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CPJ's 2009 prison census: Freelance journalists under fire

Demonstrators demand the release of documentary filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen, jailed in China after interviewing Tibetans. (AFP)

New York, December 8, 2009—Freelancers now make up nearly 45 percent of all journalists jailed worldwide, a dramatic recent increase that reflects the evolution of the global news business, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In its annual census of imprisoned journalists, CPJ found a total of 136 reporters, editors, and photojournalists behind bars on December 1, an increase of 11 from the 2008 tally. (Read detailed accounts of each imprisoned journalist.) A massive crackdown in Iran, where 23 journalists are now in jail, fueled the worldwide increase.

Reports   |   Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen

Middle East Bloggers: The Street Leads Online

In the Middle East and North Africa, where political change occurs slowly, blogging has becomes a serious medium for social and political commentary as well as a target of government suppression. By Mohamed Abdel Dayem

                        

Reports   |   Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Morocco, Multimedia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, UAE

Audio Report: Middle East Bloggers





In our special report “Middle East Bloggers: The Street Leads Online,” CPJ’s Mohamed Abdel Dayem says blogging has become a crucial front in the region's struggle for freedom of expression. Here, Abdel Dayem describes how two regional trends--booming Internet audiences and repression of traditional media--have made blogging a vibrant news alternative. Listen to the mp3 on the player above, or right click here to download. (2:05)  
October 13, 2009 11:54 AM ET

Reports   |   Morocco, Tunisia

The Moroccan Facade

Politicized court cases, media laws, harrassment, undermine a nation's press freedom gains. by Joel Campagna and Kamel Labidi
July 3, 2007 5:01 PM ET

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Reports   |   Azerbaijan, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Iraq, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Somalia, Thailand, Tunisia

Backsliders: The 10 countries where press freedom has most deteriorated

New York, May 2, 2007--Three nations in sub-Saharan Africa are among the places worldwide where press freedom has deteriorated the most over the last five years, a new analysis by the Committee to Protect Journalists has found. Ethiopia, where the government launched a massive crackdown on the private press by shutting newspapers and jailing editors, leads CPJ's dishonor roll. The African nations of the Gambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo join Russia and Cuba among the world's worst "backsliders" on press freedom.

Dangerous Assignments   |   Algeria, Belarus, Denmark, India, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Syria, Yemen

Drawing Fire

By Ivan Karakashian

A Yemeni editor's decision to reprint cartoons of Muhammad sparks government reprisals. Other cases abound.
May 1, 2006 12:00 AM ET

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Dangerous Assignments   |   Bahrain, Egypt, France, Georgia, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Qatar, Syria

Syria Briefing Sept. 2001: Stop Signs

Syria's press showed signs of life after Bashar al-Assad succeeded his iron-fisted father last year, but the thaw proved fleeting.
September 1, 2001 8:17 PM ET

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