The situation in Tibet is deteriorating, and Chinese authorities are working hard to keep it from the international spotlight. International journalists are barred, except on government-controlled tours. Independent coverage of ethnic tensions in the region is quickly censored in the Chinese media.
Azimjon Askarov, an ethnic Uzbek from southern Kyrgyzstan, is an investigative journalist and human rights activist who exposed systematic human rights abuses by Kyrgyz police and prosecutors—including the fabrication of criminal cases against critics, arbitrary detentions, and the torture, rape,
CPJ began compiling detailed records on all journalist deaths in 1992. CPJ staff members independently investigate and verify the circumstances behind each death. CPJ considers a case work-related only when its staff is reasonably certain that a journalist was killed in direct reprisal for his or
CPJ believes that journalists should not be imprisoned for doing their jobs. The organization has sent letters expressing its serious concerns to each country that has imprisoned a journalist. Each year, CPJ publishes its annual census of imprisoned journalists. Did you see our most recent census?