January 2013

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CPJ in the News

Journalists back petition against privacy law

CPJ called on Hong Kong's government to withdraw a proposal that would limit journalists' access to information about business leaders.  The proposal would obstruct investigative reporting and affect the transparency of businesses, CPJ found

Bob Dietz, CPJ Program Coordinator for Asia, speaks to China's South China Morning Post, on the downward trend for media with the proposed law.  

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January 28, 2013 10:00 AM ET

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Burma's media landscape shifts, but self-censorship remains

CPJ has consistently advocated for Burma's government to repeal restrictive media laws.  In a recent report, CPJ research shows all privately run news publications in Burma are forced to publish weekly rather than daily due to stifling pre-publication censorship requirements. 

Irrawaddy reports on the media censorship climate in Burma--despite reformed media laws, and quotes CPJ Senior Southeast Asia representative, Shawn Crispin.  Crispin stresses the need for Burmese authorities to continue to abolish all forms of press censorship. 

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January 22, 2013 10:00 AM ET

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Where truth is a hard cell

As of December 2012, CPJ identified 49 jailed journalists in Turkey.  According to CPJ research, the state's use of broad anti-terrorism charges to jail critical reporting makes the country a leading jailer of journalists.

In the Columbia Journalism Review, CPJ Deputy Director, Rob Mahoney, comments on the Turkish government's use of legislation to silence critical reporters.

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January 14, 2013 10:00 AM ET

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Mexico's freedom of expression crisis

According to CPJ research, reporting has become a deadly profession for journalists in Mexico.  In an editorial for The Miami Herald, CPJ Senior Americas Program Coordinator, Carlos Lauria, evaluates the ongoing press freedom crisis in Mexico and calls on the country's new president, Enrique Pena Nieto, to combat the issue.   

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January 7, 2013 10:00 AM ET

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