November 2019

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Several journalists arrested in crackdown in Saudi Arabia

November 27, 2019 3:40 PM ET

New York, November 27, 2019 – The Saudi Arabian government must immediately end its arrest campaigns against journalists and free all those who have been jailed for their writing, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Honduran TV host José Arita shot dead in Puerto Cortés

November 27, 2019 2:41 PM ET

Amsterdam, November 27, 2019— The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the killing of TV host José Arita in northern Honduras, and urged authorities to conduct a credible and exhaustive investigation into the killing and bring those responsible to justice....

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Three more journalists arrested by Egyptian security forces

November 27, 2019 12:10 PM ET

New York, November 27, 2019 -- Egyptian authorities should immediately release journalists Solafa Sallam, Hossam El-Sayyad, and Mohamed Salah, drop any charges against them, and stop imprisoning and harassing the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Iraqi security forces shutter Baghdad office of Dijlah TV broadcaster

November 27, 2019 10:13 AM ET

Beirut, November 27, 2019 -- Iraqi authorities should allow Amman-based broadcaster Dijlah TV to reopen, and should cease forcing news outlets off the air for their coverage, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Chilean journalist Albertina Martínez Burgos found dead in Santiago

November 26, 2019 3:10 PM ET

Miami, November 26, 2019 -- Chilean authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the killing of journalist Albertina Martínez Burgos, determine if the attack was related to her work, and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Malta must avoid political interference in Caruana Galizia investigation

November 26, 2019 3:03 PM ET

CPJ and nine other international press freedom organizations today released a joint statement reiterating that the investigation into the assassination of Maltese blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia must be independent and free from political interference....

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Iranian authorities arrest journalist Mohammad Mosaed for tweets amid internet shutdown

November 25, 2019 4:30 PM ET

Washington, D.C., November 25, 2019 -- Iranian authorities should immediately release journalist Mohammad Mosaed and drop any charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Iraq media regulator orders closure of 12 broadcast news outlets

November 25, 2019 3:41 PM ET

Beirut, November 25, 2019 -- Iraq's media regulator should reverse its decision to order the closure of 12 broadcasters over a licensing dispute and should allow media outlets to freely cover protests in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Egypt raids critical news outlet, detains staff

November 24, 2019 10:51 AM ET

November 24, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemned today’s raid on the office of independent Egyptian news website Mada Masr by Egyptian authorities, which included the arrests of three staffers. CPJ called on the government of Egypt to end its campaign of intimidation against the outlet and to...

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Epoch Times printer damaged in arson attack in Hong Kong

November 22, 2019 12:00 PM ET

Taipei, November 22, 2019 -- The Hong Kong Police Force should conduct a fast and thorough investigation into the arson attack on the Epoch Times newspaper’s printing company, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist Pham Chi Dung detained on anti-state charges in Vietnam

November 22, 2019 10:50 AM ET

Bangkok, November 22, 2019 -- Vietnamese authorities should immediately release journalist Pham Chi Dung and drop any pending charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Israeli forces raid Palestine TV and production company, order 6-month closure

November 21, 2019 11:20 AM ET

Beirut, November 21, 2019 -- Israeli authorities should allow Palestine TV and the Al-Arz Media Services Company to reopen their offices and resume their work, and cease conducting raids of media organizations, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Iranian government cuts internet access nationwide amid protests

November 20, 2019 5:25 PM ET

Washington, D.C., November 20, 2019 -- Iranian authorities should immediately restore internet access throughout the country and allow information to flow freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist temporarily abducted, TV office attacked amid protests in Iraq

November 20, 2019 4:38 PM ET

Beirut, November 20, 2019 -- Iraqi authorities should conduct swift and transparent investigations into the temporary abduction of journalist Mohammad Qahtan al-Shamari and the attack on the Al-Arabi TV offices in Baghdad, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Indian police accuse journalist Nellutla Venugopal of being part of a Maoist conspiracy

November 20, 2019 12:25 PM ET

New Delhi, November 20, 2019 -- Police in India’s Telangana state should immediately drop their allegations against journalist Nellutla Venugopal and stop harassing journalists for their political leanings, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Nigerian journalists attacked and threatened while covering Bayelsa and Kogi state elections

November 19, 2019 4:33 PM ET

Abuja, November 19, 2019 -- Nigerian authorities should investigate and hold accountable those responsible for the harassment of journalists working to cover the November 16 gubernatorial and federal assembly elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today...

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Somaliland police shut down Horn Cable TV, arrest its editor

November 19, 2019 2:44 PM ET

Nairobi, November 19, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland to immediately allow the privately owned Horn Cable TV to operate freely and to unconditionally release its chief editor, Abdiqaadir Saleban Aseyr, also known as Coday....

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Carmody case shows grave police overreach, say lawyers

November 19, 2019 11:28 AM ET

Bryan Carmody, a breaking news stringer who frequently worked the police beat in San Francisco, woke on May 10 to the sound of a sledgehammer at the metal gate securing his front door. Law enforcement agents investigating the leak of internal police documents were attempting to discover his source,...

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Italian journalist Mario De Michele survives shooting attempt

November 18, 2019 3:25 PM ET

Berlin, November 18, 2019 -- Italian authorities must conduct a transparent and thorough investigation into the attempted shooting of journalist Mario De Michele and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ joins call for Russian government to drop foreign agent bill

November 18, 2019 2:38 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined nine other international press freedom organizations in signing a statement urging Russia to drop draft legislation that would add individual journalists and bloggers to the country’s list of “foreign agents.”...

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Palestinian photographer Moath Amarneh injured by Israeli forces

November 18, 2019 1:55 PM ET

Beirut, November 18, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned Israeli security forces’ injuring of Palestinian photographer Moath Amarneh and called on Israeli authorities to immediately open an investigation into the incident and hold those responsible into account....

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Nigerian security forces fire on journalists, protesters

November 15, 2019 5:13 PM ET

Abuja, November 15, 2019 – Nigerian authorities should investigate attacks by security forces on journalists at a recent protest in Abuja, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ joins statement welcoming changes in inquiry of Daphne Caruana Galizia killing

November 15, 2019 2:55 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined eight other international press freedom organizations today in a statement welcoming an announcement that the Maltese government and the family of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia have agreed on the membership of the board appointed to investigate the circumstances of Caruana Galizia’s 2017 killing,...

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Warrantless searches of devices at ports unconstitutional, US court rules

November 15, 2019 9:32 AM ET

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As Erdoğan visits Trump, Turkey jails more journalists

November 14, 2019 4:58 PM ET

Istanbul, November 14, 2019—Turkey must end its harassment of the press and stop jailing journalists simply for doing their job, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In the past week, Turkish authorities have jailed at least three journalists, and detained three others overnight, according to reports....

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering Rojava and northern Syria

November 14, 2019 4:44 PM ET

Following Turkey’s military incursion into northern Syria in October, dozens of local and international journalists have reported on developments from the region. The military action has increased risks for journalists, with at least three killed during Turkish airstrikes last month, according to CPJ research....

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Brazilian electoral law criminalizes sharing allegations against politicians

November 14, 2019 4:02 PM ET

Rio de Janeiro, November 14, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a law enacted by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that criminalizes slander under the electoral code....

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CPJ, RSF call on Haitian authorities to investigate attacks on journalists

November 14, 2019 12:30 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders urge Haitian authorities to take steps necessary to guarantee independent and comprehensive investigations into all cases of violence against journalists, and communicate the results to the public in a timely manner.

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Assyrian journalist detained in Iraq for 13 days after reporting trip to Syria

November 13, 2019 2:54 PM ET

Kurdish Asayish security forces detained William Bnyameen Adam, an Assyrian journalist, for 13 days after the contributor to the California-based broadcaster Assyrian National Broadcasting (ANB) returned from a two-week assignment in northern Syria, the journalist told CPJ. The journalist said that security forces confiscated his equipment, beat him, and...

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Iranian court sentences 2 journalists to jail on propaganda charges

November 12, 2019 3:34 PM ET

In October 2019, the Tehran Appeals Court sentenced Pouria Alami, a political columnist and satirist with the reformist Shargh Daily, to one year in prison and Tahereh Riahi, the former social affairs editor of the government-funded Borna News Agency, to two and a half years in prison, according to...

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Syrian photojournalist al-Yousef killed as forces shell southern Idlib

November 11, 2019 12:42 PM ET

Beirut, November 11, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the killing of Syrian journalist Abdul Hameed al-Yousef and urged all sides in the Syrian conflict to guarantee the safety of civilians, including journalists....

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Bolivian news outlets attacked, threatened amid unrest as Morales resigns

November 11, 2019 12:12 PM ET

New York, November 11, 2019—Several news outlets in Bolivia were attacked or threatened and at least four had to temporarily cease broadcasting over the weekend, following weeks of uncertainty and protests over contested October 20 elections that led yesterday to President Evo Morales announcing his resignation....

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Radio journalist Dindo Generoso shot and killed in the Philippines

November 11, 2019 10:58 AM ET

Bangkok, November 11, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the killing of radio reporter Dindo Generoso in the central Philippines, and called on Philippine authorities to identify the motive behind the killing and bring all of the perpetrators swiftly to justice....

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Attackers burn boat journalist uses to report in Colombia’s remote regions

November 8, 2019 6:42 PM ET

Bogotá, November 8, 2019—Colombian authorities should immediately investigate an arson attack against a journalist in northern Colombia and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering unrest in Hong Kong

November 8, 2019 4:09 PM ET

Police and protesters continue to clash in Hong Kong, especially on the weekends. Incidents in recent months that CPJ is aware of include journalists hit by pepper spray, tear gas, or projectiles fired from crowd-control weapons; police briefly detaining journalists; and demonstrators attacking journalists whom they believed were affiliated...

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Protect yourself against NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware

November 8, 2019 9:00 AM ET

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Indian government threatens to cancel journalist Aatish Taseer’s overseas citizenship

November 7, 2019 1:50 PM ET

New Delhi, November 7, 2019 -- The Indian government must cease making threats to revoke the overseas citizenship of journalist Aatish Taseer, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Laws, cheap web filters arm Russia to block news, says Censored Planet

November 7, 2019 11:36 AM ET

When Daniil Kislov tried to view the website of Fergana from his computer in Moscow on November 1, his browser showed him the now-familiar notification that the independent news outlet he directs had been blocked by order of Roskomnadzor, the national agency that regulates the internet in Russia, he...

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CPJ deepens database of attacks on the press

November 7, 2019 11:10 AM ET

He couldn’t have known it at the time, but when a Moroccan court sentenced editor Mohammed al-Herd on August 4, 2003, to three years in prison, he was emblematic of a new trend, one that would accelerate and continue to the present day....

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Congolese journalist detained for five days over defamation complaint

November 6, 2019 3:56 PM ET

On October 21, 2019, police arrested Achiko Ngaya, editor of the privately owned newspaper Les Nouvelles du Soir, in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ngaya told CPJ. The journalist said he was detained for five days and charged with criminal defamation....

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Radio host Buenaventura Calderón shot dead in Honduras

November 6, 2019 3:22 PM ET

Amsterdam, November 6, 2019 -- Honduran authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the killing of journalist Buenaventura Calderón, determine if the attack was related to his reporting, and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Journalist targets of Pegasus spyware

November 6, 2019 11:30 AM ET

Pegasus is a spyware created for mobile devices which transforms a cellphone into a mobile surveillance station. Researchers have documented it being used to spy on journalists. This raises significant implications for journalists’ own security and that of their sources....

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Arson attack damages indigenous newspaper office in Canada

November 6, 2019 11:28 AM ET

New York, November 6, 2019 -- Authorities in the Six Nations Territory in Canada should conduct a prompt and thorough investigation into an arson attack on the offices of the Turtle Island News newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Bolivian camera operator injured by explosive amid post-election protests

November 5, 2019 3:50 PM ET

On October 31, 2019, Bolivian camera operator Daynor Flores Quispe was injured in an explosion while covering a protest in La Paz, the capital, according to news reports....

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CPJ Insider, November: Face-to-face with Pakistani border control and a northern Syria crisis

November 5, 2019 8:18 AM ET

On a strange ‘stop list,’ CPJ staffer is refused entry to Pakistan The man at the Lahore airport customs point looked puzzled. Steven Butler, CPJ’s Asia program coordinator, was holding a U.S. passport with a valid, newly issued visa to enter Pakistan. But the computer showed he was on a...

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CPJ calls for modification of Dutch terrorism bill to protect press freedom

November 4, 2019 12:50 PM ET

Berlin, November 4, 2019 -- Dutch lawmakers should amend a bill that could expose journalists to jail time for reporting from terrorist-controlled areas without government permission, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Hong Kong police fire pepper spray, arrest 2 journalists covering protests

November 4, 2019 11:20 AM ET

Taipei, November 4, 2019 -- Police in Hong Kong must stop attacking and harassing journalists and ensure the safety of reporters covering protests, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Radio journalist Benjie Caballero shot in the Philippines

November 4, 2019 10:50 AM ET

Bangkok, November 4, 2019 -- Philippine authorities should conduct a fast and thorough investigation into the shooting of journalist Benjie Caballero, determine if the attack was connected to his reporting, and bring the perpetrators swiftly to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Three journalists beaten by Sierra Leone presidential bodyguards in September

November 1, 2019 1:41 PM ET

On September 8, 2019, bodyguards of Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio attacked three journalists who were covering a football match in Freetown, the capital, according to the journalists, who spoke to CPJ, and news reports....

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Indian police accuse publisher of treason in 25-year-old case

November 1, 2019 1:24 PM ET

New Delhi, November 1, 2019 -- Karnataka police must immediately release Indian publisher Doddipalya Narasimha Murthy, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Palestinian journalist Bassam Moheisen detained by Hamas forces in Gaza since October 23

November 1, 2019 11:14 AM ET

Beirut, November 1, 2019 -- Hamas security forces should immediately release journalist Bassam Mohammad Moheisen, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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The worst countries in the world at prosecuting journalist murderers

November 1, 2019 9:30 AM ET

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