CPJ's research staff investigated and verified the cases of press freedom
violations described in this volume. Each account was corroborated by more
than one source for factual accuracy, confirmation that the victims were
journalists or news organizations, and verification that intimidation was
the probable motive. CPJ defines journalists as people who cover news or
write commentary on a regular basis. For additional information on individual
cases, contact CPJ at (212) 465-1004. CPJ classifies the cases in this
report according to the following definitions:
In the case of journalists, wounded or assaulted. In the case of news facilities, damaged, raided, or searched; non-journalist employees attacked because of news coverage or commentary.
Murdered, or missing and presumed dead, with evidence that the motive was retribution for news coverage or commentary. Includes accidental deaths of journalists in the line of duty.