Attacks on the Press in 2010

Attacks on the Press in 2010

February 15, 2011 12:59 AM ET

A Worldwide Survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists Table of Contents Preface by Riz Khan International Institutions Fail to Defend Press Freedom by Joel Simon Exposing the Internet's Shadowy Assailants by Danny O'Brien Journalists Killed Journalists in Prison Regional Analyses AFRICA: Governments Criminalize Investigative Reporting by Mohamed Keita AMERICAS:...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Preface

February 15, 2011 12:58 AM ET

by Riz Khan It's a double-edged sword. Technology has made the life of journalists so much easier and yet so much more difficult. Even in the least-developed countries, where simple infrastructure such as paved road is a luxury, access to mobile phones, the portability of satellite broadcasting systems, the...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Introduction

February 15, 2011 12:57 AM ET

International Institutions Fail To Defend Press Freedom by Joel Simon UNESCO is the primary entity within the United Nations dedicated to the defense of press freedom. Yet in 2010, journalism and human rights organizations were forced to launch an international campaign to stop UNESCO from presenting a prize honoring one...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Internet Analysis

February 15, 2011 12:56 AM ET

Exposing the Internet's shadowy assailants by Danny O'Brien For the past decade, those who used the Internet to report the news might have assumed that the technological edge was in their favor. But online journalists now face more than just the standard risks to those working in dangerous conditions. They...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Africa Analysis

February 15, 2011 12:55 AM ET

Across Continent, Governments Criminalize Investigative Reporting By Mohamed Keita Across the continent, the emergence of in-depth reporting and the absence of effective access-to-information laws have set a collision course in which public officials, intent on shielding their activities, are moving aggressively to unmask confidential sources, criminalize the possession of government...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Americas Analysis

February 15, 2011 12:54 AM ET

In Latin America, A Return of Censorship By Carlos Lauría As the preeminent political family in the northeastern state of Maranhão for more than 40 years, the Sarneys are used to getting their way in Brazilian civic life. So when the leading national daily O Estado de S. Paulo published allegations in...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Asia Analysis

February 15, 2011 12:53 AM ET

Partisan Journalism and the Cycle of Repression by Bob Dietz and Shawn W. Crispin Lal Wickramatunga's family and publishing house, Leader Publications, have paid dearly in Sri Lanka's highly charged political climate. While Leader's newspapers, including the weekly Sunday Leader, are widely known for tough, independent reporting, they have...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Europe and Central Asia Analysis

February 15, 2011 12:52 AM ET

On the Runet, Old-School Repression Meets New By Nina Ognianova and Danny O'Brien Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has often talked about the importance of a free press and free Internet, telling reporters before his election that the Web "guarantees the independence of mass media." He explicitly tied the two together...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Middle East and North Africa Analysis

February 15, 2011 12:51 AM ET

Suppression Under the Cover of National Security By Mohamed Abdel Dayem Relying on an extensive network of sources in the military, government, and Islamist groups, Yemeni freelance journalist Abdulelah Shaea had become a frequent and pointed critic of the administration's counterterrorism efforts. By July, President Ali Abdullah Saleh's government...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Afghanistan

February 15, 2011 12:50 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • Two killed, but press fatalities don't rise in proportion to overall dangers. • Kidnappings an ongoing hazard; two French journalists held captive. Key Statistic 13: Foreign journalists killed in Afghanistan since the 2001 U.S. invasion. Journalists faced numerous challenges from a multifaceted war,...

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