Blog   |   Ireland, Mexico

An uncanny alliance to benefit CPJ's assistance program

Pete Hamill was among the journalists who spoke to the crowd; a mariachi band and Celtic performers took turns on stage. (James Higgins)

While a first glance, The Irish-Mexican Alliance might seem like an unorthodox partnership, last night's poetry and music fundraising event for CPJ at Connolly's Pub near Times Square proved otherwise. 

Alerts   |   Ireland

Journalist arrested in Ireland; two others investigated

New York, March 5, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrest of freelance reporter Mick McCaffrey and the criminal investigation of Irish Times journalists Geraldine Kennedy and Colm Keena for allegedly publishing private information.

Police investigated McCaffrey for several months after the independent Dublin-based Evening Herald daily published his August 2006 article about police mishandling of a 1997 murder case that jailed an innocent man. In his article, McCaffrey cited an internal probe into the case that said the suspect was highly suggestible and picking up details of the murder from the detectives, the Associated Press reported.
March 5, 2007 12:00 PM ET

Dangerous Assignments   |   Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Colombia, El Salvador, India, Iraq, Ireland, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, South Africa, Turkey

Deadly News

By Mathew Hansen

Hundreds of journalists have been killed over 15 years, many on the orders of government officials. Few cases are ever solved. In the Fall/Winter 2006 edition of Dangerous Assignments

Attacks on the Press   |   Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yugoslavia

Attacks on the Press 2001: Europe & Central Asia

The exhilarating prospect of broad press freedoms that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union a decade ago has faded dramatically in much of the post-communist world. A considerable decline in press freedom conditions in Russia during the last year, along with the stranglehold authoritarian leaders have imposed on media in Central Asia, the Caucasus, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova, has put journalists on the defensive across the region.

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Attacks on the Press 2001: United Kingdom

Press freedom is generally respected in the United Kingdom, and CPJ does not routinely monitor conditions in the country. However, CPJ was extremely alarmed by the September 28 murder of investigative reporter Martin O'Hagan, the first working journalist to be killed in Northern Ireland since the outbreak of violence more than three decades ago. O'Hagan was shot dead outside his home in the town of Lurgan on September 28.
March 26, 2002 12:00 PM ET


Alerts   |   Ireland


New York, October 1, 2001—Martin O'Hagan, a 51-year-old investigative journalist with the Dublin newspaper Sunday World, was shot dead outside his home in the Northern Irish town of Lurgan late Friday, CPJ has confirmed.

O'Hagan was shot several times from a passing car while walking home from a pub with his wife, who was not hurt in the attack.

The vehicle in question was found on fire not far from the crime scene.

October 1, 2001 12:00 PM ET


Alerts   |   Ireland


New York, October 27, 1999 -- A Northern Irish journalist does not have to hand over his notes on the 1989 murder of a Belfast lawyer, the province's senior judge ruled today.

Ed Moloney, the Northern Ireland editor of the Dublin-based Sunday Tribune, had faced up to five years in jail and unlimited fines for refusing to comply with an earlier court order to hand over his notes to British authorities.

October 27, 1999 12:00 AM ET

Dangerous Assignments   |   Belarus, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, France, Ireland, Lebanon, Mexico, Myanmar, Panama, Russia, South Korea, Vietnam

CPJ and the World

The publication in March of CPJ's Attacks on the Press in 1996 was the culmination of months of intense preparation by CPJ staff, investigating and verifying more than 1,000 documented cases of violations of press freedom worldwide. The 376-page volume, edited by Publications Director Alice Chasan, is the longest and most comprehensive of CPJ's annual studies to date, with overviews of five world regions and assessments of more than 100 countries. Eight special reports illuminate subjects as diverse as the CIA's new legal right to use U.S. journalists in covert operations, the role of Ireland's arcane libel laws in reporter Veronica Guerin's death, the restrictions on Vietnam's independent press, and the dangers that Russian journalists face.
May 1, 1997 8:17 PM ET


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