Grantee Profile

Committee to Protect Journalists

Grants to Committee to Protect Journalists

  • $450,000

    2016 (Duration 2 years)

    Journalism & Media

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) promotes press freedom worldwide with an international staff that monitors and reports on press freedom violations and attacks on journalists; conducts diplomatic and legal advocacy on behalf of detained journalists; and provides emergency financial and relocation assistance to journalists in need. MacArthur funding supports the creation of an Emergencies Department, which greatly enhances CPJ’s ability to help journalists worldwide reduce personal safety risks, take precautionary measures to minimize digital security attacks, and escape from life-threatening situations.

  • $75,000

    1995 (Inactive Grant)


    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To collaborate with the Globe Independent Press Syndicate to monitor freedom of the press in Russia (over two years).

  • $25,000

    1994 (Inactive Grant)


    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To support the project Legal Defense of the Media in Russia and the Newly Independent States of the Former Soviet Union.

  • $50,000

    1993 (Inactive Grant)


    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To support a research and public education project to promote press freedom in Mexico.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Committee to Protect Journalists $600,000 between 1978 and 2018.

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