Joel Simon

Executive Director of Committee to Protect Journalists

Joel Simon appears in the following:

Press Freedom Threatened by Politics, Violence, and Technology

Friday, January 22, 2016

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 199 journalists were jailed in 2015 and at least 71 were killed. The digital era has also ushered in a new era of online surveillance.

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The Danger Of Reading The News

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Committee to Protect Journalists' Joel Simon says many media organizations are putting readers in danger by publishing without encryption. 

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As More Governments Seek To Control Information, The Lives of Journalists Are Increasingly At Risk

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Authoritarian governments, militants, criminals, and terrorists, all seek to use technology, political pressure, and violence to silence journalists around the world. 

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Not Reporting Journalist Kidnappings

Friday, September 05, 2014

Although the murders of journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley has been a major story for weeks, there are many journalist kidnappings that go unreported.

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Should the EU Punish Propagandists?

Friday, April 04, 2014

Dmitry Kiselyov is a Russian television host and head of Russia's state news agency, a role he was appointed to by Vladimir Putin himself in December. That role has prompted the EU to issue sanctions against Kiselyov for being a "central figure of the government propaganda supporting the deployment of Russian forces in Ukraine." Bob speaks with the Committee to Protect Journalists' Joel Simon about the dangerous precedent set by punishing propagandists.

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Journalists Missing in Libya

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Four journalists covering clashes between opposition fighters and the government forces in eastern Libya for The New York Times were reported missing, Wednesday. According to the paper, the journalists — photographers Tyler Hicks and Lynsey Addario, videographer Stephen Farrell and Pulitzer Prize-winning Beirut bureau chief Anthony Shadid — were last in contact with their editors on the morning of March 15, as rebels fled from the town of Ajdabiya, where they were stationed.


From Anderson Cooper to Christiane Amanpour: When Journalists Can't Bear Witness

Friday, February 04, 2011

A systemic crackdown on journalists by the Egyptian government has threatened reporters and news anchors - and in some cases, sent them fleeing for safety. Joel Simon, Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, explains what's at stake if the news media are no longer there to bear witness to the increasingly volatile uprisings.