Attacks on the Press in 2009
In Iran, dozens of journalists are jailed as the regime silences critical reporting. Somalia becomes a killing field for the press as reporters are ... Show synopsis 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.