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Video Report: Imprisoned in Iran

December 29, 2009 1:54 PM ET

In this video report, Greek freelance journalist Iason Athanasiadis recounts his 2009 imprisonment in Iran. Athanasiadis, who spent 20 days in custody, most of it in Tehran’s Evin Prison, describes his arrest during the government’s post-election crackdown and explains how international advocacy made a difference in gaining his freedom....

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Philippines, Somalia fuel record death toll

December 17, 2009 12:01 AM ET

CPJ survey finds at least 68 journalists killed in 2009 New York, December 17, 2009—At least 68 journalists worldwide were killed for their work in 2009, the highest yearly tally ever documented by the Committee to Protect Journalists, the organization said in its year-end analysis. The record toll was...

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CPJ's 2009 prison census: Freelance journalists under fire

December 8, 2009 12:11 AM ET

New York, December 8, 2009—Freelancers now make up nearly 45 percent of all journalists jailed worldwide, a dramatic recent increase that reflects the evolution of the global news business, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In its annual census of imprisoned journalists, CPJ found a total of 136...

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Video Report: Behind Bars But Not Alone

December 8, 2009 12:03 AM ET

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Video Report: Portraits of the Fallen

October 26, 2009 9:42 AM ET

In “Portraits of the Fallen,” a video introduction to CPJ’s database of killed journalists, María Salazar-Ferro examines the circumstances in which reporters, photographers, editors, and other journalists have died on duty. Because hundreds of journalists have been murdered in reprisal for their work, CPJ is leading a Global Campaign...

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Middle East Bloggers: The Street Leads Online

October 14, 2009 12:07 AM ET

In the Middle East and North Africa, where political change occurs slowly, blogging has becomes a serious medium for social and political commentary as well as a target of government suppression. By Mohamed Abdel Dayem                        ...

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Audio Report: Middle East Bloggers

October 13, 2009 11:54 AM ET

In our special report “Middle East Bloggers: The Street Leads Online,” CPJ’s Mohamed Abdel Dayem says blogging has become a crucial front in the region's struggle for freedom of expression. Here, Abdel Dayem describes how two regional trends--booming Internet audiences and repression of traditional media--have made blogging a vibrant...

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Anatomy of Injustice: The Unsolved Killings of Journalists in Russia

September 15, 2009 12:20 AM ET

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Anatomy of Injustice: Preface by Kati Marton

September 15, 2009 12:19 AM ET

It is a sad irony: While the world celebrates the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Russia itself is relapsing to some of its Soviet ways. In fact, for journalists, Russia is a more dangerous place now than it was during the Cold War. ...

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Anatomy of Injustice: Video Report

September 15, 2009 12:05 AM ET

In this video report, CPJ’s Nina Ognianova and Muzaffar Suleymanov discuss impunity in the murders of Russian journalists. (7:00) Read the special report, "Anatomy of Injustice."...

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Special Report: Chronicling Cuba, bloggers offer fresh hope

September 10, 2009 12:00 AM ET

A vibrant, independent blogging culture is emerging in Cuba, of all places. Numerous journalistic blogs are exploring important social and economic issues. Will the regime crack down, or is a new era dawning? By Carlos Lauría and María Salazar Ferro...

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Video Report: Cuban Bloggers

September 10, 2009 12:00 AM ET

In this video report, CPJ’s Carlos Lauría and María Salazar Ferro join with Cuban blogger Laritza Diversant in explaining the roots of Cuban blogging and the major obstacles these journalists overcome. (5:32) Read the special report, “Chroncling Cuba, Bloggers Offer Fresh Hope.”...

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Philippines Special Report: Under Oath, Under Threat

August 18, 2009 9:11 PM ET

In the Philippines, witnesses to journalist murders face extreme pressures and grave risk. The government’s protection program, while valuable, falls short of ensuring justice. By Shawn W. Crispin...

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Philippines Audio Report: Under Oath, Under Threat

August 18, 2009 8:01 PM ET

In our special report “Under Oath, Under Threat,” CPJ’s Shawn Crispin examines the culture of impunity in the killings of journalists in the Philippines. Here, Crispin describes how intimidation and fear have stopped witnesses from coming forward to help put the murderers behind bars. Listen to the mp3 on...

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Nicaragua Special Report: Daniel Ortega's Media War

July 1, 2009 11:00 AM ET

Nicaragua’s president ignores the news media, except to harass his critics. By Carlos Lauría and Joel Simon...

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Video Report: Daniel Ortega's Media War

July 1, 2009 10:58 AM ET

 In this video report, “Daniel Ortega’s Media War,” CPJ’s Carlos Lauría and Joel Simon examine the Nicaraguan government’s aggressive tactics toward independent media, including legal harassment and smear campaigns. (4:48) Read the special report, “Daniel Ortega’s Media War.”...

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Special Report: Reporting, and Surviving, in Ciudad Juárez

June 24, 2009 6:08 AM ET

In one of Mexico’s most dangerous cities, reporting the news requires extreme caution. Self-censorship and manipulation of the news are constants. By Mike O’Connor...

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Audio Report: Reporting, and Surviving, in Ciudad Juárez

June 24, 2009 6:00 AM ET

In our special report, “Reporting, and Surviving, in Ciudad Juárez,” CPJ’s Mike O’Connor examines journalism in one of Mexico’s most dangerous places. Here, O’Connor describes how violence is creating pervasive self-censorship in the press. Listen to the mp3 on the player above, or right click here to download. (2:49)...

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Special Report: Journalists in Exile 2009

June 17, 2009 12:01 AM ET

Sri Lankan journalists flee under severe pressure in the past year. Iraq and Somalia, two deadly countries for the press, also rank high in numbers of journalists forced into exile. Hundreds of journalists have been driven into exile this decade. By Karen Phillips...

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10 Worst Countries to be a Blogger

April 30, 2009 12:01 AM ET

CPJ names the worst online oppressors. Booming online cultures in many Asian and Middle Eastern nations have led to aggressive government repression. Burma leads the dishonor roll....

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Audio Report: Worst Countries to be a Blogger

April 30, 2009 12:01 AM ET

In our special report, “10 Worst Countries to be a Blogger,” CPJ names the world’s leading online oppressors. Here, Deputy Director Robert Mahoney explains why CPJ undertook this report and how it arrived at its conclusions. Listen to the mp3 on the player above, or right click here to...

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Republic of Congo Special Report: From a Fatal Fire, Many Questions

April 23, 2009 12:01 AM ET

Bruno Jacquet Ossébi, a Franco-Congolese journalist known for outspoken coverage of government corruption in the Republic of Congo, dies after a mysterious fire burns down his house. By Mohamed Keita with reporting by Sarah Turbeaux...

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Republic of Congo Audio Report: From a Fatal Fire, Many Questions

April 23, 2009 12:01 AM ET

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Getting Away With Murder 2009

March 23, 2009 12:15 AM ET

CPJ’s Impunity Index spotlights countrieswhere journalists are slain and killers go free New York, March 23, 2009 -- The already murderous conditions for the press in Sri Lanka and Pakistan deteriorated further in the past year, the Committee to Protect Journalists has found in its newly updated Impunity Index, a...

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Impunity Index 2009 Map

March 17, 2009 4:25 PM ET

Click on countries for rankings. Read the full report, Getting Away With Murder....

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Drawing the Line: CPJ's editorial cartoons

March 9, 2009 1:20 PM ET

Cartoons by Mick Stern...

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Sri Lanka Special Report: Failure to Investigate

February 23, 2009 5:17 PM ET

As the Sri Lankan government steps up its war with the LTTE, assaults on journalists are on the rise. So are suspicions that the government is complicit in these attacks....

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Carl Bernstein on emerging threats

February 10, 2009 11:57 AM ET

Bernstein discusses his preface to Attacks on the Press in 2008....

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Video: Slain and in combat, dozens die in 2008

January 2, 2009 9:26 AM ET

CPJ’s Joel Simon, Robert Mahoney, and Nina Ognianova pay tribute to journalists who died in 2008. The toll was highest in Iraq, but conflicts in South Asia and the Caucasus were deadly as well. Impunity in journalist murders in Russia, Philippines, and Mexico were top issues....

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