Published October 8, 2015
The ambush of a convoy in South Sudan and the hacking deaths of bloggers in Bangladesh this year propelled the two nations onto CPJ's Global Impunity Index, which spotlights countries where journalists are murdered and their killers go unpunished. Colombia exited the index as fatal violence against journalists receded further into that country's past.
For the first time since CPJ began compiling the index in 2008, Iraq did not claim the title of worst offender, as Somalia edged into that spot. The shift reflects a steady death toll in Somalia, where one or more journalists have been murdered every year over the past decade, and the government has proved unable or unwilling to investigate the attacks.
New York, August 24, 2015--At least four Sri Lankan army officers were arrested on Monday and accused of involvement in the January 2010 disappearance of Prageeth Eknelygoda, a political cartoonist and columnist, according to news reports. Another army officer and two civilians were arrested earlier this month, reports said. The arrests come following a pledge by President Maithripala Sirisena to reopen the investigation into Eknelygoda's case.
CPJ releases global assessment of threats faced by cartoonists
New York, May 19, 2015--The attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January 2015 shed light on the grave dangers confronting those who draw satirical and political cartoons. But threats against cartoonists are a global phenomenon and are as diverse as the content of the cartoons themselves, according to a report released today by the Committee to Protect Journalists. In one case examined in the report, political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, known as "Zunar," faces more than 40 years in prison if found guilty of sedition during a trial that is due to begin in Malaysia on May 20.
Le 7 janvier, deux hommes armés ont fait irruption dans les bureaux du magazine satirique Charlie Hebdo, tuant huit journalistes et mettant en évidence les risques auxquels sont confrontés les caricaturistes. Mais avec la capacité de leur travail de transcender les frontières et les langues, et de simplifier les situations politiques complexes, les menaces dont font l'objet les caricaturistes à travers le monde—qui sont emprisonnés, forcés à se cacher, menacés de poursuites ou assassinés—dépassent largement l'extrémisme islamique. Un rapport spécial de Shawn W. Crispin pour le Comité pour la protection des journalistes.
Em 7 de janeiro, dois homens armados invadiram a sede da revista satírica francesa Charlie Hebdo, matando oito jornalistas e colocando em evidência os riscos que correm os cartunistas. Mas como seu trabalho transcende fronteiras e idiomas, e para simplificar situações políticas complexas, as ameaças sofridas por cartunistas pelo mundo, encarcerados, obrigados a se esconderem, ameaçados com processos jurídicos ou mortos, ultrapassam em muito o extremismo islâmico. Um relatório especial do Comitê para a Proteção dos Jornalistas por Shawn W. Crispin
El 7 de enero, dos sujetos armados irrumpieron en la sede de la revista satírica francesa Charlie Hebdo, asesinando a ocho periodistas y poniendo así de relieve los riesgos que enfrentan los caricaturistas. Debido a que la labor de los caricaturistas tiene la capacidad de trascender fronteras e idiomas, así como de simplificar situaciones políticas complejas, las amenazas que enfrentan los caricaturistas de todo el mundo --el encarcelamiento, el exilio, los procesos legales o el asesinato-- superan con mucho el extremismo islámico. Un informe especial del Comité para la Protección de los Periodistas elaborado por Shawn W. Crispin
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
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