Policy

CPJ: Journalists Between Terrorist Rock, Government Hard Place

Report: Attacks on Journalists Greatest in Recent Memory 4/27/2015 12:15 PM Eastern

Journalists are getting squeezed between terrorists out to kill or kidnap them and governments who surveilled, censored or imprisoned them, making recent years the most dangerous for journalists.

 

That is according to the just-released Committee to Protect Journalists report on attacks on the press.

 

The report is a collection of essays by regional press freedom experts and CPJ staffers that looks at the challenges faced by journalists.

 

"Journalists are being caught in a terror dynamic, in which they are threatened by non-state actors who target them and governments that restrict civil liberties including press freedom in the name of fighting terror," said Joel Simon, CPJ's executive director.

 

Read more at Broadcastingcable.com.

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