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Journalist Luckson Saint-Vil survives shooting attack in southern Haiti

August 13, 2019 4:31 PM ET

Miami, August 13, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a shooting attack on Haitian journalist Luckson Saint-Vil in southern Haiti last week, and urged Haitian authorities to investigate threats against Saint-Vil and identify and prosecute the attackers....

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Venezuelan authorities detain Wilmer Quintana for Facebook posts under anti-hate law

August 12, 2019 4:43 PM ET

Miami, August 12, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed alarm at the use of Venezuela’s Anti-Hate Law for Tolerance and Peaceful Coexistence to jail journalist Wilmer Quintana García. Quintana was arrested for several posts published on his personal Facebook page alleging corruption in the provision of public services...

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Third journalist killed in Mexico in less than a week

August 6, 2019 6:13 PM ET

Mexico City, August 6, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Mexico’s federal government to swiftly and concretely address its press freedom crisis after a third journalist was killed in a week in Mexico. Jorge Celestino Ruiz Vázquez, a reporter for the newspaper El Gráfico, was shot dead on...

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Two Guerrero state journalists killed in one week in Mexico

August 2, 2019 4:40 PM ET

Mexico City, August 2, 2019—Mexican authorities must immediately investigate the killing of Guerrero state journalists Rogelio Barragán Pérez, founder of the news website Guerrero Al Instante, and Edgar Alberto Nava López, founder of the news website La Verdad de Zihuatanejo, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Chihuahua daily El Monitor de Parral suspends print edition after firebombing

August 1, 2019 6:07 PM ET

Mexico City, August 1, 2019 -- Mexican authorities must immediately investigate an attack on the newspaper El Monitor de Parral in the northern state of Chihuahua and provide its employees with adequate protection, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Explosive detonated outside office of Costa Rican TV station Teletica

July 30, 2019 6:03 PM ET

Managua, July 30, 2019--Costa Rican authorities must fully investigate the detonation of an explosive device outside the San José offices of television station Teletica and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Brazilian President Bolsonaro says Glenn Greenwald may 'do jail time'

July 29, 2019 12:55 PM ET

Miami, July 29, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's remarks that Glenn Greenwald, the co-founder and editor of The Intercept Brasil, could "do jail time" and suggesting that he had married a Brazilian citizen to avoid deportation, as reported by local outlets...

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CPJ calls for President Lopez Obrador to strengthen press freedom in Mexico

July 26, 2019 11:40 AM ET

CPJ and the Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales call for President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to strengthen press freedom in Mexico following the June 18 Mexico Press Freedom Summit.

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Journalists shot with rubber bullets, groped while covering Paraguay protest

July 25, 2019 12:50 PM ET

Miami, July 25, 2019 -- Paraguay authorities should thoroughly investigate attacks against journalists at a protest in Asunción and take measures to ensure that journalists can cover protests without being injured or assaulted, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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In Mexico, attackers steal Lydia Cacho's reporting records, kill dogs

July 23, 2019 4:06 PM ET

Mexico City, July 23, 2019 --Mexican authorities must immediately and credibly investigate the burglary of the residence of investigative reporter Lydia Cacho Ribeiro and guarantee her safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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