Attacks on the Press

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Syrians protest the killing and torture of women by President Assad's regime in 2011. The blogger Tal al-Mallohi remains in jail in Syria despite a court ordering her release. (AP/Mohammad Hannon)

On International Women’s Day, CPJ recognizes nine female journalists jailed for their work

Coverage of protests and riots. Revelations of official corruption and graft. Major natural disasters. Investigations into deplorable living conditions. These are some of the important issues journalists cover in their role as the Fourth Estate.

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When freedom of the press is not a priority

In an interview with National Public Radio’s On the Media, CPJ Africa Advocacy Coordinator Mohamed Keita, reiterates the development strides African nations are making at the expense of press freedom.  Keita’s interview, which stems from his 2011 Attacks on the Press essay and recent op-ed in the New York Times, details contributing factors to press restrictions throughout the continent of…

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Attacks on the Press in 2011 media coverage

On February 21, CPJ launched its Attacks on the Press report, a comprehensive survey of press freedom around the world.  This year’s report analyzed developments in over 100 countries and brought CPJ notable press coverage worldwide, in more than 10 different languages. Executive Director, Joel Simon, on BBC World Have Your Say, a post on Information Wars…

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Ex-pat Somali journalists reflect on hardships

In Somali, the crackdown on press freedom continues.  To escape the threat of death and imprisonment, Somali journalists are moving into neighboring African countries like Kenya.  This month, United Press International (UPI) speaks to CPJ’s East Africa Consultant, Tom Rhodes, in exploring the lives of exiled Somali journalists in Kenya and the challenges they face…

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Media Under Siege Across the Globe, New Report Says

On February 21 CPJ released it’s annual Attack on the Press report providing detailed information on the 46 journalists killed, and 179 imprisoned in 2011. Globally, last year brought a sharp increase in imprisonment and the coverage of uprisings and conflict proved deadly for journalists, a fact no better underscored than the recent deaths of…

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