Mission Journal

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Mission Journal: Mysterious raid draws new concerns

April 22, 2009 11:43 AM ET

On March 2, 2006, Kenyan state agents conducted a commando-style midnight raid on the Standard Group, owner of an independent daily and KTN Television in the capital, Nairobi. The agents seized computers and tapes, vandalized a printing press, and burned...

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Mission Journal: Nicaragua slides backward

April 6, 2009 4:44 PM ET

Nicaragua's press freedom conditions have seriously deteriorated in the last year, local journalists and free press advocates told Americas Senior Program Coordinator Carlos Lauría and me during a weeklong visit to Managua. We concluded our mission on Friday and will...

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Mission Journal: Lost in Managua

April 2, 2009 11:42 AM ET

There are few street names and no addresses in Managua, a famously disorganized city whose downtown was destroyed in a 1972 earthquake and never rebuilt.  To find a house, office, or government building you need directions which are only intelligible...

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