Impunity

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Little progress on journalist safety despite more attention

May 9, 2014 12:49 PM ET

Late in 2013, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 68/163 on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity, in an effort to stem the killings of journalists and ensure that perpetrators of deadly violence against journalists are...

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Rousseff to CPJ: 'Brazil committed to fighting impunity'

May 7, 2014 3:57 PM ET

"The federal government is fully committed to continue fighting against impunity in cases of killed journalists," Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told a CPJ delegation during a meeting on Tuesday in Brasilia, the country's political capital. Accepting that deadly violence...

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Halftime for the Brazilian press

May 6, 2014 11:00 AM ET

Introduction By Joel Simon For a long time, Brazil has been fighting to overcome its contradictions. The country features a dynamic, modern, and diverse economy—and some of the worst poverty in the hemisphere. It has been led by two successive...

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Halftime for the Brazilian press

May 6, 2014 11:00 AM ET

1. In the government’s hands By Carlos Lauría Since June 2013, Brazil has been the scene of sporadic but huge anti-government demonstrations that have brought millions to the streets to protest an array of grievances, from fare increases for public...

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Halftime for the Brazilian press

May 6, 2014 11:00 AM ET

Sidebar: Freedom of the press is still a work in progress By Fernando Rodrigues The street protests in Brazil in June 2013 received extensive news coverage. However, for the first time in years, attacks against journalists and media organizations...

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Halftime for the Brazilian press

May 6, 2014 11:00 AM ET

2. The vicious cycle of impunity By Sara Rafsky When the World Cup kicks off in Brazil in June, the government of President Dilma Rousseff will be celebrating the country’s emergence as a global powerhouse. The event, to be...

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Video: CPJ warns of impunity in Iraqi Kurdistan

April 24, 2014 12:22 PM ET

On Tuesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists expressed its concerns over the press freedom climate in Iraqi Kurdistan at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. where we launched our special report, "Mountain of impunity looms...

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Mountain of impunity looms over Kurdistan journalists

April 22, 2014 10:00 AM ET

Iraqi Kurdistan may seem calm compared with much of the Middle East, but the media are vulnerable whenever internal political tensions flare. Amid impunity for anti-press attacks, including murder and arson, journalists say they must self-censor on topics like religion,...

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Trials, not tribunals, needed in Pakistan

April 21, 2014 5:09 PM ET

Raza Rumi is alive. It appears Hamid Mir will survive. Shan Dahar is dead....

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CPJ condemns attack on TV news anchor Hamid Mir

April 19, 2014 12:41 PM ET

New York, April 19, 2014­--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the continuing violence directed at journalists in Pakistan. Geo News senior anchor Hamid Mir today was shot three times soon after he and his driver left Karachi's...

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