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By Lisa Desjardins, Lorna Baldwin, Andrew Corkery
On June 15th, a court in the Philippines convicted one of the country’s most prominent journalists, Maria Ressa, of cyberlibel. Advocates for press freedom quickly called the trial unfair, arguing it is part of a larger crackdown by Filipino President…
Paris accord aside, here are five important stories that may have gotten buried under last week’s big news.
By Joshua Barajas, Erica R. Hendry, Jenny Marder, Michael Rios
In 2017, Mexico became the deadliest country in the world for journalists, despite efforts by the government to crack down on violence against members of the press.
By Michael Rios
Worldwide, governments have jailed 259 journalists, according to a new report from the Committee to Protect Journalists. That's the highest total since 1990 when the group first tracked the number of imprisoned reporters.
By Laura Santhanam
By PBS NewsHour
The family of intrepid newswoman Marie Colvin, who died in a rocket attack on the besieged Syrian city of Homs in 2012, is suing the Assad regime for assassinating her. It’s not revenge they are seeking in court papers filed…
Journalist Khalid Hassan was recently killed in Iraq, underscoring the dangers of reporting in the war-torn country. His colleague, John Burns of the New York Times, talks about Hassan and the challenges of his work.
Frank Smyth, the Washington, D.C. representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists, explains why Colombia is such a dangerous place for reporters.
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