Special Reports


Number of journalists behind bars reaches global high

The number of journalists jailed around the world set another record in 2021. Invoking new tech and security laws, repressive regimes from Asia to Europe to Africa cracked down harshly on the independent press. A CPJ special report by Editorial Director Arlene Getz. Published December 9, 2021 NEW YORK It’s been an especially bleak year…

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Nicaragua Special Report: Daniel Ortega’s Media War

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

 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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Vazquez Portal

Below is a list of Latin American journalists who have signed the petition to free Vázquez PortalLista de periodistas latinoamericanos que han firmado la petición para liberar a Vázquez Portal

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Dangerous Assignments 20th Anniversary: In the Beginning

CPJ’s mission began 20 years ago with two volunteers, a typewriter, and a letter to Walter Cronkite.

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