Attacks on the Press in 2009: A Worldwide Survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists

Attacks on the Press in 2009: A Worldwide Survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists

by Committee to Protect Journalists
     
 

In Iran, dozens of journalists are jailed as the regime silences critical reporting. Somalia becomes a killing field for the press as reporters are slain amid a brutal insurgency. Reporters in Afghanistan and Pakistan face extraordinary pressures from both militants and governments.

Attacks on the Press analyzes conditions for the news media in 120

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Overview

In Iran, dozens of journalists are jailed as the regime silences critical reporting. Somalia becomes a killing field for the press as reporters are slain amid a brutal insurgency. Reporters in Afghanistan and Pakistan face extraordinary pressures from both militants and governments.

Attacks on the Press analyzes conditions for the news media in 120 countries across the world, identifying emerging dangers and detailing advances in the struggle for freedom of expression. In Russia, the government pledges to reopen its investigation into a string of unsolved journalist murders. A new generation of Cuban bloggers defies the government and offers fresh hope for the island nation. Throughout the world, journalists are using technology to circumvent official censorship.

Compiled annually by the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent, nonprofit organization, Attacks on the Press is the world's most comprehensive guide to international press freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780944823293
Publisher:
Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication date:
01/25/2010
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Fareed Zakaria is editor of Newsweek International and host of "Fareed Zakaria GPS" on CNN. His is the author of several books, including the bestsellers The Future of Freedom (Norton, 2003), and The Post-American World (Norton, 2008). Joel Simon is executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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