Kosovo / 2000

Attacks on the Press 1999: Introduction

March 22, 2000 12:11 PM ET

By Ann CooperAs a foreign correspondent covering the Soviet Union a decade ago, I was an eyewitness to a dramatic example of the press' critical role in building democracy. Granted a bit of freedom by Mikhail Gorbachev's mid-1980s glasnost policy, long-suppressed Soviet journalists set their own daring agenda: they probed...

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Attacks on the Press 1999: Europe & Central Asia Analysis

March 22, 2000 12:10 PM ET

By Chrystyna Lapychak Wars in Yugoslavia and Chechnya dominated regional and international headlines in 1999. The conflicts raised the journalists' death toll in the region and prompted crackdowns, as governments blocked access to war zones and engaged in propaganda campaigns....

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Attacks on the Press 1999: 1999 Death Toll: Listed by Country

March 22, 2000 12:10 PM ET

[Click here for full list of documented cases] At its most fundamental level, the job of a journalist is to bear witness. In 1999, journalists in Sierra Leone witnessed rebels' atrocities against civilians in the streets of Freetown. In the Balkans, journalists watched ethnic Albanians fleeing the deadly menace of...

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