Journalist Assistance

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Fernando Garavito, man of letters, dies in exile

November 8, 2010 11:02 AM ET

It's hard to trace things to their origin. But had I not met exiled Colombian journalist Fernando Garavito in early 2004, I don't know that I would have chosen to work, professionally, as a defender of freedom of expression....

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From grief of Maguindanao, a 'family' emerges

August 23, 2010 1:15 PM ET

Today marks nine months since the Maguindanao massacre, the deadliest event for the press that CPJ has ever recorded.  On November 23, 2009, at 10 a.m., a convoy traveling to the provincial capital of Shariff Aquak to file gubernatorial...

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Video Report: From Captivity to Exile

June 17, 2010 9:00 AM ET

In “From Captivity to Exile," Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout talks about the plight of Somali cameraman Mohamed Abdifatah Elmi. The two were abducted along with three others in 2008. Freed after many months, Elmi remains at risk and is...

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Exiled Eritrean editor reunites with family

May 17, 2010 3:15 PM ET

Eight years ago, Aaron Berhane left his wife and three children behind as he fled his native Eritrea, a fugitive wanted by authorities because his newspaper had dared criticize the government of revered independence leader Isaias Afewerki. In May...

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Special Report: A Somali Journalist in Exile

April 13, 2010 12:01 AM ET

Radio journalist Ahmed Omar Hashi is a survivor, but he has paid dearly. He's been threatened and targeted for death. He's seen his colleagues and friends killed. Now, like other Somali journalists, Hashi struggles in exile and hopes one day...

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Video Report: A Somali Journalist in Exile

April 13, 2010 12:01 AM ET

In “A Somali Journalist in Exile,” CPJ talks with Ahmed Omar Hashi, a former editor for the independent Mogadishu station Radio Shabelle. After three attempts were made on Hashi’s life, CPJ and local partners helped him relocate to Uganda....

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The quest for funniest journalist benefits CPJ

April 9, 2010 4:52 PM ET

How many journalists does it take to change a light bulb? If anyone has an answer to that, he or she was probably in the crowd that gathered last night for Commedia dell Media, the journalists’ stand-up comedy gala benefitting...

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Exiled Somali journalists face new challenges in Nairobi

April 9, 2010 3:45 PM ET

Somali journalists Hassan Ali Gesey and Abdihakim Jimale are roommates these days, living in a tiny, graffiti-ridden room in Nairobi, Kenya. Neither would have wanted to eke out an existence like this, but dire circumstances brought them together—starting with...

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CPJ support helps an injured Haitian reporter

February 12, 2010 5:32 PM ET

His collarbone severely fractured in the January 12 earthquake, Haitian journalist Yves Adler Boissonniere needed considerable medical attention—care that he could not get in his devastated country. With US$40 and a few gourdes (Haiti’s currency) in his pocket, Boissonniere...

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Haiti’s Radio Tele Caraïbes lost its offices, not its mission

January 28, 2010 3:23 PM ET

Radio Tele Caraïbes is out on the street after losing the use of its offices in the January 12 earthquake, but the Port-au-Prince broadcaster has resumed operations nonetheless. A makeshift newsroom has been set up in a tent in...

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