Knight Foundation donations made to Committee to Protect Journalists

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Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 10 100,000 215,800 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 458,000 550,000
Journalism 9 200,000 228,667 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 458,000 550,000 550,000
Technology, Journalism 1 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000

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Cause area Number of donations Total
Journalism (filter this donor) 9 2,058,000.00
Technology, Journalism (filter this donor) 1 100,000.00
Total 10 2,158,000.00

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Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 10)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
100,000.006--Journalism Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 12/31/2011; goal: To extend projects in Russia and the Philippines as part of CPJ's global campaign against impunity.
250,000.003--Journalism Grant period: 11/01/2009 - 10/31/2010; goal: To move Impunity Project pilots in Russia and the Philippines towards sustainability, and expand to an additional country Every year, on average, several dozen journalists are killed across the globe because of their work. In 9 of every 10 cases, those responsible literally get away with murder. When societies refuse to silently accept the slayings of people like judges and journalists, when they stand up for the free flow of information needed to investigate and bring perpetrators to justice, they advance the cause of freedom. CPJ wants to use its global leadership to expand the impunity work worldwide, starting with the nations where journalists are most likely to be assassinated, specifically Russia and the Philippines.. During the grant, CPJ will continue to call international attention to the murders of journalists in Russia and the Philippines, seeking arrest and prosecution of those responsible. CPJ will lead other free press organizations to unite in the fight against impunity and will expand this pilot to a third country. It is hoped that as a result, the arrest rate will begin to increase, the impunity rate to decline. By the end of this grant, CPJ is expected to demonstrate the actual country-by-country impact needed […].
200,000.004--Journalism Grant period: 12/01/2013 - 12/31/2014; goal: To match 2:1 the donations made at the 23rd CPJ awards ceremony dinner, up to $200,000.
100,000.006--Journalism Grant period: 12/10/2007 - 12/31/2008; goal: To strengthen CPJ's worldwide reporting network.
458,000.002--Journalism Grant period: 12/01/2014 - 12/30/2017; goal: To support first amendment protection by creating interactive databases to help journalists, activists and policymakers confront the threats to free expression with evidence-based research and advocacy.
100,000.006--Journalism Grant period: 05/01/2005 - 05/01/2007; goal: For general operating support.
100,000.006--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 04/01/2005 - 04/01/2006; goal: To establish a special free press fund to protect Indonesian journalists from government censorship and harassment in the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami.
100,000.006--Journalism Grant period: 11/01/2011 - 02/28/2013; goal: To help CPJ move its fundraising and advocacy work into the digital space.
200,000.004--Journalism Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2014; goal: To fund innovative digital advocacy for press freedom.
550,000.001--Journalism Grant period: 10/01/2007 - 09/30/2009; goal: To test Impunity Project experiments in Russia and the Philippines Founded in 1981, the Committee to Protect Journalists is the world’s leading monitor of abuses against journalists. As a leader, CPJ stays current on the best work of other organizations. It has been impressed with the highly structured project by the Inter American Press Association to fight “impunity’’ for those who would kill journalists. The decade-long IAPA Impunity campaign has produced more than 75 convictions in cases of the murder of journalists, and changed national laws to remove statues of limitations and provide federal prosecution for those who would kill human rights workers, journalists, judges and other people working for civil society. CPJ studied impunity worldwide and chose very different countries, Russia and the Philippines, to test techniques pioneered by IAPA. During the next two years, CPJ will raise the public profile of impunity in Russia and the Philippines by campaigning for arrests to be made in the murders of journalists and investigating and publishing information about the deaths of journalists and missing journalists. As a result, the level of impunity in those countries – now among the highest in the world – is expected to go down. Further expansions […].