Attacks on The Press 2017

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Willing Accomplice

April 25, 2017 8:11 AM ET

Collusion by the Turkish media compounds the country's crisis By Andrew Finkel Turkey's bloody, failed military coup on July 15, 2016, and the ruthless crackdown that followed are testament to the country's escalating crisis of democracy. Though the crisis had...

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Chinese Import

April 25, 2017 8:10 AM ET

Russia tries to emulate Beijing's model of information control By Emily Parker Russia has embarked on an ambitious social experiment. Just a few years ago, Russians had a mostly free internet. Now Moscow is looking toward Beijing, trying to imitate...

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Discredited

April 25, 2017 8:09 AM ET

Journalists' online activity could hurt their financial standing under a new Chinese plan By Yaqiu Wang In what would be a uniquely daunting form of censorship, the Chinese government is making plans to link journalists' financial credibility to their online...

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Disrupting the Debate

April 25, 2017 8:08 AM ET

Governments use copyright laws and Twitter bots to curb criticism on social media By Alexandra Ellerbeck On July 10, 2016, Ecuadoran journalist Bernardo Abad tweeted that the former vice-president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, had not paid income taxes for the...

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Case in Point

April 25, 2017 8:07 AM ET

A journalist details one fight over records requests in the United States By Michael Pell In December 2010, Robin Gordon faced an ultimatum. She had found that a debt collection company had purchased a $291 tax lien on an apartment...

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Thwarting Freedom of Information

April 25, 2017 8:06 AM ET

Agencies exploit every loophole to evade disclosure requirements By Jason Leopold On December 13, 2016, I filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the FBI seeking a wide range of documents about a series of highly controversial decisions the...

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What Is the Worst-Case Scenario?

April 25, 2017 8:05 AM ET

American journalists grapple with the Trump presidency By Alan Huffman The word "unprecedented" is often used to describe Donald Trump's antipathy toward the American media, as it is of many of his other approaches to governance....

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A Loyal Press

April 25, 2017 8:04 AM ET

Independence means isolation for journalists in Sisi's Egypt By Ursula Lindsey When President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi took office in Egypt in 2014, after leading the army's ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, he promised to restore peace and prosperity through...

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From Fledgling to Failed

April 25, 2017 8:03 AM ET

Even as the country collapses, South Sudan's government will brook no criticism By Jacey Fortin JUBA, South Sudan - The shooting began around 5:15 on a Friday afternoon. Dozens of journalists had gathered in the pressroom at the Presidential Palace--a...

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Where I've Never Set Foot

April 25, 2017 8:02 AM ET

Barred from Syria, a journalist must make sense of what she's told By Alessandria Masi The morning after the attack, my deputy editor and I lit cigarettes as we squatted on the green couch in our closet-size Beirut office, hanging...

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