Alerts / 2012

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Critical Bolivian journalist set on fire by masked men

October 31, 2012 2:37 PM ET

Bogotá, October 31, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Bolivian authorities to investigate the motive and find the masterminds behind Monday's vicious attack on a Bolivian radio journalist who was set on fire in the station's offices in the southern city of Yacuiba. A studio technician was also...

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Lebanese journalist abducted by rebel group in Syria

October 29, 2012 4:39 PM ET

New York, October 29, 2012--A rebel group abducted a Lebanese journalist in the northern city of Aleppo on Saturday, bringing to at least five the number of international journalists being held captive by various sides of the conflict. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the journalists' captors to immediately...

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China obstructs, censors foreign media before congress

October 29, 2012 1:58 PM ET

New York, October 29, 2012--Officials from China's Communist Party should stop censoring and obstructing foreign journalists in the lead-up to the Party Congress scheduled for November 8, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Information security is notoriously tight before the five-yearly congress, which is expected to usher in...

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Journalist dies from gunshot wounds in Somalia

October 29, 2012 1:27 PM ET

Nairobi, October 29, 2012--Somali authorities should conduct a thorough investigation into the October 21 shooting of journalist Mohamed Mohamud "Turyare," who died from his wounds on Sunday, and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.Mohamed, 22, a reporter and website editor for the Shabelle Media...

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Egyptian court sentences journalist to jail for defamation

October 25, 2012 3:27 PM ET

New York, October 25, 2012--An Egyptian appellate court should strike down the criminal defamation conviction and prison term handed down this week against a television commentator, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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In first for Somaliland, gunmen kill journalist

October 24, 2012 1:31 PM ET

Nairobi, October 24, 2012--Unidentified gunmen killed a journalist in the Somaliland town of Las Anod on Tuesday, the first work-related fatality CPJ has documented in the semi-autonomous republic....

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Bahrain acquits officer on charges of torturing a journalist

October 24, 2012 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 24, 2012--CPJ is alarmed by a Bahraini court's acquittal of a police officer accused of torturing a journalist in custody in 2011. A criminal court in Manama on Monday acquitted police officer Sara al-Moussa on charges of torturing Nazeeha Saeed, a reporter for France24 and Radio Monte...

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Equatorial Guinea indefinitely suspends radio program

October 23, 2012 1:50 PM ET

New York, October 23, 2012--Authorities in Equatorial Guinea indefinitely suspended a radio program on a government-controlled outlet during a broadcast on Friday that included criticism of the president of the Supreme Court, according to local journalists and news reports....

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Gunmen shoot Somali journalist in Mogadishu

October 22, 2012 4:30 PM ET

Nairobi, October 22, 2012--Somali authorities must investigate the shooting of a journalist for a national broadcaster, identify the motive, and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Two gunmen shot Mohamed Mohamud Turyare, reporter and website editor for the Shabelle Media Network, after he...

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Journalists temporarily flee Bolivia after harassment

October 19, 2012 5:23 PM ET

Bogotá, October 19, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the official harassment of two executives of a Bolivian newspaper that has reported on government corruption in the northern department of Pando. Both journalists sought refuge in Brazil for three days after the episode, according to news reports....

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