Impunity

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In Oakland, progress in Bailey murder prosecution

April 22, 2009 7:38 PM ET

The murderers of journalists around the globe presume they won't get caught. Unfortunately, they're often right: Only one case in 10 results in any convictions; just one in 20 results in convictions of those who ordered the murder. For more...

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Garcia-Esperat murder case moves forward

April 16, 2009 5:19 PM ET

The Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility reports today that a Philippine court has denied a motion to dismiss murder charges against two government officials accused of ordering the 2005 murder of journalist Marlene Garcia-Esperat....

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Russian authorities close Shchekochikhin case

April 9, 2009 12:43 PM ET

We issued the following statement after Russia's Prosecutor-General's Office closed a criminal investigation into the unexplained death of investigative journalist Yuri Shchekochikhin in 2003......

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Mexico should federalize crimes against free expression

April 6, 2009 3:26 PM ET

New York, April 6, 2009--The Mexican Congress must move expeditiously to approve a constitutional reform granting federal authorities jurisdiction over crimes against free expression, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The lower house, the Chamber of Deputies, approved a...

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Sri Lanka on State Department's radar

April 3, 2009 3:48 PM ET

The dire situation for journalists in Sri Lanka who have fallen out of favor with the government has not gone unnoticed at the U.S. State Department. On March 23, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent a letter to Senator Robert...

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Corrupt Russian police are a 'dark force' against press

April 3, 2009 12:03 PM ET

Leonid Nikitinsky has a dry sense of humor. "Unless you are killed in a very interesting way, don't come and see me," he told an audience at CPJ's offices on Thursday. There are, after all, too many murders for him...

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Newseum honors fallen colleagues

March 31, 2009 5:23 PM ET

After each name was read aloud, the ring of a bell resonated through the studio auditorium that included many relatives, friends, and colleagues of the journalists whose names were being added to the Newseum Journalists Memorial. Some, like Tom Borrelli...

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Can Sierra Leone bring justice in fatal beating of editor?

March 25, 2009 3:12 PM ET

The case had all the hallmarks of a sordid thriller. There was "a rogue politician, a journalist getting killed, a staunchly incurious police, and the media in frenzy," veteran journalist Lansana Gberie wrote in the New African, describing the fatal...

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Impunity in the Philippines: No exaggeration

March 23, 2009 5:33 PM ET

When we launched CPJ's new Impunity Index today in Manila, the government of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo reacted viscerally. Just after we released the report, which prominently features the Philippines, Presidential Press Secretary Cerge Remonde sent out a statement to journalists...

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Seeking justice for Marlene Garcia-Esperat

March 23, 2009 11:41 AM ET

Today CPJ launched its 2009 Global Impunity Index in Manila to mark the fourth anniversary of the murder of Marlene Garcia-Esperat, left, a Philippine columnist who reported on corruption in the government's agriculture department. Garcia-Esperat was gunned down in her...

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