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Dangerous Assignments   |   Colombia, Peru, Spain, Switzerland

Colombia Briefing: Bad Press

This Colombian warlord cultivates journalists. He also murders them. For Carlos Castaño, it's all about image.

Dangerous Assignments   |   Switzerland, Tunisia

Fear and Loathing in Tunis

Over more than a decade in power, Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has squeezed the life out of the country's press. After years of harassment and intimidation, most journalists have learned to censor themselves on sensitive political issues.
October 1, 1999 8:17 PM ET


Dangerous Assignments   |   China, Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan

Attacks on the Press in China and Hong Kong: 1996 and 1997


Aug. 21, 1997
The Communist Party's propaganda department, the Culture Ministry, and the Press and Publications Administration banned Chen Fang's 1997 book, Wrath of Heaven: A Mayor's Severe Crime, for posing a threat to Chinese leadership with its coverage of government corruption. Though a novel, the book describes the infamous 1995 corruption scandal involving the former mayor of Beijing, Chen Xitong, and Wang Baosen, deceased deputy mayor.

September 1, 1997 8:17 PM ET


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