CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritise press freedom and the safety of journalists...
The Golden Pen of Freedom has been awarded posthumously to Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi...
3 Jun 2019
CALIFORNIA, United States - On 23 January 2019, United for Iran, a Bay-Area NGO working to promote civil liberties and civil society in Iran, announced the completion and winner of Borders and Boundaries, a visual art competition of Iranian artists focused on censorship and freedom of expression in Iran...
24 Jan 2019
Jennifer Thomas, an award-winning, veteran American broadcast journalist, was invited by the United States Embassy (South Africa) to address the Cape Town Press Club on media coverage of elections in the age of fake news late last month...
Juanita Pienaar 14 Nov 2018
Newswatch: In a media shooting reminiscent of the Charlie Hebdo attack, five staff members of the Capital Gazette were killed and two injured when a man armed with a shotgun entered their newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday afternoon...
29 Jun 2018
You may not have heard of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was murdered six months ago, but Meryl Streep certainly has and it would not surprise me if the Oscar winner optioned DCG's story...
Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 20 Apr 2018
As US President Donald Trump announces his "fake media" awards, the CPJ names its global press oppressors - world leaders who use rhetoric, legal action, and censorship to try to silence their critics...
9 Jan 2018
At a time when the media is being accused of peddling "fake news," Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks are bringing Hollywood star power to a movie celebrating journalism and the virtues of a free press...
20 Dec 2017
The Washington Post said Monday it was the target of an apparent "sting" operation that sought to plant a false story to discredit the newspaper's investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.
29 Nov 2017
Mexican journalist Marcos Vizcarra is the 2017 winner of the Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism...
24 Aug 2017
The safety of journalist features at the opening of the WAN-IFRA Congress being held in Washington DC from 1-3 June 2015.
29 May 2015
TEHRAN, IRAN: The detained Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian faces trial for espionage and three other charges including "collaboration with hostile governments", his lawyer told AFP on Monday...
21 Apr 2015
WASHINGTON, US: The FBI and National Security Agency monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-American activists, academics and a political candidate, according to a report co-authored by journalist Glenn Greenwald.
11 Jul 2014
WASHINGTON, US: US telecom giant Verizon said Tuesday it received nearly 150,000 requests for customer data from US law enforcement agencies in the first half of 2014.
10 Jul 2014
NEW YORK, US / BANGUI, CAR: The UN Security Council has condemned the killing of a French journalist in the Central African Republic, stating those responsible "shall be held accountable". (Video)
15 May 2014
NEW YORK CITY, US: UN committee on Tuesday voted to create an international day to protect journalists as media activists condemned the mounting number of reporters killed on duty.
28 Nov 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, US: Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer on Wednesday said she feared winding up in prison for treason if she refused to comply with US spy demands for data.
13 Sep 2013
FORT MEADE, US: US Army officers overseeing Bradley Manning ignored his angry outbursts and signs of mental health problems before he gave secret files to WikiLeaks, his defence lawyer alleged on Monday.
14 Aug 2013
WASHINGTON, US: Revelations about the US government's vast data collection programs have already started hurting American technology firms, according to an industry survey released this week.
25 Jul 2013
WASHINGTON, US: WikiLeaks has released what it says is an annotated transcript of a documentary that takes a critical look at the anti-secrecy group ahead of the US film's Friday premiere.
27 May 2013
NEW YORK, US: The New Yorker magazine has unveiled a new online system for anonymous whistleblower tips, based on technology developed by the late Internet activist Aaron Swartz and a former hacker.
17 May 2013
WASHINGTON, US: Life in authoritarian states is likely to get tougher before it gets better as their citizens gain more access to the internet, says Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt.
2 May 2013
WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.
22 Feb 2013
WASHINGTON, US: Online freedom has suffered setbacks in many countries, but also some gains, amid the Arab Spring uprisings and political upheaval in parts of the world, a new study showed.
27 Sep 2012
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA / WASHINGTON, US: The United States Saturday joined rights groups in demanding that Sri Lanka stop "harassing" media organisations, a day after police shut down opposition news websites and arrested nine employees.
2 Jul 2012
NEW YORK, US: The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release of French journalist Roméo Langlois who was held hostage for more than a month by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
1 Jun 2012
NEW YORK, US: 'The Spear' controversy has made the news overseas: the new-York-based Committee to Protect Journalists* (CPJ) has condemned what it terms "the campaign of harassment and intimidation" against the City Press after it published an image of a painting of President Jacob Zuma more than two weeks ago.
31 May 2012
LA JOLLA, US: An International Media in Danger workshop that brought together journalists working in dangerous situations around the world has concluded that effective government action, solidarity within the media and ethical coverage are the keys to confronting violence and impunity.
10 Apr 2012
NEW YORK, US: The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on all forces fighting in Tripoli to ensure the safety of journalists and respect their status as civilians.
24 Aug 2011
Though News of the World shut its doors on Sunday, the UK's hacking scandal is deepening. Allegations of illegal activity have spread beyond News of the World to other Murdoch papers, and far beyond hacking into people's voice mails. With all the new details emerging, it's getting hard to keep track.
Braden Goyette, ProPublica 21 Jul 2011