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Balancing Act

September 29, 2015 4:00 AM ET

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...

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Balancing Act

September 29, 2015 4:00 AM ET

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....

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After the Black Spring, Cuba's new repression

July 6, 2011 9:00 AM ET

When the last of 29 journalists jailed in a notorious 2003 crackdown was finally freed this year, it signaled to many the end of a dark era. But Cuban authorities are still persecuting independent journalists through arbitrary arrests, beatings, and intimidation. A CPJ special report by Karen Phillips...

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For Cubans, a tenuous new home

July 6, 2011 8:59 AM ET

Spain has welcomed hundreds of former Cuban detainees and their families. But economic woes and bureaucratic problems have made the transition difficult for exiled Cubans. Many say Spain will be but a temporary stop. By Borja Bergareche...

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Journalists in Exile: 2008

June 18, 2008 12:00 PM ET

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...

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Static in Venezuela

April 24, 2007 12:00 AM ET

The Chavez administration pulls a broadcast license as it asserts media muscle...

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Faraway Jails

October 3, 2006 12:00 AM ET

By Kristin JonesWatson sees his contributors vanish. In cyberspace, the most repressive law trumps all....

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10 Most Censored Countries

May 2, 2006 1:50 AM ET

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"...

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Cubans: Direct Line to Readers

October 19, 2005 12:00 AM ET

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The Philippines: Amid troubles, a rich press tradition

August 15, 2005 12:00 AM ET

The pivotal role of the Philippine press in the nation's history is a point of pride among journalists. The newspaper La Solidaridad, published in Spain and distributed to intellectual reformers in the Philippines, was a mouthpiece for revolutionary sentiment against the Spanish at the end of the 19th century. One of its principal contributors, the author and national hero José Rizal, was executed by the Spanish in 1896 for being the intellectual inspiration for the independence movement.

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