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CPJ welcomes sentencing of 7 involved in 2019 beating of Turkish journalist

Istanbul, June 13, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes a Turkish court’s sentencing of seven people involved in the May 10, 2019, attack on columnist and TV commentator Yavuz Selim Demirağ in the capital, Ankara. The 36th Ankara Court of Serious Crimes on Tuesday, June 11, sentenced seven men to nine years in prison each…

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Journalist casualties in the Israel-Gaza war

Editor’s note: The list below is CPJ’s most recent and preliminary account of journalist casualties in the war. Our database will not include all of these cases until we have completed further investigations into the circumstances surrounding them. For more information, read our FAQ. The Israel-Gaza war has taken an unprecedented toll on Gazan journalists…

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Attacks, arrests, threats, censorship: The high risks of reporting the Israel-Gaza war

Since the Israel-Gaza war began on October 7, journalists and media across the region have faced a hostile environment that has made reporting on the war exceptionally challenging.   In addition to documenting the growing tally of journalists killed and injured, CPJ’s research has found multiple kinds of incidents of journalists being targeted while carrying out…

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Journalist Tatiana Osango assaulted after interview criticizing DRC president

Kinshasa, June 12, 2024—Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should impartially investigate the June 5 assault of broadcast journalist Tatiana Osango and ensure those responsible are held to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Seven men used glass bottles to hit Osango, a reporter who presents a political program on the…

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Hostile climate intensifies for Slovak press after PM Fico shooting

The day after Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot on May 15, the heads of 27 news outlets condemned the attack and called on politicians not to further divide society by looking for culprits. “Just like after the murder of our colleague Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová, we are once again at…

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The moment journalist Uglješa Bokić’s attacker tried to snatch his mobile phone as he was covering election day skirmishes between ruling party and opposition supporters on June 2, 2024. (Screenshot: Uglješa Bokić/Danas)

Journalists harassed, obstructed, attacked in Serbia’s election period

Berlin, June 12, 2023 — Serbian authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into recent attacks against journalists covering elections, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Wednesday. On June 9, Serbia’s ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) won a vote for Belgrade city council and in partial local elections nationwide,…

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Headshots of The Caravan journalists Prabhjit Singh (left) and Shahid Tantray.

Journalists with The Caravan face retaliatory police investigation in India

June 10, 2024, New Delhi—The Committee to Protect Journalists on Monday called on Delhi Police to drop its retaliatory investigation into three journalists from The Caravan magazine and instead prosecute those who assaulted them during the 2020 Delhi riots. Shahid Tantray, Prabhjit Singh, and an unnamed female colleague, who were attacked almost four years ago,…

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German police launch criminal probe of video journalist after beating him during pro-Palestinian protest

Berlin, June 7, 2024—German authorities must swiftly and transparently investigate the recent police attack on video journalist Ignacio Rosaslanda, ensure the responsible police officers are held to account, and drop all criminal investigations against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. Police beat and detained Ignacio Rosaslanda, a video journalist for daily newspaper Berliner…

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Pro-government publisher attacks journalist Vuk Cvijić over investigative report

Berlin, June 5, 2024—Serbian authorities should conduct a swift, thorough, and transparent investigation into the recent physical attack against journalist Vuk Cvijić, hold those responsible to account, and ensure the journalist’s safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Vuk Cvijić, a reporter for the weekly newspaper Radar, was walking by a cafe around 1…

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Pakistan remains politically volatile after a February election led to the formation of a coalition government. Pictured here on February 17, 2024, supporters of former Prime Minister Imran Khan's party chant slogans as they gather during a protest demanding free and fair results of the elections, outside the provincial election commission office in Karachi. (Photo: REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)

Shooters attack three Pakistani journalists in two separate incidents

New York, June 4, 2024— Pakistan authorities must immediately investigate the attacks against journalists Haider Mastoi, Khan Muhammad Pitafi, and Chaudhry Ikhlaq, hold those responsible to account, and take steps to end the intensifying wave of violence against journalists in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On May 29, an unknown number of…

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