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Journalist Hiram Moreno survives gun attack in Oaxaca, Mexico

March 22, 2019 5:44 PM ET

Mexico City, March 22, 2019 -- Authorities must immediately investigate an attack on Mexican journalist Hiram Moreno and guarantee his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Moreno, the editor of news website Evidencias, survived a shooting in Salina Cruz, a town in Oaxaca state, on March 20,...

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Widow of slain Mexican journalist Javier Valdez targeted by spyware

March 20, 2019 5:42 PM ET

Mexico City, March 20, 2019--Griselda Triana, the widow of slain Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, was targeted by spyware identified as Pegasus in 2017 in an apparent spying attempt, according to a new report released today by Canadian research group Citizen Lab....

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Radio reporter Santiago Barroso shot dead in Mexico's Sonora state

March 19, 2019 7:04 PM ET

Mexico City, March 19, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today urged Mexican authorities to thoroughly investigate the murder of radio journalist Santiago Barroso and bring the perpetrators to justice. The reporter was shot dead at his home in San Luis Río Colorado, in the northern Mexican state of Sonora,...

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CPJ and others request meeting with Sacramento police over treatment of journalists at protest

March 18, 2019 4:59 PM ET

In a letter to Sacramento police chief Daniel Hahn, CPJ and several other rights organizations express concern about police conduct toward journalists covering protests on March 4, and request a meeting.

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TV journalist Leonardo Gabriel Hernández shot dead in Honduras

March 18, 2019 4:35 PM ET

Miami, March 18, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today urged Honduran authorities to immediately undertake a credible and rigorous investigation into the killing of journalist Leonardo Gabriel Hernández....

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German freelancer Billy Six freed, leaves Venezuela after 4 months in prison

March 18, 2019 10:37 AM ET

New York, March 18, 2019 -- German freelance reporter Billy Six returned to Germany yesterday after spending almost four months in detention in Venezuela, according to news reports....

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Polish reporter Tomasz Surdel assaulted in Venezuela

March 15, 2019 4:34 PM ET

Miami, March 15, 2019 -- Venezuelan authorities should conduct an urgent and thorough investigation into the violent assault of reporter Tomasz Surdel, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ calls on US Customs and Border Protection agency to reschedule meeting

March 12, 2019 1:55 PM ET

CPJ calls on Andrew Meehan, Assistant Commissioner for Public Affairs, to reschedule the meeting as soon as possible on the treatment of journalists at U.S. borders

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Venezuelan intelligence agents detain critical journalist

March 12, 2019 10:09 AM ET

Miami, March 12, 2019 -- Venezuelan authorities should immediately release radio journalist Luis Carlos Díaz, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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US border agency cancels meeting with press freedom groups

March 8, 2019 9:40 AM ET

Washington, D.C., March 8, 2019 -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today canceled a meeting with a coalition of press freedom groups--including the Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and the ACOS Alliance--one day after it postponed the long-scheduled...

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