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Reports   |   Bangladesh, Denmark, Ecuador, France, India, Iran, Malaysia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Syria, USA, Venezuela

Drawing the line: Cartoonists under threat

On January 7, two gunmen burst into the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing eight journalists and bringing into focus the risks cartoonists face. But with the ability of their work to transcend borders and languages, and to simplify complex political situations, the threats faced by cartoonists around the world—who are being imprisoned, forced into hiding, threatened with legal action or killed—far exceed Islamic extremism. A Committee to Protect Journalists special report by Shawn W. Crispin

Reports   |   Afghanistan, Botswana, Canada, Colombia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Haiti, Iran, Journalist Assistance, Kenya, Liberia, Pakistan, Rwanda, South Africa, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Journalists in Exile: 2007

At least three journalists a month flee their home countries to escape threats of violence, imprisonment, or harassment. By Elisabeth Witchel and Karen Phillips
June 17, 2007 5:01 PM ET

Dangerous Assignments   |   Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Colombia, El Salvador, India, Iraq, Ireland, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, South Africa, Turkey

Deadly News

By Mathew Hansen

Hundreds of journalists have been killed over 15 years, many on the orders of government officials. Few cases are ever solved. In the Fall/Winter 2006 edition of Dangerous Assignments

Dangerous Assignments   |   Canada, Georgia, Mozambique, South Africa

Special Coverage: Mozambique

The Case of Carlos Cardoso

Below is an update of court proceedings, currently under way in Mozambique, in the murder case of journalist Carlos Cardoso, who was killed on November 22, 2000. The proceedings are updated periodically as events occur.

May 1, 2006 8:16 PM ET


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


Dangerous Assignments   |   Eritrea, Ethiopia, Journalist Assistance, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's Exiled Press

Uprooted journalists struggle to keep careers, independent reporting alive.
October 19, 2005 12:00 AM ET


June 15, 2004 8:19 PM ET

Dangerous Assignments   |   Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe

Namibia: Undoing Press Freedom

Namibian journalists worry that President Nujoma is tightening his grip on the media.

October 1, 2002 8:17 PM ET

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