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Ardiansyah Matra’is

A rescue team found the body of Matra’is near the Gudang Arang River, two days after his family reported him missing in Merauke, a small town on the southern tip of Papua province, according to news reports. Matra’is, a reporter for the local broadcaster Merauke TV, had been covering plans for a large agribusiness development…

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Patrick Kikuku Wilungula

Wilungula, 39, was gunned down near his home in Goma, North Kivu province, while returning home from a local conference on environmental protection, local journalists told CPJ. Wilungula was covering the conference as a freelance photojournalist. Eyewitnesses said the gunmen were wearing military uniforms and fled the scene with the journalist’s digital camera, leaving behind…

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Dilip Mohapatra

Mohapatra, editor of the Oriya-language newspaper Aji Kagoj, disappeared on November 8. His body was discovered the next day on the side of the NH-42 national highway near the village of Bhagirathipur in the eastern state of Odisha (which at the time was known as Orissa) with his hands and legs tied and with a…

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An AFP fact-checking team journalist works at Agence France-Presse Bureau in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 27, 2018. On February 11, 2020, Brazilian journalist Patrícia Campos Mello faced online harassment campaign after allegations made during a congressional hearing on fake news. (AFP/Maruo Pimentel)

Brazilian journalist Patrícia Campos Mello faces online harassment campaign

Rio de Janeiro, February 12, 2020 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the online harassment campaign against Brazilian journalist Patrícia Campos Mello.

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A protest in Chitipa, Malawi, is seen on January 10, 2020. A group of protesters assaulted reporter Patricia Kayuni at the demonstration. (Photo by Masozi Kasambara)

Journalist Patricia Kayuni assaulted while covering protest in Malawi

New York, January 14, 2019 — Malawian authorities should conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into the assault of journalist Patricia Kayuni and ensure that those responsible are held to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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This screenshot from the El Tuz channel on YouTube shows poet and journalist Mahmud Rajabov. One journalist who covered his protest march was sent to a psychiatric ward, while another was briefly detained.

A blogger forced into psychiatric clinic in Uzbekistan

Washington, D.C., October 8, 2019 – Uzbekistan authorities must immediately release journalist Nafosat Olloshukurova and allow her to report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Patrícia Campos Mello, Brazil

CPJ is honored to present its 2019 International Press Freedom Award to Brazilian journalist Patrícia Campos Mello. Patrícia Campos Mello is an award-winning reporter and columnist at the daily Folha de S. Paulo, one of Brazil’s biggest news outlets, and an experienced international correspondent. She has reported on human rights and public health stories in…

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Indian journalist Pratap Patra is seen following the May 30 attack allegedly in response to his coverage of local sand mining. (Image via Samaja Newspaper, used with permission)

Indian journalist Pratap Patra attacked over sand mining investigation

New Delhi, June 4, 2019 — Indian authorities should swiftly investigate the attack on journalist Pratap Patra and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Patricia Mayorga, Mexico

CPJ is honored to present its 2017 International Press Freedom Award to Mexican journalist Patricia Mayorga. Patricia Mayorga is a correspondent for Proceso, a news magazine based in Mexico City. Her reporting includes stories on forced disappearances of indigenous people in Mexico, and alleged links between the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and organized crime.…

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Montreal police spied on La Presse reporter Patrick Lagacé

New York, October 31, 2016–Montreal police have been tracking an iPhone belonging to La Presse reporter Patrick Lagacé since the beginning of the year, the journalist’s paper reported today. Canadian courts authorized 24 warrants to surveil Lagacé’s phone, according to court documents obtained by the French-language Montreal daily. The warrants allowed police to access the…

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