South Sudan army spokesman Brigadier General Lul Ruai Koang on August 29, 2017 speaks to the media about the death of U.S. journalist Christopher Allen. Allen was killed while covering the ongoing civil war in South Sudan between government and rebel forces. (Reuters/Samir Bol)

US freelancer Christopher Allen killed while reporting in South Sudan

Nairobi, August 29, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply troubled by reports that a South Sudanese army spokesman today denied that U.S. freelance reporter and photographer Christopher Allen, who was killed covering conflict there on August 26, was deserving of civilian status. CPJ called for an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding Allen’s death,…

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Members of an OSCE monitoring mission take photos of house in Avdiivka after shelling by pro-Russian rebels in February 2017. Ukraine has barred two Spanish freelancers from entry to the country over their reporting on the conflict in the east. (AFP/Anatolii Stepanov)

Ukraine bars Spanish journalists over coverage of conflict in east

New York, August 29, 2017–The Security Service of Ukraine today said that it barred the Spanish freelance journalists Antonio Pampliega and Ángel Sastre from entering the country for three years over their reporting on the conflict in the east, according to news reports.

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In this April 5, 2016 photo, a masked and armed policeman crouches as he patrols a gang controlled neighborhood in San Salvador, El Salvador. Journalists at two publications received threats on social media after one of the outlets published a story critical of security forces. (AP Photo/Alex Peña)

Two Salvadoran news websites threatened for their reporting

New York, August 28, 2017–Salvadoran authorities must conduct a swift and credible investigation of escalating online and physical threats against journalists at two digital news outlets and enact sufficient measures to ensure the journalists’ safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A man sits on a cliff overlooking Greater Cairo in August. An Egyptian news website says it believes one of its journalists is detained by police in the region. (AP/Nariman El-Mofty)

Egyptian crime reporter disappears on way home from work

New York, August 28, 2017– The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the disappearance of Egyptian journalist Abdulla Rashad, and today called on authorities to disclose whether they have him in custody and why. Rashad, who reports on crime for al-Bawaba News, was last seen leaving the news website’s office on August 17, according…

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A fallen sign is seen as tropical storm Pakhar hits Macau, China on August 27, 2017. Macau authorities refused entry to the territory to four journalists from Hong Kong who planned to report on rescue and repair efforts after the storm. (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)

Hong Kong journalists denied entry to Macau

Taipei, August 28, 2017–Local authorities in Macau should allow all journalists, including those based in Hong Kong, to enter and report freely from the territory, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Sect members overturn a broadcasting van on the streets of Panchkula, India on August 25, 2017. Deadly riots have broken out in a north Indian town after a court convicted their guru of raping two of his followers.(AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Journalists injured in northern India after mob turns violent

New Delhi, August 28, 2017–As local authorities in India’s northern state of Haryana, investigate widespread rioting on August 25 that left at least 28 dead and over 250 injured, they must include attacks on journalists and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At least two journalists suffered significant injuries,…

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Protesters call for elections to be held at a rally in April 2016. Congolese authorities imprisoned a journalist who covered more recent demonstrations in Lubumbashi demanding that the president call elections. (AFP/Junior Kannah)

Congolese radio journalist arrested at protest is beaten in custody

New York, August 25, 2017–Congolese authorities should immediately drop all charges against Jean Pierre Tshibitshabu, a reporter for the independent broadcaster Radio Television KADEKAS, and investigate claims that the journalist was assaulted in custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Ukrainian journalist in custody on anti-state charges

New York, August 25, 2017–Ukrainian authorities should immediately release freelance journalist Vasily Muravitsky and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Muravitsky, a reporter and columnist based in Zhytomyr, has been detained since August 1 on anti-state charges brought by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), according to news reports.

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An activist puts on a window pictures of journalists who have been killed in Mexico during a demonstration against the murder of journalists in Mexico, outside the building of Attention to Crimes against Freedom of Expression (FEADLE) in Mexico City, Mexico on June 15, 2017. (Reuters/Edgard Garrido)

Mexican reporter shot and killed in Veracruz state

Mexico City, August 25, 2017- Mexican authorities must conduct a swift and credible investigation into the killing of reporter Cándido Ríos Vázquez, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, wave white peace flags during an act to commemorate the completion of their disarmament process in Buenavista, Colombia, on June, 27, 2017. (AP/Fernando Vergara)

Knife-wielding assailants attack crime reporter in southwestern Colombia

New York, August 25, 2017–Colombian authorities should undertake a swift and credible investigation into an attack yesterday against crime reporter Mauricio Cardoso in the southwestern state of Caquetá, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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