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CPJ in the News

OAS should stand firm against Correa

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has a torrid relationship with press freedom. His arsenal of repression includes such tactics as pre-empting private broadcasts to denounce the presenters, bankrupting papers through defamation suits, and publicly shouting down critics who dare question him.

In his latest attempt to censor free expression Correa has targeted the office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, an independent body of the Organization of American States. CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon wrote an op-ed for The Miami Herald expressing support for the OAS and calling on the organization to stand firm against any attempt to silence the press.


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/23/2604277/oas-should-stand-firm-against.html#storylink=cpy
January 24, 2012 5:03 PM ET

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Attacks on the Press

Attacks on the Press 2010: Introduction

International Institutions Fail To Defend Press Freedom

An empty chair for Liu at the Nobel ceremony, and a lack of support from international institutions. (Reuters) by Joel Simon

UNESCO is the primary entity within the United Nations dedicated to the defense of press freedom. Yet in 2010, journalism and human rights organizations were forced to launch an international campaign to stop UNESCO from presenting a prize honoring one of Africa's most notorious press freedom abusers.

Reports   |   Mexico

Silence or Death in Mexico's Press

6. Recommendations

CPJ offers these recommendations to Mexican authorities, the international community, and the journalism community:


Reports   |   Honduras

Journalist murders spotlight Honduran government failures

Seven journalists are murdered in a matter of weeks. After minimizing the crimes, Honduran authorities are slow and negligent in pursuing the killers. The government is fostering a climate of lawlessness that is allowing criminals to kill journalists with impunity. A CPJ Special Report by Mike O’Connor

President Porfirio Lobo during a televised press conference in January. (AP/Esteban Felix)

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