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China, Egypt imprison record numbers of journalists

Egypt is second only to China as the world’s worst jailer of journalists in 2015. Worldwide, the number of journalists behind bars for their work declined moderately during the year, but a handful of countries continue to use systematic imprisonment to silence criticism. A CPJ special report by Elana Beiser

The Egyptian photojournalist known as Shawkan appears before a court in Cairo in May 2015 for the first time after more than 600 days in jail. A record number of journalists are imprisoned in Egypt in 2015. (AP/Lobna Tarek)

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In Kyrgyzstan, injustice and torture in Askarov case

Azimjon Askarov, an investigative reporter and human rights defender, had ended careers and embarrassed officials time and again with his reporting on law enforcement abuses in southern Kyrgyzstan. When ethnic unrest broke out in June 2010, authorities struck back with a vengeance. A CPJ special report by Muzaffar Suleymanov

This photo of Askarov was taken at the start of the trial in September 2010. (Nurbek Toktakunov)

Dangerous Assignments   |   Georgia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine

Faded Colors: CPJ Special Report

Some press gains are reported in Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan but the Color Revolutions have yet to deliver lasting reforms.
May 9, 2007 12:00 AM ET

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Dangerous Assignments   |   Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan

Dangerous Assignments: Witness to a Massacre

An Uzbek reporter risked her life to tell the world of Andijan assault.
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM ET

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Dangerous Assignments   |   Afghanistan, Benin, China, Colombia, Eritrea, Georgia, Indonesia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe

9-11: Looking Back, Looking Forward

In the months following the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, journalists around the world confronted an unprecedented press freedom crisis.
September 11, 2002 8:17 PM ET

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