Hacked

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Hackers steal information from 2 journalists covering COVID-19 and corruption in Paraguay

May 6, 2020 3:15 PM ET

Miami, May 6, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today commended the swift actions by Paraguayan authorities to investigate the hacking of journalists Juan Clari Arias and Jorge Torres’ phones, and urged them to see the investigation to...

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Nigeria’s Premium Times faces cyberattacks, intimidation of journalists after publishing leaked documents

March 6, 2020 3:15 PM ET

New York, March 6, 2020 -- Nigerian authorities should ensure that Premium Times employees are able to work in safety and without interference or intimidation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Spyware vulnerability found in WhatsApp

May 14, 2019 2:03 PM ET

[EDITOR'S NOTE: See CPJ’s updated safety advisory here https://cpj.org/2019/11/cpj-safety-advisory-journalist-targets-of-pegasus-.php.] New York, May 14, 2019--A vulnerability that infects phones with spyware has been identified in the messaging app WhatsApp, according to reports. The attack targets users of Android and iPhone...

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CPJ concerned by report that UAE 'Project Raven' surveilled journalists

January 30, 2019 3:49 PM ET

New York, January 30, 2019--At least four journalists were surveilled under Project Raven, a United Arab Emirates (UAE) cybersurveillance and hacking operation, Reuters reported today. The UAE hired former U.S. National Security Agency employees to assist in deploying a...

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On the table

May 24, 2018 12:00 AM ET

Why now is the time to sway Rouhani to meet his promises for press freedom in Iran President Hassan Rouhani came to power in 2013 on a platform of pledges to roll back the repressive policies of his predecessor,...

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Freedom of speech is guaranteed Aliyev says as Azerbaijan blocks news websites

April 9, 2018 3:59 PM ET

President Ilham Aliyev claims that in Azerbaijan the internet is free and press freedom is guaranteed. But ahead of the April 11 snap elections, authorities have systematically silenced critical voices online through amending laws and blocking news websites, and...

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Egyptian human rights group reports 64 websites blocked

June 13, 2017 1:08 PM ET

Egyptian authorities blocked access to at least 64 websites, including dozens of news websites, between May 24 and June 12, 2017, according to Egyptian human rights group the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression and news reports. The...

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My Islamic State Social Network

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

My first conversation with Islamic State was about my reporting. I had just shared an article I'd written about the terrorist group recruiting Western fighters on my Twitter when I saw that someone using the Twitter handle Abu Omar...

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News website Inkyfada hit with cyberattack after Panama Papers report

April 15, 2016 2:16 PM ET

The independent Tunisian news website Inkyfada was hit with a cyberattack on April 4, 2016, hours after publishing a Panama Papers report that mentioned Tunisian politician Mohsen Marzouk, according to statements published by Inkyfada on its Facebook page. During the...

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Surveillance forces journalists to think and act like spies

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

Once upon a time, a journalist never gave up a confidential source. When someone comes forward, anonymously, to inform the public, it's better to risk time incarcerated than give them up. This ethical responsibility was also a practical and...

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