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Second Palestinian journalist dies from injuries sustained covering Gaza protests

April 25, 2018 1:05 PM ET

Washington D.C., April 25, 2018--Ahmed Abu Hussein, a Palestinian photographer for the Gaza-based Voice of the People Radio, died today from bullet wounds to his abdomen sustained on April 13 while he was covering protests in the northern Gazan city of Jabalia, according to news reports citing Gazan Health...

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Four Palestinian journalists injured covering Gaza protests

April 20, 2018 2:59 PM ET

At least four Palestinian journalists were injured while covering mass protests in the Gaza Strip on April 20, 2018, according to news reports, local journalists, and the Palestinian Journalist Syndicate....

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Israel must review IDF policy on protests, journalists after Gaza killing

April 19, 2018 11:39 AM ET

CPJ calls on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to review military policy on mass protests and the press and to ensure that the shooting of journalists covering demonstrations in the Gaza Strip is quickly and thoroughly investigated. The killing of Palestinian photojournalist and camera operator Yaser Murtaja and other evidence suggest that authorities are trying to suppress media coverage of the protests.

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Palestinian security forces arrest journalist in the West Bank

April 18, 2018 4:06 PM ET

Beirut, April 18, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the arrest of Hazem Naser, a Palestinian cameraperson and video editor for An-Najah Broadcasting Channel (NBC)....

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Three Russian journalists injured by gunfire in eastern Ghouta, Syria

April 13, 2018 6:13 PM ET

Three journalists were injured when a bus carrying Russian media came under fire from unknown assailants in the Syrian city of Douma, 16 kilometers (10 miles) away from Damascus, in the eastern Ghouta region on April 11, 2018, according to news reports and the journalists' employers....

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One journalist killed and three injured in Yemen missile attack

April 13, 2018 5:25 PM ET

Washington, D.C., April 13, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned a missile attack that killed a journalist and injured three others in Yemen today. Abdullah al-Qadry, a photographer and camera operator for the privately owned station Belqees TV, died from injuries while covering clashes in Bayda province, according to...

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For third week, Palestinian journalists injured by gunfire covering Gaza protests

April 13, 2018 4:05 PM ET

At least two Palestinian journalists were injured while covering mass protests on the Gaza border on April 13, 2018, according to the Palestinian Journalist Syndicate (PJS), the journalists' employers, and news reports....

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CPJ calls on Israel to hold killers of Yaser Murtaja to account

April 9, 2018 3:09 PM ET

Beirut, April 9, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned comments by Israel's defense minister over the weekend that appear to justify the killing of Palestinian journalist Yaser Murtaja in Gaza, and called on authorities to hold to account anyone who shot journalists with live ammunition. Murtaja died on...

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Egypt arrests 3 local journalists in 24 hours

April 6, 2018 5:03 PM ET

Washington, D.C., April 6, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Egyptian authorities to immediately release three journalists who have been taken into police custody or disclose their whereabouts and accusations against them....

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A small thing you can do to help #FreeAustinTice

April 6, 2018 10:15 AM ET

In August 2012, freelance journalist Austin Tice disappeared while reporting in Syria. A brief video made public a few weeks later showed Tice as a captive. He has not been heard from since....

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