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For journalists, coverage of political unrest proves deadly

December 20, 2011 12:01 AM ET

Journalists die at high rates while covering protests in the Arab world and elsewhere. Photographers and freelancers appear vulnerable. Pakistan is again the deadliest nation. A CPJ special report...

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Video: Bailey project combats impunity

December 20, 2011 12:00 AM ET

In "Banding Together: The Chauncey Bailey Project Fights Impunity," CPJ’s Maria Salazar-Ferro describes how a group of Bay Area journalists worked together to ensure that the murder of their colleague did not go unpunished. Using investigative journalism as an advocacy tool, the Bailey Project held authorities accountable and brought...

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Imprisonments jump worldwide, and Iran is worst

December 8, 2011 12:01 AM ET

Stark regional differences are seen as jailings grow significantly in the Middle East and North Africa. Dozens of journalists are held without charge, many in secret prisons. A CPJ special report...

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Video: Freeing Eynulla Fatullayev

December 8, 2011 12:00 AM ET

In this video companion to CPJ's 2011 census of imprisoned journalists, Azerbaijani editor Eynulla Fatullayev describes his own time in prison and how international advocacy can make a difference in winning the freedom of jailed reporters, editors, photojournalists, and bloggers. (4:47) Read the special report "Imprisonments jump worldwide” and...

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New promises, old results in unsolved Togliatti murders

October 27, 2011 12:01 AM ET

Prosecutors say every lead has been pursued, every witness questioned in the slayings of editors Valery Ivanov and Aleksei Sidorov. But no one has ever been convicted, and no one can explain what investigators did with the most compelling lead. A CPJ special report by Nina Ognianova...

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In Burma, transition neglects press freedom

September 20, 2011 12:04 AM ET

Thein Sein’s new civilian government has promised reform, but authorities continue to censor and imprison journalists. Those who report for critical, exile-run media remain at great risk. A CPJ special report by Shawn W. Crispin...

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Video report: Burma's undercover heroes

September 20, 2011 12:02 AM ET

In "Burma's undercover heroes," CPJ's Shawn Crispin describes the vital work being done by reporters for the Democratic Voice of Burma. Working undercover in a highly restricted nation, these journalists are the eyes and ears for the rest of world. They work at great risk of imprisonment and harassment....

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EU tiptoes toward engagement with Burma

September 20, 2011 12:02 AM ET

A conflicted European Union considers a new approach toward Burma. Press freedom advocates and human rights defenders are wary. By Jean-Paul Marthoz...

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New strains for Burma's exile media

September 20, 2011 12:00 AM ET

As international donors examine their priorities in light of Burma’s new regime, exile-run news media face potential cutbacks. The most critical news reporting on the long-closed nation may be endangered. By Aung Zaw...

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Imprisoned journalists in Burma

September 20, 2011 12:00 AM ET

Published September 20, 2011Burma has a long record of jailing independent journalists, ranking among the world’s five worst jailers of the press for four consecutive years, CPJ research shows. Journalists are typically charged with violating the country’s censorship laws, among the strictest in the world, or engaging in “antistate”...

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Confrontation, repression in Correa's Ecuador

September 1, 2011 9:12 AM ET

Rafael Correa's administration has led Ecuador into a new era of widespread repression by pre-empting private news broadcasts, enacting restrictive legal measures, smearing critics, and filing debilitating defamation lawsuits. A CPJ special report by Carlos Lauría...

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Video report: Confrontation in Correa's Ecuador

September 1, 2011 9:11 AM ET

In "Confrontation in Correa’s Ecuador," CPJ’s Carlos Lauría describes the adversarial press climate created by President Rafael Correa. The video, which is in Spanish with English subtitles, includes clips of Correa criticizing the press. (3:01) Read our accompanying special report, “Confrontation, Repression in Correa’s Ecuador."...

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After the Black Spring, Cuba's new repression

July 6, 2011 9:00 AM ET

When the last of 29 journalists jailed in a notorious 2003 crackdown was finally freed this year, it signaled to many the end of a dark era. But Cuban authorities are still persecuting independent journalists through arbitrary arrests, beatings, and intimidation. A CPJ special report by Karen Phillips...

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For Cubans, a tenuous new home

July 6, 2011 8:59 AM ET

Spain has welcomed hundreds of former Cuban detainees and their families. But economic woes and bureaucratic problems have made the transition difficult for exiled Cubans. Many say Spain will be but a temporary stop. By Borja Bergareche...

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Journalists in exile 2011: Iran, Cuba drive out critics

June 20, 2011 12:04 AM ET

Two of the world’s most repressive nations each forced at least 18 journalists to flee their homes in the past year. In exile, these journalists face enormous challenges. A CPJ special report by Elisabeth Witchel....

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Video report: A journalist in exile

June 20, 2011 12:03 AM ET

In "A Journalist in Exile," Cameroonian reporter Agnès Tailè talks about the challenges she faces after leaving her home for the United States. Tailè tells CPJ's Sheryl A. Mendez how she was abducted, beaten, and threatened in connection with her critical reporting about social issues and armed conflict. (3:41)Read our...

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The silencing crime: Sexual violence and journalists

June 7, 2011 9:00 AM ET

Few cases of sexual assault against journalists have ever been documented, a product of powerful cultural and professional stigmas. But now dozens of journalists are coming forward to say they have been sexually abused in the course of their work. A CPJ special report by Lauren Wolfe...

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CPJ security guide: Addendum on sexual aggression

June 7, 2011 8:59 AM ET

In conjunction with the release of its special report, “The Silencing Crime: Sexual Violence and Journalists,” CPJ is issuing an addendum to its existing journalist security guide. The addendum, written by CPJ Journalist Security Coordinator Frank Smyth, addresses the issue of sexual aggression against journalists and focuses on ways to...

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Audio Report: The Silencing Crime

June 7, 2011 8:58 AM ET

Journalists around the world are talking more candidly about sexual abuse they've experienced on the job. CPJ Senior Editor Lauren Wolfe, author of the special report, "The Silencing Crime,"  describes her findings in this podcast. Listen on the player above, or right click here to download an MP3. (2:05)...

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Getting Away With Murder

June 1, 2011 12:02 AM ET

CPJ’s 2011 Impunity Index spotlights countrieswhere journalists are slain and killers go free...

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Video Report: Murdered With Impunity

June 1, 2011 12:01 AM ET

In “Murdered With Impunity," Sri Lankan journalist Sonali Samarasinghe describes the unsolved murder of her husband, the editor Lasantha Wickramatunga. Although Wickramatunga was beaten to death on a busy street in broad daylight, the government has failed to apprehend his attackers. (3:32)Read our accompanying special report, “Getting Way With Murder.”...

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The 10 Tools of Online Oppressors

May 2, 2011 8:45 AM ET

The world’s worst online oppressors are using an array of tactics, some reflecting astonishing levels of sophistication, others reminiscent of old-school techniques. From China’s high-level malware attacks to Syria’s brute-force imprisonments, this may be only the dawn of online oppression. A CPJ special report by Danny O’Brien...

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Audio Report: The 10 Tools of Online Oppressors

May 2, 2011 8:44 AM ET

In our special report, "The 10 Tools of Online Oppressors," CPJ examines the 10 prevailing strategies of online oppression worldwide and the countries that have taken the lead in their use. In this accompanying podcast, CPJ Deputy Director Robert Mahoney notes that these strategies range from sophisticated cyber-attacks to...

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