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Militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham assaults at least 12 Syrian journalists covering joint Russian-Turkish military patrol in Idlib

On June 10, 2020, several members of the militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), an Al-Qaeda offshoot previously known as Al-Nusra Front, hit and kicked at least 12 Syrian journalists while they were covering a joint Turkish-Russian military patrol on the M4 Highway, which links Latakia and Aleppo, according to four of the journalists who…

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Yemeni journalist Nabil al-Quaety killed outside his home in Aden

New York, June 3, 2020 — Yemeni authorities should conduct a thorough investigation into the killing of journalist Nabil Hasan al-Quaety and hold the perpetrators to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday morning, a group of men in military uniforms attempted to hit al-Quaety with their car as he exited his home…

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Security forces and protesters are seen in Baghdad, Iraq, on February 22, 2020. Iraqi riot police recently shot AFP photographer Ahmad al-Rubaye with rubber pellets. (AP/Hadi Mizban)

AFP photographer Ahmad al-Rubaye shot with pellets while covering protests in Baghdad

On February 21, 2020, Iraqi riot police in Baghdad’s Al-Kilani Square shot Ahmad al-Rubaye, an Iraqi photographer for the French news agency Agence France-Presse, with rubber pellets that hit his back, legs, and right shoulder, according to news reports, a statement by the local press freedom group Journalistic Freedoms Observatory, and the journalist, who spoke…

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Fighters loyal to the internationally recognized Libyan Government of National Accord are seen in Tripoli on June 19, 2019. Freelance journalist Hamza Turkia was shot and injured in Tripoli that day. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)

AFP freelance journalist Hamza Turkia shot while covering clashes in Libya

On June 19, 2019, an unidentified individual shot Hamza Turkia, a freelance photographer and videographer at the time working for French news agency Agence France-Presse, in the hand and leg while the journalist was covering clashes between forces allied with the internationally recognized Government of National Accord and the self-styled Libyan National Army in Tripoli,…

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Aymeric Vincenot, AFP's Algiers bureau chief, sits at his office on March 1, 2019. Vincenot was recently expelled from Algiers after authorities declined to renew his press permit. (AFP)

Algeria expels AFP bureau chief Aymeric Vincenot after accreditation expires

New York, April 16, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the expulsion of Aymeric Vincenot, the Agence France-Presse bureau chief in Algiers, and called on the Algerian government to facilitate press accreditation for foreign journalists.

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Relatives, colleagues, and friends carry the coffin at a ceremony for AFP driver Mohammad Akhtar in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 23, 2018, one day after he was killed in a suicide attack in the Afghan capital. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

Afghan AFP driver killed in suicide attack while traveling to work

New York, July 23, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns yesterday’s suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, in which at least one media worker was killed.

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Palestinian journalist shot while covering Gaza protests

Beirut, June 8, 2018–Mohammed al-Baba, a photographer for Agence France-Presse, was hit by a live round fired by the Israel Defense Forces while covering a protest east of the northern Gazan city of Jabalia, according to news reports, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, reports shared by news outlets on social media, and CPJ interviews with local…

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An activist puts on a window pictures of journalists who have been killed in Mexico during a demonstration against the murder of journalists in Mexico, outside the building of Attention to Crimes against Freedom of Expression (FEADLE) in Mexico City, Mexico on June 15, 2017. (Reuters/Edgard Garrido)

Mexican journalist attacked by police in Guerrero state

Mexico City, January 10, 2018–Authorities in Mexico’s Guerrero state should thoroughly and credibly investigate alleged police violence against a reporter in the town of La Concepción on January 7, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. According to statements five reporters gave to local media after the alleged violence, state policemen attacked a journalist covering…

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Security forces detain protesters in Kinshasa, July 31, 2017. (Reuters/Kenny Katombe)

Journalists detained, harassed, beaten covering Congo protests

New York, August 3, 2017–Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should cease harassing and detaining journalists and should allow them to cover protests and other events of public interest without interference, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Bahraini newspapers feature front-page stories on the arrest of four American journalists, with one photo purportedly showing one of the journalists with hands raised while being arrested, in Manama, Bahrain, February 16, 2016. The journalists were quickly released. (AP/Hasan Jamali)

Bahrain denies accreditation to journalists

Bahrain has over the past year refused to grant accreditation to several of its own citizens who report for foreign and independent media, including those working for The Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, France 24, and Monte Carlo Doualiya. It has on multiple occasions not granted media visas to foreign journalists seeking entry. One of the…

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