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Balancing Act

Press freedom at risk as EU struggles to match action with values

The European Union strives to be a global leader in press freedom but faces challenges from member states that have criminal defamation and blasphemy laws, and have introduced counterterrorism measures, including mass surveillance. The EU has made press freedom imperative in negotiating with candidate countries, but has been accused of failing to take strong action when member states renege on their press freedom commitments. Journalists working in the region are also affected by EU laws and policies, such as the trade secrets directive and access to information regulations. A special report by the Committee to Protect Journalists

September 29, 2015 4:00 AM ET

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Balancing Act

Summary

The European Union describes itself as a model for press freedom and an exemplary global power. Although many of its 28 member states feature at the top of international press freedom rankings, there are significant challenges that undermine press freedom and new threats are emerging.

Reports   |   Cuba, Spain

After the Black Spring, Cuba's new repression

When the last of 29 journalists jailed in a notorious 2003 crackdown was finally freed this year, it signaled to many the end of a dark era. But Cuban authorities are still persecuting independent journalists through arbitrary arrests, beatings, and intimidation. A CPJ special report by Karen Phillips

In Cuba, the Ladies in White were instrumental in drawing attention to the plight of political prisoners. Here, they hold a photo of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, who died in custody. (AP/Javier Galeano)

Reports   |   Cuba, Spain

For Cubans, a tenuous new home

Spain has welcomed hundreds of former Cuban detainees and their families. But economic woes and bureaucratic problems have made the transition difficult for exiled Cubans. Many say Spain will be but a temporary stop. By Borja Bergareche

Cuban journalist José Ubaldo Izquierdo is among the former detainees who have moved on from their initial home in exile in Spain. (AP/Aliosha Marquez)

Reports   |   Afghanistan, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, France, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Journalist Assistance, Mexico, Rwanda, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Syria, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe

Journalists in Exile: 2008

More than 80 journalists flee their home countries in the last year. Iraq and Somalia are the hardest hit. By Elisbeth Witchel and Karen Phillips

June 18, 2008 12:00 PM ET

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Reports   |   Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela

Static in Venezuela

The Chavez administration pulls a broadcast license as it asserts media muscle

April 24, 2007 12:00 AM ET

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Reports   |   China, Cuba, Eritrea, Gambia, Lithuania, Russia, Spain, Vietnam

Faraway Jails

By Kristin Jones

Watson sees his contributors vanish. In cyberspace, the most repressive law trumps all.
October 3, 2006 12:00 AM ET

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Dangerous Assignments   |   Belarus, China, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, France, Guinea, Libya, Myanmar, Spain, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

10 Most Censored Countries

See updated list of 10 Most Censored Countries at https://cpj.org/2015/04/10-most-censored-countries.php.

North Korea tops CPJ's list of "10 Most Censored Countries"

May 2, 2006 1:50 AM ET

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