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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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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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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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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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Audio Report: Middle East Bloggers

October 13, 2009 11:54 AM ET

In our special report “Middle East Bloggers: The Street Leads Online,” CPJ’s Mohamed Abdel Dayem says blogging has become a crucial front in the region's struggle for freedom of expression. Here, Abdel Dayem describes how two regional trends--booming Internet audiences and repression of traditional media--have made blogging a vibrant...

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The Moroccan Facade

July 3, 2007 5:01 PM ET

Ahmed Reda Benchemsi, the 33-year-old publisher of the independent Moroccan weekly TelQuel, sensed someone was trying to send him a message. In a matter of months, two judges had ordered him to pay extraordinarily high damages in a pair of otherwise unremarkable defamation lawsuits.

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The Moroccan Facade: Audio

July 3, 2007 12:00 AM ET

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Backsliders: The 10 countries where press freedom has most deteriorated

May 1, 2007 2:10 AM ET

New York, May 2, 2007--Three nations in sub-Saharan Africa are among the places worldwide where press freedom has deteriorated the most over the last five years, a new analysis by the Committee to Protect Journalists has found. Ethiopia, where the government launched a massive crackdown on the private press by...

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Drawing Fire

May 1, 2006 12:00 AM ET

By Ivan KarakashianA Yemeni editor's decision to reprint cartoons of Muhammad sparks government reprisals. Other cases abound....

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Journalists in prison, 2004

December 31, 2004 12:00 AM ET

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...

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