Attacks on the Press in 2008
A Worldwide Survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists
AUTHOR: Protect Journalists Committee and Bernstein, Carl
PUBLISHER: Committee to Protect Journalists
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Across Mexico, reporters are vanishingamid an escalating conflict between the government and drug lords. The Chinese governmentcensors the Internet and harasses journalists during the Olympic Games, breaking its promiseto promote free and open media. While Iraq remains the world's most dangerous place for thepress, a short but brutal conflict in the breakaway regions of Georgia also claims the livesof reporters and photographers.
Attackson the Press in 2008 offers factual and unbiased analyses of pressconditions in 120 countries, while offering a behind-the-curtain look at how theinternational press survives #65533;and thrives. Critical journalists continue to be imprisoned incountries such as Cuba, Tunisia, and Azerbaijan. Yet governments are struggling to silencebloggers who are reaching growing audiences throughout the Middle East and Asia. In Africa,a more vocal and technologically savvy press is successfully fighting official harassment.
The world's most comprehensive guide to internationalpress freedom, Attacks on the Press is compiled annually by the Committee to ProtectJournalists, an independent, nonprofit organization.
PUBLICATION DATE: 1/29/2009
CATEGORY: Language Arts & Disciplines, Political Science