Latest Committee to Protect Journalists Stories

2011-05-03 09:35:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omidyar Network announced today the expansion of its Government Transparency initiative to include support of journalism in the developing world. Particular emphasis will focus on organizations that seek a free, open and vibrant media as well as investigative and citizen journalism organizations that provide citizens access to credible information that increases citizen engagement and participation in civil affairs. Stephen King,...

2009-11-13 14:46:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CPJ's 2009 International Press Freedom Award Winners, family members and experts will discuss cases in Sri Lanka, Somalia, Tunisia and Azerbaijan. The journalists are: J.S. Tissainayagam is a Sri Lankan newspaper columnist who was singled out in May on World Press Freedom Day by President Barrack Obama. Since then Sri Lankan courts sentenced "Tissa," as he is known, to a 20-year sentence for allegedly "inciting communal disharmony" over...

2008-08-20 06:00:26

Text of press release published by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on 19 August New York, 19 August: Research published today by OpenNet Initiative says that more than 50 websites related to news, human rights, and pro-Tibet groups were blocked in Beijing and in the Olympics Main Press Centre as the Games were about to begin. Those sites included the website of the Committee to Protect Journalists, www.cpj.org. OpenNet Initiative, an academic partnership that...

2005-12-23 21:10:18

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two Iraqi journalists face more than 10 years in prison on defamation charges stemming from articles criticizing the police and local Iraqi government officials, a journalism watchdog said on Friday. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists said Ayad Mahmoud al-Tamimi and Ahmed Mutair Abbas, editor in chief and managing editor of the now-defunct daily Sada Wasit in the southern city of Kut, were due to go on trial on December 25. In a letter made...

2005-07-01 22:45:33

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - As it wages war in the name ofdemocracy, the U.S. government stands accused by critics oferoding freedom of the press at home as journalists face jailfor principles they say are enshrined in the Constitution. But with the media struggling to regain public confidenceafter a string of reporting scandals, journalists too are underpressure not to let their principles override security at atime when the United States has declared a "war on terrorism."...

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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.