Dangerous Assignments

Dangerous Assignments   |   Bangladesh, Cuba, Ethiopia, Iran, Journalist Assistance, Uzbekistan

Faces of Exile

Since 2001, CPJ has documented the cases of 340 journalists forced into exile after their reporting exposed them to harassment, violence, or imprisonment. They face many difficulties in their new homes, from language and cultural adjustments to emotional and economic hardships. Here are five snapshots of journalists in exile.

November 17, 2008 3:27 PM ET

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Dangerous Assignments   |   Gambia

The Witness

The writer spent months trying to find a colleague secretly jailed in the Gambia. Then he took the witness stand.

October 21, 2008 1:32 PM ET

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Dangerous Assignments   |   Malaysia

Malaysia's Risk-Takers

The government's promise not to censor the Internet has allowed bloggers more latitude than journalists working in other media. Now, with a leading blogger jailed, that freedom is in jeopardy.
October 14, 2008 9:16 PM ET

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Dangerous Assignments   |   Iraq, USA

A California Dream for Jehad Ali

After Jehad Ali's leg was shattered by assailants in Iraq, colleagues raised money, and surgeons in California offered help. Now, Ali has cleared another big hurdle: He's gained permission to enter the United States. By Robert Mahoney


October 7, 2008 1:42 PM ET

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Dangerous Assignments   |   Mexico

The Disappeared in Mexico

In Mexico, seven reporters have vanished in three years. Many had investigated links between public officials and drug traffickers. Are the crime groups changing tactics, or is a new type of perpetrator at work? 

Dangerous Assignments   |   Tunisia

Tunisia Report: The Smiling Oppressor

Tunisia wants you to believe it is a progressive nation that protects human rights. It is, in fact, a police state that aggressively silences anyone who challenges President Ben Ali.
September 23, 2008 8:23 PM ET

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Dangerous Assignments   |   Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Special Report: Finding Elmar's Killers

In Azerbaijan, an editor is jailed after investigating the unsolved murder of a colleague. The case has opened a window into widespread abuses in this tightly controlled nation on the Caspian Sea.
September 16, 2008 12:00 AM ET

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Dangerous Assignments   |   Burma

Burma's Firewall Fighters

Burma's military junta imposed tighter internet restrictions after the Saffron Revolution. But news continues to flow thanks to the exile-run media and their resilient undercover reporters.
May 7, 2008 12:21 PM ET

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Dangerous Assignments   |   Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey

The Other Iraq

Iraqi Kurdish political leaders have cultivated an image of freedom and tolerance, but that increasingly clashes with reality. As the independent press has grown more assertive, attacks and arrests have increased.
May 5, 2008 1:40 AM ET

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Dangerous Assignments   |   Cuba

Cuba's Long Black Spring

Five years after the Castro government cracked down on the independent press, more than 20 journalists remain behind bars for the crime of free expression.

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