COVID-19

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Iraqi Kurdish authorities call for closure of NRT broadcaster over COVID-19 report

April 8, 2020 4:40 PM ET

New York, April 8, 2020 -- Authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan should allow the NRT broadcaster to cover the COVID-19 pandemic freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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New Puerto Rico law threatens jail time for spreading ‘false information’ about COVID-19

April 8, 2020 4:30 PM ET

Washington, D.C., April 8, 2020 -- Puerto Rican authorities should guarantee that journalists can cover the COVID-19 pandemic without fear of government retaliation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Indian journalist Vidya Krishnan on navigating harassment and government obstruction while covering COVID-19

April 8, 2020 2:15 PM ET

Vidya Krishnan, a freelance reporter who has covered healthcare in India for 17 years, says she has never seen the kind of harassment and threats that health reporters have received while covering COVID-19....

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Haitian journalist Robenson Sanon says covering COVID-19 feels like being ‘soldiers in the battlefield’

April 8, 2020 11:20 AM ET

Reuters correspondent Robenson Sanon has been covering life in his home country of Haiti for over 10 years....

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Speed, Clarity, Context: The New York Times’ Billie Sweeney on editing ‘Coronavirus Live Update’

April 8, 2020 11:02 AM ET

In early February, only eight weeks ago but in a parallel universe that no longer exists, I invited Billie Sweeney, a senior staff editor at The New York Times, to tour the new CPJ office and visit with old...

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Somali journalist Abdalle Ahmed Mumin says there is ‘nobody to trust’ for COVID-19 information

April 8, 2020 10:00 AM ET

Somali freelance journalist Abdalle Ahmed Mumin has covered the news for 17 years, spending much of that time in one of the most dangerous places in the world to work as a journalist. Since CPJ started keeping records in...

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Covering COVID-19 as a housing reporter in New York City

April 7, 2020 3:10 PM ET

For Sadef Ali Kully, a housing and land use reporter for the nonprofit news outlet City Limits, meeting with sources in-person was an integral part of covering her beat in New York City. However, with the advent of the...

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Turkey amnesty bill would release 90,000 prisoners, but no journalists

April 7, 2020 1:45 PM ET

New York, April 7, 2020 -- In response to the Turkish Parliament’s proposed bill that would release 90,000 prisoners to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but which would not free journalists held as political prisoners, the Committee...

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Iraqi security forces beat journalist Mohamed Kader al-Samarrai at COVID-19 checkpoint

April 7, 2020 10:15 AM ET

On March 31, 2020, two officers of the Iraqi Police Sixth Emergency Regiment assaulted Mohamed Kader al-Samarrai, director of the local broadcaster Al-Maliyah TV, after stopping him at a checkpoint to enforce the country’s COVID-19 curfew, according to a...

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CPJ, 80 media and rights groups urge African heads of state to release jailed journalists

April 6, 2020 2:14 PM ET

CPJ and 80 media, press freedom, and human rights organizations write to African heads of state to call on their respective governments to release all jailed journalists amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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