February 2020

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Israeli police arrest Palestinian journalist Mujahed Muflih at checkpoint

February 28, 2020 1:25 PM ET

Beirut, February 28, 2020 -- Israeli authorities should release Palestinian journalist Mujahed Muflih and drop any charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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'They saved my life.'

February 28, 2020 11:43 AM ET

When two shells struck his kitchen, a mere 20 feet away from where he stood, Rajaai Bourhan didn't think much of it--he was living in a war zone in the heart of Syria, after all. Instead, he considered himself lucky: He had survived the bombing, accepting this new reality...

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CPJ welcomes conviction in murder of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez

February 28, 2020 11:39 AM ET

Culiacán, February 28, 2020 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the conviction of one of the murderers of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, and urged authorities to bring all the perpetrators, including the mastermind, to justice....

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Journalist Daysi Lizeth Mina Huamán missing in Peru

February 28, 2020 11:35 AM ET

Bogotá, February 28, 2020 -- Peruvian authorities must do everything possible to locate journalist Daysi Lizeth Mina Huamán and conduct a full and transparent investigation into her disappearance, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Indian journalists attacked on the ground and surveilled online

February 28, 2020 11:30 AM ET

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U.S. reclassifies 5 Chinese state media organizations as ‘foreign missions’

February 28, 2020 9:30 AM ET

On February 18, 2020, the U.S. State Department said in an official press briefing that five Chinese state-funded news agencies--Xinhua News Agency, China Global Television Network, China Radio International, China Daily Distribution Corporation, and Hai Tian Development USA--are controlled by the Chinese government and will be treated as “foreign...

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Hong Kong police arrest pro-democracy media founder Jimmy Lai over illegal assembly

February 28, 2020 8:20 AM ET

Taipei, February 28, 2020--Authorities in Hong Kong should drop legal charges against Jimmy Lai, founder of Next Media, and stop harassing journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Chechen blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov assaulted

February 27, 2020 4:05 PM ET

Vilnius, Lithuania, February 27, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed alarm over the assault of Chechen blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov....

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Peruvian journalist Jimmy Castillo assaulted by local government employee

February 27, 2020 3:50 PM ET

Bogotá, February 27, 2020 -- Peruvian authorities should investigate the assault of journalist Jimmy Alejandro Castillo Gamarra and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Iranian authorities detain journalist Mohammad Mosaed again for social media posts

February 27, 2020 3:44 PM ET

On February 22, 2020, intelligence agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested and interrogated freelance economic reporter Mohammad Mosaed for several hours over recent social media posts critical of the government and suspended his social media accounts, according to a brief interview he had with the BBC...

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Liberian police assault editor Christopher Walker at soccer tournament

February 27, 2020 1:25 PM ET

On January 23, 2020, officers of the Liberia National Police assaulted Christopher Walker, the sports editor of the privately owned daily newspaper FrontPage Africa, during the semi-final of a national soccer tournament at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sport Stadium in Monrovia, the capital, according to Walker, who spoke to...

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Nigeria’s communications regulator sued over warrantless access to ‘call data’

February 26, 2020 6:17 PM ET

Laws and Rights Awareness Initiative, a Nigerian nongovernmental organization, filed a lawsuit on February 25 against the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) over regulations granting warrantless access to telecom subscribers’ information, including “call data." The suit claims that accessing the information “violates and will likely further violate” Nigerians’ constitutional right...

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Haitian outlet Radio Télévision Caraïbes targeted with arson attack during police protest

February 26, 2020 4:20 PM ET

Miami, February 26, 2020 -- Haitian authorities should conduct a prompt and thorough investigation into an arson attack on the offices of Radio Télévision Caraïbes and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Canadian police arrest journalist and filmmaker Melissa Cox while reporting on rail blockade

February 26, 2020 4:05 PM ET

Washington, D.C., February 26, 2020 -- Canadian authorities should not file charges against journalist and filmmaker Melissa Cox, and should ensure that the press can freely cover matters of public interest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalists at Honduran outlet El Perro Amarillo receive death threats online

February 26, 2020 3:00 PM ET

Managua, Nicaragua, February 26, 2020 -- Honduran authorities should investigate threats made online against journalists at the news outlet El Perro Amarillo and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Syrian photographer Abdul Nasser Haj Hamdan killed in Russian airstrike

February 26, 2020 12:55 PM ET

Beirut, February 26, 2020 -- Russian and Syrian military forces must ensure the safety of journalists and other civilians and hold those responsible for journalists’ deaths to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist receives death threats after reporting on murder in Argentina

February 25, 2020 4:30 PM ET

Miami, February 25, 2020 -- Argentine authorities should conduct a quick and transparent investigation into a death threat made against journalist Diego Moranzoni and his family, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering protests in India

February 25, 2020 3:25 PM ET

Also available in हिंदी में and اردو میں Demonstrations are continuing across India following the introduction of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in December 2019, as reported by The Guardian. Violence has escalated with at least four people killed yesterday, and at least 10 people killed and over...

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'The goal is to make us stop writing’: Turkish journalists on attacks and threats

February 25, 2020 3:07 PM ET

Eight months after he was attacked outside his Ankara home with baseball bats, Yavuz Selim Demirağ still has trouble sleeping. “The worry of suffering another attack at any minute messed with my psychology. Sometimes I feel like I am being followed,” the Turkish journalist said. “In the end, the...

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Lebanese journalist Mohammed Zbib assaulted in Beirut

February 25, 2020 1:10 PM ET

In the evening of February 12, 2020, three unidentified individuals assaulted Mohammed Zbib, a reporter for the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar, in the Beirut neighborhood of Hamra, according to news reports and a report by the journalist’s employer....

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Liberian journalist dies weeks after alleged assault by presidential bodyguards

February 25, 2020 12:05 PM ET

On January 26, 2020, bodyguards of Liberian President George Weah assaulted Zenu Koboi Miller, a local broadcast journalist, as he was leaving the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sport Stadium in Monrovia, the capital, where he had covered the final of a national soccer tournament, according to a Facebook post by...

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Inter-American Court to hear El Universo’s case against defamation suit filed by former Ecuadorian president

February 24, 2020 3:30 PM ET

Miami, February 24, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the decision by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to hear the case of Ecuadorian newspaper El Universo against a criminal defamation suit filed by former President Rafael Correa....

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Indian journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani receives death threats after BJP officials share edited video

February 24, 2020 3:25 PM ET

New York, February 24, 2020 -- Bharatiya Janata Party officials must cease inciting online harassment against journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani, and Indian authorities should ensure that threats against journalists are taken seriously, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ecuadorian journalist Andrés Mendoza receives death threat

February 24, 2020 2:38 PM ET

Bogotá, February 24, 2020 -- Ecuadorian authorities should conduct a quick and transparent investigation into a death threat received by journalist Andrés Mendoza, determine whether it was connected to his work, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Kyrgyzstan Supreme Court to hear appeal of journalist Azimjon Askarov

February 24, 2020 1:20 PM ET

New York, February 24, 2020 -- Kyrgyzstan authorities should not contest the appeal of journalist and human rights defender Azimjon Askarov and should release him immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Threats draw near, damaging Mexico City’s reputation as safe haven for reporters

February 24, 2020 12:13 PM ET

Emir Olivares was almost too stunned to speak when, on December 6, he found two men in the bedroom of his apartment in Mexico City....

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Freedom at a high cost for Vietnamese blogger Tran Thi Nga

February 24, 2020 11:54 AM ET

When Vietnamese blogger Tran Thi Nga was arrested by authorities on January 21, 2017, she did not know at the time it would likely be the last time she would ever be in her home in northern Ha Nam province....

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Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera freed, but faces hefty fines

February 24, 2020 11:25 AM ET

Nairobi, February 24, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the release of Tanzanian freelance journalist Erick Kabendera but expressed concern about the hefty fines levied against him....

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After WhatsApp spyware allegations, Indian journalists demand government transparency

February 24, 2020 9:06 AM ET

In the summer of 2019, Saroj Giri was preparing a lecture on the panopticon—an 18th century system to surveil an entire prison from a single viewpoint—when a message lit up his phone. It was from WhatsApp, warning Giri that someone had tried to hack the popular messaging app to...

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CPJ joins letter calling on Togo government not to shut down internet

February 21, 2020 2:30 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined 27 other press freedom and human rights organizations in a letter dated February 19 calling for authorities in Togo to maintain the stability and openness of the internet and social media platforms....

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face extradition hearing in U.K.

February 21, 2020 12:15 PM ET

Washington, D.C., February 21, 2020 -- The United Kingdom should not extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges in the United States, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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China expels 3 Wall Street Journal journalists

February 21, 2020 9:00 AM ET

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Iran harasses, intimidates journalists ahead of parliamentary elections

February 20, 2020 5:18 PM ET

Elections are always problematic for journalists in Iran, as the government attempts to threaten the press into silence. The parliamentary elections on February 21 are no exception....

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Journalist Valley Rose Hungyo on running the only daily newspaper for Nagas in Manipur

February 20, 2020 5:11 PM ET

Editor Valley Rose Hungyo founded the bilingual Tangkhul and English Aja Daily, the only daily newspaper among the Naga people in India’s northeastern Manipur state, in the early 1990s with her late husband. They saw a need for a Naga-language paper, amid a media scene in the state dominated...

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Manipur's ex-journalist chief minister pursues Imphal Free Press for defamation

February 20, 2020 7:05 AM ET

On the morning of February 1, instead of working on her usual assignments for the Imphal Free Press, journalist Babie Shirin drove with the newspaper’s publisher Mayengbam Satyajit Singh to a court on the other side of town. On arrival, they were arrested, then granted bail on a bond...

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Arrest warrant issued for Colombian journalist Edison Lucio Torres

February 19, 2020 3:35 PM ET

Bogotá, February 19, 2020 -- Colombian authorities should drop their arrest warrant against journalist Edison Lucio Torres and allow him to report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Jammu and Kashmir police question three journalists amid social media ban

February 19, 2020 12:48 PM ET

New Delhi, February 19, 2020—Jammu and Kashmir police have summoned three journalists this month, including photojournalist Kamran Yousuf, who was questioned about social media activity, according to news reports and CPJ interviews. In January, after a lengthy communications shutdown in the region, the Indian government restored access to under...

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China expels 3 Wall Street Journal journalists over opinion headline

February 19, 2020 10:55 AM ET

Taipei, February 19, 2020 -- Chinese authorities should immediately restore the press credentials of three Wall Street Journal journalists and allow the media to report freely in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Somali freelancer Abdiwali Ali Hassan killed in Lower Shabelle region

February 18, 2020 6:38 PM ET

New York, February 18, 2020--Somali broadcast journalist Abdiwali Ali Hassan was shot several times near his home in the town of Afgooye, about 30 km (19 miles) outside Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on February 16, and died on his way to the hospital, according to three local media organizations, his...

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Cameroonian journalist Martinez Zogo jailed since January on defamation charges

February 18, 2020 2:30 PM ET

New York, February 18, 2020 -- Authorities in Cameroon should immediately release journalist Martinez Zogo, drop all charges against him, and reform the country’s penal code to decriminalize defamation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pakistani journalist murdered after warning of threats against him

February 17, 2020 12:45 PM ET

Washington, D.C., February 17, 2020 -- Pakistan authorities should take swift action to launch a thorough and credible investigation into the murder of journalist Aziz Memon, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Memon, who worked for the privately-owned Sindhi TV channel KTN News and the Sindhi-language Daily Kawish...

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Mexican police attack reporters during protest in Veracruz

February 14, 2020 6:09 PM ET

Mexico City, February 14, 2020 – Mexican authorities must immediately and transparently investigate attacks by police on reporters covering a protest in Ciudad Isla, Veracruz state, on February 11, and guarantee the journalists’ safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Brazilian journalist Léo Veras shot and killed in Paraguay

February 14, 2020 3:02 PM ET

Rio de Janeiro, February 14, 2020 -- Authorities in Brazil and Paraguay must work together to promptly and thoroughly investigate the killing of Brazilian journalist Lourenço “Léo” Veras and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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NYPD subpoenaed journalist’s Twitter data, citing anti-terrorism law

February 14, 2020 1:05 PM ET

Washington, D.C., February 14, 2020 -- The New York Police Department should not use anti-terror laws in an attempt to access journalists’ data, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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NYC police arrest and charge photojournalist

February 14, 2020 12:05 AM ET

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Pakistan government secretly passes strict social media regulations

February 13, 2020 4:30 PM ET

Washington, D.C., February 13, 2020 -- The Pakistan government should immediately roll back a set of social media regulatory measures that were passed in secret, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pro-government groups attack reporters covering Juan Guaidó’s return to Venezuela

February 13, 2020 3:30 PM ET

Miami, February 13, 2020 -- Venezuelan authorities should quickly and thoroughly investigate the violent attacks on journalists covering Juan Guaidó’s return to the country, and determine whether security forces were negligent in protecting journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Nigerian journalist Fejiro Oliver charged with cybercrime for corruption report

February 13, 2020 1:07 PM ET

Fejiro Oliver, the publisher of the privately owned Secret Reporters news site, is scheduled to appear in court in Nigeria’s southwestern Lagos city on May 28, 2020, after years of adjourned legal proceedings, he told CPJ. Department of State Services (DSS) agents separately questioned him three times about his...

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Nigerian police detain News Digest web developer, charge journalists

February 13, 2020 12:37 PM ET

Nigerian police charged Gidado Yushau, the publisher of the privately owned News Digest news website, and freelance journalist Alfred Olufemi with criminal conspiracy and defamation on November 12, 2019, according to a copy of the charge sheet seen by CPJ. The next court date is scheduled for March 4,...

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How Nigeria’s police used telecom surveillance to lure and arrest journalists

February 13, 2020 12:24 PM ET

As reporters for Nigeria’s Premium Times newspaper, Samuel Ogundipe and Azeezat Adedigba told CPJ they spoke often over the phone. They had no idea that their regular conversations about work and their personal lives were creating a record of their friendship....

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CPJ welcomes call for targeted sanctions to protect journalists

February 13, 2020 10:24 AM ET

When the U.K. launched an initiative to support media freedom in the waning days of Jeremy Hunt’s tenure as foreign minister, CPJ was skeptical that this government-led effort would be more than a feel-good campaign. However, we chose to engage, given the current vacuum of leadership on press freedom...

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Brazilian journalist Patrícia Campos Mello faces online harassment campaign

February 12, 2020 5:41 PM ET

Rio de Janeiro, February 12, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the online harassment campaign against Brazilian journalist Patrícia Campos Mello....

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Explosive device detonated at home of journalist in Ecuador

February 12, 2020 4:00 PM ET

Bogotá, February 12, 2020 -- Ecuadorian authorities should conduct a speedy and transparent investigation into the explosion of a device at the home of journalist Víctor Aguirre, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Jailed Nigerian journalist Agba Jalingo to face cybercrime charge in court

February 12, 2020 2:20 PM ET

New York, February 12, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Nigerian authorities to drop all charges against Agba Jalingo, the publisher of the privately owned news website CrossRiverWatch, and set him free. Jalingo is set to appear at a federal high court in Calabar city...

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Journalist Amr Alfiky arrested, charged with disorderly conduct in New York

February 12, 2020 12:30 PM ET

Washington, D.C., February 12, 2020 -- The New York City Police Department should drop all charges against photojournalist Amr Alfiky and provide a public explanation for his arrest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Al-Rasheed TV CEO Nizar Thanoun shot and killed in Baghdad

February 12, 2020 12:15 PM ET

Beirut, February 12, 2020 -- Iraqi authorities should conduct a swift and transparent investigation into the killing of Al-Rasheed TV chief executive officer Nizar Thanoun and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pakistan threatens journalist Gul Bukhari with terrorism charges, extradition from UK

February 12, 2020 11:29 AM ET

Washington, D.C., February 12, 2020 -- Pakistani authorities should withdraw their threats to bring terrorism charges against journalist Gul Bukhari, and should stop harassing journalists at home and abroad, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Peruvian journalists threatened, surveilled over coverage of politician

February 12, 2020 9:00 AM ET

Two Peruvian journalists have sought police protection after one received a death threat and the other said her home was being spied upon, according to news reports....

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Canadian police detain, obstruct journalists covering raid on pipeline protesters

February 11, 2020 4:15 PM ET

On February 6, 2020, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced that they would begin physically removing protesters, many of whom are members of the indigenous Wet’suwet’en people, from encampments in British Columbia, where they have been demonstrating against the construction of a natural gas pipeline, according to media reports....

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Indian police detain journalist covering citizenship protests

February 11, 2020 2:15 PM ET

New Delhi, February 11, 2019 -- Indian authorities should drop their criminal investigation into journalist Mohammed Mubashiruddin Khurram and allow reporters to cover protests without fear of arrest or detention, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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New laws obstruct work of investigative journalists in Puerto Rico

February 11, 2020 2:01 PM ET

In July 2019, anti-government protesters gathered on the streets of Puerto Rico, motivated in part by the work of investigative journalists who had obtained and published over 900 messages exchanged by then Governor Ricardo Rosselló and his allies that disparaged political opponents and the island’s citizens. Before Rosselló gave...

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Philippines solicitor general petitions to strip news broadcaster ABS-CBN of its franchise

February 11, 2020 11:15 AM ET

Bangkok, February 11, 2020 -- Philippine Solicitor General Jose Calida should withdraw a petition asking the Supreme Court to cancel television news broadcaster ABS-CBN’s franchise agreement and should stop all legal harassment of the media organization, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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US journalist Michael Yon barred from entering Hong Kong

February 10, 2020 4:05 PM ET

On February 5, 2020, immigration authorities at Hong Kong International Airport barred journalist Michael Yon from entering the city, according to news reports and Yon, who spoke to CPJ by telephone from Chiang Mai, Thailand....

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering the coronavirus outbreak

February 10, 2020 3:28 PM ET

Since the first cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) were recorded in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, the infection has quickly spread to all of mainland China and to at least 27 other countries and territories around the world, according to news reports and the U.S. Centers for Disease...

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Slovak authorities file criminal defamation charges against columnist Michal Havran

February 10, 2020 1:20 PM ET

Berlin, February 10, 2020 -- Slovak authorities should immediately drop criminal defamation and slander charges against journalist Michal Havran and stop using the country’s criminal code to prosecute journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Chinese video journalist Chen Qiushi, who covered coronavirus, missing in Wuhan

February 10, 2020 11:55 AM ET

Taipei, February 10, 2020 -- Chinese authorities must immediately account for the whereabouts of journalist Chen Qiushi, and ensure that the media can cover the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan without fear of retribution, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ calls on Canadian police to let journalists work freely at indigenous protest sites

February 7, 2020 6:11 PM ET

New York, February 7, 2020—In response to news reports that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) yesterday obstructed journalists trying to cover police operations at indigenous protest camps in British Columbia, the Committee to Protect Journalists today issued the following statement:...

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Russian journalist Elena Milashina attacked in Chechnya

February 7, 2020 1:37 PM ET

Vilnius, Lithuania, February 7, 2020 -- Russian authorities should conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the attack against journalist Elena Milashina and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ joins call for Turkish authorities to lift advertising ban on leftist dailies

February 7, 2020 9:51 AM ET

CPJ joined representatives from the International Press Institute, Reporters Without Borders, the Journalists Union of Turkey, and the European Federation of Journalists yesterday in a joint statement calling for Turkey’s Press Ad Agency, the state regulator of government ads in print media, to lift its ban on advertising in...

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Malaysian reporter charged for commentary on Coronavirus

February 7, 2020 9:25 AM ET

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Uruguay’s incoming government must consider press freedom in draft ‘urgency law’

February 6, 2020 4:11 PM ET

Miami, February 6, 2020—A proposed law introducing the so-called “right to be forgotten” in Uruguay could have negative implications for the work of journalists and access to information online, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Tajikistan journalist Daler Sharifov held on incitement charges

February 6, 2020 3:19 PM ET

New York, February 6, 2020 -- Tajikistan authorities should immediately release journalist Daler Sharifov, drop all charges against him, and allow him to work unobstructed, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Malaysian journalist charged over coronavirus Facebook posts

February 6, 2020 11:15 AM ET

Bangkok, February 6, 2020 -- Malaysian authorities should immediately drop all charges against journalist Wan Noor Hayati Wan Alias and allow reporters to freely cover and comment on the coronavirus outbreak, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Nigerian journalist Alex Ogbu dies at protest

February 5, 2020 3:45 PM ET

Abuja, February 5, 2020 -- Nigerian authorities should conduct a credible and transparent investigation into the death of journalist Alex Ogbu, publicize the results of his autopsy, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Iranian intelligence agents raid homes of 4 journalists, confiscate equipment

February 5, 2020 12:27 PM ET

Washington, D.C., February 5, 2020 -- Iranian authorities should cease raiding journalists’ homes and should return all material confiscated in recent raids, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pakistan broadcast regulator proposes sweeping control of internet news programs

February 5, 2020 12:00 PM ET

Munizae Jahangir knew she’d be prevented from putting Mohsin Dawar on her nightly “Spotlight” talk show on Aaj TV, an Urdu-language Pakistani station. Dawar, an elected member of the national assembly, is a leading figure of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), which aims to boost the rights of the...

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Journalists covering elections in Dhaka, Bangladesh attacked, harassed

February 4, 2020 1:57 PM ET

New York, February 4, 2020—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by reports that several journalists were attacked, threatened, or had equipment taken while covering elections in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, on February 1....

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Five Syrian journalists injured while covering clashes in Aleppo and Idlib

February 4, 2020 1:05 PM ET

Five Syrian journalists embedded with forces supporting President Bashar al-Assad were injured in two incidents, on January 29 and February 2, 2020, in the northwestern Syrian governorates of Idlib and Aleppo, according to news reports and reports by their employers....

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North Macedonia journalists threatened by government official

February 4, 2020 9:30 AM ET

Berlin, February 4, 2020 -- North Macedonia authorities should conduct a swift and transparent investigation into the threats made against journalists Meri Jordanovska and Iskra Korovesovska and ensure their safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Iran finds 3 editors guilty of defamation and spreading false news

February 3, 2020 4:11 PM ET

Washington, D.C., February 3, 2020 – Iranian authorities should immediately drop the false news and defamation charges against the editors of three news outlets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Israeli security forces arrest 1 Palestinian journalist, and injure another covering protests

February 3, 2020 3:45 PM ET

Beirut, February 3, 2020 -- Israeli authorities should reveal the reason for journalist Mohammad Malhem’s arrest or release him immediately, and should investigate the injuries sustained by journalist Abdul Mohsen Shalaldeh and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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