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The Parliament buildings in Nairobi, Kenya on May 2, 2018. Dinah Ondari and Anthony Mwangi, journalists with Kenya's People Daily newspaper, were criticized during a parliamentary session, threatened with being barred from covering parliament, and summoned by a legislative committee during the week of July 30, 2018, according to the July 31 Hansard, a verbatim report of proceedings in parliament. (Reuters/Thomas Mukoya)

Kenyan parliamentarians harass journalists following corruption allegations

Nairobi, August 3, 2018–Parliamentarians in Kenya should stop harassing journalists and allow them to report on the legislature without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A taxi in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo on September 12, 2017. Congolese police on July 25, 2018, raided the privately owned television production studio Kin Lartus, detained at least 10 of the studio's journalists, and seized equipment, according to Kin Lartus journalists and a local, independent press freedom group. (Reuters/Robert Carrubba)

Congolese police detain journalists, seize equipment at Kinshasa TV studio

Goma, August, 1, 2018–Congolese police raided the privately owned television production studio Kin Lartus, detained at least 10 of the studio’s journalists, and seized equipment, according to Kin Lartus journalists and a local, independent press freedom group. The Committee to Protect Journalists today urged authorities to return confiscated materials and cease its campaign of intimidation…

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Two journalists, Sandeep Kumar and Neeraj Bali, were attacked while reporting on alleged illegal sand mining in India's Punjab region, according to Kumar and the Indian news website Firstpost. In this image, Kumar is seen after the attack. (Sandeep Kumar)

Journalists covering alleged illegal sand mining attacked in India’s Punjab state

New Delhi, August 1, 2018–The Punjab state government must ensure a thorough and credible investigation into an attack on News18 Punjab journalists and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A foot-powered trolley moves along a railroad track in Manila on July 31, 2018. Five journalists were detained and at least one reporter was attacked by police and private security guards while they were covering a workers' protest in Bulacan province's Meycauayan City, according to reports. (AFP/Noel Celis)

Filipino journalists beaten, arrested while covering labor strike

Bangkok, August 1, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the detention of five Filipino journalists and the attack on at least one reporter by police and private security guards in Bulacan province’s Meycauayan City and called for an independent investigation that brings the perpetrators to justice.

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Somali police at a ceremony in Mogadishu on December 20, 2017, to mark the 74th anniversary of the formation of the police force. Abdirizak Kasim Iman, a cameraperson for the privately owned SBS TV, was shot dead in Mogadishu on the afternoon of July 26, 2018, according to news reports. (AP/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Somali cameraperson shot dead in Mogadishu

Nairobi, July 31, 2018–Authorities in Somalia should rigorously investigate the killing of Abdirizak Kasim Iman, a cameraperson for the privately owned SBS TV, who was shot dead in Mogadishu on the afternoon of July 26, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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An official on July 29 counts ballots at a polling station in Phom Penh after polls have closed in Cambodia's general election. Cambodia's government blocked news websites ahead of the national election, according to reports. (Reuters/Samrang Pring)

CPJ condemns pre-election news censorship in Cambodia

Bangkok, July 30, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the Cambodian government’s move to block news websites ahead of yesterday’s national elections and called for an end to the state’s censorship and harassment of the media.

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A general view of Aden, Yemen on February 16, 2018. Violence, famine and disease have ravished the country of some 28 million, which was already the Arab world's poorest before the conflict began. Yemeni journalist Mazen al-Shaabi was attacked by unknown gunmen while driving home the evening of July 23, according to reports. (AP/Nariman El-Mofty)

Yemeni journalist assaulted near Aden

New York, July 27, 2018–Yemeni authorities should credibly investigate the attack on Mazen al-Shaabi, a reporter for United Arab Emirates-funded Sharjah TV, and ensure that journalists operating in areas under their control can work freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Al-Shaabi was attacked by unknown assailants the evening of July 23…

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Singer and producer David Adeleke, known as Davido (center) leaves the stage after performing during a political rally in Lagos, Nigeria on January 30, 2015. A member of Davido's private security team assaulted Adekanmbi Damilola, CEO of the online entertainment news platform NoStoryTV, during a concert on July 21, 2018, according to reports. (AFP/Pius Utomi Ekpei)

Nigerian musician Davido’s security punches reporter

New York, July 27, 2018– Nigerian musician Davido should hold accountable those responsible for the assault of Adekanmbi Damilola, CEO of the online entertainment news platform NoStoryTV, by a member of his private security team and ensure journalists can safely cover his events, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Cyclists cross Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China on June 16, 2017. A Sichuan province court on July 13, 2018, sentenced Chinese freelance political cartoonist Jiang Yefei to prison for six years and six months on charges of

China sentences political cartoonist to 6 years and 6 months in prison

Hanoi, July 26, 2018–A Sichuan province court on July 13 sentenced Chinese freelance political cartoonist Jiang Yefei to prison for six years and six months on charges of “inciting subversion of state power,” and “illegally crossing a national border,” during a secret trial, according to the U.S. Congress-funded Radio Free Asia and the independent news…

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Children wave Palestinian flags on a main road leading from Jerusalem to the Dead sea at the al-Khan al-Ahmar near Jericho in the occupied West Bank on July 4, 2018. Palestinian Preventative Security Forces on July 22 detained Palestinian journalist Huthifa Abu Jamous, according to reports. (Reuters/Ronen Zvulun)

Palestinian security forces arrest Palestinian photojournalist in West Bank

Beirut, July 25, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the arrest of Huthifa Abu Jamous, a Palestinian photojournalist and opinion writer for the Hamas-affiliated Quds News Network.

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