Mission Journal

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Subjectivity, advocacy in covering human rights

June 26, 2011 7:54 PM ET

The tension between objective news reporting and advocacy was the subject of the final plenary panel that I moderated last week at the Global Media Forum in Bonn. Sponsored by Germany's multi-language, government broadcast agency, Deutsche Welle, the three-day conference...

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Mission Journal: Politics influence justice in Senegal

June 24, 2011 1:52 PM ET

Senegalese journalists say justice is not on their side when they are victims of abuse by powerful officials or security forces. I met recently in Dakar with journalists targeted with criminal acts in apparent reprisal for their work. In...

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Mission Journal: CPJ tackles impunity in Pakistan

May 6, 2011 1:46 PM ET

After months of planning and preparation, our CPJ team had assembled in Islamabad with an ambitious plan. On May 3, we had a meeting scheduled with President Asif Ali Zardari to discuss the country's failure to investigate the killings of...

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Peru candidates pledge to respect press freedom--will they?

May 6, 2011 11:05 AM ET

Keiko Fujimori and Ollanta Humala, the two candidates for the June 5 presidential runoff in Peru, barely raised freedom of expression issues during the political campaign. So Friday's event organized by the regional press group Instituto Prensa y Sociedad...

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Mission Journal: Behind bars in Burundi

December 13, 2010 2:15 PM ET

"They like me in here," editor Jean-Claude Kavumbagu said of his fellow prisoners. But sub-Saharan Africa's only jailed online journalist still pays protection money to stay safe in Bujumbura's Mpimba Prison.The Net Press editor has been here since police arrested him on July...

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Mission Journal: A visit to Russia's Supreme Court

October 19, 2010 12:33 PM ET

At the end of our recent mission to Moscow, our delegation squeezed in one final official meeting. Vyacheslav M. Lebedev, the chief justice of Russia's Supreme Court, had sent word only the night before that he would receive us....

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Mission Journal: Visiting Mikhail Beketov

October 4, 2010 4:06 PM ET

In Moscow, progress is often followed by heartbreak. So it was on the day after our meeting with Russia's top investigator, when we hit the wall of Russia's dysfunctional criminal justice system....

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Mission Journal: Calderón sees a national threat

September 26, 2010 5:32 PM ET

Mexican President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa had a message to deliver and it wasn't about press freedom. After hearing the concerns presented by a joint delegation from CPJ and the Miami-based Inter American Press Association last week, the president wanted us to...

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Despite fatal shootout, Philippines officials meet with CPJ

August 24, 2010 10:55 AM ET

About 18 hours after eight hostages and the gunmen holding them in a tourist bus were killed in a shootout with police in the heart of Manila, officials broke away from the demands of the moment to meet with...

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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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