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2009

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In this video report, Greek freelance journalist Iason Athanasiadis recounts his 2009 imprisonment in Iran. Athanasiadis, who spent 20 days in custody, most of it in Tehran’s Evin Prison, describes his arrest during the government’s post-election crackdown and explains how international advocacy made a difference in gaining his freedom. (4:15)

Read more about Iran and view our database of journalists in prison.



In “Portraits of the Fallen,” a video introduction to CPJ’s database of killed journalists, María Salazar-Ferro examines the circumstances in which reporters, photographers, editors, and other journalists have died on duty. Because hundreds of journalists have been murdered in reprisal for their work, CPJ is leading a Global Campaign Against Impunity. (4:11) 

Visit our database of journalists killed since 1992. Get involved in our Campaign Against Impunity.




In our special report “Middle East Bloggers: The Street Leads Online,” CPJ’s Mohamed Abdel Dayem says blogging has become a crucial front in the region's struggle for freedom of expression. Here, Abdel Dayem describes how two regional trends--booming Internet audiences and repression of traditional media--have made blogging a vibrant news alternative. Listen to the mp3 on the player above, or right click here to download. (2:05)  


In this video report, CPJ’s Carlos Lauría and María Salazar Ferro join with Cuban blogger Laritza Diversant in explaining the roots of Cuban blogging and the major obstacles these journalists overcome. (5:32) 

Read the special report, “Chroncling Cuba, Bloggers Offer Fresh Hope.”




In our special report “Under Oath, Under Threat,” CPJ’s Shawn Crispin examines the culture of impunity in the killings of journalists in the Philippines. Here, Crispin describes how intimidation and fear have stopped witnesses from coming forward to help put the murderers behind bars. Listen to the mp3 on the player above, or right click here to download. (2:14)  
 


In this video report, “Daniel Ortega’s Media War,” CPJ’s Carlos Lauría and Joel Simon examine the Nicaraguan government’s aggressive tactics toward independent media, including legal harassment and smear campaigns. (4:48) 

Read the special report, “Daniel Ortega’s Media War.”




In our special report, “Reporting, and Surviving, in Ciudad Juárez,” CPJ’s Mike O’Connor examines journalism in one of Mexico’s most dangerous places. Here, O’Connor describes how violence is creating pervasive self-censorship in the press. Listen to the mp3 on the player above, or right click here to download. (2:49)  



In our special report, “10 Worst Countries to be a Blogger,” CPJ names the world’s leading online oppressors. Here, Deputy Director Robert Mahoney explains why CPJ undertook this report and how it arrived at its conclusions. Listen to the mp3 on the player above, or right click here to download. (5:34)  

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