Attacks 2009

11 results arranged by date

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On Pakistan’s frontier, home is often the cost of reporting

July 28, 2010 3:06 PM ET

In an alert on Monday, we reported on an attack that left at least six women and children seriously injured at the home of local television journalist Zafarullah Bonari along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. A group of unidentified attackers threw grenades...

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Tunisian airport officials confiscate CPJ publications

March 5, 2010 3:01 PM ET

On Saturday, Tunis airport customs officials confiscated two copies of CPJ’s annual report, Attacks on the Press, as well as five copies of the Arabic-language translation of the Middle East and North Africa section of the book from Tunisian rights lawyer Mohamed Abbou and...

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CPJ launches yearly findings globally, and is heard

February 23, 2010 12:03 PM ET

On February 16, CPJ held an ambitious international launch of our annual report Attacks on the Press. We coordinated events in six cities on four continents in order to expand the reach of our international headlines while also focusing...

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Doing the numbers on press freedom

February 18, 2010 1:08 PM ET

On Tuesday, CPJ released its annual report, Attacks on the Press, with a global launch in six cities—Tokyo, New York, Brussels, Bogotá, Cairo, and Nairobi. We’ve noticed that different media reports, using our data, have cited slightly different numbers in...

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Columbia J-students learn the price of reporting in Iran

February 18, 2010 12:01 PM ET

The two venues for the launch of Attacks on the Press in New York couldn’t have been more different. On Tuesday morning I was joined by Newsweek’s Maziar Bahari, and CPJ Asia Program Coordinator Bob Dietz in the hushed...

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Colombian government tells CPJ it 'rejects' illegal spying

February 16, 2010 6:19 PM ET

Shortly after arriving in Bogotá to launch Attacks on the Press, I realized the Colombian government was well aware of our concerns about illegal espionage against the media. Top government officials, including President Alvaro Uribe Vélez, had confirmed meetings...

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African journalists face increasing risk for foreign outlets

February 16, 2010 5:32 PM ET

“I didn’t wear the bulletproof jacket and helmet that Reuters gave me,” explained veteran Somali journalist Sahal Abdulle to a packed crowd at Nairobi’s Serena Hotel for CPJ’s launch of Attacks on the Press. “It didn’t seem right when...

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At U.N, Bahari and CPJ urge global attention

February 16, 2010 2:28 PM ET

Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari helped us launch Attacks on the Press at the United Nations in New York today. Bahari, an Iranian-Canadian citizen, was labeled an enemy of the Iranian regime and cruelly imprisoned for 118 days last year in...

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Citizen journalist helped report Philippine massacre

February 16, 2010 11:28 AM ET

“The e-mail came in at 8.48 p.m.,” Philippine journalist Maria Ressa told a hushed audience at CPJ’s panel discussion, Press Freedom: On the Frontlines and Online, this morning at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan in Tokyo. She was describing...

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Rejiba, award-winning editor, helps launch Attacks

February 16, 2010 10:06 AM ET

Naziha Rejiba, editor of the Tunisian online publication Kalima and a 2009 International Press Freedom Awardee, helped us launch the new edition of Attacks on the Press at a press conference today in Cairo....

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