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Indian journalist Jyotiranjan Mohapatra attacked with sword in Bhubaneswar

New Delhi, February 23, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists on Friday called upon the authorities in the eastern Indian state of Odisha to prosecute those responsible for the assault on Jyotiranjan Mohapatra, a reporter with privately owned news broadcaster Bada Khabar TV. At around 11 p.m. on February 10, four unidentified individuals on two motorcycles…

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Mohamad al-Atrash

Israeli military forces arrested Palestinian journalist Mohamad al-Atrash, a radio host with Hebron-based Radio Alam, on November 8, 2023. Israeli authorities charged him with incitement on social media. Soldiers arrested al-Atrash at dawn and raided his home in Hebron, in the West Bank, according to the London-based news website The New Arab and the Palestinian…

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Mohamad al-Atrash

Israeli military forces arrested Palestinian journalist Mohamad al-Atrash, a radio host with Hebron-based Radio Alam, on November 8, 2023. Israeli authorities charged him with incitement on social media. Soldiers arrested al-Atrash at dawn and raided his home in Hebron, in the West Bank, according to the London-based news website The New Arab and the Palestinian…

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CPJ calls for Zimbabwe president to reject ‘Patriot Bill’ threatening critical journalism

Lusaka, July 3, 2023—Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa should not sign into law the overly broad Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Amendment Bill as it seriously threatens the rights to freedom of expression and media freedom in Zimbabwe, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. On June 7, Zimbabwe’s upper chamber of parliament approved the bill,…

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Patrick Lola

Congolese journalist Patrick Lola is detained in the central prison of Mbandaka, the capital of western Equateur province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, after being arrested on January 10, 2022, while covering a protest. The Court of Cassation in the capital, Kinshasa, granted Lola bail on August 19, 2022, but he remains in…

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Congolese journalists Patrick Lola and Christian Bofaya unable to pay bail, denied release

Kinshasa, August 24, 2022 – Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should drop all legal proceedings against journalists Patrick Lola and Christian Bofaya after they spent more than eight months in arbitrary detention, and should not use excessive bail to keep journalists imprisoned, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Lola, a freelance…

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Some Ukrainian journalists are leaving the media for the military in the name of patriotism 

Russia’s war in Ukraine, now in its third month, has already claimed an alarming number of journalists’ lives: at least seven killed in crossfire while reporting and at least six more who died in circumstances that CPJ continues to investigate.  There are at least 10 more names that do not appear on CPJ’s list of journalists killed…

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Patrice Gbaguidi

Benin journalist Patrice Gbaguidi and his colleague Hervé Alladé have been jailed in Cotonou, Benin’s largest city, since November 2021 on accusations that they violated the country’s digital code because their report about a public official’s alleged wrongdoing was distributed on social media.  Gbaguidi, is the editor at Le Soleil Bénin Infos newspaper, which covers…

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Unidentified attackers shoot at car of Mexican journalist Beatriz Flores after she received threatening call

Mexico City, November 17, 2021 – Mexican authorities must immediately and transparently investigate the threats against journalist Beatriz Flores and the shooting attack on her car in Tepeji del Río, in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo, and federal authorities must provide her with protection, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Flores told CPJ…

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Zambian Patriotic Front supporters attack 2 journalists

Lusaka, Zambia, May 4, 2021 – Zambian authorities must thoroughly investigate the recent attack on two reporters and ensure that the press can work freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On May 1, supporters of two factions of the ruling Patriotic Front political party violently clashed at the party’s headquarters in…

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