Attacks on the Press in 2008

Attacks on the Press in 2008: Yemen

February 10, 2009 12:02 AM ET

Journalists worked in precarious conditions in which they were subjected to politicized criminal charges and censorship from government officials. A harsh press law set restrictions on coverage of the presidency, state security, and religion. Authorities kept particularly tight control on coverage of an insurgency led by tribal and religious figures...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Zimbabwe

February 10, 2009 12:01 AM ET

President Robert Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party, startled by balloting that threatened their 28-year rule, unleashed a brutal crackdown on opposition supporters and the press. Veteran journalist Geoff Hill described the weeks between the first round of voting in March and a runoff in June as “the worst time for...

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