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127 journalists in prison as of December 1, 2007

December 1, 2007 12:00 AM ET

Detailed accounts of each imprisoned journalist....

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CPJ and the World

July 2, 1998 8:17 PM ET

Executive Director William A. Orme, Jr., who was interviewed on CNN International, Fox News "In Depth," MSNBC "Online," and numerous radio shows about Attacks on the Press in 1997, traveled to California for the April 6 launch of the book at a program at the Freedom Forum in San Francisco....

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Introduction

March 2, 1998 8:17 PM ET

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Caucasian republics of Azerbaijan and Armenia have declared their desire to model themselves after Western European societies, with free - market economies and democratic government. But their passage from communism to a new social order has been rife with contradictions. In the...

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Azerbaijan's Media Navigate a Legal Maze

March 2, 1998 8:17 PM ET

Editors of Baku's leading newspapers were thrown into turmoil in early November 1996. The Milli Medjlis had just amended the law on mass media to require licensing in addition to registration with the Ministry of Justice before newspapers could begin, or continue, operating. Fourteen chief editors of newspapers and news...

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Armenian Officials Tout Press Freedom But Bully the Press

March 2, 1998 8:17 PM ET

There are two views of the press in Armenia today. The first holds that the press is entirely free to report as it chooses. The second is that the press is irresponsible. One thing is certain: In the absence of censorship, Armenian officials resort to verbal pressure and sometimes physical...

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Armenia's New Journalists

March 2, 1998 8:17 PM ET

The collapse of Soviet-style journalism has brought a new type of writer to the fore-youthful, enthusiastic, but often without training or experience. A problem in Armenian journalism is the need to replace Soviet-era training with new methods. Ruben A. Satyan says he assigns new recruits at Vremya to senior editors...

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Oil Flows More Freely than Ideas in Azerbaijan

March 2, 1998 8:17 PM ET

The smell of oil, profits, and risk hang heavily over Baku. To the Western visitor, this port city looks like a boom town. Azerbaijan has discovered new oil reserves in the Caspian Sea which may be nearly as great as those of Kuwait. And outsiders are rushing to town to...

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Cut It Out: Notes from An Azerbaijani Censor

March 2, 1998 8:17 PM ET

A 1993 censor's log book, revealing the interplay between censors and the cuts they made, has been circulating among Baku editors. Some extracts from the purloined document: ³24/VIII/93 ³An article cut from Azadliq. It said that S. Husseinov demanded the resignation of President Aliyev at his press conference at Ganja....

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Censorship While You Wait: An Azerbaijani Newspaper Struggles to Stay Alive

March 2, 1998 8:17 PM ET

At 25, Gunduz M. Tairli is a chain - smoking, ink - stained journalist. His face is angular; his expression intense. He is also chief editor of Azadliq, one of Baku's most popular newspapers, and the organ of the opposition Popular Front party. Putting out Azadliq is a daily struggle...

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Paradoxes in the Caucasus: A Report on Freedom of the Media in Azerbaijan and Armenia

March 2, 1998 8:17 PM ET

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