Attacks on the Press in 2012

Attacks on the Press

Attacks on the Press in 2012

French photographer Rémi Ochlik, seen here in Cairo, was among those killed covering the war in Syria in 2012. (AP/Julien de Rosa)

A news crew crossing into Syria walks for three nights, legs aching and lungs burning, edging past army checkpoints to cover a war the government wants to obscure. A Liberian reporter dares to expose a dangerous ritual even as menacing strangers deliver death threats to her office. In central Mexico, a drug cartel's vicious takeover of police and government agencies is so complete that it threatens to silence the press. And in China, authorities jail a filmmaker who poses a simple question to ethnic Tibetans: Does the state really represent you? Through data and analysis, CPJ experts detail press conditions and document new dangers in every corner of the world.

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

Attacks on the Press   |   Brazil, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, Somalia, Syria, Turkey, Vietnam

Attacks on the Press in 2012: CPJ Risk List Video

CPJ's Robert Mahoney identifies the 10 countries where press freedom suffered the most in 2012. They include Syria, the world's deadliest country for the press; Russia, where repressive laws took effect; Brazil, where journalist murders soared; and Ethiopia, where terror laws are used to silence the press. (3:26)

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

Attacks on the Press   |   Syria

Attacks on the Press: On Syria's Front Lines, Dangers from All Sides

A hard slog with low-life smugglers is a small price for avoiding Syrian forces. By Paul Wood

(AFP/Joseph Eid)

Attacks on the Press   |   Mexico

Attacks on the Press: Mexican Self-Censorship Takes Root

Reporters can't tell the public that organized crime has taken over a Mexican state. By Mike O'Connor

(AFP/Guillermo Moreno

Attacks on the Press   |   Kenya, Nigeria, South Sudan, Uganda

Attacks on the Press: Oil, Money, and the Press

New oil deals drive optimism, but the public knows little about the details. By Tom Rhodes

(AFP/Tullow Oil Uganda)

Attacks on the Press   |   Brazil

Attacks on the Press: Deadly Trend in Brazil

The murders of two bloggers mark a surge in deadly anti-press violence. By John Otis

(AFP/Yasuyoshi Chiba)


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