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Attaques contre la presse en 2012: L'espion dans votre poche

Les téléphones portables des journalistes permettent aux autorités de les localiser et de démasquer leurs sources. Par Danny O'Brien

(AFP/Filippo Monteforte)

14 février 2013 0h04 ET

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Alerts   |   Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan must halt smear campaign against reporter

New York, March 14, 2012--Azerbaijani authorities must carry out a swift investigation into the ongoing smear campaign against journalist Khadija Ismailova, ensure her safety, and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Alerts   |   Azerbaijan

Another Azadlyg reporter attacked in Baku

New York, April 5, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a series of attacks in capital Baku against reporters for the pro-opposition daily Azadlyg (Freedom), and calls on Azerbaijani authorities to immediately investigate the incidents and bring the perpetrators to justice. 

April 5, 2011 4:47 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Azerbaijan

Pro-opposition journalist abducted, beaten in Azerbaijan

New York, March 28, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the abduction and beating in Baku this weekend of Seimur Khaziyev, a reporter for the pro-opposition daily Azadlyg (Freedom), and called on Azerbaijani authorities today to thoroughly investigate the incident and bring all the assailants to justice.

March 28, 2011 5:30 PM ET

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Attacks on the Press

Attacks on the Press in 2008: Preface

By Carl Bernstein

When the Committee to Protect Journalists was founded in 1981, the prevailing threats to freedom of the press around the world were still from juntas, dictators, authoritarian regimes, and social systems determined to dominate the media as a means of maintaining control over citizens, usually within the boundaries of the nation-state. Toward that end, newspapers and television were nationalized or controlled by party organs, strict censorship prevailed, and officially sanctioned news was delivered expeditiously.

February 10, 2009 12:59 AM ET

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Attacks on the Press   |   Azerbaijan

Attacks on the Press in 2008: Azerbaijan

The Georgia-Russia crisis in August diverted international attention from another strategically important Caucasus country--oil-rich Azerbaijan. The authoritarian president, Ilham Aliyev, gained a new term in a flawed October 15 vote. Aliyev, who effectively inherited the presidency from his father, Heydar, in 2003, defeated six virtual unknowns after top opposition parties boycotted the October vote to protest restrictive new amendments to the election law.

February 10, 2009 12:47 AM ET

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Ataques a la prensa en el 2008: Prólogo

Por Carl Bernstein

Cuando el Comité para la Protección de los Periodistas (CPJ, por sus siglas en inglés) fue fundado en 1981, las principales amenazas a la libertad de prensa en el mundo eran las juntas militares, los dictadores, los regímenes autoritarios y los sistemas sociales resueltos a dominar a los medios para mantener el control sobre los ciudadanos, en general dentro de los límites de la nación-estado. Con ese propósito, los diarios y la televisión fueron nacionalizados o controlados por organismos partidarios, prevaleció una censura estricta y las noticias autorizadas oficialmente eran divulgadas con celeridad.

10 de Febrero 2009 12:13 AM ET

Alerts   |   Azerbaijan

Agil Khalil barred from leaving the country

New York, June 19, 2008—Authorities at Heydar Aliyev International Airport barred a reporter whose life has been threatened from leaving the country today, the Baku-based Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety said. Agil Khalil, a reporter for the independent daily Azadlyg, tried to board a flight to France this morning when he was stopped by a plainclothes agent at a passport checkpoint. Khalil did not receive an official explanation.

June 19, 2008 12:00 PM ET

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Assaults continue on Azerbaijani reporter

New York, May 20, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about the safety of Agil Khalil, a reporter for the opposition daily Azadlyg who has been assaulted several times in the past three months. Authorities have taken no measures to guarantee his protection, according to local CPJ sources.

On May 10, Khalil tried to fly to Istanbul to visit his relatives, but border guards at the airport in Baku stopped him, citing an order by the Prosecutor-General’s Office, the Baku-based Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) reported. The next day, May 11, Khalil tried to leave the country by land, but was turned away at the border for similar reasons.

May 20, 2008 12:00 PM ET

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