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The Worst Massacre You've Never Heard Of

Posted August 23, 2010 | 15:50:08 (EST)

It was the single deadliest event for the press since 1992, when the Committee to Protect Journalists began keeping detailed records on journalist deaths.

On November 23, 2009, 57 people - 32 of them journalists or media workers - were killed in the Southern Philippines as they traveled in Maguindanao...

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Sri Lanka and Its Journalists -- A Country Going Wrong

Posted May 24, 2010 | 16:29:33 (EST)

CPJ has launched a new report, In Sri Lanka, No Peace Dividend for Press. It takes a close look at the media in Sri Lanka, one year after the government declared a decisive victory over Tamil secessionists that ended 30 years of bitter, often genuinely suicidal ethnic conflict....

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Are the Dangers for Journalists in Afghanistan Approaching Those of Iraq?

Posted January 7, 2010 | 18:32:09 (EST)

Since the Canadian journalist Michelle Lang was killed by a roadside bomb on December 30 in Kandahar, I've been fielding a lot of interviews from Canadian news organizations about battlefield fatalities, the dangers to journalists, and the value of having them report from war zones. I've answered many questions like...

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Covering the Beijing Games? Expect to be Censored

Posted June 10, 2008 | 19:43:31 (EST)

Despite China's initial openness to reporters in the days and weeks following the devastating earthquake in Sichuan province, anyone who thinks China is going to be warm and friendly towards the media during the August Olympics should do a reality check. In the last few days about six foreign reporters...

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