Kerry Paterson

Kerry Paterson is the research associate for CPJ’s Africa program. She was an associate editor of the Journal for International Law and International Relations, and has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières, the Women's Media Center's Women Under Siege, and Massachusetts General Hospital's Division of Global Health and Human Rights. Paterson has engaged in health and human-rights related work and research in Latin America, East and Central Africa, and the Balkans.

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Silence in Burundi as violence forces independent press into exile

August 26, 2015 5:45 PM ET

On June 24, a grenade was thrown through the window of Voice of America correspondent Diane Nininahazwe's home. It was one of three cases CPJ has documented in recent months where grenades were thrown into the homes of journalists in Burundi's capital, Bujumbura. Fortunately, there have been no fatalities,...

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Angola turns tables on Marques de Morais, reinstates criminal defamation charges

May 27, 2015 4:16 PM ET

Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais is once again facing the threat of prison after the public prosecutor reinstated charges of criminal defamation on Monday. Seven Angolan generals have been pursuing criminal defamation charges against the investigative journalist over the publication of his 2011 book Blood Diamonds: Torture and...

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One year after arrest Zone 9 bloggers remain imprisoned as trial drags on

April 23, 2015 10:29 AM ET

It will be one year this weekend since six bloggers were arrested in Addis Ababa, just days after the group announced on Facebook that their Zone 9 blog would resume publishing after seven months of inactivity. As the anniversary of the arrests approaches on Saturday, Soleyana S. Gebremichale, one of...

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