CPJ does not have a rigid definition of what constitutes journalism. We look at each case in context, examine the person’s work, and make an informed judgment. It’s a process that has worked well until now. If it’s gotten to the point where mainstream journalists in Egypt no longer make a distinction between journalism and activism, then the boundaries are blurring so quickly they may soon become impossible to discern.
Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists asks: Who is a journalist in Egypt?