The families of Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, and Sarah Shourd,
the three hikers detained in
We want to thank
all of you who responded to the challenge set out by our chairman,
Rohde’s gripping five-part series on his abduction in
Yesterday, CPJ received the Thomas J. Dodd Prize
for International Justice and Human Rights at an outdoor ceremony at the
The notion that three American hikers could innocently
wander across the border from Iraqi Kurdistan into
Walter Cronkite had such a profound impact in so many ways that one might overlook an important part of his legacy--his long efforts on behalf of international press freedom and his advocacy on behalf of local journalists around the world. Cronkite was a vital participant in the launch of the Committee to Protect Journalists 28 years ago and, though his title here may have been honorary co-chairman, he was an active force throughout the years.
Being director general of UNESCO is the definition of a plum
diplomatic job. Headquartered in
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