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Mexican journalist killed in Quintana Roo

July 5, 2018 2:53 PM ET

Mexico City, July 5, 2018--Authorities in the southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo must immediately undertake a swift and credible investigation into the shooting death of journalist José Guadalupe Chan Dzib and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Chan Dzib was shot and...

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Alleged killer of Capital Gazette employees had made repeated threats

June 29, 2018 2:18 PM ET

New York, June 29, 2018--A gunman shot to death five people in the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, yesterday afternoon in what police called a "targeted attack," the newspaper reported. Police arrested Jarrod Ramos, 38, and charged him with five counts of first-degree murder, the paper...

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At least five people killed at newsroom shooting in Maryland

June 28, 2018 6:48 PM ET

New York, June 28, 2018--At least five people were killed in a shooting in the newsroom of the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, this afternoon. Police have a suspect in custody, but his identity and motive are unknown, the newspaper reported on its website....

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Local radio journalist killed in northern Brazil

June 22, 2018 2:46 PM ET

Rio de Janeiro, June 22, 2018--Brazilian authorities should conduct a thorough and credible investigation into the killing of radio journalist Jairo Sousa, who was shot dead in northern Pará state yesterday, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering elections in Mexico

June 22, 2018 10:37 AM ET

On July 1, 2018, Mexico will hold elections for the presidency and congress, as over 3,400 local and state offices in 30 of Mexico's 32 states are contested. More than 100 candidates and incumbents have been killed during the electoral cycle, according to the privately owned Mexico City-based consultancy...

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Armed attackers rob, threaten Nicaraguan reporter in his home

June 15, 2018 6:00 PM ET

Two armed men broke into the home of newspaper reporter Josué Garay in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua early on June 10, 2018, beat him and stole his phone and identification documents, the journalist told CPJ by phone. Garay told CPJ he believes the attack was an attempt to...

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HuffPost journalist and colleagues receive online threats

June 12, 2018 10:20 AM ET

At least 11 journalists at HuffPost, their families and others were harassed and threatened online in late May and early June 2018, Lydia Polgreen, editor in chief at HuffPost, told CPJ. The harassment came after the outlet published a piece written by reporter Luke O'Brien that identified the person...

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights orders Colombia to investigate journalist's murder

June 8, 2018 2:54 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, June 8, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed an historic ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that ordered the Colombian government to uphold its responsibility to investigate the 1998 murder of radio journalist Nelson Carvajal Carvajal....

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CPJ: Data seizure from New York Times reporter sets dangerous precedent

June 8, 2018 11:20 AM ET

New York, June 8, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the seizure of phone and email records from New York Times reporter Ali Watkins by the United States Justice Department in the first known incident that federal prosecutors have gone after a journalist's data under President...

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Independent music journalist Zachary Stoner killed in Chicago

June 4, 2018 5:08 PM ET

Chicago, June 4, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the killing of independent music journalist Zachary Stoner, who was shot to death in the early hours of May 30 in Chicago, Illinois. Stoner published videos to his YouTube channel zacktv1, which focused on community life and hip hop...

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