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Nepali reporters detained, threatened while reporting on COVID-19 pandemic

May 21, 2020 5:36 PM ET

Police in districts around Nepal briefly detained at least four journalists in relation to coverage of the coronavirus pandemic since the government introduced containment measures on March 23, 2020, while at least six others reported being threatened or attacked...

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Digital Safety: Protecting against targeted online attacks

Journalists reporting on misinformation, conspiracy theories, and/or false news are frequently left vulnerable to online attacks by those who originate or support these views, as well as by people with strong political leanings. People supporting the spread of this...

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Palestinian police assault and arrest journalist Anas Hawari

May 21, 2020 10:40 AM ET

On May 15, 2020, Palestinian police officers manning a checkpoint in the West Bank town of Anabta pulled over, assaulted, and arrested Anas Hawari, a reporter for the Hamas-affiliated Quds News Network, according to a report by his employer,...

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South African police assault, charge journalist Paul Nthoba after he photographs COVID-19 lockdown

May 18, 2020 11:15 AM ET

New York, May 18, 2020 -- Authorities in South Africa should conduct a swift investigation into the beating of journalist Paul Nthoba and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Myanmar journalist Kyaw Linn attacked, threatened in Rakhine state

May 15, 2020 10:50 AM ET

Bangkok, May 15, 2020 -- Myanmar authorities must conduct a swift, thorough, and impartial investigation into the assault of journalist Kyaw Linn and ensure that reporters can work in Rakhine state without fearing for their safety, the Committee to...

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Tajik journalist Avazmad Ghurbatov beaten by unidentified assailants

May 12, 2020 2:00 PM ET

New York, May 12, 2020 – Tajikistan authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the attack on journalist Avazmad Ghurbatov and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Brazilian radio journalist Fábio Márcio survives shooting attempt

May 12, 2020 8:30 AM ET

Rio de Janeiro, May 12, 2020 -- Brazilian authorities must thoroughly investigate the recent shooting attack against radio journalist Fábio Márcio and hold the perpetrators to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Unidentified attackers open fire on Italian journalist Mario De Michele’s home

May 7, 2020 10:20 AM ET

Berlin, May 7, 2020 -- Italian authorities must conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the shooting attack at the home of journalist Mario De Michele and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Sierra Leone security forces attack, charge journalist covering COVID-19

April 28, 2020 4:31 PM ET

Abuja, April 28, 2020 -- Authorities in Sierra Leone should immediately drop all charges against journalist Fayia Amara Fayia and ensure those responsible for the attacks against him are held accountable, the Committee to Protect Journalist said today....

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Journalists detained, assaulted in India during COVID-19 lockdown

April 28, 2020 1:00 PM ET

On April 11, 2020, police in the Bandipora district of Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir state arrested Mushtaq Ganaie, a reporter with the English-language privately held daily Kashmir Observer, on allegations of obstructing police, violating the COVID-19 lockdown, and spreading...

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