Crime

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Ciudad Juarez in Mexico is pictured nestled against El Paso, Texas. A member of a National Geographic crew was shot in the leg when gunmen attacked a residence where the group was interviewing an alleged gang member. (Paul Ratje/AFP)

National Geographic reporter wounded in shootout in Mexico’s Ciudad Juárez

Mexico City, October 8, 2019 – Mexican authorities must immediately undertake a credible and transparent investigation into the October 4 gun attack on a residence in Ciudad Juárez, in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, during which a reporter for National Geographic was shot in the leg, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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South Africa elections 2019: Journalist safety kit

South Africa, one of the media freedom beacons in sub-Saharan Africa, will hold national and provincial elections on May 8. As the country celebrates 25 years of democracy, the press in South Africa faces old and new challenges, including physical harassment and cyber bullying. The press freedom environment, including the safety of journalists, will be…

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A view of Mexico City, Mexico on April 24, 2018. Héctor González Antonio, a correspondent for the national newspaper Excelsior and the television broadcaster Imagen, was found dead in northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas on May 24, 2018, according to reports. (Reuters/Gustavo Graf)

Mexican journalist found dead in Tamaulipas state

Mexico City, May 30, 2018–Authorities in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas must undertake a swift and credible investigation into the death of Héctor González Antonio, a correspondent for the national newspaper Excelsior and the television broadcaster Imagen, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Journalist threatened with murder in Russia

New York, December 21, 2016–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Russian authorities to ensure the safety of independent journalist Mikhail Afanasyev, editor of the online magazine Novy Fokus in the Siberian republic of Khakassia, after the head of a criminal gang based in a neighboring region threatened to kill him because of his…

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Wife of Argentina reporter who denounced drug trafficking is raped

New York, December 15, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the attack Friday on the home of Argentine radio journalist Sergio Hurtado, who reported on drug trafficking. The journalist’s wife was raped in the attack in the town of San Antonio de Areco.

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