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2012

Alerts   |   Uganda

Ugandan police beat journalists covering Besigye's arrest

Anatoli Luswata shows injuries from a police beating. (AFP)

New York, March 21, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns attacks by Ugandan police against two journalists in separate incidents outside of police stations today.

Alerts   |   Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Palestinian journalist's camera broken at protest

The camera of AFP photographer Musa al-Sha'er was broken by Israeli soldiers shortly after he took this photograph of a protester being detained at a demonstration in the West Bank. (AFP/Musa al-Sha'er)

New York, March 21, 2012--An Israeli soldier broke the camera of a Palestinian journalist on Friday as the photographer was covering an anti-settlement demonstration near Bethlehem, a city in the West Bank, according to news reports.

March 21, 2012 2:37 PM ET

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Alerts   |   El Salvador

Salvadoran news website threatened for its reporting

New York, March 21, 2012--The editor of the Salvadoran news website El Faro says his staff members have been followed after the site reported on a criminal network involving politicians. In addition, he said a senior government official told the staff last week that gang members were angered by coverage of alleged ties between law enforcement officials and local gangs, and might retaliate.

March 21, 2012 11:32 AM ET

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Alerts   |   Benin, Gabon

Gabon journalists summoned over critical articles

Le Mbandja carried this coverage of the presidential jet scandal. (CPJ)

New York, March 20, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Gabon's authorities to drop legal proceedings against six journalists in connection with articles raising questions about use of a presidential plane. Two of the journalists have fled the country fearing arrest after being summoned by police for interrogation.

Alerts   |   Syria

Syrian journalist beaten, arrested in Damascus

Journalist Rudy Othman was arrested on Thursday while covering a protest in Damascus like this one. (Reuters/Shaam News Network)

New York, March 20, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the assault and detention of Syrian journalist Rudy Othman by security forces and calls on authorities to release him immediately.

March 20, 2012 1:56 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Kuwait

Kuwaiti court hands journalist jail term, suspends daily

New York, March 20, 2012--A Kuwait appellate court should overturn a March 12 ruling that suspended a private newspaper for three months and sentenced its editor to a six-month prison term for articles defending the country's Shiite minority, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

March 20, 2012 1:36 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Nigeria

Nigerian reporter threatened over Boko Haram coverage

New York, March 19, 2012--A Nigerian journalist who has extensively covered the conflict between the government and Islamist sect Boko Haram says his life is under threat.

Ahmad Salkida, an independent journalist, told CPJ that he noticed a white 4X4 Hilux with a Lagos state registration number following him on Thursday for several hours, including to his house in Abuja, the Nigerian capital. He said he has also received phone threats from anonymous callers in the past few days that he believes are coming from government security agents in connection to his contacts with Boko Haram. "They said I am a Boko Haram member, that me and them are not supposed to exist. That they know where I live and they will visit me," Salkida told CPJ.

March 19, 2012 1:32 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Saudi Arabia

Three Saudis arrested for covering protests

New York, March 16, 2012--Three Saudi Web managers whose sites cover political unrest in the country's highly restricted Eastern Province should be released from detention immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. 

Alerts   |   Colombia

Colombian radio journalist killed by gunman

New York, March 16, 2012--A Colombian radio journalist was shot dead by an unidentified gunman on Thursday, according to news reports

March 16, 2012 1:08 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Bolivia

Bolivian journalist sentenced to prison for defamation

New York, March 15, 2012--A Bolivian journalist who wrote about government corruption was found guilty of defamation by a criminal court in La Paz on Wednesday and sentenced to 30 months in prison. 

March 15, 2012 4:45 PM ET

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