Attacks on the Press in 2011: A Worldwide Survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists

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9780944823316: Attacks on the Press in 2011: A Worldwide Survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists
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Trade and the Internet are turning us into global citizens, but the news we need to ensure accountability is often stopped at national borders. China is ramping up censorship, Iran is jailing dozens of journalists, and Turkey is using nationalist laws to stifle critical reporting. In Mexico criminals are dictating the news, while in Pakistan shadowy agents are attacking investigative reporters.

Attacks on the Press analyzes press conditions and documents new dangers in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the Americas, national leaders are building elaborate state media operations to dominate the news and amplify their personal agendas. In European and African nations, authorities are invoking national security laws and deploying intelligence services to intimidate the press. Compiled 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.

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Sandra Mims Rowe is chairwoman of the Committee to Protect Journalists. Former editor of The Oregonian of Portland, she has twice been named editor of the year by U.S. journalism organizations. Joel Simon is executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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