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Journalist safety in 2020

In this unforgettably tumultuous year, journalists across the world covered the ongoing pandemic, dangerous protests, natural disasters, active conflicts, elections, and other life-changing events. The reporters, anchors, photographers, camera operators, producers, and technicians who brought 2020’s biggest stories to the public often risked their own physical safety and psychological well-being and found themselves the subjects…

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A park visitor wrapped in a Brazilian flag stands above a natural rock window in Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park in Alto Paraiso, Brazil in March 2018. At least one unidentified gunman on March 25 fired at the offices of the weekly Jornal dos Bairros, according to reports. (Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino)

Brazilian newspaper offices shot at by unidentified gunman

São Paulo, March 27, 2018–Brazilian authorities should immediately investigate a recent attack on the offices of the independent weekly Jornal dos Bairros in the southern state of Paraná and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A presidential guard walks past a window that allows a view into the Planalto presidential palace's main lounge, decorated with an image of a Brazilian national flag, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, April 13, 2017. (AP/Eraldo Peres)

Brazilian journalist killed in Amazonian region

Sao Paulo, January 18, 2018–Brazilian authorities should launch a thorough investigation into the murder of reporter Ueliton Bayer Brizon, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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U.N. Human Rights Council resolution defends the press

New York, September 27, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today’s passage of a Human Rights Council Resolution on the Safety of Journalists. The resolution represents a robust effort to secure action that will safeguard journalists and deliver justice if they are killed.

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