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Croatia

Reports   |   Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, UK

Balancing Act

Press freedom at risk as EU struggles to match action with values

The European Union strives to be a global leader in press freedom but faces challenges from member states that have criminal defamation and blasphemy laws, and have introduced counterterrorism measures, including mass surveillance. The EU has made press freedom imperative in negotiating with candidate countries, but has been accused of failing to take strong action when member states renege on their press freedom commitments. Journalists working in the region are also affected by EU laws and policies, such as the trade secrets directive and access to information regulations. A special report by the Committee to Protect Journalists

September 29, 2015 4:00 AM ET

Reports   |   Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK

Balancing Act

Summary

The European Union describes itself as a model for press freedom and an exemplary global power. Although many of its 28 member states feature at the top of international press freedom rankings, there are significant challenges that undermine press freedom and new threats are emerging.

Reports   |   Afghanistan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Croatia, Georgia, India, Iraq, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Thailand

For sixth straight year, Iraq deadliest nation for press

New York, December 18, 2008—For the sixth consecutive year, Iraq was the deadliest country in the world for the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its end-of-year analysis. The 11 deaths recorded in Iraq in 2008, while a sharp drop from prior years, remained among the highest annual tolls in CPJ history.

June 15, 2004 8:19 PM ET

Reports   |   Croatia, Serbia, Yugoslavia

Tudjman seeks to muzzle a radio that aided his rise

A retired Croatian general, critical of President Franjo Tudjman's drive to turn this small country into a military power in the Balkans, took to the airwaves today to spell out what he said was the folly of such a course.
October 1, 1996 8:17 PM ET

Reports   |   Bosnia, Croatia, India, Ivory Coast, Nigeria

Solidarity works: Helping to clear the path to freedom.

Letters to CPJ


CPJ comes to the aid of journalists who have been attacked, imprisoned, censored, or harassed. The Committee fights to get journalists out of jail and lets those who are being persecuted for their reporting know that CPJ and others are working on their behalf.

October 1, 1996 8:17 PM ET

Reports   |   Colombia, Croatia, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkey

CPJ marks 15th anniversary

On April 3, 1981, three New York journalists filed incorporating papers for a new organization called The Committee to Protect Journalists, dedicated to the defense "of the human and professional rights of journalists around the world."
May 3, 1996 8:17 PM ET

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