This OTYCD entry originally posted in July 2017.
Support the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent nonprofit that defends the rights of journalists to report the news without reprisal.
We at OTYCD knew we would devote a post to the CPJ at some point. Trump’s July 2, 2017 tweet threatening CNN forced our hand.
Since its founding in 1981, the CPJ has vigorously defended journalists around the world from all sorts of threats. At its core it is devoted to promoting and defending the value of accurate information in a free society. It tracks how many journalists are killed for simply doing their jobs, how many have been jailed, and how many are missing. It monitors the levels of censorship in various countries. It shines a light on attacks on the press. It issues safety guides and dispatches emergency response teams to journalists and media crews working in dangerous areas.
The CPJ does good, necessary work. Please support it.
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