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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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Unidentified man attacks Afghan journalist Noor Mohammad Hashemi in Kabul

New York, January 12, 2022 — The Taliban should investigate the recent attack on journalist Noor Mohammad Hashemi and take serious measures to protect Afghan media workers, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 4:50 p.m. on January 10, three unidentified men pulled up next to Hashemi, deputy director of the nonprofit media…

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Afghan journalist Jawed Yusufi beaten, stabbed in Kabul

New York, December 20, 2021 – The Taliban must thoroughly investigate the recent attack on journalist Jawed Yusufi, hold those responsible to account, and ensure the safety of Afghan reporters, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 5 p.m. yesterday, four unidentified men followed Yusufi, a reporter with the independent online Ufuq News…

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Taliban official and bodyguards beat, detain journalist Sayed Rashed Kashefi

New York, December 14, 2021—The Taliban must immediately and thoroughly investigate the beating and detention of journalist Sayed Rashed Kashefi and ensure that members of the press can operate freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On December 11, the director of the Taliban-controlled Kabul Directorate of Refugee Affairs, Abdul Matin Rahimzai,…

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Unidentified attackers beat Cuban journalist Mabel Páez at her home

Miami, December 10, 2021 – Cuban authorities should thoroughly investigate the recent attack on journalist Mabel Páez and swiftly bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On December 7, at about 8:30 p.m., two unidentified men with their faces covered broke into Páez’s home in the western province of Artemisa…

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Journalist Ahmad Baseer Ahmadi severely beaten in Afghanistan

Washington, D.C., November 24, 2021 — The Taliban must thoroughly investigate the recent attack on journalist Ahmad Baseer Ahmadi and do everything in their power to protect the safety of members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 5:30 p.m. on November 18, in Kabul, the capital, two unidentified men…

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At least 5 journalists injured amid clashes over local elections in Tripura, India

New Delhi, November 24, 2021 — Indian authorities must conduct a swift and transparent investigation into the recent attacks on journalists in the eastern state of Tripura, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On November 21, in the run-up to municipal elections scheduled to begin tomorrow, groups of people allegedly working for the ruling…

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Sudanese journalist Ali Farsab shot and detained while covering anti-coup protest

New York, November 19, 2021 – Sudanese authorities must immediately release journalist Ali Farsab, ensure journalists can safely cover protests, and refrain from targeting members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On November 17, Sudanese security forces in the city of Khartoum Bahri beat, shot, and detained Farsab, a reporter for…

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Taliban take 2 female state TV anchors off-air in Afghanistan, beat at least 2 journalists

August 19, 2021, Washington, D.C. — The Taliban must immediately cease harassing and attacking journalists for their work, allow women journalists to broadcast the news, and permit the media to operate freely and independently, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Since August 15, members of the Taliban have barred at least two female journalists…

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Jammu and Kashmir police assault journalists covering religious procession

New Delhi, August 17, 2021 – Authorities in India-administered Jammu and Kashmir should investigate the recent police attacks on journalists in the city of Srinagar and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. This afternoon, police officers attacked a group of journalists covering a procession in Srinagar marking Muharram, the…

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