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Alerts   |   Nigeria

Nigerian authorities demolish radio station office

In this May 10, 2016, file photo, residents of the rural Nigerian village Agatu listen to a radio news broadcast. (AFP/Getty/Emmanuel Arewa)

Uyo, Nigeria, May 23, 2017--Nigerian authorities' demolition of the office of radio Breeze 99.9 FM is a shocking affront to press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. State authorities in Nassarawa, roughly 200 kilometers (124 miles) east of the capital Abuja, on May 20 demolished the radio station's office and transmitter while police shot in the air to disperse a crowd that had gathered to try to save the station, according to media reports.

May 23, 2017 2:15 PM ET

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Case   |   Mexico

Mexican journalists robbed

Unidentified gunmen in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero on May 13, 2017, robbed seven journalists and threatened to kill them, according to press reports and other journalists who spoke with the victims.

Case   |   Armenia, Azerbaijan

TV cameraman wounded in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region

Davit Atoyan, a cameraman for the independent Armenian television station Shant, was wounded in both legs on May 10, 2017 in Nagorno-Karabakh, when the Azerbaijani military opened fire on a vehicle he was in, according to media reports and his employer.

May 19, 2017 5:32 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

AP photographer shot covering West Bank protest

A screen shot of a video Ma'an News Agency published to YouTube shows AP photographer Majdi Mohammed after he was shot in the hand covering a protest in the West Bank, May 18, 2017.

New York, May 18, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Israeli authorities to apprehend and try the man who shot Associated Press photographer Majdi Mohammed in the hand and killed a Palestinian protester near the northern West Bank city of Nablus today.

May 18, 2017 7:40 PM ET

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Statements   |   Afghanistan

At least six killed in attack on Afghanistan television station

New York, May 17, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns today's attack on a state television station in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The four-hour attack on the Jalalabad office of National Radio Television of Afghanistan (RTA) killed at least six people and injured at least 18 others, according to media reports.

May 17, 2017 1:01 PM ET

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Alerts   |   India

Attackers beat TV journalist at his home in India's Andhra Pradesh state

New Delhi, May 8, 2017--Authorities in India must investigate and bring to justice those responsible for an attack on freelance journalist Rama Reddy, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Reddy, a TV reporter, was attacked in apparent retaliation for his reporting on illegal sand mining, according to a report in The New Indian Express.

May 8, 2017 3:13 PM ET

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Case   |   Venezuela

More than 100 journalists face threats or injury covering Venezuela protests

More than 100 journalists and media workers have been threatened, harassed, detained, injured, or otherwise obstructed from doing their work in Venezuela since mass protests erupted against the government of President Nicolás Maduro there at the beginning of April 2017, according to media reports, the affected journalists, and Venezuelan press freedom groups.

Case   |   Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Israeli police attack journalists covering protest

Israeli security forces knocked down reporters and trampled at least one journalist while dispersing a peaceful protest in Jerusalem on April 29, 2017, according to video, photographs, and journalists who were present.

Alerts   |   Russia

An investigative journalist and a blogger attacked in Russia

A still image created from a video shows an unknown assailant throwing an antiseptic at Russian blogger Ilya Varlamov at Stavropol airport, April 26, 2017.

New York, April 27, 2017--Russian authorities should thoroughly investigate two attacks against journalists yesterday and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

April 27, 2017 3:56 PM ET

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Attacks on the Press   |   Iraq, Mexico, Syria

Zone of Silence

The public is robbed of information when journalists are murdered
By Robert Mahoney

Journalist Avijit Roy founded the blog "Mukto-Mona," or Free Thinker, as a forum for free expression and ideas that challenged the growing religious intolerance in his native Bangladesh. His blog for intellectual freedom cost him his life.

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