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Journalist killings ease from record highs as murders down, combat deaths up

December 19, 2016 12:00 AM ET

Deadly violence against the media eased in 2016 from recent record levels as the number of journalists singled out for murder declined. A CPJ special report by Elana Beiser and Elisabeth Witchel...

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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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Getting Away With Murder

October 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

CPJ’s 2016 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free By Elisabeth Witchel, CPJ Impunity Campaign Consultant Published October 27, 2016. Some of the highest rates of impunity in the murders of journalists can be attributed to killings by Islamist militant groups, CPJ...

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Dangerous pursuit: In India, journalists who cover corruption may pay with their lives

August 29, 2016 12:00 AM ET

In the 27 cases of journalists murdered for their work in India since CPJ began keeping records in 1992, there have been no convictions. More than half of those killed reported regularly on corruption. The cases of Jagendra Singh, Umesh Rajput, and Akshay Singh, who died between 2011 and 2015,...

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Dangerous Pursuit

August 29, 2016 12:00 AM ET

Foreword: Journalism as well as journalists in danger from failure to stand up for India’s press P. Sainath This report by the Committee to Protect Journalists does more than tell us that reporting in India can be a dangerous business. Rural and small-town journalists are at greater risk of being...

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Dangerous Pursuit

August 29, 2016 12:00 AM ET

Impunity and lack of solidarity expose India’s journalists to attack By Sumit Galhotra Corruption scandals make for attention-grabbing headlines, but when journalists who expose wrongdoing are killed, their murder is often the end of the story. For eight years India has been a fixture on the Committee to Protect Journalists’...

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Dangerous Pursuit

August 29, 2016 12:00 AM ET

Jagendra Singh: discredited after death By Sumit Galhotra and Raksha Kumar Covered in burns and writhing in pain, Jagendra Singh cries out, “They could have arrested me. Why did they have to beat me and set me on fire?” In the video, filmed at a hospital in Lucknow where Jagendra...

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Dangerous Pursuit

August 29, 2016 12:00 AM ET

In search of justice for Umesh Rajput By Sumit Galhotra and Raksha Kumar Parmeshwar Rajput walked exhausted into his lawyer’s office in Bilaspur, weighed down by a black bag filled with court documents, police records, and newspaper clippings about his brother’s death, after the six-hour train and motorbike journey he...

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Dangerous Pursuit

August 29, 2016 12:00 AM ET

The mysterious death of Akshay Singh By Sumit Galhotra “After his death, I am left alone with the responsibility of taking care of my family,” Pakshi Singh said during a phone call. Nearly a year after losing her brother, the investigative journalist Akshay Singh, she was still unable to speak....

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Dangerous Pursuit

August 29, 2016 12:00 AM ET

Pursuit of truth comes at heavy price for India’s Right to Information activists By Aayush Soni Ever since India’s Right to Information Act was passed in 2005, it has empowered citizens to challenge the opaqueness of state and federal government decision-making. Activists across India have used the act to expose...

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