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A street in Kaliningrad, Russia, July 31, 2017. The editor-in-chief and owner of the independent, Kaliningrad-based weekly Novye Kolyosa, Igor Rudnikov, was detained by Russia's security service, and faces criminal prosecution, according to media reports. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)

Russian editor arrested, allegedly injured in custody; newspaper raided

New York, November 3, 2017–The editor-in-chief and owner of the independent, Kaliningrad-based weekly Novye Kolyosa, Igor Rudnikov, was allegedly beaten while in custody of Russia’s security service (FSB) and faces criminal prosecution, according to media reports and a staff member who spoke with CPJ on condition of anonymity for safety concerns. On the night of…

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A policeman tries to enter through one of the gates in Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple complex in Thiruvananthapuram, capital of the southern Indian state of Kerala, February 20, 2012. A local newspaper filed a complaint with the Thiruvananthapuram rural district police after policeman allegedly attacked one of its journalists. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

Indian police beat up local journalist after unflattering article

New Delhi, September 26, 2017–Authorities in India must thoroughly investigate and bring to justice the perpetrators behind an attack on journalist Sanjeev Gopalan in the southern Kerala state, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Tunisian police beat reporter, seize his equipment at protest

Tunisian police beat Hamdi al-Souissi, a reporter for the local radio station Diwan FM, seized Souissi’s recording equipment, detained him, and questioned him for two hours at a precinct in in the country’s eastern city of Sfax, on September 18, 2017, local media reported.

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Journalists hold a late night vigil on August 1, 2015 to protest against the latest murder of a fellow journalist in Veracruz, Mexico. Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, according to CPJ research.(AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

Mexican journalist severely injured in Puebla state

Unknown assailants on August 15, 2017, attacked reporter Fredy Morales Salas at his home in the Venustiano Carranza district in the Mexican state of Puebla, some 80 miles (130km) from the country’s capitol, according to local journalists, officials and news reports.

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A market in Bamenda, a city in Cameroon's Northwest Region. Police arrested freelance filmmaker Hans Achomba in the city in January 2017. (AFP/Reinnier Kaze)

Cameroonian police detain freelance documentary maker on terrorism charges

Police arrested Hans Achomba, a Cameroonian freelance journalist and documentary film-maker, in Bamenda on January 23, 2017, according to his wife, Lilian Shiya.

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Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga run away from police during clashes in Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, August 12, 2017. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

Kenyan journalists harassed, detained reporting on election violence

Nairobi, August 17, 2017–Authorities in Kenya should credibly investigate incidents of harassment against journalists covering the aftermath of August 8’s disputed elections and should reform Kenya’s Firearms Act to lower the barriers on journalists’ ability to wear protective gear, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Security forces detain protesters in Kinshasa, July 31, 2017. (Reuters/Kenny Katombe)

Journalists detained, harassed, beaten covering Congo protests

New York, August 3, 2017–Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should cease harassing and detaining journalists and should allow them to cover protests and other events of public interest without interference, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Palestinians run from tear gas and sound grenades at a July 21, 2017, protest outside Jerusalem's old city. (Reuters/Ammar Awad)

Palestinian journalists injured covering West Bank protests

Beirut, July 25, 2017–Israeli authorities should independently and credibly investigate reports that Israeli security forces injured journalists covering protests in the West Bank last weekend, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At least six Palestinian journalists were injured while covering protests in East Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Hebron on July 20 and 21, according to…

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Journalists and press freedom advocates release balloons in front of the courthouse in Istanbul where 17 journalists and board members from Cumhuriyet newspaper were standing trial, July 24, 2017. (Reuters/Murad Sezer)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of July 23, 2017

Journalists to stand trial on charges of obtaining secret information Hatay’s Second Court of Penal Peace yesterday ordered Dihaber journalist Erdoğan Alayumat jailed pending trial on charges “obtaining secret information of the Republic of Turkey with the means of political and military espionage” and ordered Nuri Akman released on probation pending trial, their employer reported.…

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Ibrahim Abbas recovers after five men beat him in Amman on July 10, 2017. (Aso Abbas)

Armed men beat Iraqi journalist in Erbil

Beirut, July 11, 2017–Authorities in northern Iraq should conduct a thorough and credible investigation into the beating of journalist Ibrahim Abbas and should bring all those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Five armed men assaulted Abbas in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil yesterday, according to the journalist, news reports,…

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