Attacks on the Press in 2007

Attacks on the Press 2007: Contents

February 5, 2008 12:13 PM ET

Worldwide Survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Preface

February 5, 2008 12:11 PM ET

By Christiane AmanpourMurder is a terrifying reality for independent journalists around the world. A group or government embarrassed by a critical report hires a gunman rather than a lawyer to silence the messenger. More than 60 journalists were killed for their work in 2007, the second-deadliest year for the press...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Introduction

February 5, 2008 12:11 PM ET

By Joel SimonIn August 2008, when the Olympic torch is lit in Beijing, more than 20,000 journalists will be on hand to cover the competition between the world's greatest athletes. Behind the scenes, another competition will be taking place. If the Chinese government has its way, this one will remain...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Africa Analysis

February 5, 2008 12:10 PM ET

When Press Freedom and Democracy Are Out of StepBy Tom RhodesBallots may have replaced bullets in much of Africa since the dawn of this new century, but one of the great political ironies for at least part of the continent has been a loss of press freedom following the voting....

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Americas Analysis

February 5, 2008 12:09 PM ET

Preaching Without A ChoirBy Carlos LauríaAt June's annual assembly of the organization of American states (OAS) in Panama, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged foreign ministers to send the group's secretary-general, José Miguel Insulza, to investigate Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez Frías' decision to pull the plug on the country's oldest...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Asia Analysis

February 5, 2008 12:08 PM ET

Amid South Asian Conflict, Remarkable ResilienceBy Bob DietzTraffic is sparse during a late-night run to the Bandaranaike International Airport north of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. Because of insecurity caused by war between the Sinhalese-dominated government and Tamil separatists in the country's north and east, the streets are given over...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Europe Analysis

February 5, 2008 12:07 PM ET

Rewriting the Law to Make Journalism a CrimeBy Nina OgnianovaIn its 17 years on the air, Moscow-based Ekho Moskvy Radio has enjoyed, by Russian standards, extraordinary editorial independence. Nearly alone among Russian broadcasters in its critical approach, the station employs some of the country's most outspoken journalists, who produce in-depth...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Middle East Analysis

February 5, 2008 12:06 PM ET

Under the Radar, a New Kind of RepressionBy Joel Campagna On a Wednesday afternoon last June, Yemeni security agents stormed the home of outspoken editor Abdel Karim al-Khaiwani and dragged him before a State Security Court in the capital, Sana'a. A prosecutor questioned al-Khaiwani and later rang him up on charges...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Afghanistan

February 5, 2008 12:00 PM ET

AFGHANISTAN Six years after the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, journalists were increasingly pessimistic about the future. The personal tragedies of several Afghan journalists illustrated how much the press situation had worsened amid political disarray, faltering security, and human rights abuses. Despite the adversity, domestic news media remained plentiful and assertive....

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Africa Snapshots

February 5, 2008 11:59 AM ET

Attacks & developments throughout the region...

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