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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Cuba

February 10, 2009 12:40 AM ET

Five years after the government’s massive crackdown on the independent press, 21 journalists remained behind bars in inhumane conditions as Cuba retained its notorious distinction as the world’s second-leading jailer of journalists. Only China jailed more. Two Cuban reporters...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Democratic Republic of the Congo

February 10, 2009 12:39 AM ET

Two years after transitioning to democracy in historic U.N.-backed elections, the Democratic Republic of the Congo was one of the most perilous countries in Africa for journalists. For the fourth consecutive year, a journalist was murdered in unclear circumstances, this...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: India

February 10, 2009 12:32 AM ET

A series of coordinated terrorist attacks that struck more than a dozen locations in the commercial capital, Mumbai, killing more than 170 and wounding hundreds, shocked the world and punctuated a year of growing tension and risk. Witnesses became...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Iran

February 10, 2009 12:31 AM ET

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's economic policies and human rights record drew widespread criticism from academics, activists, and journalists. In response, Ahmadinejad sought to suppress independent media by manipulating government subsidies, exerting censorship, and using the punitive tools of detention and...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Iraq

February 10, 2009 12:30 AM ET

Eleven journalists were killed because of their work, making Iraq the most dangerous nation for the press for the sixth consecutive year. Nevertheless, the figure was the lowest yearly toll since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003--and two-thirds lower than the...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Philippines

February 10, 2009 12:18 AM ET

Four years after President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo moved to create a police task force dedicated to investigating journalist murders, CPJ research showed the impunity rate in these cases remained about 90 percent, one of the highest in the world. A CPJ...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Somalia

February 10, 2009 12:13 AM ET

Anarchic violence gripped a nation sadly accustomed to chaos and suffering as a weak federal government sought to fend off insurgencies in the south and central parts of the country. Two reporters were killed in the southern port city of...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Sri Lanka

February 10, 2009 12:12 AM ET

A 2002 cease-fire between the predominantly Sinhalese government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which claims territory for an ethnic Tamil homeland, was abandoned in January. Ethnic Tamil journalists perceived as supporting independence have long been under murderous...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: United States

February 10, 2009 12:06 AM ET

U.S. government actions against journalists abroad continued to sully the nation’s image. Authorities finally freed two long-detained journalists, one in Iraq and the other at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, without ever charging them with a crime or producing any evidence to...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Zimbabwe

February 10, 2009 12:01 AM ET

President Robert Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party, startled by balloting that threatened their 28-year rule, unleashed a brutal crackdown on opposition supporters and the press. Veteran journalist Geoff Hill described the weeks between the first round of voting in March...

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