spring1996

Special Reports

CPJ Names Ten Worst "Enemies of the Press" on World Press Freedom Day, May 3

May 3, 1996 8:17 PM ET

NEW YORK --The leaders of China, Nigeria, and Turkey are among 10 world figures identified by the U.S. based Committee to Protect Journalists as "Enemies of the Press." All are responsible for brutal campaigns against journalists and press freedom, as documented by CPJ in its ongoing monitoring of press freedom...

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Press Faces Hard Times in Africa: Repression Persists in Many Countries

May 3, 1996 8:17 PM ET

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More journalists jailed than ever: CPJ's 1995 report surveys 101 countries

May 3, 1996 8:17 PM ET

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CPJ leads campaigns to aid Nigerian and Zambian journalists

May 3, 1996 8:17 PM ET

On Dec. 23, 1995, six agents of Nigeria's State Security Service (SSS) arrested Nosa Igiebor, the editor in chief of the best-selling weekly magazine Tell, as he prepared to leave his Lagos home for work. Igiebor, a 1993 recipient of CPJ's International Press Freedom Award, had just resurfaced after months...

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More journalists jailed than ever

May 3, 1996 8:17 PM ET

CPJ's 1995 report surveys 101 countries The bullet-ridden wall pictured on the cover is a detail from a photograph taken in Somalia by American photojournalist Dan Eldon of Reuters. Eldon, Associated Press photojournalist Hansi Krauss, and Reuter colleagues Hosea Maina and Anthony Macharia were murdered in July 1993 by a...

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CPJ marks 15th anniversary

May 3, 1996 8:17 PM ET

On April 3, 1981, three New York journalists filed incorporating papers for a new organization called The Committee to Protect Journalists, dedicated to the defense "of the human and professional rights of journalists around the world."...

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Combatting an 'unnatural peace'

May 3, 1996 8:17 PM ET

Excerpt from preface to Attacks on the Press in 1995...

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Around the world: A regional look at the state of press freedom in 1995

May 3, 1996 8:17 PM ET

Africa For the third consecutive year, Ethiopia held more journalists in jail--31 at year's end--than any other country in Africa. Most were detained without charges....

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