Committee to Protect Journalists

Committee to Protect Journalist

Committee to Protect Journalists

Journalists around the world are being tortured, kidnapped, and even killed to be kept quiet. We believe in Press Freedom. The world have the right to know what is going on about the many issues happening on a global level. We proudly support the Committee to Protect Journalists who are fighting every day of the year for Press Freedom.

From the Committee to Protect Journalists’ Website

Our Mission

CPJ promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. CPJ ensures the free flow of news and commentary by taking action wherever journalists are attacked, imprisoned, killed, kidnapped, threatened, censored, or harassed.

Hundreds of journalists are killed, harassed, or imprisoned every year. For 30 years, the Committee to Protect Journalists has been there to defend them worldwide.

Why do we protect journalists? Journalism plays a vital role in the balance of power between a government and its people. When a country’s journalists are silenced, its people are silenced. By protecting journalists, CPJ protects freedom of expression and democracy.

When journalists can’t speak, we speak up.

Our History

The Committee to Protect Journalists was founded in 1981 by a group of U.S. correspondents who realized they could not ignore the plight of colleagues whose reporting put them in peril on a daily basis.

The idea that journalists around the world should come together to defend the rights of colleagues working in repressive and dangerous environments led to CPJ’s first advocacy campaign in 1982. At the time, three British journalists-Simon Winchester, Ian Mather, and Tony Prime-were arrested in Argentina while covering the Falklands War. A letter from CPJ Honorary Chairman Walter Cronkite helped spring them from prison.

Since then, CPJ’s mission involves not only journalists but anyone who cherishes the value of information for a free society.

To connect to the Committee to Protect Journalists’ website, please click here.


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