On February 21, CPJ launched its Attacks on the Press report, a comprehensive survey of press freedom around the world. This year's report analyzed developments in over 100 countries and brought CPJ notable press coverage worldwide, in more than 10 different languages.
In Somali, the crackdown on press freedom continues. To escape the threat of death and imprisonment, Somali journalists are moving into neighboring African countries like Kenya. This month, United Press International (UPI) speaks to CPJ's East Africa Consultant, Tom Rhodes, in exploring the lives of exiled Somali journalists in Kenya and the challenges they face in this new country.
Do you believe the free flow of information must be protected? Sign the #RightToReport petition and demand that President Obama immediately:
1. Issue a presidential policy directive prohibiting the hacking and surveillance of journalists and media organizations.
2. Limit aggressive prosecutions that ensnare journalists and intimidate whistleblowers.
3. Prevent the harassment of journalists at the U.S. border.
Or click here to see the full petition, and join leading journalists like Christiane Amanpour, The Guardian’s Alan Rusbridger, Editor of the AP Kathleen Carroll, and Arianna Huffington in signing on.