Attacks on the Press analyzes conditions for the news media in more than 100 countries across the world, charting advancements and documenting new dangers. As Cuba frees jailed reporters and editors, Iran still holds dozens in its prisons. While online journalism blossoms in the Middle East and Asia, censorship is creeping back in Latin American countries.
Throughout Mexico, from the borderlands to the Sierra Madre, criminal gangs are using murder, abduction, and threats to censor the news. In Afghanistan and Pakistan, journalists are dying in greater numbers as they cover conflicts with vast international implications. And across the African continent, from Cameroon to South Africa, governments are employing new laws and repressive police tactics to silence coverage of official corruption.