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Reports   |   Bangladesh, Denmark, Ecuador, France, India, Iran, Malaysia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Syria, USA, Venezuela

Drawing the line: Cartoonists under threat

On January 7, two gunmen burst into the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing eight journalists and bringing into focus the risks cartoonists face. But with the ability of their work to transcend borders and languages, and to simplify complex political situations, the threats faced by cartoonists around the world—who are being imprisoned, forced into hiding, threatened with legal action or killed—far exceed Islamic extremism. A Committee to Protect Journalists special report by Shawn W. Crispin

Reports   |   Afghanistan, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, France, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Journalist Assistance, Mexico, Rwanda, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Syria, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe

Journalists in Exile: 2008

More than 80 journalists flee their home countries in the last year. Iraq and Somalia are the hardest hit. By Elisbeth Witchel and Karen Phillips

June 18, 2008 12:00 PM ET

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Reports   |   Algeria, Benin, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, France, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Mexico, Missing, Nepal, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Uganda, Ukraine

Journalists Missing

CPJ research indicates that the following journalists have disappeared while doing their work. Although some of them are feared dead, no bodies have been found, and they are therefore not classified as "Killed." If a journalist disappeared after being held in government custody, CPJ classifies him or her as "Imprisoned" as a way to hold the government accountable for the journalist's fate.

September 20, 2006 12:00 AM ET

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Dangerous Assignments   |   Belarus, China, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, France, Guinea, Libya, Myanmar, Spain, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

10 Most Censored Countries

See updated list of 10 Most Censored Countries at https://cpj.org/2015/04/10-most-censored-countries.php.

North Korea tops CPJ's list of "10 Most Censored Countries"

May 2, 2006 1:50 AM ET

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Dangerous Assignments   |   China, Cuba, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Iraq, Myanmar, Uzbekistan

Journalists in prison in 2005

China, Cuba, two African nations are top jailers of journalists.
Ethiopian crackdown fuels worldwide increase; U.S. is 6th among nations.
December 13, 2005 7:02 PM ET

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Dangerous Assignments   |   France, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Senegal

Senegal: Freedom ... with limits

Senegal's leaders promise new rights, while its laws deny them.
June 6, 2005 1:30 AM ET

Dangerous Assignments   |   Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Canada, China, Cuba, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Peru, Sierra Leone, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen

Journalists in prison, 2004

Around the world, 122 journalists were in prison at the end of 2004 for practicing their profession, 16 fewer than the year before. International advocacy campaigns, including those waged by the Committee to Protect Journalists, helped win the early release of a number of imprisoned journalists, notably six independent writers and reporters in Cuba.

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