Attacks on the Press in 2008: A Worldwide Survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists

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Committee to Protect Journalists, 2009 - Political Science - 341 pages
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Across Mexico, reporters are vanishing amid an escalating conflict between the government and drug lords. The Chinese government censors the Internet and harasses journalists during the Olympic Games, breaking its promise to promote free and open media. While Iraq remains the world's most dangerous place for the press, a short but brutal conflict in the breakaway regions of Georgia also claims the lives of reporters and photographers.

Attacks on the Press in 2008 offers factual and unbiased analyses of press conditions in 120 countries, while offering a behind-the-curtain look at how the international press survives —and thrives. Critical journalists continue to be imprisoned in countries such as Cuba, Tunisia, and Azerbaijan. Yet governments are struggling to silence bloggers 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 international press freedom, Attacks on the Press is compiled annually by the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent, nonprofit organization.

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Carl Bernstein is an author and commentator. He shared a Pulitzer Prize (with Bob Woodward) for his coverage of Watergate for the Washington Post. He has also written for Vanity Fair, Time, USA Today, Rolling Stone, and the New Republic, and was a Washington bureau chief and correspondent for ABC News. Joel Simon is executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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