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Unknown assailants attack Lebanese TV station with hand grenade

February 4, 2019 12:28 PM ET

Beirut, February 4, 2019 -- Lebanese authorities should do their utmost to identify and punish those responsible for the February 2 hand grenade attack on independent broadcaster Al-Jadeed TV and ensure the safety of journalists operating in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Cameroon Web reporter attacked with knife outside his home

February 1, 2019 2:57 PM ET

Abidjan, February 1, 2019--Cameroonian authorities should immediately investigate an attack on Paul Chouta, a reporter for the privately owned news website Cameroon Web, and ensure that those who assaulted him are swiftly brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Mexican reporter assaulted with baseball bats in Baja California Sur

January 31, 2019 2:48 PM ET

Mexico City, January 31, 2019--Mexican authorities should immediately undertake a credible and thorough investigation into an assault on January 29 against journalist Martín Valtierra García and guarantee his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Valtierra was beaten by two unknown assailants outside his home in Comondù, in...

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Two Cameroonian journalists detained while covering opposition gathering

January 29, 2019 3:26 PM ET

Abidjan, January 29, 2019--Authorities in Cameroon should immediately release journalists Théodore Tchopa and David Eyengue Nzima, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The two journalists, from privately owned daily newspaper Le Jour, were arrested yesterday while covering an opposition gathering in Douala, Denis Nkwebo, their deputy editor in...

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India bars journalists in Jammu and Kashmir from covering Republic Day event

January 29, 2019 9:04 AM ET

New Delhi, India, January 29, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in the Indian-controlled state of Jammu and Kashmir to stop restricting press coverage of events in the restive state, after 10 photo and video journalists from local, national, and international media organizations were...

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Sudan arrests six critical journalists as protests continue

January 28, 2019 5:40 PM ET

Washington, D.C., January 28, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Sudanese authorities to release at least six journalists who have been detained in recent days after covering widespread antigovernment protests calling on President Omar al-Bashir to resign....

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Security forces detain TV crews and shut down broadcaster's office in Iraqi Kurdistan

January 28, 2019 11:21 AM ET

Beirut, January 28, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the closure by Kurdish security forces of the Iraqi independent broadcaster NRT's office in Dohuk, Iraqi Kurdistan, and urged the Kurdish regional government to immediately allow NRT to resume its work....

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Iran sentences journalist to five years over corruption report

January 25, 2019 3:05 PM ET

Washington D.C., January 25, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the five-year jail sentence imposed on January 23 by Tehran's Revolutionary Court on journalist Yashar Soltani, who reported on corruption in Tehran land deals, and called on Iran to stop persecuting journalists for doing their job....

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Raids, media shutdowns and internet disruptions amid Venezuela crisis

January 25, 2019 2:21 PM ET

Miami, January 25, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Venezuelan authorities to stop blocking news outlets and to ensure that access to the internet is available amid the country's political crisis and widespread protests....

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Egyptian TV presenter sentenced to prison for interview with gay man

January 24, 2019 4:56 PM ET

New York, January 24, 2019--Egyptian authorities should drop all charges against TV presenter Mohamed al-Gheiti and stop their relentless campaign against journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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