Impunity

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Colombian president tells CPJ he will prioritize combating impunity in anti-press attacks

May 27, 2015 3:38 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, May 27, 2015--In a meeting on Tuesday with the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Colombian press freedom group Foundation for a Free Press, or FLIP, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos pledged to prioritize combating impunity in...

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Second journalist killed in Brazil in less than a week

May 26, 2015 5:46 PM ET

New York, May 26, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of Brazilian radio journalist Djalma Santos da Conceição and calls on authorities to investigate and bring all those responsible to justice. Santos da Conceição's body was found with...

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Mission Journal: In Nepal, finding solutions to better protect press

May 21, 2015 5:10 PM ET

The devastation caused by the earthquakes in Nepal is a reminder of the indispensable role played by relief workers, medical teams, and other key actors on the front lines. Among them are many journalists who, on the most basic...

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Gunmen kill a radio journalist in Somalia

May 1, 2015 1:35 PM ET

Nairobi, May 1, 2015--Unidentified armed men on Wednesday night shot dead Somali journalist Daud Ali Omar at his home, according to local journalists and news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Somali authorities to identify the motive...

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Between conflict and stability: Journalists in Pakistan and Mexico cope with everyday threats

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

By Daniel DeFraia The Pakistani journalist knew the risk, but he wrote the story about the militants anyway. Years earlier he had been shot, after reporting on another taboo subject, but for him the freelance work was thrilling, even after...

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Media wars create information vacuum in Ukraine

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

More than a year after the December 2013 mass attack against journalists at Kiev's Maidan Square, which coincided with the Ukrainian police's violent dispersal of protesters rallying against the policies of then-President Viktor Yanukovych, the press in the beleaguered...

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Mastermind convicted in 2009 murder of Nepali journalist Uma Singh

April 23, 2015 10:19 AM ET

Kathmandu, April 23, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the conviction and sentencing on Wednesday of the mastermind in the 2009 murder of journalist Uma Singh. A court in the district of Dhanusha convicted Umesh Yadav of ordering Singh's murder...

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Pro-Russia journalist shot dead in Ukraine

April 16, 2015 12:46 PM ET

New York, April 16, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Ukrainian authorities to identify the motive in the murder of Oles Buzina, former editor of the independent news website Segodnya, in Kiev early today. Buzina was gunned down outside...

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One year later: Hamid Mir on the attempt to kill him and what came next

April 15, 2015 10:52 AM ET

Hamid Mir and I last saw each other in Islamabad in late January at a meeting of the Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety. Mir, a senior anchor for Geo News, seemed as if he was on the road to...

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Media restrictions in Papua underscore Indonesia's wider problems

March 31, 2015 1:30 PM ET

With more than 50 years of restricted media access, one of the least covered armed conflicts in the world is the long-simmering struggle between Indonesia's military and the secessionist Free Papua Movement. Under Indonesia's seven successive post-independence governments--the early...

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