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Turkey's crackdown propels number of journalists in jail worldwide to record high

December 13, 2016 12:00 AM ET

At least 81 journalists are imprisoned in Turkey, all of them facing anti-state charges, in the wake of an unprecedented crackdown that has included the shuttering of more than 100 news outlets. The 259 journalists in jail worldwide is the highest number recorded since 1990. A CPJ special report by...

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Journalists in Exile: 2007

June 17, 2007 5:01 PM ET

At least three journalists a month flee their home countries to escape threats of violence, imprisonment, or harassment. By Elisabeth Witchel and Karen Phillips...

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Nigeria's Journalists Eye Abubakar with Skepticism

November 13, 1998 8:17 PM ET

Dangerous Assignments...

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Press Faces Hard Times in Africa: Repression Persists in Many Countries

May 3, 1996 8:17 PM ET

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More journalists jailed than ever: CPJ's 1995 report surveys 101 countries

May 3, 1996 8:17 PM ET

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CPJ leads campaigns to aid Nigerian and Zambian journalists

May 3, 1996 8:17 PM ET

On Dec. 23, 1995, six agents of Nigeria's State Security Service (SSS) arrested Nosa Igiebor, the editor in chief of the best-selling weekly magazine Tell, as he prepared to leave his Lagos home for work. Igiebor, a 1993 recipient of CPJ's International Press Freedom Award, had just resurfaced after months...

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Around the world: A regional look at the state of press freedom in 1995

May 3, 1996 8:17 PM ET

Africa For the third consecutive year, Ethiopia held more journalists in jail--31 at year's end--than any other country in Africa. Most were detained without charges....

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