The Committee to Protect Journalists - updates

Rappler's latest stories on The Committee to Protect Journalists


International media groups denounce Ressa, Santos' conviction

Jun 15, 2020 - 5:24 PM

(5th UPDATE) The Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders, Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong, and International Federation of Journalists say the conviction is a crime against press freedom

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa leaves after the press conference  after she attend the promulgation for the case of cyber libel file against rappler by business man wilfredo keng. photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

PH has most number of unsolved journalist killings – report

Oct 29, 2019 - 9:31 PM

The 2019 Global Impunity Index lists 41 unsolved media killings in the Philippines over the last 10 years

9 YEARS. Candles lit in the shape of number 9 in commemoration of the 9 years since Maguindanao Massacre. Photo by Jaira Krishelle Balboa/Rappler

PH media face 'oppressive, alarming' conditions – global group

Apr 16, 2019 - 2:35 PM

Representatives of the New-York based Committee to Protect Journalists, who are on a visit to the Philippines, meet with Malacañang and Department of Justice officials

STATE OF MEDIA. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) holds a press conference in Manila on April 16, 2019, on its findings on the state of Philippine media. Photo by Rappler

WATCH: Maria Ressa, other journalists at Times Square NY for Ball Drop

Jan 01, 2019 - 6:47 AM

Times Square Alliance president Tim Tompkins says it is fitting to honor free press and free speech in one of the world's most famous public squares as the world welcomes 2019

Journalists become increasing 'targets' for killings – watchdog

Dec 19, 2018 - 2:31 PM

The Committee to Protect Journalists says 34 of the 53 journalists killed on duty this year around the world were 'singled out for murder'

[WATCH] Chatham House Prize 2018: The Committee to Protect Journalists

Dec 02, 2018 - 9:40 AM

The Committee to Protect Journalists is awarded the 2018 Chatham House Prize in recognition of its efforts to defend the right of journalists to work without fear

Media, human rights groups slam latest tax cases vs Rappler

Nov 30, 2018 - 12:56 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'The mounting tax charges against Rappler are a blatant form of legal harassment,' says the Committee to Protect Journalists

'LEGAL HARASSMENT.' Groups slam the latest tax cases filed against Rappler Holdings Corporation and Maria Ressa. Screenshot from Rappler video.

WATCH: Sheila Coronel introduces Maria Ressa at the CPJ 2018 awards

Nov 29, 2018 - 11:16 PM

"Maria and her team are a shining example of principled resistance to the erosion of democratic norms."

Maria Ressa receives CPJ's press freedom award

Nov 21, 2018 - 12:02 PM

'We need to continue reporting without fear or favor,' Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa says after accepting the Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award in New York City

PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa receives the 2018 Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists. Screenshot courtesy of CPJ

Despite improved status, PH ranks 5th on Global Impunity Index

Nov 02, 2018 - 5:08 PM

The Philippines has been on the impunity list for 11 years, and still has 40 unsolved cases out of a population of 104.9 million

U.N. General Assembly meeting spotlights the ‘press behind bars’

Oct 01, 2018 - 11:22 PM

The Committee to Protect Journalists and the UN denounce record number of jailed journalists

PRESS FREEDOM. A young Timorese reads a local newspaper. Photo by Martine Perret/UN Photo

Bangladeshi editor attacked outside courtroom

Jul 25, 2018 - 10:48 AM

Mahmudur Rahman, who was the editor of an opposition-aligned newspaper, is allegedly attacked by a pro-government organization

Pro-opposition Bangladeshi newspaper editor Mahmudur Rahman appears in court following his arrest in Dhaka on April 11, 2013. Bangladesh police arrested the editor of an influential pro-opposition newspaper on Thursday after he was accused of sedition and inciting religious tension in the Muslim-majority nation. AFP PHOTO/ STR / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

Crackdown on media, NGOs linked to low global corruption index scores

Feb 22, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Transparency International says, 'Given current crackdowns on both civil society and the media worldwide, we need to do more to protect those who speak up'

And the Golden Globes goes to... press freedom

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:20 PM

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announces they are giving $1 million each to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and the Committee to Protect Journalists

NUJP: 'Careless' Cayetano endangers PH journalists

Aug 23, 2016 - 6:56 PM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines says the unsubstantiated allegations of Senator Alan Peter Cayetano against the Philippine media put lives in danger

'IRRESPONSIBLE.' The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines has called out Senator Alan Peter Cayetano for issuing an 'irresponsible' statement against media reporting on the death toll in the war on drugs. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Female journalist gunned down in Somalia

Jun 05, 2016 - 11:35 PM

Sagal Salad Osman who works for state radio station Muqdisho dies instantly after being shot by unidentified men

Ortega family 'incensed' over Duterte justification of media killings

Jun 01, 2016 - 2:14 PM

Criticizing Rodrigo Duterte s justification of media killings the family of Gerry Ortega says the slain radio broadcaster was killed for exposing corruption

SLAIN REPORTERS. The family of slain broadcaster Gerry Ortega hits president-elect Rodrigo Duterte for justifying the murder of journalists.

Ban disappointed by UN rejection of press freedom watchdog

May 28, 2016 - 1:00 PM

UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon believes they do valuable work and is deeply disappointed by the decision which would block the Committee to Protect Journalists access to UN bodies

PRESS FREEDOM. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply disappointed by a UN decision to deny the Committee to Protect Journalists special status at the world body. File photo by EPA

Azerbaijan frees top anti-corruption journalist Ismayilova

May 26, 2016 - 12:43 AM

The reporter who turns 40 on Friday probes the vast riches allegedly amassed by President Ilham Aliyev and his family

FREED. This file photo taken on October 29, 2012 shows Honoree Khadija Ismayilova attending the 2012 Courage in Journalism Awards hosted by the International Women's Media Foundation held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, California. File photo by Jason Merritt / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Egypt may take legal action over 'false' tolls under new law

Jul 05, 2015 - 10:50 PM

The cabinet has already approved the draft law and President Abdel Fattah al Sisi is expected to approve the law within days

AFP photographer recovering after Pakistan protest shooting

Jan 17, 2015 - 3:21 PM

Police and witnesses at the scene blame the protesters for the violence saying they opened fire on the police when they were blocked from reaching the consulate

WE ARE NOT CHARLIE. Pakistani residents chant slogans against the printing of satirical sketches of the Prophet Muhammad by French magazine Charlie Hebdo during a protest in Lahore on January 15, 2015. Photo by Arif Ali / AFP

Hedged condemnation of Hebdo attack across Southeast Asia

Jan 13, 2015 - 1:43 PM

No leader or government spoke out about the real attack the one on press freedom whether you agree that Charlie Hedbo was tasteful or not

Myanmar army kills 'reporter' in custody - press body

Oct 25, 2014 - 5:03 PM

Myanmar military claims Aung Naing was gunned down as he attempted to escape detention in Kyaikmaraw town

Protesters interrupt Aquino forum at US university

Sep 24, 2014 - 8:46 AM

Youth activists interrupt a forum with President Benigno Aquino III at New York s Columbia University They stood up to protest his alleged inaction on impunity in the Philippines and the supposed corruption of aid for Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan victims

'ANSWER QUESTIONS.' An activist stands up and begins shouting at President Benigno Aquino III at a forum in New York City on September 23, 2014, blasting him for alleged corruption in the use of Yolanda aid.

Maria Ressa is Rotary Club of Manila's Journalist of the Year

May 22, 2014 - 5:07 PM

The first Rotary club in Asia also recognizes 6 other individuals and 6 media organizations

JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa receiving her award from the Rotary Club of Manila. Photo by Rappler

Broadcaster shot dead in Tawi-Tawi

May 06, 2014 - 4:35 PM

Richard Najib is killed by gunmen a day after World Press Freedom Day

PH media free but still at risk for ‘deadly reprisals’

Apr 30, 2014 - 12:01 PM

Human Rights Watch says journalism has become an increasingly deadly profession in the Philippines despite the country s reputation as a regional bastion of free media

Hong Kong editor improving as police 'tap informants'

Feb 28, 2014 - 1:36 PM

The daylight attack on Lau has drawn condemnation from the United States the European Union and press groups

ATTACKED. Kevin Lau, former editor of the Ming Pao newspaper, being wheeled in on a stretcher after he was attacked in broad daylight by an unknown number of assailants on Hong Kong island, February 26, 2014. Apple Daily/AFP

Hong Kong ex-editor in press freedom row critical after attack

Feb 26, 2014 - 2:22 PM

UPDATED Critics said the sidelining was politically motivated as the city undergoes a debate over the future of its political system 17 years after the handover from British rule

ATTACKED. Kevin Lau, former editor of the Ming Pao newspaper, being wheeled in on a stretcher after he was attacked in broad daylight by an unknown number of assailants on Hong Kong island, February 26, 2014. Apple Daily/AFP

US says PH media murders are 'deeply troubling'

Feb 24, 2014 - 6:11 PM

While the Philippines has an outspoken press critics say the government does not do enough to investigate and curb the killings of journalists

TORCH PARADE. More than a hundred participants march to Mendiola to commemorate the fourth year of the Maguindanao massacre. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Second worst year for journalists in jail: watchdog

Dec 18, 2013 - 2:05 PM

So far this year 52 journalists have been killed as a direct result of their work down from 73 last year according to the Committee to Protect Journalists

PROTEST. A journalist raises his fist and chants slogans as another holds a sign reading "The public has the right to real news" during a protest calling for media rights in Turkey on November 5, 2013, on the Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul. AFP/Ozan Kose

Senate urged to probe ‘war against media’

Dec 13, 2013 - 7:07 PM

Senator Koko Pimentel calls for a Senate probe into the series of media killings saying it shows a worsening culture of impunity

Fears over self-censorship as pressure mounts on Turkish media

Oct 09, 2013 - 1:30 PM

Turkey has long been criticized for a lack of press freedom but activists say the situation has deteriorated since this year s unrest

IN THE NEWS. A Turkish man reads a newspaper while sitting in a street cafe in Istanbul, Turkey, 23 September 2013. EPA/Sedat Suna

PH remains 3rd in Impunity Index

May 02, 2013 - 11:11 PM

The unsolved Maguindanao Massacre contributed to the Philippines standing as 3rd in terms of unsolved journalist murders

WITH IMPUNITY. The Committee to Protect Journalists ranks the Philippines 3rd for 4 straight years. Screen shot from CPJ

Police sue Indian channel over gang-rape interview

Jan 05, 2013 - 2:53 PM

Police sue an Indian channel for an interview with the rape victim s boyfriend saying it violates anonymity laws

In Vietnam, blogger means ‘in danger’

Sep 26, 2012 - 3:13 PM

These shocking prison sentences confirm our worst fears – that the Vietnamese authorities have chosen to make an example of these bloggers in an attempt to silence others

Eritrea 'most censored' country - global media watchdog

May 03, 2012 - 12:17 PM

African country topples North Korea in list of countries most notorious for censorship media restrictions

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) and his Eritrean counterpart Issaias Afeworki (front R) review the honour guard upon the latter's arrival at Tehran on May 19, 2008. Both Iran and Eritrea are part of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) list of most censored countries, released May 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ATTA KENARE

PH 2nd deadliest country for journalists - CPJ

Feb 21, 2012 - 1:39 PM

Two journalist murders add to Philippine record making country only 2nd to Iraq