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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

Dangerous Assignments   |   Malaysia

Malaysia's Risk-Takers

The government's promise not to censor the Internet has allowed bloggers more latitude than journalists working in other media. Now, with a leading blogger jailed, that freedom is in jeopardy.
October 14, 2008 9:16 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   |   Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Canada, China, Cuba, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Peru, Sierra Leone, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen

Journalists in prison, 2004

Around the world, 122 journalists were in prison at the end of 2004 for practicing their profession, 16 fewer than the year before. International advocacy campaigns, including those waged by the Committee to Protect Journalists, helped win the early release of a number of imprisoned journalists, notably six independent writers and reporters in Cuba.

Dangerous Assignments   |   China, Colombia, Cuba, Georgia, Iran, Liberia, Malaysia, Peru, Russia, Tunisia, Ukraine, Yugoslavia, Zimbabwe

Enemies of the Press 2001

CPJ Names 10 Enemies of the Press on World Press Freedom Day
May 3, 2001 12:00 AM ET


Dangerous Assignments   |   China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand

Malaysian Election Special: Democracy How?

Mahathir wins election, stifles media

Also in this report: A. Lin Neumann discusses the Malaysian press on the eve of elections in a news analysis.

In an exclusive essay for CPJ, Far Eastern Economic Review correspondent Murray Hiebert recounts his ordeal at the hands of the Malaysian legal system.

November 30, 1999 8:17 PM ET
November 13, 1998 8:17 PM ET

Dangerous Assignments   |   China, East Timor, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand

The Asian Crisis: A Free Press Can Help

The Asian economic turmoil of the last eight months struck many international observers as a sudden calamity--trouble that seemed to drop from the sky like an alien invader. But in fact, the signs of structural weakness and the cracks in the veneer of financial robustness were in plain view for those in a position to take a hard look. In Indonesia, the family of President Suharto has had its hands in the economy for decades. Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has long pursued expensive vanity projects. In South Korea and Thailand, many companies and banks have ignored financial reporting requirements with scant legal penalty.
July 2, 1998 8:17 PM ET

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