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Mexican reporter Maria Elena Ferral shot and killed in Veracruz

April 3, 2020 12:43 PM ET

Mexico City, April 3, 2020 -- Mexican authorities should conduct a swift and credible investigation into the killing of reporter Maria Elena Ferral, determine whether the attack was related to her work, and hold those responsible to account, the...

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Pakistan court overturns murder convictions in Daniel Pearl case

April 2, 2020 8:45 AM ET

Washington, D.C., April 2, 2020--In response to the decision of the Sindh High Court in Pakistan to overturn the murder convictions of four men accused in the 2002 killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, the Committee to...

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Trust deficit: Guatemala's new president must overcome skepticism to improve press freedom

March 27, 2020 10:00 AM ET

With a new president in office, Guatemala has the opportunity to reverse years of declining press freedom after the country’s journalists endured obstruction, legal harassment, orchestrated online attacks, and threats of violence. To win back trust, the administration will need...

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Turkey indicts 20 Saudi nationals over Jamal Khashoggi killing

March 25, 2020 12:30 PM ET

New York, March 25, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed an announcement that Turkish officials have indicted 20 Saudi nationals on charges of murder and incitement linked to the 2018 killing of exiled Saudi journalist Jamal...

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Guatemalan journalist Bryan Guerra shot dead in Chiquimula

March 6, 2020 4:15 PM ET

New York, March 6, 2020 -- Guatemalan authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the killing of journalist Bryan Guerra, determine if it was related to his journalism, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to...

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CPJ welcomes conviction in murder of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez

February 28, 2020 11:39 AM ET

Culiacán, February 28, 2020 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the conviction of one of the murderers of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, and urged authorities to bring all the perpetrators, including the mastermind, to justice....

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Syrian photographer Abdul Nasser Haj Hamdan killed in Russian airstrike

February 26, 2020 12:55 PM ET

Beirut, February 26, 2020 -- Russian and Syrian military forces must ensure the safety of journalists and other civilians and hold those responsible for journalists’ deaths to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Liberian journalist dies weeks after alleged assault by presidential bodyguards

February 25, 2020 12:05 PM ET

On January 26, 2020, bodyguards of Liberian President George Weah assaulted Zenu Koboi Miller, a local broadcast journalist, as he was leaving the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sport Stadium in Monrovia, the capital, where he had covered the final of...

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Somali freelancer Abdiwali Ali Hassan killed in Lower Shabelle region

February 18, 2020 6:38 PM ET

New York, February 18, 2020--Somali broadcast journalist Abdiwali Ali Hassan was shot several times near his home in the town of Afgooye, about 30 km (19 miles) outside Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on February 16, and died on his way...

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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...

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