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China, Egypt imprison record numbers of journalists

December 15, 2015 12:01 AM ET

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...

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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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Middle East Bloggers: The Street Leads Online

October 14, 2009 12:07 AM ET

In the Middle East and North Africa, where political change occurs slowly, blogging has becomes a serious medium for social and political commentary as well as a target of government suppression. By Mohamed Abdel Dayem                        ...

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Saudi Arabia report: Princes, Clerics, and Censors

May 9, 2006 12:00 AM ET

Saudi Arabia loosens press shackles, but religion and politics are still perilous topics. By Joel Campagna...

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Permission to Fire?

May 27, 2003 12:00 AM ET

CPJ Investigates the Attack on the Palestine Hotel...

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Between Two Worlds

October 15, 2001 8:17 PM ET

Qatar's Al-Jazeera satellite channel faces conflicting expectations...

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Tunisia: Attacks of the Press 1992-1999

April 28, 1999 8:17 PM ET

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March 2, 1998 8:17 PM ET

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Caucasian republics of Azerbaijan and Armenia have declared their desire to model themselves after Western European societies, with free - market economies and democratic government. But their passage from communism to a new social order has been rife with contradictions. In the...

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Oil Flows More Freely than Ideas in Azerbaijan

March 2, 1998 8:17 PM ET

The smell of oil, profits, and risk hang heavily over Baku. To the Western visitor, this port city looks like a boom town. Azerbaijan has discovered new oil reserves in the Caspian Sea which may be nearly as great as those of Kuwait. And outsiders are rushing to town to...

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Kuwait Releases Journalists From Prison

May 1, 1997 8:17 PM ET

Six Jordanian journalists were among 405 prisoners released from Kuwaiti prisons on Feb. 25 as part of a pardon by Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah marking the sixth anniversary of the country's liberation from Iraqi occupation....

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