Special Reports


Reports Afghanistan, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, France, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Journalist Assistance, Mexico, Rwanda, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Syria, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe

Journalists in Exile: 2008

More than 80 journalists flee their home countries in the last year. Iraq and Somalia are the hardest hit. By Elisbeth Witchel and Karen Phillips

June 18, 2008 12:00 PM ET


Reports Algeria, Benin, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, France, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Mexico, Missing, Nepal, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Uganda, Ukraine

Journalists Missing

CPJ research indicates that the following journalists have disappeared while doing their work. Although some of them are feared dead, no bodies have been found, and they are therefore not classified as "Killed." If a journalist disappeared after being held in government custody, CPJ classifies him or her as "Imprisoned" as a way to hold the government accountable for the journalist's fate.

May 2, 2006 1:50 AM ET


Dangerous Assignments China, Cuba, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Iraq, Myanmar, Uzbekistan

Journalists in prison in 2005

China, Cuba, two African nations are top jailers of journalists.
Ethiopian crackdown fuels worldwide increase; U.S. is 6th among nations.
December 13, 2005 7:02 PM ET


Dangerous Assignments France, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Senegal

Senegal: Freedom ... with limits

Senegal's leaders promise new rights, while its laws deny them.
June 6, 2005 1:30 AM ET

Dangerous Assignments Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Canada, China, Cuba, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Peru, Sierra Leone, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen

Journalists in prison, 2004

Around the world, 122 journalists were in prison at the end of 2004 for practicing their profession, 16 fewer than the year before. International advocacy campaigns, including those waged by the Committee to Protect Journalists, helped win the early release of a number of imprisoned journalists, notably six independent writers and reporters in Cuba.

Dangerous Assignments France, Togo

Togo: Promises and the Press

In Togo, journalists are skeptical but see opportunity in the regime's bid to
shed sanctions.

By Adam Posluns with reporting by Alexis Arieff

With 37 years in power, Togolese President Gnassingbé Eyadéma is Africa's longest-serving head of state. Even after the country introduced multiparty elections more than a decade ago, Eyadéma and his ruling party, Rassemblement du Peuple Togolais (RPT), managed to dominate politics and muzzle opposition voices in this West African nation. The RPT's ironfisted tactics and numerous human rights abuses led the European Union (EU) to suspend cooperation with Togo in 1993.
October 20, 2004 12:00 AM ET


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