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Reports   |   Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cameroon, China, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, India, Iran, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nigeria, Panama, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Syria, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia

Turkey's crackdown propels number of journalists in jail worldwide to record high

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 Elana Beiser

Reports   |   Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cameroon, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, India, Iran, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Mauritania, Morocco, Myanmar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, UAE, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

China, Egypt imprison record numbers of journalists

Egypt is second only to China as the world’s worst jailer of journalists in 2015. Worldwide, the number of journalists behind bars for their work declined moderately during the year, but a handful of countries continue to use systematic imprisonment to silence criticism. A CPJ special report by Elana Beiser

The Egyptian photojournalist known as Shawkan appears before a court in Cairo in May 2015 for the first time after more than 600 days in jail. A record number of journalists are imprisoned in Egypt in 2015. (AP/Lobna Tarek)

Reports   |   China, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Vietnam

10 Worst Countries to be a Blogger

CPJ names the worst online oppressors. Booming online cultures in many Asian and Middle Eastern nations have led to aggressive government repression. Burma leads the dishonor roll.

Reports   |   China, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Multimedia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Vietnam

Audio Report: Worst Countries to be a Blogger




In our special report, “10 Worst Countries to be a Blogger,” CPJ names the world’s leading online oppressors. Here, Deputy Director Robert Mahoney explains why CPJ undertook this report and how it arrived at its conclusions. Listen to the mp3 on the player above, or right click here to download. (5:34)  
April 30, 2009 12:01 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   |   Bangladesh, China, Cuba, Eritrea, Haiti, Iraq, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Russia, Turkmenistan, Zimbabwe

World's Worst Places to Be a Journalist

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is again marking World Press Freedom Day, Monday, May 3, by naming the World’s Worst Places to Be a Journalist. The list of 10 places represents the full range of current threats to press freedom.
May 3, 2004 10:20 PM ET

Dangerous Assignments   |   Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

The Sound of Silence

Uzbekistan has one of the strictest censorship regimes in the world, as the author learned when she launched her journalism career in Tashkent.
July 2, 2001 8:17 PM ET

Dangerous Assignments   |   Afghanistan, East Timor, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Justice Delayed

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?
November 3, 2000 8:17 PM ET

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