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Journalists killed in North Korea since 1992

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North Korea sentences two South Korean journalists to death in absentia

September 1, 2017 4:49 PM ET

New York, September 1, 2017--A North Korean court has sentenced the South Korean journalists Son Hyo-rim, of Dong-A Ilbo, and Yang Ji-ho, of Chosun Ilbo, and the papers' respective director generals, Kim Jae Ho and Pang Sang Hun to death, the country's state media reported yesterday. The Committee to...

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Supervised Access

April 25, 2017 8:15 AM ET

North Korea masks deep censorship by admitting foreign reporters By Jessica Jerreat North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's absolute grip on the flow of public information and deadly approach to dissent have made the country one of the most brutally censored in the world....

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BBC crew detained, expelled from North Korea

May 9, 2016 11:24 AM ET

New York, May 9, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the detention and subsequent expulsion of a BBC crew visiting North Korea....

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News from the Committee to Protect Journalists, April 2015

May 7, 2015 4:24 PM ET

CPJ launches annual publication Attacks on the Press At a U.N. press conference on April 27 to launch CPJ's annual publication Attacks on the Press, CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon called on the U.N. Security Council to include in its May 27 debate on Journalist Safety a warning to states...

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10 Most Censored Countries

April 21, 2015 10:00 AM ET

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Attacks on the Press: CPJ Risk List

February 14, 2013 12:04 AM ET

From conflict-ridden Syria to aspiring world leader Brazil, 10 nations on a downslope. By Karen Phillips...

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Attacks on the Press 2009: North Korea

February 16, 2010 12:21 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments• Two U.S. journalists held for five months after crossing border. • Citizen reporters begin to smuggle news out of the country. Key Statistic 1st: Ranking on CPJ’s list of Most Censored Nations. During a diplomatic standoff that lasted almost five months, two American journalists from San...

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Saberi joyful about Lee, Ling homecoming

August 5, 2009 11:57 AM ET

Roxana Saberi, who was imprisoned in Iran for nearly four months, published a statement on her personal Web site to Euna Lee and Laura Ling after their release from North Korea on Tuesday. Saberi had previously expressed her support for the two imprisoned journalists in an interview with CPJ...

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Ling, Lee pardoned in North Korea, reports say

August 4, 2009 4:15 PM ET

New York, August 4, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes media reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has pardoned and ordered the release of imprisoned journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee after former U.S. President Bill Clinton arrived in Pyongyang today....

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CPJ welcomes reports that Lee, Ling to be freed

August 4, 2009 3:58 PM ET

We issued the following statement in response to reports today from the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) that imprisoned U.S. journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling have been pardoned and will be released:...

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