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Reports   |   Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Kenya, Mexico, Rwanda, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Uganda

Journalists in exile 2013

Somalis, Syrians flee violence; Iran crackdown deepens

Fifty-five journalists fled their homes in the past year with help from the Committee to Protect Journalists. The most common reason to go into exile was the threat of violence, such as in Somalia and Syria, two of the most deadly countries in the world for the profession. Others fled the threat of prison, especially in Iran, where the government deepened its crackdown ahead of elections. A CPJ special report by Nicole Schilit

Syrians take shelter at a refugee camp near the border with Turkey. (Reuters/Muhammad Najdet Qadour/Shaam News Network)

Reports   |   Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Burundi, China, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, India, Iran, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Ivory Coast, Journalist Assistance, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Morocco, Myanmar, Rwanda, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen

Imprisonments jump worldwide, and Iran is worst

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

Journalists reporting on protests and civil unrest face a rising threat of detention. Here, Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian journalist. (Reuters)


Reports   |   Canada, Eritrea, Sudan

Eritrean Prisoners: Slipping From Sight

By Alexis Arieff

Their jailed colleagues vanishing in secret prisons, exiled Eritrean journalists seek to bring attention.
October 1, 2006 12:00 AM ET

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Dangerous Assignments   |   Eritrea, Ethiopia, Journalist Assistance, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's Exiled Press

Uprooted journalists struggle to keep careers, independent reporting alive.
October 19, 2005 12:00 AM ET

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Dangerous Assignments   |   Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Canada, China, Cuba, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Peru, Sierra Leone, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen

Journalists in prison, 2004

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 and reporters in Cuba.

Dangerous Assignments   |   Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Italy, Sudan

Eritrea and Ethiopia: War and Words

Two years after the end of a border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, journalists in both countries are struggling to do their jobs in increasingly repressive environments.
July 2, 2003 8:17 PM ET

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