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Opinion: Pompeo’s attack on Khashoggi’s reputation is a gift to enemies of press freedom

Commentary by Robert Mahoney In the week that CPJ reported a near-50% surge in the killings of journalists worldwide, the former head of the CIA and the U.S. State Department dismissed the reaction to one of the most brazen murders of journalists in the past half century as “faux outrage…fueled by the media.” In his…

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Bangladeshi journalist Raghunath Kha arrested, allegedly electrocuted in custody

New York, January 25, 2023 – Bangladesh authorities must immediately and unconditionally release journalist Raghunath Kha and investigate allegations that he was electrocuted and beaten in police custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. At around 11 a.m. on Monday, January 23, plainclothes police officers detained Kha, a correspondent for the privately owned broadcaster…

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More than a dozen journalists harassed, attacked during week of anti-government protests in Peru

Bogotá, January 24, 2023 – More than a dozen journalists have been harassed, attacked, or injured amid protests in the Peruvian capital of Lima since January 19, according to media reports, journalists who spoke with CPJ, and Adriana León, spokesperson for the Lima-based Institute for Press and Society (IPYS), who communicated with CPJ via messaging…

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Journalist Victor Mambor’s home bombed in Papua, Indonesia

Bangkok, January 24, 2023 – Indonesian authorities must thoroughly and swiftly investigate the recent attack on Papuan journalist Victor Mambor’s home and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. At about 4 a.m. Monday, an improvised explosive device detonated outside of Mambor’s house in Jayapura, a city in the province…

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Journalists throughout Kazakhstan harassed, threatened for their work

Stockholm, January 24, 2023 – Kazakh authorities should thoroughly investigate a recent spate of attacks on independent journalists, hold all those responsible to account, and ensure that members of the press are able to work safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. Since January 12, journalists throughout Kazakhstan have seen their cars set on…

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Lebanese broadcaster LBCI bombed following comedy segment

Beirut, January 23, 2023 — Lebanese authorities must thoroughly investigate the recent bombing of the privately owned news and entertainment broadcaster LBCI and ensure perpetrators are held to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. At about 9 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, two unidentified attackers on a motorcycle threw a bomb at LBCI’s…

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Zambian journalist Evans Liyali assaulted by soccer players, team employees

Lusaka, January 18, 2023 — Zambian authorities should thoroughly investigate the recent assault of journalist Evans Liyali and ensure that members of the press can work safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On January 14, members of the Green Eagles Football Club attacked Liyali, a sports reporter for the privately owned broadcaster Byta…

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Four years since murder of Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divela, Ghana’s journalists still attacked with impunity

The January 16, 2019, murder of Ghanaian journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divela, who was gunned down by unidentified men months after threats by a local politician, sent shockwaves through the country’s press corps and yielded promises from leaders to find the killers and bring them to justice. But four years later – despite police assurances of progress and two arrests – nobody has been…

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At least 40 journalists targeted amid Brazil capital riot and aftermath

Rio de Janeiro, January 13, 2023 – Brazilian authorities must investigate all attacks on journalists covering the January 8 riots at the country’s capital and their aftermath, and adopt concrete measures to protect members of the press and reduce widespread hostility against the media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On January 8, thousands…

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Two Peruvian journalists injured in hit-and-run

Bogotá, January 11, 2023 — Peruvian authorities must thoroughly investigate a hit-and-run that injured journalists Luis Angulo and Pablo Torres and determine whether the attackers targeted them for their reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Torres, a reporter for the independent TV and radio station La Ribareña, and Angulo, the outlet’s co-owner, had…

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