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Journalist Virgilio Maganes shot and killed in the Philippines

Bangkok, November 16, 2020 – Philippine authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the killing of journalist Virgilio Maganes and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On the morning of November 10, two assailants on a motorcycle shot and killed Maganes outside his home in Villasis, in…

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Nigerian authorities must account for death of journalist Onifade Emmanuel Pelumi

Abuja, November 13, 2020–Nigerian authorities should ensure a credible and transparent investigation into the death of journalist Onifade Emmanuel Pelumi, a reporter with the independent online Gboah TV broadcaster, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Pelumi, 20, was last seen alive on October 24 in custody of police…

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Ethiopian authorities arrest Addis Standard editor Medihane Ekubamichael

Nairobi, November 13, 2020 – Ethiopian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release journalist Medihane Ekubamichael, and stop detaining members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On November 7, federal police arrested Medihane, an editor at the privately owned news website Addis Standard, at his home in Addis Ababa, the capital, and…

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Cambodia jails journalist Ros Sokhet for criticizing Prime Minister Hun Sen

Bangkok, November 13, 2020 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today strongly condemned the sentencing of Cambodian journalist and publisher Ros Sokhet and called for his immediate and unconditional release. Phnom Penh’s Municipal Court convicted Sokhet and handed him an 18-month prison sentence on November 11, four months after he was arrested for Facebook posts…

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Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail in obstruction case

New York, November 12, 2020 – Zimbabwean authorities should stop their relentless victimization of award-winning journalist Hopewell Chin’ono and ensure that the charges against him are dropped, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Today in the capital, Harare, magistrate Marehwanazvo Gofa denied Chin’ono bail on a charge of defeating or obstructing justice, claiming that the…

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Afghan RFE/RL journalist Elyas Dayee killed in car bomb attack

New York, November 12, 2020 — Afghan authorities must thoroughly investigate the car bomb attack that killed reporter Elyas Dayee and injured three others, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. This morning, a bomb attack in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, killed Dayee, a reporter with…

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Egyptian blogger Mohamed Oxygen’s detention extended as authorities file new charge

New York, November 11, 2020 – Egyptian authorities must immediately release blogger Mohamed Ibrahim, also known as Mohamed Oxygen, and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Ibrahim has been held in pretrial detention since September 21, 2019, when he was arrested and charged with membership of a banned group,…

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Demonstrators attack RFE/RL office in Armenia, assault 2 journalists

New York, November 11, 2020 – Armenian authorities should thoroughly investigate the attack on the office of the Azatutyun broadcaster and two of its journalists, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 4 a.m. yesterday, a group of approximately 40 people attempted to break into the Yerevan…

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Ethiopian journalist Bekalu Alamrew arrested, accused of disseminating false news

Nairobi, November 10, 2020 — Today the Committee to Protect Journalists called on Ethiopian authorities to immediately release broadcast journalist Bekalu Alamrew, who was arrested on November 4 and has not been formally charged.  Three uniformed police officers and one plain-clothed officer arrested Bekalu from the Addis Ababa offices of the privately-owned Awlo Media Center,…

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Reporter Israel Vázquez shot and killed; third Mexican journalist killed in 2 weeks

Mexico City, November 10, 2020 – Mexican authorities must conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the killing of journalist Israel Vázquez Rangel and redouble their efforts to protect members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday morning, in the central Mexican city of Salamanca, unidentified individuals shot and killed Vázquez,…

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