Tim Lopes

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The Road to Justice

October 28, 2014 12:00 AM ET

3. Where Impunity Thrives A climate of impunity reached a tragic culmination on November 23, 2009, when gunmen ambushed a caravan escorting political candidate Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu as he prepared to file papers to become a candidate for provincial governor...

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Back-to-back display killings of journalists unprecedented

September 2, 2014 6:57 PM ET

The apparent back-to-back murders of two American freelance journalists by the same group are unprecedented in CPJ's history. The beheadings on camera in a two-week period of first James Foley and then Steven Sotloff appear to be an acceleration of...

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Attacks on the Press: Divided, Journalists Are at Risk

February 14, 2013 12:04 AM ET

No amount of security training can make up for a lack of professional solidarity. By Frank Smyth...

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Bossa Nova's home and Olympics host is risky for press

July 13, 2012 3:14 PM ET

The jagged mountains ringing Rio de Janeiro descend to a temperate valley with two storied beaches on the Atlantic. Here is the city that gave the world a new, eclectic musical beat with the Bossa Nova, the South American...

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Daniel Pearl Act would shine light on overlooked abuses

July 10, 2009 2:39 PM ET

This week CPJ congratulated the House sponsors of a bill that would expand the breadth and depth of the State Department's annual reporting to Congress on press freedom abuses worldwide. The Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act passed the...

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Drug Trade, Violent Gangs Pose Grave Danger

February 10, 2009 12:58 AM ET

Powerful drug traffickers in Mexico, gangsters in Brazilian slums, paramilitaries in Colombia, and violent street gangs in El Salvador and Guatemala are terrorizing the press. Self-censorship is widespread. By Carlos Lauría...

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In Rio de Janeiro, armed men threaten photographers covering political campaign

July 28, 2008 12:00 AM ET

New York, July 28, 2008--Armed and hooded men threatened three Brazilian photographers covering a weekend visit by Sen. Marcelo Crivella, a Rio de Janeiro mayoral candidate, to a poor city neighborhood. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Brazilian...

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Brazil: CPJ appalled by reported torture of journalists, driver

June 2, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 2, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists is shocked by allegations that a paramilitary group with links to local police kidnapped and tortured two journalists and a driver working undercover in a Rio de Janeiro slum. CPJ called...

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Attacks on the Press in 2005: Introduction

February 16, 2006 11:59 AM ET

By Ann CooperOn May 2, when the Committee to Protect Journalists identified the Philippines as the world's most murderous country for journalists, the reaction was swift. "Exaggerated," huffed presidential spokesman Ignacio Bunye, who was practiced at dismissing the mounting evidence....

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Brazil

February 16, 2006 11:42 AM ET

BRAZIL Brazil's constitution guarantees free expression and prohibits censorship. But in practice, the news media are impeded by defamation lawsuits so common they're known as the "industry of compensation" and by lower court judges who routinely interpret Brazilian law in...

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