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Police open criminal investigation into Indian journalist Vishweshwar Bhat

June 7, 2019 11:40 AM ET

On May 26, 2019, Bengaluru police opened a criminal investigation into Vishweshwar Bhat, the editor-in-chief of privately owned Kannada-language newspaper Vishwavani, after a complaint was filed against him by a member of the state's ruling Janata Dal (Secular) party, according to Indian news portal The News Minute....

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Croatian journalist Danijel Majić assaulted, harassed in Austria

June 7, 2019 11:17 AM ET

Danijel Majić, a Croatian journalist working for German daily Frankfurter Rundschau, said he was physically and verbally assaulted by a Croatian TV presenter and members of the crowd in the Austrian city of Bleiburg on May 18, 2019, according to Majić's newspaper. A Croatian publication later published photographs of...

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Bulgarian reporter Hristo Geshov says he was briefly abducted; news outlets attack him

June 3, 2019 10:40 AM ET

The Bulgarian freelance investigative journalist Hristo Geshov said he received threats and at least two news outlets published articles attacking him and shared explicit videos and photos of him after he reported on an allegedly illegal water supply and sewage system at the Chiflika resort complex in Troyan, central...

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Security guard damages journalist's camera in Bosnia and Herzegovina

May 23, 2019 3:40 PM ET

On May 14, 2019, in Šikulje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, a private security guard damaged the camera of Ademir Mešanović, a cameraman working for local public broadcaster RTV TK, according to a report by the broadcaster....

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Lebanese security forces raid Beirut office of Al-Akhbar newspaper

May 22, 2019 11:09 AM ET

On May 8, 2019, Lebanese state security forces raided the office of the independent Beirut-based daily newspaper Al-Akhbar, according to news reports, the regional press freedom group Skeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom, and a report by Al-Akhbar Deputy Editor Pierre Abi Saab....

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Reuters photojournalist Hani Amara shot while covering Libya clashes

May 17, 2019 5:30 PM ET

On May 12, 2019, Hani Amara, a photographer and videographer for Reuters, was shot in the leg while covering clashes in the Libyan capital Tripoli, according to news reports, social media posts and the Libyan Center for Freedom of the Press, a local press freedom group....

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Mexican cameraman shot, journalists threatened in Morelos state

May 17, 2019 5:06 PM ET

On May 8, 2019, a gunman shot and injured camera operator René Pérez while the journalist was covering a protest march in Cuernavaca, the capital of Mexico's southern Morelos state, according to news reports. A local businessman and a union leader, the gunman's targets, were killed in the attack,...

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Tunisian media regulator shuts down Nessma TV, citing regulatory violation

May 14, 2019 4:40 PM ET

On April 25, 2019, Tunisian police raided the studios of privately owned television broadcaster Nessma TV and confiscated its broadcasting equipment following a ruling by the High Independent Authority of Audiovisual Communication, the country's media regulator, stating that the broadcaster did not have proper legal status, according to Reuters...

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Journalist's car burned in Italy

May 14, 2019 10:32 AM ET

Unknown perpetrators set fire to the car of Gaetano Scariolo, a reporter at the daily Giornale di Sicilia and the Agi News Agency, on May 10, 2019, in a case that police have linked to Scariolo's journalism, according to reports by the journalist's employers....

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Polish investigative journalist Baca-Pogorzelska receives menacing text messages

May 10, 2019 10:27 AM ET

Investigative journalist Karolina Baca-Pogorzelska of the daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna received two menacing messages through an internet-based anonymous text messaging platform on January 28 and March 31, 2019, according to news reports and the journalist, who spoke with CPJ....

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