Alerts   |   Pakistan

Pakistani reporter gunned down in tribal area

Journalists working in tribal areas report threats by various elements. Here, a market in North Waziristan, where a veteran journalist was killed today. (AFP/Thir Khan)

New York, February 27, 2013--Pakistani authorities should immediately launch an investigation into the targeted murder of a veteran journalist who was shot dead today in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. Malik Mumtaz had worked for several mainstream news outlets and had recently been elected president of the regional press club, news reports said.

Alerts   |   Maldives

Maldives journalists assaulted in political violence

Supporters of former President Nasheed gather outside the Indian High Commission where Nasheed sought refuge to evade arrest. (AP/Ahmed Mujthaba)

New York, February 25, 2013--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the recent string of attacks against journalists in the Maldives and calls on all sides in the political conflict to halt violence against the media.

Attacks on the Press   |   Brazil, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, Somalia, Syria, Turkey, Vietnam

Attacks on the Press in 2012: CPJ Risk List Video

CPJ's Robert Mahoney identifies the 10 countries where press freedom suffered the most in 2012. They include Syria, the world's deadliest country for the press; Russia, where repressive laws took effect; Brazil, where journalist murders soared; and Ethiopia, where terror laws are used to silence the press. (3:26)

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

Attacks on the Press   |   China

Attacks on the Press: As Leaders Change, China Tightens Control

China's new leaders can open a new era for free expression. They have much to do. By Madeline Earp

(AP/Vincent Yu)

Attacks on the Press   |   China, Ecuador, Egypt, Nicaragua, Turkey, USA, Venezuela

Attacks on the Press: Beyond Article 19

The right to news and opinion is enshrined in international law. It's not enough. By Joel Simon

(AFP/Spencer Platt)

Attacks on the Press   |   Ethiopia, Kenya, Syria

Attacks on the Press: A Moving Target

Your cellphone allows authorities to locate you and uncover your sources. By Danny O'Brien

(AFP/Filippo Monteforte)


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