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Reports   |   Algeria, Benin, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, France, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Maldives, Mexico, Missing, Nepal, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Syria, Uganda, Ukraine

Journalists Missing

CPJ research indicates that the following journalists have disappeared while doing their work. Although some of them are feared dead, no bodies have been found, and they are therefore not classified as "Killed." If a journalist disappeared after being held in government custody, CPJ classifies him or her as "Imprisoned" as a way to hold the government accountable for the journalist's fate.

Cases of journalists missing in conflict zones or areas under the control of militant groups, such as in Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Yemen are extremely difficult to track. Information is scarce, the situation is constantly changing, and some cases go unreported.

Reports   |   Bosnia, Georgia, Kosovo, Serbia, Yugoslavia

Progress Denied

Even with Milosevic in jail, Serbia and Bosnia remain dangerous for the independent press.
June 1, 2002 8:17 PM ET


Reports   |   Kosovo, Serbia, Yugoslavia

Chokehold on Serbia

CPJ documents Milesovic's attempts to throttle the independent media. Including breaking news, bulletins, and background.

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August 29, 2000 8:17 PM ET


Reports   |   Central African Republic, Kosovo, Liberia, Rwanda

Pulling the Plugs on Liberia

Charles Taylor, the former warlord who rules Liberia, has little tolerance for "anti-patriotic" media
May 16, 2000 8:17 PM ET

Reports   |   El Salvador, Kosovo, Rwanda, Yugoslavia

Civility by Decree

When is official control of the press necessary? Never, say U.S. press freedom advocates. But in Kosovo, many local journalists support a new regulatory board designed to censor hate speech.
December 1, 1999 8:17 PM ET

Reports   |   Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Kosovo, Vietnam

Report on Chilean Injustices Spurs More of the Same

"Investigative reporter Alejandra Matus spent six years researching The Black Book of Chilean Justice. But her book, a historical exposé of the judiciary's lack of independence, spent less than two days on Chilean bookshelves: On April 14, police confiscated its entire press run at the order of a Santiago Appeals Court judge. That same day, Matus took a plane to Argentina to avoid being arrested on charges of violating Chile's State Security Law.
March 4, 1999 8:17 PM ET

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