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Exiled Iranian journalist Pouria Zeraati stabbed in London

Washington, D.C., April 2, 2024— The Committee to Protect Journalists on Tuesday called for UK authorities to investigate the stabbing of an exiled Iranian television journalist in London and whether it could signal a new wave of cross-border repression by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).  Pouria Zeraati, 36, a presenter for Iran International, was outside…

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Indian journalist Jyotiranjan Mohapatra attacked with sword in Bhubaneswar

New Delhi, February 23, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists on Friday called upon the authorities in the eastern Indian state of Odisha to prosecute those responsible for the assault on Jyotiranjan Mohapatra, a reporter with privately owned news broadcaster Bada Khabar TV. At around 11 p.m. on February 10, four unidentified individuals on two motorcycles…

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Four Iranian journalists detained after newsroom raid, detention of 30 employees

Washington, D.C., February 13, 2024—Iranian authorities must immediately release four journalists from the FardayeEghtesad news site who have been detained since February 5, drop any charges against them, and answer for the raid on their outlet and mass detention of 30 staff, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. Around 2 p.m. on February 5,…

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Iranian reporter Mehdi Afshar-Nik held incommunicado since January 31

Washington, D.C., February 6, 2024—Iranian authorities should immediately release investigative journalist Mehdi Afshar-Nik, whose whereabouts remain unknown since his arrest, and drop any charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. Around midnight on January 31, two plain-clothed agents of the Iranian security forces raided Afshar-Nik’s home, ransacked his apartment, confiscated his personal…

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A view of Iran's capital, Tehran, with the snow-covered Alborz mountain range in the background on February 5, 2024.

Iranian journalist Nasrin Hassani begins 7-month prison sentence

Washington, D.C., February 6, 2024—Iranian authorities must release journalist Nasrin Hassani from prison immediately and cease jailing members of the press for doing their jobs by reporting on events of public interest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday.  On Sunday, Hassani, a reporter for the state-run local newspaper Etefaghyeh, and editor-in-chief of the social…

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Iranian journalists face jail, raids, legal threats

CPJ is closely monitoring what is becoming an epidemic of arrests and legal threats against journalists in Iran. In the last two months, we have documented over a dozen jailings, sentencings, lawsuits, and raids on journalists’ homes in the country. These arrests show that “Iranian authorities are desperate to silence their critics,” said CPJ Middle…

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Iranian journalist starts serving 6-month sentence; others face raids, legal threats

Washington, D.C., January 31, 2024—Iranian authorities must immediately release Iranian Kurdish journalist Arsalan Rasouli Amarlooi and end its campaign of harassment and legal threats against journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On January 24, security forces arrested Rasouli and took him to a prison work camp in the northern city of Kelardasht to…

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Floriane Irangabiye

Radio Igicaniro’s Floriane Irangabiye is serving a 10-year sentence following a January 2023 conviction on charges of undermining Burundi’s territorial integrity. After experiencing asthma-related breathing difficulties in northern Burundi’s Muyinga prison, she was transferred to Bubanza prison near the capital, Bujumbura, on October 30, 2023. Irangabiye co-founded Radio Igicaniro, a Rwanda-based online outlet established by…

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A man reads a newspaper with a picture of Mahsa Amini, who died after being arrested by morality police, in Tehran, Iran, on September 18, 2022.

CPJ calls for release of all jailed Iranian journalists after bail granted to Niloofar Hamedi and Elahe Mohammadi

Washington, D.C., January 17, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Iran’s decision to grant bail to journalists Niloofar Hamedi and Elahe Mohammadi while they await the outcome of appeals against their lengthy jail sentences, but calls on Iranian authorities to drop all charges and release all journalists still being held in connection with their work….

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Iranian journalist Hasan Abbasi rearrested and held incommunicado

Washington, D.C., January 4, 2024—Iranian authorities should immediately release journalist Hasan Abbasi, whose whereabouts are unknown since his arrest, and drop any charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On Tuesday, security forces arrested Abbasi, a freelance investigative reporter, in a public location in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas in…

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