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Why newsrooms need a solution to end online harassment of reporters

September 4, 2019 9:00 AM ET

Stef Schrader was on vacation in Germany last year when spam messages started to flood her inbox. Seeing random emails from Macy’s—and job alerts for the position of “Chief Idiot”—she realized someone had signed her work email up to...

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Iranian photojournalist Forough Alaei detained for 5 days over soccer stadium coverage

August 20, 2019 3:45 PM ET

On August 12, 2019, intelligence agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps arrested freelance photojournalist Forough Alaei and five women’s rights activists, accusing them of attempting to illegally enter Tehran’s Azadi Stadium, according to a report by the BBC’s...

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CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritize press freedom and the safety of journalists

August 16, 2019 12:32 PM ET

CPJ writes to the executive secretary and heads of state of the Southern African Development Community ahead of the 39th Ordinary Summit, urging them to prioritize press freedom and the safety of journalists in SADC.

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Rogelio Barragán Pérez

August 7, 2019 6:35 PM ET

The body of Rogelio Barragán’s was found at about 6:30 p.m. on July 30, 2019 in the trunk of a gray Volkswagen Jetta in the town of Zacatepec, in Morelos state, about 35 miles from Guerrero, according to local and...

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Two Guerrero state journalists killed in one week in Mexico

August 2, 2019 4:40 PM ET

Mexico City, August 2, 2019—Mexican authorities must immediately investigate the killing of Guerrero state journalists Rogelio Barragán Pérez, founder of the news website Guerrero Al Instante, and Edgar Alberto Nava López, founder of the news website La Verdad de...

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Ukrainian journalist Vadym Komarov dies six weeks after assault

June 20, 2019 2:15 PM ET

Washington, D.C., June 20, 2019 -Ukrainian investigative reporter Vadym Komarov died today as the result of an assault on May 4, local media reported. Unidentified men beat the Cherkasy-based journalist's head with a heavy object, one day after he...

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Belarus: Use Europe Games to Spur Media Freedom

May 3, 2019 2:05 PM ET

Press Freedom Day Throws Spotlight on Need to Assure Safe Reporting Brussels, May 3, 2019--The European Olympic Committees (EOC) should establish a complaints hotline for journalists during the 2019 European Games, Human Rights Watch and the Committee to Protect...

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Omar Iván Camacho Mascareño

April 12, 2019 11:58 AM ET

The body of sports reporter Omar Iván Camacho Mascareño was found in the evening of March 24, 2019, in the town of Salvador Alvarado, in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa, according to news reports.Camacho, 35, was a sports reporter...

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Mexican reporter Omar Camacho found dead in Sinaloa state

April 2, 2019 9:14 AM ET

Mexico City, April 2, 2019 -- Mexican authorities must immediately undertake a swift, credible, and exhaustive investigation into the death of reporter Omar Iván Camacho Mascareño, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Bolsonaro is making Brazilian journalists' jobs more difficult

March 21, 2019 1:20 PM ET

First as a candidate and now in his first months as president, Jair Bolsonaro has made his disdain for the media crystal clear. Ministers, supporters, and his family members have followed his lead by no longer offering interviews, attacking...

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