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CPJ welcomes release of Ethiopian journalists Amir Aman Kiyaro and Thomas Engida after 4 months in detention

Nairobi, April 1, 2022 — In response to the release of Ethiopian freelance journalists Amir Aman Kiyaro and Thomas Engida from detention on Friday, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement welcoming their release: “It is a great relief that Ethiopian journalists Amir Aman Kiyaro and Thomas Engida are home with their families,…

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Russia-Ukraine watch

How the war is affecting press freedom in the region Updated May 26, 2022 Russia’s assault on Ukraine has included attacks on dozens of hospitals, The Associated Press reported. Amid the escalating humanitarian crisis that has displaced 12.8 million people according to United Nations figures, journalists are under threat in Russia, Ukraine, and other parts…

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Soldiers briefly hold 2 journalists reporting on run-up to Burkina Faso coup

New York, January 25, 2022 – Authorities in Burkina Faso should ensure that journalists can report freely, safely, and without fear of arrest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On Sunday, soldiers at the Sangoule Lamizana military camp in Ouagadougou, the capital, briefly held freelance reporter Henry Wilkins and Associated Press reporter Sam Mednick,…

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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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CPJ calls for immediate release of AP’s Thein Zaw, all other journalists detained in Myanmar

Bangkok, March 12, 2021 – In response to today’s court ruling allowing Myanmar authorities to continue holding Associated Press journalist Thein Zaw and at least six other members of the press in detention on criminal charges, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “Associated Press journalist Thein Zaw and all other journalists wrongly detained in…

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‘We’re scared shitless out here’: Four reporters on covering the federal response to Portland protests

“This was civic combat, but without live fire.” That’s how freelance photographer John Rudoff described the situation in Portland, Oregon, the Pacific Northwest city where demonstrations in support of Black Lives Matter and against police brutality are now in their 13th week.  Portland’s protests received global attention when they took a violent turn in July as…

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Belarusian police continue beating and detaining journalists

Vilnius, Lithuania, August 13, 2020 — Belarusian authorities should stop detaining journalists and allow them to cover protests freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.  Detentions and beatings of journalists have continued for the fifth day since the August 9 presidential elections in which incumbent President Aleksandr Lukashenko declared a landslide victory….

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Beirut’s journalists report on the explosion that tore through their lives and city

Six minutes after the explosion at the Port of Beirut on the evening of August 4, 2020, Natalia Sancha, a correspondent for the Spanish newspaper El Pais, was on her motorcycle, heading to the scene of the blast. Like so many journalists in the city, she was documenting the catastrophe as she was living it.   The…

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Senator Jean Marie Ralph Féthière fires his gun in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on September 23, 2019. AP photographer Chery Dieu-Nalio was shot in the incident. (AP/Chery Dieu-Nalio)

Haitian senator opens fire, injuring AP photographer Chery Dieu-Nalio

Miami, September 24, 2019 — Haitian authorities should immediately undertake a swift and credible investigation into the shooting of journalist Chery Dieu-Nalio and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Protesters take cover from teargas fired by Israeli troops near the fence of the Gaza Strip border with Israel during a protest on the beach near Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, on November 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Three Palestinian photojournalists injured covering Gaza protests since November 19

Rashid Rasheed, a photojournalist and cameraman for the Associated Press news agency, was hit in his left leg by a live round fired by the Israel Defense Forces while covering a protest on a beach near the border fence west of the northern Gazan city of Beit Lahia on November 19, 2018, according to news…

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