News from the Committee to Protect Journalists, December 2011
The year in press freedom
This year was marked by a wave of anti-press violence as social unrest stirred millions into action. Journalists from Belarus to Egypt and Mexico to Beijing continued exposing the truth despite being attacked for their reporting.
The Committee to Protect Journalists' thorough documentation and high-level advocacy helped to ensure that you heard the stories of the journalists silenced by violence, muted by torture, cowed into self-censorship, or suppressed by exile. On the front lines and online--we persevered in the fight to preserve freedom of the press and our collective right to be informed.