Rachael Levy

Rachael Levy, CPJ’s Google Journalism Fellow, is a journalist whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, GlobalPost, the Atlantic, Slate, and others. She is pursuing her master’s degree in multimedia and business reporting at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

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As elections approach, fear of more attacks on Congolese press

August 11, 2014 12:44 PM ET

Map by Rachael Levy. Sources: Congolese organizations, news reports, and CPJ research. Not all data has been independently verified by CPJ. Tensions are rising in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after a government official announced recently he would support a change in the constitution to allow President Joseph...

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First US-Africa summit short on press freedom, other human rights

July 31, 2014 5:30 PM ET

Top African and U.S. leaders are meeting next week in Washington in a first-of-its-kind summit focused on African development. But critics argue the summit is flawed in design, overlooking human rights such as freedom of expression and barring civil society actors from bilateral discussions....

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Zone 9 blogger urges world to call for freedom in Ethiopia

July 7, 2014 4:06 PM ET

In April, the Ethiopian government imprisoned nine journalists, including six bloggers from Zone 9, in one of the worst crackdowns against free expression in the country. Ethiopia is the second worst jailer of journalists in Africa, trailing only Eritrea, according to CPJ research....

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