Journalist casualties in the Israel-Gaza war

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

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Police in Nigeria on May 27 arrested journalist Precious Eze Chukwunonso, the publisher of privately owned online publication News Platform, and detained him for 18 days over a May 8 article about a local business. (Photo: Courtesy of Precious Eze Chukwunonso)

Nigerian authorities detain journalist Precious Eze Chukwunonso for 18 days

Lusaka, Zambia, June 21, 2024—Nigerian authorities should drop all criminal charges against Precious Eze Chukwunonso, publisher of the privately owned outlet News Platform, who was detained for nearly three weeks, following a complaint about his reporting, and allow journalists to work without fear of arrest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On May 27,…

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Moscow court detains journalist Artyom Krieger on extremism charges

Berlin, June 21, 2024—Russian authorities must release journalist Artyom Krieger, drop all charges against him, and stop persecuting the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On June 18, the Basmanny district court in the capital Moscow placed Krieger, a journalist with the independent news outlet Sota.Vision, under pretrial detention for two months, news…

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Khalil Jibran

Pakistani journalist Khalil Jibran shot dead following threats from militants

New York, June 20, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply disturbed by the continued killing of journalists in Pakistan, including six in 2024 thus far, and calls on the country’s authorities to swiftly investigate the fatal attack on veteran journalist Khalil Jibran and hold those responsible to account. On the evening of June 18,…

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On June 7, Niger’s head of state Abdourahamane Tchiani, seen here declaring himself the country's leader after a July 2023 coup, reintroduced prison sentences and fines for defamation and insult via electronic means of communication, news reports said. (Screenshot: YouTube/The Times and the Sunday Times)

Niger reinstates prison sentences for journalists for defamation, insult

Dakar, June 20, 2024—Nigerien authorities must decriminalize defamation and ensure that the country’s cybercrime law does not unduly restrict the work of the media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Thursday. On June 7, Niger’s head of state Abdourahamane Tchiani, who overthrew the democratically elected president in July 2023, reintroduced prison sentences of one…

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Abdullah Danish

Afghan journalist Abdullah Danish detained, beaten following reports critical of Taliban

New York, June 20, 2024—The Taliban must investigate the arbitrary detention and beating of journalist Abdullah Danish and cease intimidating members of the press over their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On the evening of June 13, Taliban intelligence officers detained Danish, a freelance journalist, while he was traveling from the capital…

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Sébastien Farcis

French journalist Sébastien Farcis leaves India after permit not renewed

June 20, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Indian authorities to immediately renew French reporter Sébastien Farcis’ journalism permit and cease using legal technicalities to prevent journalists from carrying out their duties. Farcis, a New Delhi-based South Asia correspondent for multiple French and Belgian news organizations, including Radio France Internationale, Radio France, and Libération, left…

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Andrey Gnyot

Serbia court rules to extradite journalist Andrey Gnyot to Belarus

New York, June 18, 2024—A Serbian appeals court must not indulge a request from Belarusian authorities and should overturn a recent decision to extradite journalist Andrey Gnyot to Belarus, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On May 31, the Higher Court in Belgrade ruled to extradite Gnyot to Belarus for tax evasion, according to…

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Néhémie Paluku

Church members assault DRC journalists Néhémie Paluku and Esaïe Mbusa

Kinshasa, June 17, 2024—Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should ensure a credible investigation into the June 3 assaults on reporters Esaïe Mbusa and Néhémie Paluku, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Monday. Around a dozen people assaulted Mbusa and Paluku at a local church in Mambasa territory, in the country’s northeast…

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After two of its reporters were attacked, Iwacu Press Group received a warning letter June 6 from Burundi’s media regulator CNC, accusing the outlet of professional failings in recent political reporting. (Screenshot: YouTube: CPJ/Iwacu Press Group)

Burundi regulator warns Iwacu Press Group after police assault 2 of outlet’s journalists

Kampala, Uganda, June 17, 2024—Burundian authorities must desist from intimidating the independent news outlet Iwacu Press Group and swiftly investigate recent police attacks on two of the outlet’s journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. Iwacu received a letter on June 6 from Burundi’s media regulator, known by its French acronym CNC, accusing the…

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