Charity of the week
Around the world, journalists face the risk of being shut down, detained, or murdered for uncovering corruption or for truthful reporting, particularly those living under authoritarian regimes. The Committee to Protect Journalists (cpj.org) works to safeguard press freedom and to advocate for persecuted journalists. CPJ diligently keeps records on its database of journalist fatalities and imprisonments and of violations of press freedom globally, as well as reports on threats to press freedom. CPJ provides on-the-ground emergency response for journalists who are injured or forced to flee. It supports diplomatic efforts, meets with government officials, secures the release of imprisoned journalists, and pushes for investigations, convictions, and accountability in the killings of journalists, including Jamal Khashoggi, murdered by the Saudi government one year ago this month.
Each charity we feature has earned a four-star overall rating from Charity Navigator, which rates not-for-profit organizations on the strength of their finances, their governance practices, and the transparency of their operations. Four stars is the group’s highest rating. ■