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Zaher al-Shurqat

April 12, 2016 2:55 PM ET

Syrian journalist Zaher al-Shurqat died in hospital on April 12, 2016, after a masked man shot him in the head on April 10 in a street in the southern Turkish town of Gaziantep, according to news reports. He was...

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Secular blogger hacked and shot to death in Bangladesh

April 7, 2016 12:02 PM ET

New York, April 7, 2016--Unidentified assailants attacked blogger Nazimuddin Samad with sharp weapons and then fatally shot him in Dhaka Wednesday night, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Bangladeshi government to determine the motive...

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In Pakistan, continued risk of violence means press takes every threat seriously

April 1, 2016 2:44 PM ET

"Everyone will get their turn in this war, especially the slave Pakistani media," warned Ehsanullah Ehsan, spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban on Twitter this week. "We are just waiting for the appropriate time."...

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Six sentenced in killing of journalist in Somalia

March 23, 2016 2:46 PM ET

New York, March 23, 2016 -- A military court in Mogadishu on Sunday upheld sentences imposed on six people convicted in connection with the December 2015 murder of Somali broadcast journalist Hindia Haji Mohamed....

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Director of community radio station murdered in El Salvador

March 23, 2016 10:43 AM ET

Unidentified assailants killed Nicolás Humberto García, the director of a community radio station in Ahuachapán state, El Salvador, on March 10, 2016, according to news reports....

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'We are at a critical juncture,' Tolo TV's head of news says after bomb kills seven

March 10, 2016 3:47 PM ET

For people outside of Afghanistan, the January 20 attack on the Tolo TV van, which killed seven people and wounded about two dozen more staffers, was just one more horrendous event in a series of bombings, military skirmishes, attacks,...

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Amid rising violence in Brazil, convictions in journalists' murders are cause for optimism

February 29, 2016 12:43 PM ET

Justice delayed is justice denied, goes the legal maxim, and that has all too often been the case in Latin America. But the perseverance of lawyers and prosecutors in Brazil has resulted in a number of recent convictions in...

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Slideshow: Remembering Avijit Roy, one year after blogger's murder in Dhaka

February 25, 2016 4:01 PM ET

On the day Avijit Roy was murdered in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, I had only just left the country. When I arrived in India later that day a Bangladeshi journalist broke the news to me that Roy had been hacked to...

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Journalist trapped and injured while reporting in besieged Turkish town dies

February 24, 2016 1:37 PM ET

New York, February 24, 2016--A news editor for the Kurdish-language daily Azadiya Welat, who had been trapped with a gunshot wound in Cizre since January 22, has died. Authorities used DNA testing to identify the remains of Rohat Aktaş, local...

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Court convicts suspect in murder of DRC journalist Soleil Balanga

February 23, 2016 2:34 PM ET

New York, February 23, 2016--A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday convicted a suspect of murdering journalist Soleil Balanga in April 2015, in Équateur province, according to a press release issued today by Journaliste en Danger, a...

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