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Sierra Leone

Reports   |   Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, India, Iraq, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka

Getting Away With Murder 2009

CPJ’s Impunity Index spotlights countries
where journalists are slain and killers go free

New York, March 23, 2009 -- The already murderous conditions for the press in Sri Lanka and Pakistan deteriorated further in the past year, the Committee to Protect Journalists has found in its newly updated Impunity Index, a list of countries where journalists are killed regularly and governments fail to solve the crimes. Colombia, historically one of the world’s deadliest nations for the press, improved as the rate of murders declined and prosecutors won important recent convictions.

Reports   |   Multimedia, Philippines, Russia, Sierra Leone

Getting Away with Murder: Video

Journalists from Sierra Leone, Russia, and the Philippines describe the failure of justice and the effect on their work.

April 30, 2008 3:56 PM ET

Reports   |   Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Colombia, India, Iraq, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka

Getting Away with Murder 2008

CPJ's Impunity Index ranks countries where killers of journalists go free

New York, April 30, 2008 -- Democracies from Colombia to India and Russia to the Philippines are among the worst countries in the world at prosecuting journalists' killers according to the Impunity Index, a list of countries compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists where governments have consistently failed to solve journalists' murders.

Dangerous Assignments   |   Afghanistan, El Salvador, India, Iraq, Journalist Assistance, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia

Under Stress

News organizations step up help for journalists who encounter trauma.
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM ET


Dangerous Assignments   |   Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Report: Identity Crisis

After years of war and civil unrest, peace and elections have given Sierra leone's journalists a new set of issues to face.

August 15, 2002 8:17 PM ET

Dangerous Assignments   |   Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone

New Hope for Press Freedom in Africa?

Local leaders join global condemnation of Liberia for jailing Channel Four team
August 25, 2000 8:17 PM ET


Dangerous Assignments   |   Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Turkey

African Journalists Strategize at WAJA Conference

For some delegates, just getting to the West African Journalists Association (WAJA) regional conference in Dakar, Senegal, was an impressive achievement. While his colleagues used more conventional modes of transportation, Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) president Frank Kposowa navigated his way out of the country by night in a hired motorized dugout canoe. The state of anarchy in Sierra Leone since the May 25, 1997, coup d'?état had rendered travel virtually impossible, and Kposowa's risky passage was just another example of the challenges facing courageous journalists who chose to remain in the country and risked losing their lives by practicing their profession.

July 2, 1998 8:17 PM ET

Dangerous Assignments   |   Nigeria, Sierra Leone

Press Freedom Proves Elusive in Sierra Leone

The promise of a democratic society was fleeting in Sierra Leone, a country that ushered in an elected government under President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah in March 1996. After a grace period when newspapers began to be published, the state launched a campaign of intolerance against the print media, attempting to cow them into self-censorship or precipitate their collapse.
May 1, 1997 8:17 PM ET

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