14. Fiscal Blackmail

By Alan Rusbridger

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Kenyans protest extrajudicial torture and killings in Nairobi. There is 
a sense in Kenya today that perpetrators never face the consequences of brutality and murder.

(CPJ/Alan Rusbridger)

In some parts of the world, it is still possible to silence a journalist with a sharp blow to the side of the head. But as newspapers the world over struggle with the financial disruption of digital technologies, governments are finding new ways of controlling the press. Murder is messy. Money is tidy.

John Kituyi, a brave, persistent local newspaper editor in Kenya, was a victim of the old-fashioned method in ...

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