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Israeli forces detain and assault Al-Jazeera journalist, other reporters in Jerusalem

On June 5, 2021, Israeli forces detained Al-Jazeera reporter Givara Budeiri in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah while she was covering a protest marking the 54th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and Israeli authorities’ ongoing attempts to force Palestinian residents out of the neighborhood, according to her employer and The Associated Press. A video report uploaded…

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At least 3 journalists briefly detained while covering imprisonment of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny

New York, April 6, 2021 — In response to today’s detention of journalists near the penal colony where Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny is being held, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “Detaining journalists who try to cover Alexei Navalny’s imprisonment is a blunt effort to censor coverage of Putin’s leading critic,”…

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Charges remain against journalists arrested during George Floyd protests

Washington, D.C., August 17, 2020 – Nearly three months after the height of national Black Lives Matter protests, at least six journalists are still facing charges stemming from their coverage, according to research by the Committee to Protect Journalists and its partner site, the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker. CPJ today called on state and municipal…

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CPJ condemns targeting of journalists covering protests across the U.S.

New York, May 30, 2020 — In response to reports of attacks against journalists in recent days by police and protesters while covering demonstrations across the U.S., the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “Targeted attacks on journalists, media crews, and news organizations covering the demonstrations show a complete disregard for their critical…

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Police officers are seen in Athens, Greece, on November 13, 2018. CNN Greek reporter Mina Karamitrou's car was recently destroyed by a bomb in an Athens suburb. (AP/Petros Giannakouris)

Greek CNN reporter Mina Karamitrou’s car destroyed by bomb

Berlin, May 14, 2019 — Greek authorities must ensure the safety of police reporter Mina Karamitrou, thoroughly investigate the bombing of her car overnight, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido attend a rally in Caracas on May 1, 2019. (Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)

Venezuelan authorities restrict internet, block outlets amid unrest

Miami, May 1, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Venezuelan authorities to refrain from restricting access to the internet, social media services, and news outlets in the country during widespread protests and political unrest.

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A woman looks at the Twitter feed of President Donald Trump in November 2018. Trump uses Twitter to make policy announcements and also to rail against critical press coverage. (STF/AFP)

From fake news to enemy of the people: An anatomy of Trump’s tweets

Since announcing his candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections to the end of his second year in office, U.S. President Donald Trump has sent 1,339 tweets about the media that were critical, insinuating, condemning, or threatening. In lieu of formal appearances as president, Trump has tweeted over 5,400 times to his more than 55.8 million…

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A member of the Capital Gazette takes part in a candlelight vigil near the newspaper's office on June 29. Several local newsrooms are reassessing security after the deadly attack. (Reuters/Leah Millis)

Panic buttons, cameras, and a gun under the desk: Local newsrooms update security in wake of Capital Gazette attack

The Capital Gazette shootings in Annapolis in June, in which a gunman killed five staff, forced many newsrooms across the U.S. to reassess the security of their offices. While journalists acknowledged that threats come with the job, the shooting comes in a year of increased hostility toward the press, including pipe bombs being sent care…

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A White House staff member reaches for the microphone held by CNN's Jim Acosta as he questions President Donald Trump during a news conference at the White House in Washington, D.C., on November 7, 2018. The White House revoked Acosta's credentials later that day. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

CPJ calls on White House to restore credentials of CNN correspondent, stop denigrating media

New York, November 8, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the White House to restore the credentials of Jim Acosta, CNN’s chief White House correspondent. The White House last night suspended Acosta’s credentials after a heated exchange with President Donald Trump during a press conference earlier in the day.

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In this video screen shot, FBI agents cover a van being transported from Plantation, Florida, on October 26, 2018, that federal agents and police officers have been examining in connection with package bombs sent to CNN and high-profile critics of President Donald Trump. (WPLG-TV via AP)

CPJ calls on Trump to dial back rhetoric against media and critics

New York, October 26, 2018–Federal authorities today arrested a Florida man, identified as Cesar Sayoc, suspected of mailing 13 bombs addressed to prominent figures and critics of President Donald Trump, two of which were addressed care of CNN at their New York studio.

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