Why Did Respected Press Freedom Organization Exclude Assange From Annual List Of Jailed Journalists?

Kati Marton and Joel Simon at CPJ’s 2019 International Pess Freedom Awards (Photo: Barbara Nitke)

A prominent press freedom organization in the United States declined to include WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in its annual list of journalists jailed throughout the world.

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), based in New York City, anticipated a backlash to the exclusion, and CPJ…