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India state assembly elections 2022: Journalist safety guide

India is scheduled to hold legislative assembly elections in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand, and Manipur in February and March 2022. Media workers covering any of these elections should be aware of the potential risk of physical attack, intimidation, and harassment; online bullying; arrest and detention; and government restrictions on reporting, including…

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‘Ongoing brutality’: Lourdes Maldonado third journalist killed in Mexico in less than a month

Mexico City, January 25, 2022 – Mexican authorities must immediately and thoroughly investigate the killing of reporter Lourdes Maldonado López, determine whether she was attacked in direct relation to her work and bring her attackers to justice. Maldonado, a veteran broadcast journalist, was shot dead in Tijuana, a city bordering the United States in the…

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Kazakh authorities detain 5 suspects in attack on journalist Amangeldy Batyrbekov

New York, January 25, 2022 – Kazakh authorities should continue their investigation into the attempted murder of journalist Amangeldy Batyrbekov and ensure that all those responsible are held to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. At about 11 p.m. on January 3, in the central city of Saryagash, an unidentified man tried to…

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CPJ monitoring Yemen ‘with concern’ after Saudi airstrikes kill dozens and shut down internet

New York, January 21, 2022 – The Committee to Protect Journalists is monitoring with concern the aftermath of a series of Saudi-led coalition airstrikes that killed at least 70 people and cut off nearly all of Yemen’s internet access after hitting a telecommunication facility in the Red Sea port city of Hodeida on Friday. “Journalists…

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‘Nothing like this ever happened here before’: Journalists describe covering mass protests in Kazakhstan

The nationwide antigovernment protests that erupted in early January 2022 in Kazakhstan – which left 225 dead, according to official figures – upended the country’s reputation as one of Eurasia’s most stable authoritarian regimes. They also posed an enormous challenge to Kazakh journalists. Journalists working to cover the unrest were detained by riot police and…

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Brazilian journalist Daniel Carniel punched, kicked in Adesso TV office entrance

Rio de Janeiro, January 19, 2022 — Brazilian authorities must swiftly and thoroughly investigate the assault on journalist Daniel Carniel and ensure he can report safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At 12:47 p.m. on January 14, an unidentified man punched and kicked Carniel several times in his face and body at the…

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Afghan journalist Zaki Qais beaten at home in Kabul

New York, January 19, 2022 — The Taliban should investigate the recent attack on journalist Zaki Qais and ensure that members of the press can live and work safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 11 p.m. on January 15, two unidentified men knocked on Qais’ home in Kabul, the capital, introduced…

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Sudanese military arrests, assaults journalists covering protests

New York, January 18, 2022 – Sudanese authorities must immediately release all detained journalists and stop arresting and assaulting members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Since January 12, Sudanese military forces in the capital Khartoum have detained, and later released, at least six journalists and media workers, and on January…

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Angolan public media journalists assaulted, branded ‘sellouts’ while covering nationwide strike

New York, January 18, 2022 – Angolan authorities should ensure the safety of journalists covering protests and investigate recent incidents of assault, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On January 10, six reporters working for news outlets TV Zimbo and TV Palanca were assaulted by unidentified people and forced to flee to safety while…

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Albanian riot police attack journalists covering demonstration

Berlin, January 18, 2022 — Albanian authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate police attacks on journalists covering a recent demonstration, hold those responsible to account, and ensure that reporters can cover events of public interest without fear of injury, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On January 8, in Tirana, the capital, hundreds of…

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