Crossfire

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A photo of fighters taken by Reuters photographer Hani Amara, south of Tripoli, on May 7. Amara was injured while covering clashes in Libya on May 12. (Reuters/Hani Amara)

Reuters photojournalist Hani Amara shot while covering Libya clashes

On May 12, 2019, Hani Amara, a photographer and videographer for Reuters, was shot in the leg while covering clashes in the Libyan capital Tripoli, according to news reports, social media posts and the Libyan Center for Freedom of the Press, a local press freedom group.

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A woman stands in the rubble of her apartment, which was damaged by shelling, in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, February 1, 2017. (Reuters/Alexander Ermochenko)

Journalist injured in renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine

At least one journalist was injured in renewed fighting in and around the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on January 31, according to his employer.

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Ugandan journalist severely injured covering peaceful procession

Isaac Kugonza, a cameraman with the privately owned station Delta TV, was seriously injured while covering a peaceful procession led by Kampala mayor Erias Lukwago on November 16, 2015, in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, according to news reports. Lukwago is seeking re-election as mayor of Kampala, reports said.

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Photographer Serhiy Nikolayev was killed by shelling in Ukraine on February 28. (Reuters/Max Rokotansky)

Photographer Serhiy Nikolayev killed by shelling in Ukraine

New York, March 2, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists to ensure the safety of journalists covering the conflict in east Ukraine after photographer Serhiy Nikolayev was reported to have been killed by shelling on Saturday. The Ukrainian photographer, who worked for Kiev-based daily Segodnya, was covering fighting…

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A vigil for victims of the Syrian conflict is held in Rome as the civil war enters its third year. Since 2011, 79 journalists have been killed while covering the war. (AFP/Tiziana Fabi)

In Syria, fewer journalist deaths but danger has never been greater

For the third year in a row, Syria ranks as the deadliest country in the world for the press, research by the Committee to Protect Journalists shows. At first glance, the research offers good news: less journalists were killed, imprisoned and kidnapped this year in Syria than in 2013. A deeper look at the numbers…

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Sniper fire claims life of Yemeni cameraman

New York, September 26, 2011–A Yemeni cameraman died in a Sana’a hospital on Saturday, five days after being struck by sniper fire while covering an anti-government protest in the capital, according to local and international news reports. Hassan al-Wadhaf, who filmed his own shooting, is the second journalist to be killed in Yemen since demonstrations…

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Video: Yemeni cameraman films himself being wounded

New video from The Telegraph shows Yemeni journalist Hassan al-Wadhaf’s footage of being hit in the face by sniper fire during protests in Sana’a. Al-Wadhaf, who is in critical condition, works for the Arabic Media Agency.

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Radio Simba sports reporter Ahmed Hassan was hit in crossfire while covering a soccer game in Mogadishu. (NUSOJ)

Mogadishu fighting injures journalists, destroys office

New York, April 1, 2011–Journalists in Somalia are getting caught in the crossfire of increased fighting between joint government and African Union forces against Al-Shabaab insurgents, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Mexican reporter killed in Matamoros crossfire

New York, November 8, 2010–The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for a thorough investigation into the shooting death of crime reporter Carlos Alberto Guajardo Romero, who was killed on Friday during crossfire between the Mexican army and gunmen in the border city of Matamoros, local news reports said. The shooting was among a series…

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Murder, ‘suicide,’ crossfire: A week of journalist killings

Today we will report another murder of a journalist. This one was in Argentina. The last one we documented was a couple days ago–Alberto Graves Chakussanga was shot in the back in Angola. These tragedies are part of our daily work at CPJ, but this week was different. There have been eight killings of journalists…

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