From the Editor

By Mike Rosso

February 2011 was a tough month for dictators – and journalists.

While covering the uprisings in Northern Africa, many journalists were abducted, arrested, beaten and in some cases, lost their lives.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper was roughed up on the Egyptian streets by Hosni Mubarek’s thugs. Worse was the vicious assault on Lara Logan, the veteran correspondent for CBS News. In an age when the entire field of journalism is under attack, is it any wonder that one of the first things that occurred during the recent uprisings was the shutting down of the internet and the intimidation of reporters?

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