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Europe & Central Asia

(Reuters/Luke MacGregor)

Analysis
Calls for journalists to exercise a sense of responsibility are very often code for censorship. Yet unethical journalism can also imperil the press.
 
Analysis
The Gezi Park protests force some independent-minded journalists to confront the media's unwillingness to take on the government.


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Azerbaijan

8 Imprisoned on December 1
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Belarus

45 Arbitrary detentions
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Hungary

370 Lawmakers urge change of Course

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Italy

386 Anti-press violations
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Kazakhstan

11 Physically attacked
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Kyrgyzstan

42 Months in prison

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Russia

9th Impunity Index ranking
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Tajikistan

131 Websites blocked
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Turkey

40 Journalists in prison

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Ukraine

139 Violations against the press
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United Kingdom

1 Paper accused of treason
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Uzbekistan

7 Year prison sentence for exiled activist

Country reports in this chapter were researched and written by Nina Ognianova, CPJ's Europe and Central Asia program coordinator, along with CPJ Research Associate Muzaffar Suleymanov, CPJ's Brussels-based senior adviser, Jean-Paul Marthoz, and CPJ's U.K.-based consultant, Elisabeth Witchel.




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