Waseda Hosts Asian Muckrakers in Tokyo

Japan's Waseda University hosts an international symposium on investigative journalism this June 4. “Investigative Journalism in Asia: Perspectives and Prospects" will feature representatives of four nonprofit newsrooms from Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan and Japan. Among the topics: investigative projects, sustainable models, and cross-border partnerships. Organized by Waseda University’s Institute for Journalism/Waseda Chronicle and the Committee to Protect Journalists in cooperation with GIJN.

Source: Waseda Chronicle

Posted on: May 23, 2017

CPJ: Trump Damaging Global Press Freedom

The Committee to Protect Journalists' Joel Simon in the New York Times today spared little in his critique of the Trump Administration's anti-press campaign: "In President Trump’s carpet bombing of the news media, it is not just the United States’ global reputation that is collateral damage. Rather, it is the brave journalists on the front line who risk their lives and liberty to bring the world the news. It is to our great shame that they can no longer count on the support of the United States."

Source: New York Times

Posted on: February 26, 2017

CPJ Finds Record 259 Journalists in Prison

Turkey leads the world in number of journalists imprisoned, with at least 81 behind bars under the Erdogan regime, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists annual census. The 259 journalists in prison worldwide is the highest number recorded since CPJ began keeping records in 1990. The Turkish journalists all face anti-state charges following an unprecedented crackdown that has shut down over 100 news outlets. 

Source: Committee to Protect Journalists

Posted on: January 16, 2017

CPJ: Open Gov’t Meaningless without a Free Press

Last week's summit of the Open Government Partnership, or OGP, in Mexico City, obscured the broader issues in creating the free flow of information, according to this story by the Committee to Protect Journalists' Joel Simon. "Governments must acknowledge the inextricable link between transparency and a strong, independent, and vibrant media that is safe from violence and persecution," he wrote.

Source: Columbia Journalism Review

Posted on: November 3, 2015

Crimea: Independent Media, Journalists Obstructed

Authorities in the autonomous republic of Crimea in southern Ukraine should ensure that media outlets and independent journalists are allowed to report on the political crisis in the region without being censored or harassed, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In the past two days in Crimea, a journalism agency has been raided, a TV broadcaster shut down, and an independent journalist assaulted and her camera seized.

Source: Committee To Protect Journalists

Posted on: March 4, 2014

Ecuador Loses Investigative Journal Vanguardia

"Like the death of a loved one". That's how Juan Carlos Calderón, editor of the newsmagazine Vanguardia, described the June 28 closing of the newsweekly that for eight years published hard-hitting investigations about public officials and faced frequent government harassment. Yet the final days of Vanguardia were almost as controversial as its stories.

Source: Committee to Protect Journalists

Posted on: August 6, 2013

Infographic: the Deadliest Countries for Journalists

From 1992 to May of 2013, 985 journalists were murdered around the world, according the the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Find out where the deadliest countries for journalists to perform their jobs are, and explores whether their killers are being brought to justice.

Source: Visual News

Posted on: June 19, 2013

Speak Justice Campaign: Voices Against Impunity

Since 1992, more than 660 journalists have been murdered for their reporting. In most cases, their killers remain free, generating fear and self-censorship. The Speak Justice Now campaign, powered by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), invite people to get involved as press freedom advocates.

Source: Committee to Protect Journalists

Posted on: May 28, 2013