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Armenian Officials Tout Press Freedom But Bully the Press

There are two views of the press in Armenia today. The first holds that the press is entirely free to report as it chooses. The second is that the press is irresponsible. One thing is certain: In the absence of censorship, Armenian officials resort to verbal pressure and sometimes physical retribution, to knock journalists into…

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Armenia’s New Journalists

The collapse of Soviet-style journalism has brought a new type of writer to the fore-youthful, enthusiastic, but often without training or experience. A problem in Armenian journalism is the need to replace Soviet-era training with new methods. Ruben A. Satyan says he assigns new recruits at Vremya to senior editors for on-the-job training. Astghik Gevorkian,…

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Oil Flows More Freely than Ideas in Azerbaijan

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 pump oil and get rich…

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Press Freedom Under the Dragon Can Hong Kong’s Media Still Breathe Fire?

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Press Freedom Under the Dragon

Can Hong Kong’s Media Still Breathe Fire?

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A Hong Kong Newspaper Softens Its Voice Like Many Others in Colony, Ming Pao Hews Closer to Beijing¹s Line

Like Many Others in Colony, Ming Pao Hews Closer to Beijing’s Line

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Hong Kong Newspaper Softens Its Voice

Like Many Others in Colony, Ming Pao Hews Closer to Beijing’s Line

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1997 Press Freedom Awards

HONORED FOR EXTRAORDINARY COURAGE The 1997 International Press Freedom Awards

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CPJ and the World

The publication in March of CPJ’s Attacks on the Press in 1996 was the culmination of months of intense preparation by CPJ staff, investigating and verifying more than 1,000 documented cases of violations of press freedom worldwide. The 376-page volume, edited by Publications Director Alice Chasan, is the longest and most comprehensive of CPJ’s annual…

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Sulzberger to receive Burton Benjamin Memorial Award

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger takes questions from the about the Pentagon Papers controversy in June 1971 Barton SilvermanNYT Pictures.

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