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The Obama Administration and the Press: Leak Investigations and Surveillance in Post-9/11 America

October 10, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama came into office pledging open government, but he has fallen short of his promise. Journalists and transparency advocates say the White House curbs routine disclosure of information and deploys its own media to evade scrutiny by the press. Aggressive prosecution of leakers of classified information and broad electronic surveillance programs deter government sources from speaking to journalists.

Media Access and Policy

Getting Away With Murder: CPJ's 2011 Impunity Index

June 1, 2011

Ranks countries by level of anti-press violence, based on the number of unsolved murders of journalists as a percentage of the population. Examines trends, including improvements in Colombia and Russia and worsening conditions in Iraq and Mexico.

Journalism, News, and Information

Silence or Death in Mexico's Press: Crime, Violence, and Corruption Are Destroying the Country's Journalism

September 8, 2010

Examines the culture of bribery, extortion, and police complicity; murders and kidnappings of journalists; and the resulting self-censorship. Includes case studies, lists of the dead and missing, and recommendations for governments and journalists.

Journalism, News, and Information; Media Access and Policy

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