrous that authorities...are accusing editors Sadokpam Dhiren and Paojel Chaoba of committing sedition and acts of terror just for publishing an article. This is a clear attempt at intimidation and controlling what the media reports. " @cpjasia  's @aliyazeba 

Authorities in the Middle East and North Africa don’t always give explanation or warning before taking sites offline. In #Egypt  in 2017 news sites were blocked without prior notification. In #Algeria  in 2020 no governmental body claimed responsibility for blockages.

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Ten years after the Arab Spring, revolutions calling for democratic reforms have resulted in further government repression in #Egypt , #Bahrain , #Algeria , #Morocco , and other countries, with profound consequences for press freedom

“In QAnon and far right conspiracy mythos, the media is in league with the forces of evil,” @AlexBNewhouse  , research lead at @miisMonTREP  , told CPJ. Trump’s labeling of journalists as “enemies of the people” played on anti-press sentiments deeply held by far-right extremists

The way extremists relate to the press is evolving. For extremist groups, taking a more openly adversarial position against the press is no longer seen as counterproductive to efforts at publicity, @ShorensteinCtr  's @BostonJoan  told CPJ.

Authorities in the Indian state of Gujarat should drop their arrest warrant for journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, and the Adani Group conglomerate should stop trying to intimidate journalists with legal harassment.

In September, CPJ Advocacy Director@courtneyr  spoke with Australia’s journalist union about a new code that would change the way news is shared on online platforms.


#MostRead this week: Hong Kong police attack and detain journalists covering protests

CPJ calls on Turkish authorities to halt deportation of Iranian journalist Mohammad Mosaed, 2020 IPFA awardee

In the past 25 years, 1230 journalists were killed worldwide in relation to their work. These are only 10 of them. They are #NotTheEnemy .

Police in #HongKong  must stop attacking and harassing journalists and ensure the safety of reporters covering protests.

CPJ calls on to restore credentials of CNN correspondent , and stop denigrating media. CC:

53 journalists have been killed in line of duty worldwide this year. Read their names and stories in the following thread. #pressfreedom