Yugoslavia / 2002

Attacks on the Press 2001: Introduction

March 26, 2002 12:12 PM ET

IN THE WAKE of September 11, 2001, journalists around the world faced a press freedom crisis that was truly global in scope. In the first days and weeks after the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., governments across the globe--in China, Benin, the Palestinian Authority Territories, and...

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Europe & Central Asia

March 26, 2002 12:11 PM ET

The exhilarating prospect of broad press freedoms that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union a decade ago has faded dramatically in much of the post-communist world. A considerable decline in press freedom conditions in Russia during the last year, along with the stranglehold authoritarian leaders have imposed on media...

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Slovenia

March 26, 2002 12:02 PM ET

While press freedom is generally respected in Slovenia, a brutal attack against one journalist and the potential prosecution of another have raised some concerns about the government's commitment to protecting the press. Miro Petek, a journalist for the Maribor daily Vecer, Slovenia's second-largest newspaper, was attacked outside his home in...

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Yugoslavia

March 26, 2002 12:00 PM ET

The revolutionary political changes of late 2000 and early 2001 that ousted former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic ended a decade of repression for Yugoslavia's independent journalists. But after a year in power, the Democratic Opposition of Serbia (DOS), which replaced Milosevic, failed to enact needed reforms in media-related laws. And...

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