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2012

Alerts   |   Philippines

Radio journalist shot, wounded in the Philippines

Two men attempted to kill a radio journalist on Friday. Here, reporters and students protest the high number of unsolved journalist murders across the Philippines. (AP/Bullit Marquez)

New York, March 5, 2012--Philippine authorities must apprehend the assailants in Friday's attack on radio journalist Fernando Gabio, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

March 5, 2012 1:13 PM ET

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Alerts   |   India

In Bangalore, journalists attacked outside courthouse

A group of lawyers attacked journalists outside a courthouse in Bangalore today. Here, a reporter helps an injured police officer. (AP)

New York, March 2, 2012--Ten Indian journalists were reported injured today after being attacked by a group of lawyers outside a court in the city of Bangalore, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the attack and calls on authorities to conduct an immediate investigation.

March 2, 2012 4:16 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Sudan

Sudan attempts to silence opposition news coverage

Journalists of the independent al-Tayar newspaper protest the confiscation of its entire edition. (Reuters/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

New York, March 1, 2012--Sudanese authorities must halt their efforts to silence news coverage of opposition leadership, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Authorities have already closed three newspapers in 2012 and confiscated thousands of copies, CPJ research shows.

Alerts   |   Azerbaijan

Reporters injured while covering clashes in Azerbaijan

Journalist Rashid Aliyev was injured in clashes between protesters and police in the city of Quba yesterday. (Reuters/Abbas Atilay)

New York, March 1, 2012--At least two journalists were injured and another five suffered the effects of tear gas while covering violent clashes between police and residents of the northeastern city of Quba, according to news reports and CPJ sources.

Alerts   |   Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Two Palestinian television stations raided in Ramallah

New York, February 29, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's early-morning raid by Israeli soldiers on two private Palestinian television stations in Ramallah.

February 29, 2012 5:43 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Senegal

Journalists threatened, assaulted amid Senegal election

Reporter Bocar Dieng said an attack by a local leader loyal to President Wade left him with this swollen eye. (Bocar Dieng)

New York, February 29, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Senegalese authorities today to thoroughly investigate recent attacks on the media and ensure that the press is able to report freely on the country's presidential election results and potential run-off. CPJ has documented at least 12 incidents of threats and physical harm against journalists reporting on the campaign, Sunday's vote, and its aftermath. Most of the incidents involved security officials or ruling party members.

Alerts   |   Colombia

Threatened after posting video, Colombian journalist flees

This screenshot from Sánchez's video is said to show police chasing protesters from the site of a proposed dam. (YouTube)

New York, February 29, 2012--Colombian freelance journalist and activist Bladimir Sánchez Espitia fled his home state today for the capital city after receiving death threats related to a video he posted on YouTube, according to the Bogotá-based Foundation for Freedom of the Press (FLIP). News reports said the video showed anti-riot police forcibly removing protesters from the construction site of a controversial hydroelectric dam in central Huila department.

February 29, 2012 4:30 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Jordan

In Jordan, blogger stabbed after criticizing the royal family

New York, February 29, 2012--Jordan authorities must undertake a serious investigation into the stabbing of a blogger who wrote critically about the Jordanian royal family, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

February 29, 2012 4:15 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan must drop charges against journalist

New York, February 29, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Kyrgyzstan to drop politically motivated extremism charges against independent journalist Vladimir Farafonov.

Alerts   |   Somalia

Gunmen murder veteran radio journalist in Mogadishu

Abukar Hassan Mohamoud (NUSOJ)

New York, February 28, 2012--Unidentified gunmen today assassinated a veteran journalist who had been trying to relaunch a radio station that extremist group Al-Shabaab had shut down and looted in 2010, local journalists said.

February 28, 2012 5:15 PM ET

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