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Iraqi security forces beat journalist Mohamed Kader al-Samarrai at COVID-19 checkpoint

April 7, 2020 10:15 AM ET

On March 31, 2020, two officers of the Iraqi Police Sixth Emergency Regiment assaulted Mohamed Kader al-Samarrai, director of the local broadcaster Al-Maliyah TV, after stopping him at a checkpoint to enforce the country’s COVID-19 curfew, according to a...

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Unidentified attackers shoot at office of Lebanese journalist Shuaib Zakaria

April 1, 2020 3:55 PM ET

In the evening of March 29, 2020, unidentified assailants fired dozens of bullets at the house and office of Shuaib Zakaria, a reporter for local broadcaster Radio Delta North and the news website Madinati, in the village of Fnaidek,...

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Journalist Adnan Rashidi tortured, robbed in Iraqi Kurdistan

March 26, 2020 3:00 PM ET

New York, March 26, 2020 -- Authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the torture and robbery of journalist Adnan Rashidi and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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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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Unknown gunmen abduct Iraqi journalist Tawfiq al-Tamimi in Baghdad

March 17, 2020 2:24 PM ET

New York, March 17, 2020--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the abduction of Iraqi journalist Tawfiq al-Tamimi and urged Iraqi authorities to ensure his safety and to immediately open a transparent investigation and hold those responsible to account....

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Chechen blogger and government critic Tumso Abdurakhmanov: ‘I am constantly at risk’

March 16, 2020 10:14 AM ET

Tumso Abdurakhmanov, a prominent blogger critical of the Chechen authorities, survived a violent assault in his home in Swedish town of Gävle on February 26, 2020. Two Russian nationals have been arrested in connection with the attack, according to...

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Bomb explodes at offices of Cyprus Times

March 10, 2020 2:15 PM ET

Berlin, March 10, 2020 -- Authorities in Cyprus must quickly and thoroughly investigate the bomb attack at the offices of the Cyprus Times’ parent company, determine whether it was tied to the outlet’s journalism, and hold those responsible to...

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