Joel Simon is the executive director of the independent, non-profit, New York- based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), which takes its name quite zealously. Wherever in the world journalists are being harassed, arrested, beaten up, or killed, as has happened with some regularity in the Philippines, Mexico, Iraq, Lebanon and on occasion here in Egypt, the CPJ reports on it. The body then lodges complaints with the responsible authorities and with concerned global bodies like the U.N. The CPJ covers a wide range of incidents, be it violence that occurs during street protest or journalists who become the victims of a hit job ( as happened at least once under the Mubarak regime).
Journalists...say they are prevented by their editors from applying ethical standards of accuracy and checking out allegations before printing themAbdallah Schleifer