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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 to the hospital, according to three local media organizations, his...

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Cameroonian journalist Martinez Zogo jailed since January on defamation charges

February 18, 2020 2:30 PM ET

New York, February 18, 2020 -- Authorities in Cameroon should immediately release journalist Martinez Zogo, drop all charges against him, and reform the country’s penal code to decriminalize defamation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pakistani journalist murdered after warning of threats against him

February 17, 2020 12:45 PM ET

Washington, D.C., February 17, 2020 -- Pakistan authorities should take swift action to launch a thorough and credible investigation into the murder of journalist Aziz Memon, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Memon, who worked for the privately-owned Sindhi TV channel KTN News and the Sindhi-language Daily Kawish...

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Mexican police attack reporters during protest in Veracruz

February 14, 2020 6:09 PM ET

Mexico City, February 14, 2020 – Mexican authorities must immediately and transparently investigate attacks by police on reporters covering a protest in Ciudad Isla, Veracruz state, on February 11, and guarantee the journalists’ safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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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 said today....

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NYPD subpoenaed journalist’s Twitter data, citing anti-terrorism law

February 14, 2020 1:05 PM ET

Washington, D.C., February 14, 2020 -- The New York Police Department should not use anti-terror laws in an attempt to access journalists’ data, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pakistan government secretly passes strict social media regulations

February 13, 2020 4:30 PM ET

Washington, D.C., February 13, 2020 -- The Pakistan government should immediately roll back a set of social media regulatory measures that were passed in secret, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pro-government groups attack reporters covering Juan Guaidó’s return to Venezuela

February 13, 2020 3:30 PM ET

Miami, February 13, 2020 -- Venezuelan authorities should quickly and thoroughly investigate the violent attacks on journalists covering Juan Guaidó’s return to the country, and determine whether security forces were negligent in protecting journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Brazilian journalist Patrícia Campos Mello faces online harassment campaign

February 12, 2020 5:41 PM ET

Rio de Janeiro, February 12, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the online harassment campaign against Brazilian journalist Patrícia Campos Mello....

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Explosive device detonated at home of journalist in Ecuador

February 12, 2020 4:00 PM ET

Bogotá, February 12, 2020 -- Ecuadorian authorities should conduct a speedy and transparent investigation into the explosion of a device at the home of journalist Víctor Aguirre, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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