A newsstand in Ghana's capital, Accra, in 2016. Attackers abducted and beat a reporter for the Ghana News Agency on August 27 over his critical coverage of an opposition politician in Bawku. (AP/Sunday Alamba)

Ghanaian journalist abducted and beaten over critical story on opposition politician

New York, August 31, 2018–Ghanaian authorities should thoroughly investigate and bring to justice all those responsible for an attack on Jerry Azanduna, a reporter with the government-funded Ghana News Agency (GNA), and ensure his belongings are returned, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Indian police detain a protester demonstrating against the arrest of activists in Hyderabad, India, on August 29, 2018. Two journalists' homes were raided in conjunction with the arrests. (AP/Mahesh Kumar A.)

Pune police raid Hyderabad journalists’ homes, seize electronic devices

New Delhi, August 31, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns police raids on the homes of Hyderabad-based journalists KV Kurmanath and Kranti Tekula, and calls on authorities to immediately return their electronic devices, which include reporting material.

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President Hassan Rouhani arrives at the Iranian parliament in Tehran on August 28. The country's courts recently ordered at least seven journalists to be jailed for lengthy sentences and to be flogged for their coverage of a religious protest. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

Iran orders at least 7 journalists jailed and flogged over Dervish protest coverage

New York, August 31, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the harsh sentences Iranian authorities imposed on at least seven journalists over their coverage of protests by a religious order.

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Police Service of Northern Ireland officers confront U.K. loyalists as they try to force their way into Belfast City Hall in 2012. Police arrested two journalists in relation to allegedly stolen confidential documents about a 1994 massacre. (AP/Peter Morrison)

CPJ demands release of journalists arrested over documents in Northern Ireland

New York, August 31, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on police in the United Kingdom to immediately release producer Trevor Birney and journalist Barry McCaffrey, who were arrested on suspicion of stealing confidential documents today, according to the Belfast Telegraph and other news reports.

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A member of the press hangs pictures of colleagues during a protest against the murder or disappearance of journalists in Mexico in front of the National Palace in Mexico City on June 1, 2018. Mexican cameraman Javier Enrique Rodríguez Valladares was killed in Cancún, in the southern state of Quintana Roo, on August 29. (AFP/Yuri Cortez)

Mexican cameraman killed in Quintana Roo

Mexico City, August 30, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Mexican authorities to undertake an immediate and credible investigation into the killing of Javier Enrique Rodríguez Valladares, a cameraman for a local television broadcaster based in Cancún, in the southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Rodríguez Valladares was shot by unknown assailants around 6:00 p.m.…

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Riot police detain Emine Ocak, a member of Saturday Mothers group, during a demonstration on August 25, 2018, in Istanbul. Turkish police assaulted reporters at the August 25 protest. (AFP/Hayri Tunc)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of August 27, 2018

Police assault reporters in Istanbul Turkish police violently attacked several reporters trying to cover a weekly silent protest, known as the Saturday Mothers, in Istanbul’s Galatasaray Square on August 25, the New York Times reported. The reporters, alongside activists participating in the protest, were attacked by the police during the 700th vigil for those who…

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A memorial for slain journalist Angel Eduardo Gahona in Managua, Nicaragua, on April 26, 2018. Two men were convicted in Gahona's killing on August 27, in a trial that was criticized as unfair. (Reuters/Oswaldo Rivas)

Nicaragua convicts two men in journalist’s killing in trial criticized as unfair

Bogotá, Colombia, August 29, 2018–A Nicaraguan court on August 27 found two men guilty in the shooting death of journalist Ángel Eduardo Gahona in a trial that the journalist’s widow, defense lawyers, and human rights groups characterized as flawed. CPJ today called on authorities to conduct a transparent investigation and trial to ensure that Gahona’s…

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A screenshot from TV9 Marathi's YouTube channel shows members of a crowd attacking the broadcaster's staff.

In India, party activists beat TV journalists during live broadcast of show

New Delhi, August 29, 2018–A group of people suspected of being supporters of the far-right Shiv Sena political party attacked several journalists including the producer, Rahul Zori, during a live broadcast of a show for the privately owned broadcaster TV9 Marathi. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Maharashtra police to thoroughly investigate the…

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Bosnian journalists gather at the main square in Banja Luka, Bosnia, on August 27, 2018, to protest against an attack on journalist Vladimir Kovacevic of independent television station BNTV. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)

Bosnian Serb reporter hospitalized after attack by masked assailants

New York, August 28, 2018–Reporter Vladimir Kovacevic of the independent Bosnian Serb television station BNTV was badly beaten on August 26 after reporting on an anti-government protest in Banja Luka, the de facto capital of the Serb-controlled part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BNTV reported.

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A market along the street in Ibadan, in Nigeria's southwestern Oyo state, on September 22, 2012. Fresh FM radio station in Ibadan was partially demolished on August 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Nigeria’s Fresh FM radio station partially demolished following critical reporting

Fresh FM, a privately owned radio station based in Ibadan city, in Nigeria’s southwestern Oyo state, was partially demolished by bulldozer during the early hours of August 19, 2018, upon the order of the Oyo state government, Samson Akindele, head of news for Fresh FM, and David Ajiboye, station manager for Fresh FM, told CPJ.…

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