Committee to Protect Journalists

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

50,000€ - 99,999€

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.5 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

1

High-level Commission meetings

22

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Committee to Protect Journalists   (CPJ)

    EU Transparency Register

    370649919011-72 First registered on 02 Oct 2015

    Goals / Remit

    The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. CPJ ensures the free flow of news and commentary by taking action wherever journalists are attacked, imprisoned, killed, kidnapped, threatened, censored, or harassed.

    Main EU files targeted

    Safety of journalists, press freedom, freedom of expression and digital freedom

    Address

    Head Office
    330 7th Ave 11th floor
    New York 10001
    UNITED STATES
    EU Office
    Residence Palace, International Press Centre Room 3253, Block C Rue de la Loi 155
    Brussels 1040
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    3

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%1
    25%2

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    1.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 23 Jul 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Tom GIBSON 19 Aug 2023 16 Aug 2024
    Mr Thomas Gibson 02 Aug 2019 01 Aug 2020
    Mr Thomas Gibson 04 Jul 2018 01 Jul 2019
    Mr Thomas Gibson 20 May 2017 19 May 2018

    Complementary Information

    The EU Representative and Advocacy Manager works full time on the EU while the Advocacy Director (Global) and Europe and Central Asia program coordinator work on EU advocacy as part of their broader portfolios.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    None declared

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    Balancing Act: Press freedom at risk as EU struggles to match action with values (Publication Sept 29, 2015)

    Press freedom reporting and advocacy missions to EU and European countries

    Regular alerts, statements and blogs about attacks on journalists and other press freedom issues

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    22 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 26 Apr 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Discuss findings of their latest report
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Marie Frenay (Cabinet member)
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
    • Date 30 Nov 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject European Media Freedom Act, Protection of journalists, Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
    • Date 12 Oct 2022 Location videoconference call
      Subject Protection of journalists, recent developments in Greece
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Marie Frenay (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Sep 2022 Location videoconference call
      Subject European Media Freedom Act
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Marie Frenay (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 20 Jul 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject European Media Freedom Act
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Marie Frenay (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 13 Jun 2022 Location Phone call
      Subject Safety of journalists
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Marie Frenay (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Feb 2022 Location Phone call
      Subject Safety of journalists
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Marie Frenay (Cabinet member)
    • Date 19 Jan 2022 Location videoconference
      Subject Rule of Law
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      Attending
      • Didier Reynders (Commissioner)
      • Joachim Herrmann (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 09 Dec 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Safety of Journalists
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 09 Nov 2021 Location VC
      Subject Rule of Law
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 05 Oct 2021 Location Phone
      Subject Safety of journalists
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Marie Frenay (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 Jan 2021 Location videoconference
      Subject Rule of Law report/mechanism
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Alvaro De Elera (Cabinet member)
      • Marie Frenay (Cabinet member)
      • Simona Constantin (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 Jan 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Rule of Law report/mechanism
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Alvaro De Elera (Cabinet member)
      • Simona Constantin (Cabinet member)
      • Marie Frenay (Cabinet member)
    • Date 01 Dec 2020 Location videoconference
      Subject Media freedom, EDAP
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 29 Oct 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject State Aid in Hungary
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Margrethe Vestager (Executive Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 22 Jul 2020 Location Video-conference
      Subject Anti-SLAPPs measures
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      Attending
      • Joachim Herrmann (Cabinet member)
      • Didier Reynders (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 May 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Protecting journalists and freedom of expression
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
      • Marie Frenay (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Apr 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Freedom of press and rights of journalists
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
      • Marie Frenay (Cabinet member)
      • Simona Constantin (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 06 Jun 2018 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Media freedom in the EU
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Attending
      • Kevin O'Connell (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Apr 2018 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Media freedom, whistleblower protection
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Attending
      • Věra Jourová (Commissioner)
      • Wojtek Talko (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Apr 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Freedom of speech and protection of journalists
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Attending
      • Frans Timmermans (First Vice-President)
    • Date 17 Oct 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Ukraine
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Johannes Hahn
      Portfolio European Neighbourhood Policy &amp; Enlargement Negotiations
      Attending
      • Michael Doczy (Cabinet member)
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