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Terry Anderson

Terry Anderson is the honorary chairman of the Committee to Protect Journalists. A former foreign correspondent for The Associated Press, Anderson was held hostage for seven years by Shiite Hezbollah partisans attempting to drive the United States from Lebanon during the Lebanese civil war. He is the author of the bestseller Den of Lions, an account of his years as a hostage.

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Isik Yurtçu and Turkey's stubborn lack of press freedom

 Isik Yurtçu

The Committee to Protect Journalists is saddened by the death of Isik Yurtçu, who died Saturday in Istanbul of cancer at the age of 67.

In July of 1997, a bus full of international and Turkish journalists pulled up to the plain iron gate of Sakarya Prison east of Istanbul. Cameras rolling, representatives of CPJ, the International Press Institute, Reporters Sans Frontieres and Turkey's Press Council and Union of Newspaper Editors pressed toward the startled guard who swung the gate open just a foot or two and peered out.

September 11, 2012 2:36 PM ET

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