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Demonstrators and security forces harass, obstruct journalists covering Tunisia protests

On July 25 and 26, 2021, protestors and security forces in Tunis, Tunisia, assaulted and harassed at least six journalists covering demonstrations, according to news reports, journalists who spoke to CPJ and posted their experiences on social media, and a statement by the National Syndicate of Tunisian journalists (SNJT), a local trade union. The journalists…

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International journalists face intense harassment, threats of violence while covering flooding in China

Taipei, July 26, 2021—Chinese authorities should ensure that all journalists can report without fear of violence and harassment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On July 24, a crowd of angry bystanders in Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, surrounded and confronted journalists from the Los Angeles Times and the German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle while…

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Tunisian authorities raid Al-Jazeera bureau amid political turmoil

New York, July 26, 2021 – In response to news reports that Tunisian security forces today stormed Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera’s Tunis bureau, ordered staff to leave the building, confiscated equipment, and barred staff from returning, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement:  “Today’s raid by Tunisian security forces on Al-Jazeera’s bureau jeopardizes the…

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Sudanese authorities block news websites, briefly detain Al-Jazeera reporter covering protests

New York, July 7, 2021 – Sudanese authorities should immediately allow access to all news websites in the country, and stop harassing and intimidating journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Starting June 30, authorities blocked dozens of news and other websites in response to anti-government protests that began the previous day, according to…

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A ‘slow death’ for Yemen’s media: the country’s journalists report through displacement and exile

March 2018 was a low point for Akhbar al-Youm, an independent daily newspaper in Yemen. Three weeks after the newspaper’s Aden office was set ablaze by unidentified arsonists, seven of its employees were abducted for a month by forces under the secessionist Southern Transitional Council, which controls the southern port city. The attacks forced the publication to relocate from Aden to…

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CPJ calls on Israeli government to provide evidence relating to news outlet bombings

His Excellency Benjamin GantzMinister of Defense Lieutenant General Aviv KochaviChief of General Staff, Israel Defense Forces Ministry of Defense37 Kaplan StreetTel Aviv, Israel, 61909 June 10, 2021 Sent via email: pniot@mod.gov.il Dear Minister Ganz and Lieutenant General Kochavi, We at the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent non-governmental organization that champions press freedom around…

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Israeli forces detain and assault Al-Jazeera journalist, other reporters in Jerusalem

On June 5, 2021, Israeli forces detained Al-Jazeera reporter Givara Budeiri in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah while she was covering a protest marking the 54th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and Israeli authorities’ ongoing attempts to force Palestinian residents out of the neighborhood, according to her employer and The Associated Press. A video report uploaded…

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“The camera attracts violence”: Israeli right-wing groups attack local journalists

Israel’s May 15 bombing of The Associated Press and Al-Jazeera offices in Gaza made international headlines, as did the death of a Palestinian journalist in an air strike that may have been a deliberate attack on his home.  There were many other press freedom violations during the recent flare-up, which included unusual levels of street violence between Arabs and Jews in Israeli…

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Israel bombs building in Gaza City housing AP, Al-Jazeera offices

New York, May 15, 2021 — Today Israeli war planes destroyed a Gaza City building housing offices of The Associated Press, Al-Jazeera, and other offices and residential apartments, the AP and Al-Jazeera reported. The bombing, which came in the course of renewed violence between Israeli and Palestinian forces, completely collapsed the 12-story building, the AP said.  “This latest attack…

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Israeli air strikes destroy buildings housing more than a dozen media outlets in Gaza

New York, May 13, 2021 – Israeli forces must refrain from bombing media outlets, and should ensure that journalists can work safely and without fear, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On May 11 and 12, Israeli warplanes bombed and destroyed the Al-Jawhara and Al-Shorouk office buildings in Gaza City, which house more than…

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