committee to protect journalists (cpj)
At issue is a little-known UN committee that accredits non-governmental groups (NGOs) to participate in some meetings and conferences, including the Human Rights Council in Geneva. For the past four years it has deferred six times an application from the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
Academics, media professionals and experts met this week to push for a course on safety for journalists as a coalition of concerned stakeholders urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to uphold a pledge he made last year to defend their security.
On Nov. 17, today, a few colleagues and human rights observers will be present to witness when Mehmet Baransu, one of the very few bold investigative reporters in Turkey, faces a court in İstanbul on charges of "revealing secret state documents."
Masked and heavily armed, three gunmen stormed the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris, leaving 12 dead, including four venerated
As we reflect upon the meaning of a day to respect Human Rights, we must insist on justice for all of those who have been killed, for those who are still held captive and for those under threat, merely for their efforts to stand up for basic rights.
Dr. Karin Karlekar and Danny O'Brien join Ahmed to discuss the sources of oppression when it comes to international press.
If no story is worth a life, then why is murder the number one cause of journalists' deaths worldwide? In addition to those who have been killed, dozens have been attacked, kidnapped, or forced into exile in connection with their coverage of crime and corruption.
CPJ also declared 2012 the deadliest year for journalists since the committee started tracking deaths in 1992, due to the
As much as one would like to end the story by saying "...and the people of Egypt lived happily ever after", it might just be too premature to say so.
The detention, conviction, and murder of journalists has reached almost epidemic proportions -- and rarely makes the front page.