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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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Imprisonments jump worldwide, and Iran is worst

December 8, 2011 12:01 AM ET

Stark regional differences are seen as jailings grow significantly in the Middle East and North Africa. Dozens of journalists are held without charge, many in secret prisons. A CPJ special report...

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Iran, China drive prison tally to 14-year high

December 8, 2010 12:01 AM ET

Relying heavily on vague antistate charges, authorities jail 145 journalists worldwide. Eritrea, Burma, and Uzbekistan are also among the worst jailers of the press. A CPJ special report...

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Disdaining press freedom, Kazakhstan undermines OSCE

September 13, 2010 6:30 PM ET

President Nazarbayev’s government promised reforms in exchange for gaining chairmanship of the OSCE. But the reforms never materialized and now, as a summit approaches in Astana, the OSCE is risking damage to its own reputation. A CPJ special report by Nina Ognianova...

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Audio report: Kazakhstan undermines OSCE

September 13, 2010 6:28 PM ET

In our special report, “Disdaining press freedom, Kazakhstan undermines OSCE,” CPJ details Astana’s broken promises to reform its repressive policies. Here, CPJ's Nina Ognianova tells the story of one man, imprisoned newspaper editor Ramazan Yesergepov, whose conviction symbolizes the government’s press freedom failures. Listen to the mp3 on the...

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CPJ's 2009 prison census: Freelance journalists under fire

December 8, 2009 12:11 AM ET

New York, December 8, 2009—Freelancers now make up nearly 45 percent of all journalists jailed worldwide, a dramatic recent increase that reflects the evolution of the global news business, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In its annual census of imprisoned journalists, CPJ found a total of 136...

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Journalists Missing

February 12, 2008 12:00 AM ET

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"...

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9-11: Looking Back, Looking Forward

September 11, 2002 8:17 PM ET

In the months following the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, journalists around the world confronted an unprecedented press freedom crisis....

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The Sound of Silence

July 2, 2001 8:17 PM ET

Uzbekistan has one of the strictest censorship regimes in the world, as the author learned when she launched her journalism career in Tashkent....

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Justice Delayed

November 3, 2000 8:17 PM ET

The UN and the Indonesian government both think they know who killed two journalists in East Timor last year. So why aren't the suspects on trial?...

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