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Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World's Front Lines, 2015 Edition by Committee to Protect Journalists

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Foreword

By Christiane Amanpour

In Pakistan, an unknown gunman shoots a news anchor multiple times. No one is arrested for the crime, though the journalist is—for his reporting.

In Paraguay, a journalist goes into hiding, with bodyguards armed with submachine guns, because of threats to his life made by a smuggling cartel unhappy with his reporting.

In Egypt, three journalists spend a year in prison after being arrested in their Cairo hotel room by a government that disapproves of their coverage of the military’s seizing power.

In Greece, two photojournalists are attacked by right-wing militants outside an Athens courthouse, simply for being there, covering the news.

Somewhere in the Syrian desert, two journalists are brutally executed, not ...

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