Crime Reporting

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Journalist Patricia Devlin on working in Northern Ireland: ‘I feel vulnerable and I feel threatened’

Over the past two years, crime and paramilitary and sectarian attacks have risen in Northern Ireland, fueled by economic stagnation, a power vacuum in the regional government, and the fallout from Brexit, according to news reports. In this climate, journalists are also increasingly at risk: freelance reporter Lyra McKee was killed in April 2019, and…

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Investigative journalist Jovo Martinović is appealing an 18-month prison sentence in Montenegro. (Family handout)

Montenegro authorities should not contest journalist Jovo Martinović’s appeal

Berlin, September 9, 2019 — A court in the Montenegrin capital, Podgorica, on September 12 will begin hearing investigative reporter Jovo Martinović’s appeal of his January conviction on charges of drug trafficking and criminal association, for which he was sentenced for 18 months in prison, according to a statement by a group of press freedom…

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Haitian reporters and others protest in Port-au-Prince on March 28, 2018, calling for information on missing photojournalist Vladimir Legagneur. Another journalist, Luckson Saint-Vil, was shot at in southern Haiti on August 6, 2019. (AFP/Hector Retamal)

Journalist Luckson Saint-Vil survives shooting attack in southern Haiti

Miami, August 13, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a shooting attack on Haitian journalist Luckson Saint-Vil in southern Haiti last week, and urged Haitian authorities to investigate threats against Saint-Vil and identify and prosecute the attackers.

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A screen shot of Russian video blogger Vadim Kharchenko, speaking on his YouTube channel

Russian video blogger Vadim Kharchenko attacked, injured in Krasnodar

New York, June 4, 2019–Russian authorities should conduct a swift and credible investigation into the brutal attack on video blogger Vadim Kharchenko in the southwestern city of Krasnodar and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Vendors and customers walk at a market in San Cristobal de las Casas, in Chiapas, Mexico, on December 31, 2013. A Mexican journalist was gunned down in Chiapas on September 21, 2018. (Reuters/Claudia Daut)

Mexican journalist gunned down in Chiapas

Mexico City, September 24, 2018–Mexican authorities must immediately undertake a rigorous and credible investigation into the killing of reporter Mario Leonel Gómez Sánchez in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Friends and activists gather outside the court room to demand justice for the murder of environmental activist Berta Caceres, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on September 17, 2018. A British freelance reporter covering the trial was threatened on September 17. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)

Freelance reporter covering environmental activist’s murder trial threatened in Honduras

New York, September 19, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Honduran authorities to investigate threats against freelance journalist Nina Lakhani–who is in Honduras to cover the high-profile trial of eight men charged in the 2016 murder of indigenous environmental leader Berta Cáceres–and to ensure journalists are able to report safely from the country.

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Customers read Italian dailies La Repubblica and La Stampa in Rome on March 3, 2016. Italian police searched a La Repubblica journalist's home and seized electronic devices on September 13, 2018, in Palermo. (AFP/Gabriel Bouys)

Italian police search journalist’s home, seize electronic devices

Berlin, September 19, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned an Italian prosecutor’s order to search the home of Salvo Palazzolo, a journalist for the daily newspaper La Repubblica, and seize the journalist’s electronic devices. On September 13, Italian police in Palermo, Sicily, seized Palazzolo’s mobile phone, tablet computer, and three hard drives during the…

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A fruit vendor in El Putumayo, Colombia, on October 9, 2016. Colombian journalists received series of threats over 72 hours starting July 14, 2018. (Reuters/Guillermo Granja)

Colombian journalists receive series of threats over 72 hours

New York, July 18, 2018–Colombian authorities should immediately investigate a series of threats against journalists and news outlets in recent days, ensure the journalists’ safety, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A view of the Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2018. Offices of a local news outlet were shot at in the southern state of Santa Catarina on July 12. (Reuters/Bruno Kelly)

Offices of local news outlet shot at in southern Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, July 16, 2018–Brazilian authorities should immediately investigate a July 12 attack on the offices of local news website VipSocial in the southern state of Santa Catarina and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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In this April 5, 2016 photo, a masked and armed policeman crouches as he patrols a gang controlled neighborhood in San Salvador, El Salvador. Journalists at two publications received threats on social media after one of the outlets published a story critical of security forces. (AP Photo/Alex Peña)

Two Salvadoran news websites threatened for their reporting

New York, August 28, 2017–Salvadoran authorities must conduct a swift and credible investigation of escalating online and physical threats against journalists at two digital news outlets and enact sufficient measures to ensure the journalists’ safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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