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


Dangerous Assignments   |   Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Colombia, India, Iraq, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka

Getting Away with Murder 2008

CPJ's Impunity Index ranks countries where killers of journalists go free

New York, April 30, 2008 -- Democracies from Colombia to India and Russia to the Philippines are among the worst countries in the world at prosecuting journalists' killers according to the Impunity Index, a list of countries compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists where governments have consistently failed to solve journalists' murders.

Case   |   Bangladesh

Investigative reporter arrested after exposing police corruption

Investigative reporter arrested after exposing police corruption

MARCH 28, 2008
Posted April 25, 2008

Rabiul Islam, Daily Sunshine

Rabiul told CPJ he was arrested without warrant and detained by police, who accused him of committing robbery in Rajshahi. Rabiul, a journalist for the Daily Sunshine, a Rajshahi-based local newspaper in the Bangla Language, told CPJ by telephone that he reports regularly on police corruption. Rajshahi is in the northwest of Bangladesh, along the border with India.  

March 28, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Case   |   Bangladesh

Cartoonist freed

MARCH 21, 2008
Posted March 24, 2008

Arifur Rahman, Prothom Alo

Arifur Rahman was freed from Dhaka Central Jail after the police officer who had filed a case against him failed to appear in court hearings because he was in East Timor, The Associated Press reported.

March 21, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Attacks on the Press   |   Bangladesh

Attacks on the Press 2007: Bangladesh


Despite stated commitments to democratic reform and media freedom, Bangladesh’s military-backed government dealt a series of crippling blows to what had been one of the freest presses in Asia. Operating under an official state of emergency and faced with a series of written orders and verbal directives governing media coverage, a famously voluble press corps grew increasingly muted.
February 5, 2008 11:52 AM ET
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