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Al-Jazeera journalist Wael Al Dahdouh (center) attends the January 7, 2024, funeral of his son, Palestinian journalist Hamza Al Dahdouh.

Journalist casualties in the Israel-Gaza war

Editor’s notes: The list below is CPJ’s most recent and preliminary account of journalist deaths in the war. Our database will not include all of these casualties until we have completed further investigations into the circumstances surrounding them. For more information, read our FAQ. The Israel-Gaza war has taken a severe toll on journalists since…

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Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador

CPJ calls on Mexico’s president not to disclose journalists’ personal information

Mexico City, February 23, 2022 – Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador must refrain from publicizing the personal information of journalists and respect privacy laws in the most dangerous country for journalists in the Western Hemisphere, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On Thursday,, López Obrador responded to a request for comment during his daily press…

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NewsHawks Managing Editor Dumisani Muleya.

Zimbabwe’s The NewsHawks freezes military story over fears for journalists’ safety

Lusaka, February 22, 2024—Zimbabwean authorities must end the intimidation and surveillance of journalists working for The NewsHawks online newspaper and ensure they can report safely about the military, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Friday. The NewsHawks, a privately owned investigative online newspaper, announced on Tuesday that it had halted further reporting on its…

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Indian journalist Jyotiranjan Mohapatra attacked with sword in Bhubaneswar

New Delhi, February 23, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists on Friday called upon the authorities in the eastern Indian state of Odisha to prosecute those responsible for the assault on Jyotiranjan Mohapatra, a reporter with privately owned news broadcaster Bada Khabar TV. At around 11 p.m. on February 10, four unidentified individuals on two motorcycles…

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A 2021 photo of the Nigerian Federal High Court in Abuja, which ruled in favor of a local press group to compel the government to investigate attacks on journalists. (Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde)

CPJ urges Nigerian authorities to investigate attacks on journalists following court judgment

Abuja, February 22, 2024—Nigerian authorities must comply with a federal high court judgment ordering the government to investigate and hold accountable those responsible for attacking journalists in Nigeria, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday.  In 2021 Nigerian local press freedom group Media Rights Agenda (MRA) filed a lawsuit requesting the court to compel the federal government…

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Journalist Santu Pan of Republic Bangla is arrested by police live on air in Sandeshkhali, West Bengal, on February 19, 2024.

Indian journalist Santu Pan arrested, 4 others assaulted in West Bengal violence

New Delhi, February 21, 2024—Indian authorities must drop the charges against journalist Santu Pan, who was arrested live on air while reporting on allegations of abuse by West Bengal officials, and investigate the earlier assault of four journalists reporting on clashes related to one of those officials, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Thursday….

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Chinese director Chen Pinlin arrested over White Paper protest documentary  

Taipei, February 22, 2024—Chinese authorities must immediately release documentary director Chen Pinlin, drop all legal proceedings, and allow journalists to document demonstrations, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On February 18, Chinese authorities charged Chen, who published a documentary on anti-COVID restriction protests in late 2023, with “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” according to…

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People lay flowers for late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny at the Solovetsky Stone, a monument to political repression, near the headquarters of Russia's Federal Security Services, in Moscow on February 20, 2024. (AFP/Natalia Kolesnikova)

At least 4 journalists briefly detained in Russia over memorials to Navalny 

New York, February 21, 2024—Russian authorities should refrain from detaining journalists who cover gatherings in memory of opposition leader Alexey Navalny and let members of the press report freely on events of public interest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. At least four journalists were briefly detained last Friday and Saturday while reporting on gatherings to…

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French journalist Vanessa Dougnac leaves India after journalism permit revoked

New York, February 16, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Indian authorities to immediately reinstate French reporter Vanessa Dougnac’s journalism permit and cease using legal technicalities to prevent journalists from carrying out their duties. Indian authorities compelled Dougnac, a former South Asia correspondent for multiple international news organizations who is married to an Indian citizen,…

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Guinea-Bissau president threatens media, 30 armed men raid 2 state broadcasters

New York, February 16, 2024—Guinea-Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embaló must withdraw his recent statements denigrating and threatening the media and ensure a credible investigation into two armed raids on public broadcasters and other recent attacks on the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday.  CPJ also calls on Embaló to guarantee that journalists will…

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