Attacks on the Press in 2008

Attacks on the Press in 2008

February 24, 2009 12:59 AM ET

Carl Bernstein discusses his preface. Table of Contents Preface by Carl Bernstein Introduction by Joel Simon Journalists Killed Journalists in Prison Regional Analyses AFRICA: In Text-Message Reporting, Opportunity and Risk AMERICAS: Drug Trade, Violent Gangs Pose Grave Danger ASIA: Media Freedom Stalls as China Sets the Course EUROPE and...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Preface

February 10, 2009 12:59 AM ET

By Carl Bernstein When the Committee to Protect Journalists was founded in 1981, the prevailing threats to freedom of the press around the world were still from juntas, dictators, authoritarian regimes, and social systems determined to dominate the media as a means of maintaining control over citizens, usually within...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Introduction

February 10, 2009 12:59 AM ET

By Joel Simon In 2008, the numbers of journalists killed and jailed both dropped for the first time since the war on terror was launched in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. This is welcome news, but it is tempered by harsh realities. The war on terror had a...

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In Text-Message Reporting, Opportunity and Risk

February 10, 2009 12:58 AM ET

Using their cell phones, Africans are avid consumers of electronic information. For reporters, text messaging is an essential tool. It's a brave (and risky) new world. By Tom Rhodes...

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Drug Trade, Violent Gangs Pose Grave Danger

February 10, 2009 12:58 AM ET

Powerful drug traffickers in Mexico, gangsters in Brazilian slums, paramilitaries in Colombia, and violent street gangs in El Salvador and Guatemala are terrorizing the press. Self-censorship is widespread. By Carlos Lauría...

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Media Freedom Stalls as China Sets the Course

February 10, 2009 12:57 AM ET

China's media-control model s being embraced in Southeast Asian nations as diverse as communist-led Vietnam, military-run Burma, ostensibly democratic Thailand, and predominantly Muslim Malaysia. By Bob Dietz and Shawn W. Crispin...

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Conquering Television to Control the Narrative

February 10, 2009 12:56 AM ET

Mikhail Saakashvili and Vladimir Putin used strikingly similar tactics to create uncritical television media. The one-sided, one-dimensional coverage of the conflict in South Ossetia was the product of their efforts By Nina Ognianova...

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Pre-empting the Satellite TV Revolution

February 10, 2009 12:55 AM ET

Uneasy about satellite television coverage of civil strife and economic hardship, Arab governments are trying to reassert control over the medium. Will a new regional agreement halt the satellite revolution? By Joel Campagna...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Afghanistan

February 10, 2009 12:54 AM ET

The security situation deteriorated as reporters came under increasing threats, both political and criminal in nature. At least three foreign correspondents and two local reporters were kidnapped across the country, not only in the provincial areas that became exceedingly dangerous after the U.S.-led invasion in 2001, but in the...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Americas Developments

February 10, 2009 12:52 AM ET

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