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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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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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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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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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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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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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