Attacks on the Press 2017


Subtitle: Journalism on the World's Front Lines
Author: Committee to Protect Journalists
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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Publication Year: 2017
Pages: 216
Language: en


Keywords: Business & Economics
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The most comprehensive guide to the global state of free press in 2015

Attacks on the Press is the world's most comprehensive guide to international press freedom. Compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists, this informative guide features analytical essays from CPJ and other experts and provides a platform for direct advocacy with governments and the diplomatic community to give voice to journalists worldwide. Reporters and photographers face a myriad of risks, from highly publicized murder to imprisonment, cyberattacks, harassment, frivolous lawsuits, and censorship. The risks are increasing due to widespread unrest and in response to the broad dissemination of critical information through social media and the Internet. This book gives journalists a seat at the discussions at the United Nations, Organization of American States, European Union, African Union, and more, to protect journalists and the freedom of press that is so essential to human rights.

By publicly revealing abuses against the press and acting on behalf of imprisoned and threatened journalists, CPJ effectively warns journalists and news organizations where free press is in danger. This book is their annual guide to where these attacks are occurring, and who is doing the attacking.

  • Assess dangers to freelance journalists in conflict zones
  • Evaluate new forms of censorship in places like Egypt, Hong Kong, and Turkey
  • Contemplate the long-range impacts of the publicized executions of journalists by militant groups
  • Review available cybersecurity measures and the price journalists pay to keep up with spies
  • Analyze the 10 most censored countries in the world

Strong press freedom encourages the growth of a robust civil society, which leads to stable, sustainable democracies and healthy social, political, and economic development. Attacks on the Press is the most comprehensive annual survey of global press freedom, and a calling out of those who threaten it.