Committee to Protect Journalists

Overview

Why is press freedom important? Without a free press, few other human rights are attainable. A strong press freedom environment encourages the growth of a robust civil society, which leads to stable, sustainable democracies and healthy social, political, and economic development. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) works in more than 120 countries, many of which suffer under repressive regimes, debilitating civil war, or other problems that harm press freedom and democracy.

Mission

The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1981. We promote press freedom worldwide by defending the rights of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal.

Program

How does CPJ protect journalists? By publicly revealing abuses against the press and by acting on behalf of imprisoned and threatened journalists, CPJ effectively warns journalists and news organizations where attacks on press freedom are occurring. CPJ organizes vigorous public protests and works through diplomatic channels to effect change. CPJ publishes articles and news releases; special reports; a biannual magazine, Dangerous Assignments; and Attacks on the Press, the most comprehensive annual survey of press freedom around the world.

Impact

Without a free press, few other human rights are attainable. A strong press freedom environment encourages the growth of a robust civil society, which leads to stable, sustainable democracies and healthy social, political, and economic development. CPJ works in more than 120 countries, many of which suffer under repressive regimes, debilitating civil war, or other problems that harm press freedom and democracy.

Contact

330 7th Avenue, 11th Floor

New York, NY 10001

Phone: (212) 465-1004

ww.cpj.org

EIN: 13-3081500


Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. In addition to broad advocacy for at-risk journalists, CPJ provides financial support for journalist

Protect A Journalist

2 months in exile

Committee to Protect Journalists

In addition to broad advocacy for at-risk journalists, CPJ provides financial support for journalists in extreme and imminent danger to go into exile. A modest contribution can go very far in many countries and enable journalists to seek safety. You can help support journalists threatened for their work in exile until it is safe for them to return home or until they can secure asylum...

Regular price $200.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. In addition to broad advocacy for threatened journalists in Columbia, one of the world’s most murder

Provide A Safe Haven

Food and accomodation

Committee to Protect Journalists

In addition to broad advocacy for threatened journalists in Columbia, one of the world’s most murderous countries for journalists, CPJ provides financial support for Columbian journalists in extreme and imminent danger. A modest contribution can go very far in Columbia, enabling a threatened journalist to enter a safe haven. Your gift of $250 will be matched by CPJ to host a Colombian journalist in a...

Regular price $250.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. In addition to broad advocacy for the release of journalists unjustly imprisoned, CPJ provides finan

Support A Journalist

2 family prison visits

Committee to Protect Journalists

In addition to broad advocacy for the release of journalists unjustly imprisoned, CPJ provides financial support for the families of imprisoned journalists. A modest contribution can go very far in many countries, enabling family members to visit their loved ones and bring them essential food and medicine. Your gift of $100 will sponsor two visits by a family member, or provide for basic necessities for...

Regular price $100.00