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Committee to Protect Journalists

Journalists become increasing ‘targets’ for killings: watchdog

WASHINGTON: Journalists faced growing dangers of being targeted for killing for their work in 2018 even as the risks from war and conflict declined, a media watchdog said Wednesday. The Committee to Protect Journalists said 34 of the 53 journalists killed on duty this year around the world were "singled out for murder." "The number of journalists targeted for murder in reprisal for their reporting nearly doubled in 2018 from a year earlier, driving up the overall count of journalists killed on the job," the New…

Committee to Protect Journalists recognises Trump as ‘threat to press freedom’

NEW YORK: In an unprecedented step, the Committee to Protect Journalists has released a statement recognizing that a Donald Trump presidency would represent a threat to press freedom. In response to Trump's threats and vilification of the media during his campaign, the chairman of CPJ's board, Sandra Mims Rowe, issued the following statement on behalf of the organization: “Guaranteeing the free flow of information to citizens through a robust, independent press is essential to American democracy. For more than 200 years…