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

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Middle East Bloggers: The Street Leads Online

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

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 news alternative. Listen to the mp3…

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Sami al-Haj: The Enemy?

By Joel Campagna

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Saudi Arabia report: Princes, Clerics, and Censors

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

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Iraq Report: Killed by U.S. Forces

13 Confirmed cases of journalists killed in Iraq by U.S. Forces (March 2003-August 2005)

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Letter from Iraq

As journalists become targets more often,a reporter finds a bunker mentality taking hold among the press corps. By P. Mitchell Prothero 

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Mozambique Report: The Murder of Carlos Cardoso

IntroductionIn July 2001, a CPJ delegation visited the Mozambican capital, Maputo, to learn more about the murder of journalist Carlos Cardoso, who was gunned down in November 2000. The delegation included board member Clarence Page, a columnist with the Chicago Tribune; CPJ deputy director Joel Simon; Africa -program coordinator Yves Sorokobi; South African -journalist Phillip…

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O Assassinato de Carlos Cardoso

Um relatório especial elaborado pelo comité para a protecção dos jornalistas

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Introduction

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 current transition period, leaders of…

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