Dangerous Assignments

Faces of Exile

November 17, 2008 3:27 PM ET

Since 2001, CPJ has documented the cases of 340 journalists forced into exile after their reporting exposed them to harassment, violence, or imprisonment. They face many difficulties in their new homes, from language and cultural adjustments to emotional and economic hardships. Here are five snapshots of journalists in exile....

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The Witness

October 21, 2008 1:32 PM ET

The writer spent months trying to find a colleague secretly jailed in the Gambia. Then he took the witness stand....

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Malaysia's Risk-Takers

October 14, 2008 9:16 PM ET

The government's promise not to censor the Internet has allowed bloggers more latitude than journalists working in other media. Now, with a leading blogger jailed, that freedom is in jeopardy....

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A California Dream for Jehad Ali

October 7, 2008 1:42 PM ET

After Jehad Ali's leg was shattered by assailants in Iraq, colleagues raised money, and surgeons in California offered help. Now, Ali has cleared another big hurdle: He's gained permission to enter the United States. By Robert Mahoney...

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The Disappeared in Mexico

September 30, 2008 12:15 AM ET

In Mexico, seven reporters have vanished in three years. Many had investigated links between public officials and drug traffickers. Are the crime groups changing tactics, or is a new type of perpetrator at work? ...

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Tunisia Report: The Smiling Oppressor

September 23, 2008 8:23 PM ET

Tunisia wants you to believe it is a progressive nation that protects human rights. It is, in fact, a police state that aggressively silences anyone who challenges President Ben Ali....

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Azerbaijan Special Report: Finding Elmar's Killers

September 16, 2008 12:00 AM ET

In Azerbaijan, an editor is jailed after investigating the unsolved murder of a colleague. The case has opened a window into widespread abuses in this tightly controlled nation on the Caspian Sea....

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Burma's Firewall Fighters

May 7, 2008 12:21 PM ET

Burma's military junta imposed tighter internet restrictions after the Saffron Revolution. But news continues to flow thanks to the exile-run media and their resilient undercover reporters....

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The Other Iraq

May 5, 2008 1:40 AM ET

Iraqi Kurdish political leaders have cultivated an image of freedom and tolerance, but that increasingly clashes with reality. As the independent press has grown more assertive, attacks and arrests have increased....

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Cuba's Long Black Spring

March 18, 2008 8:15 PM ET

Five years after the Castro government cracked down on the independent press, more than 20 journalists remain behind bars for the crime of free expression....

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