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Two British journalists, Syrian photographer reportedly killed

On the first anniversary of Syria's uprising, CPJ issued a report showing the Syrian government had directly targeted two local journalists.  This week, CPJ found Syrian security forces have killed two British freelance reporters.  The Los Angeles Times uses CPJ's research in its coverage of the story. 

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March 29, 2012 2:26 PM ET

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Journalism organization outraged at number of journalists killed, detained in Syria

Syria holds the highest record of killed journalists in any country swept by the Arab Spring.  In the one year, after the Syrian uprisings, CPJ has found eight local and international journalists killed. The Associated Press reports on CPJ's findings and outrage.  

March 15, 2012 10:30 AM ET

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Turkey's jailed journalists

The New Yorker speaks of Turkey's imprisonment of journalists as one of the worst in the world in its online blog, Daily Comment, with commentary from CPJ's Executive Director Joel Simon on the situation.  

  
March 12, 2012 9:50 AM ET

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Mexico: A deadly beat

Since 2006, more than 40 journalists have died or disappeared in Mexico, according to research by the Committee to Protect Journalists.  The culprits, are rarely if ever, found or brought to justice.  CNN follows the case of journalist Oscar Rivera whose death after reporting on Mexico's drug wars was never investigated; CPJ's Mexico Representative, Mike O'Connor, speaks to CNN on this lack of justice.  
March 6, 2012 11:54 AM ET

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Journalists in Syria: observers, actors or targets?

With the heavy shelling in the Syrian city of Homs, CPJ's research has found eight reporters to have been killed within the last four months.  The figure for journalists' death, along with the large scale civilian deaths, has made Homs a dangerous place to report.

France 24 hosts a TV panel to explore the question:  is Syria too dangerous for foreign correspondents?  CPJ's Deputy Director, Robert Mahoney, joins and contributes to this panel discussion.  
March 5, 2012 10:20 AM ET

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Iran's opposition: Gagged by years of intimidation

With parliamentary elections scheduled for March 2, the Iranian government is restricting journalists and media outlets in their political coverage.  In this BBC World News article, CPJ's Mohamed Abdel Dayem, Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator, speaks on the state of Iranian press freedom prior to the elections.  

March 1, 2012 2:19 PM ET

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Myanmar relaxes grip on media, vows end to censors

Burma's heavily censored media is one of the worst in the world.  The country is now taking steps to expand and protect press freedom.  These steps, however, are being questioned by local journalists.  The Associated Press (AP) reports on this new development, with commentary from CPJ's Southeast Asia representative, Shawn Crispin.

March 1, 2012 10:35 AM ET

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