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New York, June 10, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) was awarded the Canadian Association of Journalists’ (CAJ) 2024 Charles Bury Award on June 1, 2024, for commitment to protecting the safety and security of journalists at risk worldwide.

“This is not just an acknowledgment of the work that my colleagues at the Committee to Protect Journalists undertake but a tribute to the countless journalists who risk their lives every day to shed light on the most critical stories of our time, keeping the public informed while holding authorities to account,” said Katherine Jacobsen, CPJ’s U.S., Canada and Caribbean program coordinator upon acceptance of the award.

CAJ specifically highlighted CPJ’s impact in supporting journalists in Gaza, Ukraine, Mexico, Russia, the Philippines, and Canada.

“For decades, the CPJ has saved countless lives of journalists while simultaneously shining a bright light on the many draconian abuses to press freedom around the world,” said CAJ President Brent Jolly at the association’s annual awards ceremony at Toronto’s Reference Library. “Amidst today’s cacophony of global chaos, the world needs a Red Cross for journalism.”

Read more about the Canadian Association of Journalists’ 2024 awards.

About the Committee to Protect Journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. CPJ defends the right of journalists to report the news safely and without fear of reprisal.

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