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2014 prison census: 221 journalists jailed worldwide

December 9, 2014 9:33 PM ET

As of December 1, 2014 Analysis: Global tally second worst on record Blog: In China, mainstream media as well as dissidents under increasing pressure...

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Ten journalists to free from prison

April 29, 2014 11:00 AM ET

On World Press Freedom Day, CPJ calls for the release of all jailed journalists By Shazdeh Omari/CPJ News Editor New York, April 29, 2014—Uzbek editor Muhammad Bekjanov has been in jail for 15 years, one of the longest imprisonments of...

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Pressure on Journalists Rises Along With Africa's Prospects

February 12, 2014 2:13 AM ET

After a decade of unprecedented growth and development, the insistence on positive news remains a significant threat to press freedom in sub-Saharan Africa. By Mohamed Keita A newspaper displayed in the Ikoyi district of Lagos on September 30, 2013, tells...

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Attacks on the Press in 2013: Ethiopia

February 12, 2014 2:08 AM ET

A year after the death of Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn succeeded in preserving the repressive climate in Ethiopia. Several journalists faced interrogation or prosecution for writing about the late leader, his policies, and even his widow. One journalist,...

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Attaques contre la presse en 2013: Ethiopie

12 février 2014 1h38 ET

Un an après la mort de l’ancien premier ministre Meles Zenawi, son successeur, Hailemariam Desalegn maintient la répression contre la presse. Plusieurs journalistes ont subi des interrogatoires ou des poursuites, pour avoir publié des écrits sur l’ancien premier ministre, sa...

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La presse sous pression de redorer l'image d'une Afrique émergente

12 février 2014 1h12 ET

Après une décennie de croissance et de développement sans précédent, l'insistance sur des nouvelles positives regagne du poids et menace la liberté de la presse en Afrique sub-saharienne. Par Mohamed Keita...

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News from the Committee to Protect Journalists, January 2014

January 31, 2014 12:58 PM ET

Chilling conditions for the press ahead of Sochi Games CPJ's special report, "Media suffer winter chill in coverage of Sochi Olympics," which was released on January 28, garnered significant coverage in the local and international media, including CBS Sports, the...

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2013 prison census: 211 journalists jailed worldwide

December 18, 2013 12:01 AM ET

As of December 1, 2013 Analysis: Second worst year on record | CPJ Blog: Turkey worst jailer once more...

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African media leaders must address Ethiopia's repression

November 5, 2013 5:55 PM ET

New York, November 5, 2013--As media leaders and officials of regional institutions gather in Addis Ababa this week for the African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF), the Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the participants to ensure that press freedom is...

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News from the Committee to Protect Journalists, October 2013

November 4, 2013 12:44 PM ET

CPJ launches US report Following CPJ's release of its report on the state of press freedom in the United States, the organization is pursuing high-level meetings with the White House. CPJ had drafted six recommendations that were shared with...

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