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Journalist Ariful Islam freed after arrest, beating, and conviction in Bangladesh

March 25, 2020 1:50 PM ET

In the evening of March 13, 2020, men in paramilitary uniforms accompanied by local administrative officials in Kurigram District, in northern Bangladesh, raided the home of Ariful Islam, the area’s correspondent for the English-language Dhaka Tribune daily, and arrested...

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Journalists assaulted by police amid coronavirus lockdown in India

March 24, 2020 4:30 PM ET

New Delhi, March 24, 2020 – Authorities in India must stop assaulting journalists and allow them to do their work freely and without restrictions, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Gaza police assault journalist Yasser Abu Athara while covering COVID-19 protest

March 20, 2020 1:05 PM ET

On March 15, 2020, Hamas-controlled security forces in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah assaulted Yasser Abu Athara, a camera operator for the Kan’an News Agency news website, while he was covering a protest against local authorities’ decision...

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Journalist Slavi Angelov assaulted in Bulgaria

March 18, 2020 11:00 AM ET

Berlin, March 18, 2020 -- Bulgarian authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the assault of journalist Slavi Angelov and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Liberian journalists harassed, arrested by security forces

March 18, 2020 10:20 AM ET

Since February 13, 2020, Liberian security forces have harassed, assaulted, or detained at least four journalists during the course of their work, according to the journalists, who spoke with CPJ, and a petition from the Press Union of Liberia,...

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Lebanese journalist Mohammed Zbib assaulted in Beirut

February 25, 2020 1:10 PM ET

In the evening of February 12, 2020, three unidentified individuals assaulted Mohammed Zbib, a reporter for the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar, in the Beirut neighborhood of Hamra, according to news reports and a report by the journalist’s employer....

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Political party security officials assault Zimbabwean journalist

January 27, 2020 2:25 PM ET

On January 21, 2020, security officers affiliated with the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance, a Zimbabwean opposition group, barred journalist Robert Tapfumaneyi from covering a meeting in the capital, Harare, assaulted him, and broke his camera lens, according to...

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Journalists assaulted, detained while covering protests in Beirut

January 16, 2020 3:50 PM ET

Beirut, January 16, 2020 -- Lebanese authorities should investigate recent attacks against journalists covering protests in Beirut by both police and demonstrators, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist Patricia Kayuni assaulted while covering protest in Malawi

January 14, 2020 12:05 PM ET

New York, January 14, 2019 -- Malawian authorities should conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into the assault of journalist Patricia Kayuni and ensure that those responsible are held to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Investigative journalist Bolot Temirov assaulted in Kyrgyzstan

January 9, 2020 4:10 PM ET

New York, January 9, 2020 -- Kyrgyzstan authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the assault of journalist Bolot Temirov and ensure that reporters can cover corruption allegations without fearing for their safety, the Committee to Protect...

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