May 2012

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When freedom of the press is not a priority

In an interview with National Public Radio's On the Media, CPJ Africa Advocacy Coordinator Mohamed Keita, reiterates the development strides African nations are making at the expense of press freedom.  Keita's interview, which stems from his 2011 Attacks on the Press essay and recent op-ed in the New York Times, details contributing factors to press restrictions throughout the continent of Africa.

May 23, 2012 1:10 PM ET

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In Mexico, cartels target journalists

On May 4, CPJ reported the murder of two Mexican photographers and a former photojournalist in the Veracruz state of Mexico.  Also in Veracruz, a month prior, CPJ documented the killing of journalist Regina Martinez Perez and recognized Veracruz as one of the most dangerous places for the press.  Senior America's Program Coordinator, Carlos Lauria, speaks to National Public Radio (NPR) Tell Me More in New York on the alarming number of journalists killed in Mexico.

May 15, 2012 10:20 AM ET

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Al Jazeera closes English-language bureau in China

CPJ has been monitoring and reporting on China's intimidation of journalists.  In the latest news development, the Chinese Foreign Ministry denied accreditation to Al Jazeera journalist, Melissa Chan, and CPJ responded by urging the government to revoke their decision.  

In CNN's coverage of Al Jazeera's expulsion, CPJ's call for action is highlighted.
May 8, 2012 4:42 PM ET

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