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Journalists threatened, assaulted while covering local politician in Sierra Leone

January 10, 2020 4:21 PM ET

Abuja, January 10, 2020 -- Authorities in Sierra Leone should investigate recent attacks against journalists covering local politics, and should ensure that reporters can do their jobs safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Police beat, detain journalists covering protests in São Paulo

January 10, 2020 4:05 PM ET

Rio de Janeiro, January 10, 2020 -- Brazilian authorities must promptly investigate alleged police harassment and attacks against journalists covering protests in São Paulo, and ensure that reporters can safely cover demonstrations, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Gunmen open fire on car, kill 2 Dijlah TV journalists at Iraq protest

January 10, 2020 3:16 PM ET

Beirut, January 10, 2020—The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the killing of two journalists working for the Iraqi broadcaster Dijlah TV, and urged Iraqi authorities to immediately open an investigation and hold those responsible to account....

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Investigative journalist Bolot Temirov assaulted in Kyrgyzstan

January 9, 2020 4:10 PM ET

New York, January 9, 2020 -- Kyrgyzstan authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the assault of journalist Bolot Temirov and ensure that reporters can cover corruption allegations without fearing for their safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Chadian journalist detained since December 26 over defamation complaint

January 6, 2020 3:52 PM ET

Vancouver, Canada, January 6, 2020 -- Authorities in Chad should release journalist Ali Hamata Achène, and stop pursuing criminal defamation and retaliatory cases against reporters, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Montenegro journalist Anđela Đikanović charged with incitement over retracted report

January 6, 2020 11:10 AM ET

Berlin, January 6, 2020 -- Montenegrin authorities should immediately release journalist Anđela Đikanović and drop all charges against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Thai court sentences journalist Suchanee Cloitre to 2 years in jail for defamation

January 3, 2020 12:10 PM ET

Bangkok, January 3, 2020 -- Thai authorities should not contest the appeal of journalist Suchanee Cloitre, and should stop charging reporters with criminal defamation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Burundi prosecutor seeks 15-year prison term for Iwacu journalists

January 3, 2020 10:40 AM ET

Nairobi, January 3, 2020—Burundi’s public prosecutor on December 30 asked for a 15-year prison term for four journalists for privately owned online news outlet Iwacu and their driver who are charged with undermining state security, according to Iwacu and other news reports. The prosecutor is also seeking to have...

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