Impunity Index

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Journalists under threat: The psychology of sacrifice

September 17, 2009 4:04 PM ET

Over the summer, as a book I’d written about the lives of murdered journalists went to press, a crusading human rights reporter from the Russian republic of Chechnya was shot dead. I was not surprised by the details of her...

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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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CPJ to Philippines: Convict killers

March 25, 2009 2:04 PM ET

In response to the statement by Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's chief aide, Eduardo Ermita, that the 24 murders of journalists in Philippines had all been "properly attended to," we issued this statement today......

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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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In Russia, criminal ties to government fuel impunity

March 23, 2009 9:35 AM ET

In Russia, even official statistics present a depressing picture: Contract-style murders of journalists, more often than not, remain unsolved. Even the rare investigations that result in trials do not answer the main question: Who ordered the killing?...

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Going beyond national borders to combat impunity

March 23, 2009 9:30 AM ET

Combating impunity has been a long and difficult process, full of obstacles and problems. At the national level it has not been easy, so much of our work is carried out using the supranational tools that we helped develop. They...

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Getting Away With Murder 2009

March 23, 2009 12:15 AM ET

CPJ’s Impunity Index spotlights countrieswhere journalists are slain and killers go free New York, March 23, 2009 -- The already murderous conditions for the press in Sri Lanka and Pakistan deteriorated further in the past year, the Committee to Protect...

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