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Reports   |   Afghanistan, Botswana, Canada, Colombia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Haiti, Iran, Journalist Assistance, Kenya, Liberia, Pakistan, Rwanda, South Africa, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Journalists in Exile: 2007

At least three journalists a month flee their home countries to escape threats of violence, imprisonment, or harassment. By Elisabeth Witchel and Karen Phillips
June 17, 2007 5:01 PM ET

Reports   |   China, Colombia, Cuba, Georgia, Iran, Liberia, Malaysia, Peru, Russia, Tunisia, Ukraine, Yugoslavia, Zimbabwe

Enemies of the Press 2001

CPJ Names 10 Enemies of the Press on World Press Freedom Day
May 3, 2001 12:00 AM ET


Reports   |   Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone

New Hope for Press Freedom in Africa?

Local leaders join global condemnation of Liberia for jailing Channel Four team
August 25, 2000 8:17 PM ET


Reports   |   Central African Republic, Kosovo, Liberia, Rwanda

Pulling the Plugs on Liberia

Charles Taylor, the former warlord who rules Liberia, has little tolerance for "anti-patriotic" media
May 16, 2000 8:17 PM ET

Reports   |   Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Turkey

African Journalists Strategize at WAJA Conference

For some delegates, just getting to the West African Journalists Association (WAJA) regional conference in Dakar, Senegal, was an impressive achievement. While his colleagues used more conventional modes of transportation, Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) president Frank Kposowa navigated his way out of the country by night in a hired motorized dugout canoe. The state of anarchy in Sierra Leone since the May 25, 1997, coup d'?état had rendered travel virtually impossible, and Kposowa's risky passage was just another example of the challenges facing courageous journalists who chose to remain in the country and risked losing their lives by practicing their profession.

July 2, 1998 8:17 PM ET

Reports   |   Liberia

An Interview With Alex Redd

Liberian broadcast journalist Alex Redd became the focus of international attention late last year when he was kidnapped and tortured by state security forces for attempting to investigate and report on the murder of political opposition leader Samuel Dokie, his wife, and two family members. Upon release, Redd was arrested and tried for inciting the public against the government. He fled to the United States in January 1998 after being released on bail. He spoke with CPJ's associate editor Jesse T. Stone about his experiences, and the state of the media in Liberia.
July 2, 1998 8:17 PM ET

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