Abi Wright, Communications Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, on the CPJ’s report of Journalists Killed in 2006.
Abi Wright most recently worked as CPJ’s Asia program coordinator. She traveled throughout the region researching and documenting press freedom abuses, meeting with journalists and government officials, and reporting on breaking news stories. Much of her prior professional experience has been as a television news producer. She worked for two years as a producer in the NBC News Moscow bureau, reported in Iran for an ABC News documentary, traveled throughout the former Soviet republic of Georgia as an Internews consultant, and spent several months working with Memorial, one of the earliest and most important civic organizations in Russia, which led the way in digging out information on Stalin’s crimes against humanity. She graduated from Barnard College with a degree in Russian studies.