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Journalist Jay Torres murdered in Garland, Texas

June 16, 2016 4:38 PM ET

New York, June 16, 2016--The Committee to Protect journalists is alarmed by the killing of Texas journalist Jacinto Hernández Torres, whose body was found on Monday night in Garland, a northeast suburb in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. The...

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Infographic: Islamic State's assault on the press

June 8, 2016 9:55 AM ET

When Mosul fell to Islamic State on June, 10, 2014, it sparked one of the biggest attacks on press freedom in recent times. Newspapers were shuttered, TV channels were ransacked, radio stations disappeared from the airwaves, and dozens of journalists...

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Journalist shot and killed in Mogadishu

June 6, 2016 2:43 PM ET

New York, June 6, 2016--Somali authorities should thoroughly investigate the killing on Sunday of journalist Sagal Salad Osman and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Two NPR journalists killed in Afghanistan

June 5, 2016 7:15 PM ET

New York, June 5, 2016 - Afghan interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna and American photographer David Gilkey were killed today while traveling in a military convoy in southern Afghanistan, according to their employer, U.S. public broadcaster NPR. The two were traveling with...

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David Gilkey

June 5, 2016 5:05 PM ET

David Gilkey, 50, died from severe burns he sustained when the convoy he was travelling in came under attack, according to his employer, the U.S. public broadcaster National Public Radio. His Afghan colleague, Zabihullah Tamanna, and the Afghan army driver...

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Zabihullah Tamanna

June 5, 2016 5:00 PM ET

Zabihullah Tamanna, 38, was fatally shot when the Afghan military convoy in which he was travelling came under attack, according to NPR. His American colleague, David Gilkey, and the Afghan army driver of the vehicle were also killed. The journalists...

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President-elect sends wrong signal on impunity in the Philippines

June 1, 2016 10:53 AM ET

Bangkok, June 1, 2016 - The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's comments during a press conference justifying the killing of journalists. Duterte made the remarks in response to a reporter's question on Tuesday about how...

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Alex Balcoba

May 27, 2016 1:23 PM ET

Alex Balcoba, a reporter for the weekly tabloid People's Brigada, was fatally shot in the head by an unknown assailant while speaking on his mobile phone outside of a watch repair shop owned by the reporter's family in the Quiapo...

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Global Magnitsky Act could be powerful weapon against impunity in journalist murders

May 24, 2016 1:41 PM ET

Last week, the proposed Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act emerged from the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee with approval. The bill was passed by the Senate last year. If passed by the full House of Representatives and signed...

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Alaa Qassem Mohan

May 20, 2016 11:34 AM ET

Alaa Qassem Mohan, an editor and technician for Al-Ahed Radio, succumbed to his wounds on May 20, 2016, after suffering grievous injures in a Baghdad market bombing two weeks prior, according to his employer and the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate....

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