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Journalist deaths spike in 2012 due to Syria, Somalia

December 18, 2012 12:01 AM ET

Syrian violence contributed to a sharp rise in the number of journalists killed for their work in 2012, as did a series of murders in Somalia. The dead include a record proportion of journalists who worked online. A CPJ special report...

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Video: Risk, reward, and loss in Syria

December 18, 2012 12:01 AM ET

Syrian leaders tried to impose a media blackout on the country's civil war. They failed. As CPJ's Dahlia El-Zein reports, foreign journalists responded by smuggling themselves into the country, while Syrians picked up cameras and uploaded videos online. They all did so at extreme risk. (4:13) Read CPJ's special...

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Number of jailed journalists sets global record

December 11, 2012 12:01 AM ET

Worldwide tally reaches highest point since CPJ began surveys in 1990. Governments use charges of terrorism, other anti-state offenses to silence critical voices. Turkey is the world’s worst jailer. A CPJ special report...

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Turkey's Press Freedom Crisis

October 22, 2012 12:01 AM ET

The Dark Days of Jailing Journalists and Criminalizing Dissent Turkish authorities are engaging in widespread criminal prosecution and jailing of journalists, and are applying other forms of severe pressure to promote self-censorship in the press, a CPJ analysis shows. CPJ has found highly repressive laws, particularly in the penal code...

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Turkey's Press Freedom Crisis

October 22, 2012 12:01 AM ET

Podcast With CPJ's Nina Ognianova CPJ’s Nina Ognianova describes the widespread criminal prosecution and jailing of journalists in Turkey. A vast and repressive legal structure, combined with a harshly adversarial tone set at the highest levels of government, have created a crisis, says Ognianova, lead author of a new CPJ...

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In government-media fight, Argentine journalism suffers

September 27, 2012 12:01 AM ET

In the pitched battle between Cristina Kirchner’s administration and critical media outlets such as those owned by Grupo Clarín, the very credibility of journalism is at stake. Argentine citizens are deprived of objective sources of information on vital political and economic issues. A CPJ special report by Sara Rafsky...

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Vietnam's press freedom shrinks despite open economy

September 19, 2012 12:01 AM ET

Vietnamese officials are stepping up repression of old and new media even as they promote an image of an open, globalized economy. Intense surveillance and imprisonment of critical journalists, coupled with increasingly restrictive laws, are choking the flow of information. A CPJ special report by Shawn W. Crispin...

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In Venezuela, a media landscape transformed

August 29, 2012 7:33 AM ET

In more than a decade in power, President Hugo Chávez Frías has overseen the transformation of nearly every aspect of Venezuelan society, including the media. When Chávez came to office in 1999, he enjoyed the support of the country’s established private media. But the relationship soon soured, and in April...

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Venezuela's private media wither under Chávez assault

August 29, 2012 7:32 AM ET

The Chávez administration has used an array of legislation, threats, and regulatory measures to gradually break down Venezuela’s independent press while building up a state media empire—a complete reversal of the previous landscape. One result: Vital issues are going uncovered in an election year. A CPJ special report by Monica...

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State media focus on opposition, critics; stifle debate

August 29, 2012 7:31 AM ET

Many state media in Latin American are used for political propaganda, but the Venezuelan government has built an unprecedented media empire that it uses to attack critics and independent journalists and obscure issues like crime and inflation. By Carlos Lauría...

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Globovisión besieged by investigations, fines, violence

August 29, 2012 7:30 AM ET

The recent regulatory probe into coverage at Globovisión, the only TV broadcaster critical of the Chávez administration, is the latest in a long string of investigations and other harassment. The network is struggling to stay afloat. By Monica Campbell...

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Pro-government hackers hound Venezuelan journalists

August 29, 2012 7:29 AM ET

The mysterious group N33 has targeted the online accounts of journalists critical of the Chávez administration. The victims are subject to fake messages, insults, and intimidating threats. By John Otis...

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Audio: Venezuela's private media wither

August 29, 2012 7:28 AM ET

Since President Hugo Chávez Frías took office more than a decade ago, legislation, threats, and regulatory measures have withered Venezuela’s independent press even as the state has built a huge media empire. Carlos Lauría, CPJ's Americas Senior Program Coordinator, talks about the developments in this podcast. Listen on the...

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Journalists in exile 2012

June 19, 2012 12:01 AM ET

Crisis in East Africa Fifty-seven journalists fled their country in the past year, with Somalia sending the greatest number into exile. Journalists also fled Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Rwanda--mostly for Kenya and Uganda. Exiles in East Africa must grapple with poverty and fear. A CPJ special report by María Salazar-Ferro...

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In Kyrgyzstan, injustice and torture in Askarov case

June 12, 2012 12:01 AM ET

Azimjon Askarov, an investigative reporter and human rights defender, had ended careers and embarrassed officials time and again with his reporting on law enforcement abuses in southern Kyrgyzstan. When ethnic unrest broke out in June 2010, authorities struck back with a vengeance. A CPJ special report by Muzaffar Suleymanov...

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10 Most Censored Countries

May 2, 2012 3:00 PM ET

See updated list of 10 Most Censored Countries at https://cpj.org/2015/04/10-most-censored-countries.php. CPJ's new analysis identifies Eritrea, North Korea, Syria, Iran as worst...

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Video: 10 Most Censored Countries

May 2, 2012 2:30 PM ET

CPJ Deputy Director Robert Mahoney counts down the 10 countries where the press is most tightly restricted. How do leaders in these nations silence the media? And which country is the worst of all? (4:03) Read CPJ's report on the 10 Most Censored countries for more detail on how censorship...

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CPJ Journalist Security Guide

April 26, 2012 1:01 AM ET

Covering the News in a Dangerous and Changing World By Frank Smyth/CPJ Senior Adviser for Journalist Security With a chapter on Technology Security by CPJ Staff Technologist Tom Lowenthal and Danny O’Brien...

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Video: Getting Away With Murder

April 17, 2012 12:01 AM ET

CPJ's María Salazar-Ferro names the 12 countries where journalists are murdered regularly and governments fail to solve the crimes. Where are leaders failing to uphold the law? Where are conditions getting better? And where is free expression in danger? (4:46) Read CPJ's 2012 Impunity Index. And visit our Global...

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Getting Away With Murder

April 17, 2012 12:01 AM ET

CPJ’s 2012 Impunity Index spotlights countrieswhere journalists are slain and killers go free...

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