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South African journalists attacked, threatened, harassed in separate incidents

In March 2023, journalists in multiple towns in South Africa were attacked, harassed, or threatened in connection with their reporting. On March 2, in the city of Newcastle, Mayor Xolani Dube and his deputy Musa “Sugar” Thwala accused Estella Naicker, a reporter with privately owned newspaper Northern Natal News, of being paid by political rivals…

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Army officers are seen in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on January 31, 2019. The Sri Lankan army recently reinstated an officer suspected in multiple attacks against journalists. (AP/Eranga Jayawardena)

Sri Lankan army reinstates official suspected in Lasantha murder, other attacks

New York, May 15, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed alarm that a Sri Lankan military intelligence official–who, according to news reports and court documents, is linked to attacks on at least three journalists–was restored to active duty.

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A foot-powered trolley moves along a railroad track in Manila on July 31, 2018. Five journalists were detained and at least one reporter was attacked by police and private security guards while they were covering a workers' protest in Bulacan province's Meycauayan City, according to reports. (AFP/Noel Celis)

Filipino journalists beaten, arrested while covering labor strike

Bangkok, August 1, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the detention of five Filipino journalists and the attack on at least one reporter by police and private security guards in Bulacan province’s Meycauayan City and called for an independent investigation that brings the perpetrators to justice.

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A woman holds her child in Bamako, Mali in April 2016. Malian police on February 22, 2018, arrested three journalists from the privately owned MaliActu news website in the capital Bamako, according to local media reports. (Reuters/Joe Penney)

Three journalists arrested, equipment seized in Mali

Malian police on February 22, 2018, arrested three journalists from the privately owned MaliActu news website, and seized equipment from the news website’s office in the capital, Bamako, according to Sega Diarrah, the outlet’s Paris-based owner, and local media reports. Officers did not have a warrant, according to reports.

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi speaks at the Military Academy in Cairo, Egypt, February 19, 2018. The Egyptian government has cracked down on the media ahead of a scheduled presidential elections next month, in which President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is running virtually unopposed, according to media reports. (Reuters/The Egyptian Presidency/Handout)

Egypt’s top prosecutor orders authorities to monitor media for “fake news”

New York, February 28, 2018–Egyptian authorities should immediately cease their intimidation campaign against independent news outlets, and let journalists report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila addresses the nation at Palais du Peuple in the capital Kinshasa in April 2017. Agents from the Congolese military intelligence services accused journalist Willy Akonda of taking photographs that

DRC journalist detained, accused of “compromising” president over bread truck photos

New York, January 25, 2018–Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should investigate and bring to justice those responsible for the harassment and detention of Willy Akonda, a reporter with the privately owned ACTUALITE.CD news outlet, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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