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Bangladeshi authorities investigate 5 journalists, detain 2 under Digital Security Act for COVID-19 reporting

New York, June 22, 2020 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in Bangladesh to immediately and unconditionally release political cartoonist Kabir Kishore and writer and commentator Mushtaq Ahmed and to stop using the Digital Security Act to silence critical reporting on the coronavirus pandemic. On May 6, Kishore, Ahmed, and three…

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Indian police detain a protester demonstrating against the arrest of activists in Hyderabad, India, on August 29, 2018. Two journalists' homes were raided in conjunction with the arrests. (AP/Mahesh Kumar A.)

Pune police raid Hyderabad journalists’ homes, seize electronic devices

New Delhi, August 31, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns police raids on the homes of Hyderabad-based journalists KV Kurmanath and Kranti Tekula, and calls on authorities to immediately return their electronic devices, which include reporting material.

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White nationalist demonstrators clash with counter-demonstrators at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, 2017. A Unite the Right rally is planned in Washington, D.C., on the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville demonstrations. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering Unite the Right rally and counter-protests in Washington, D.C.

Hundreds of protesters are expected to join a “white civil rights rally” in Washington, D.C., on August 11 and 12 to mark the one-year anniversary of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which became violent and resulted in the death of one woman. A coalition of local organizations is planning counter-protests in Washington…

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Bangladeshi students attempt to break a police barricade during a protest in Dhaka on August 1. More than a dozen journalists have been attacked covering the nationwide protests. (AP/A. M. Ahad)

CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering protests in Bangladesh

On July 29, two students were killed, and 12 others injured when a bus plowed into a passengers waiting at a stop in Dhaka. Since then, daily demonstrations that started in Dhaka have spread throughout Bangladesh. Thousands of students have demonstrated on the streets of Dhaka at major traffic intersections, causing congestion that has nearly…

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A Reuters photojournalist runs as Venezuelan National Guard soldiers charge during a protest outside the Supreme Court in Caracas on March 31. Several journalists have been injured covering the unrest. (AP/Ariana Cubillos)

Journalists covering Venezuela protests harassed, attacked, and news websites blocked

New York, April 12, 2017–Venezuelan authorities should ensure that journalists can cover protests safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Several reporters have been detained, injured, or had equipment seized while covering ongoing protests over a Supreme Court ruling to strip the opposition-led National Assembly of its lawmaking powers, according to news reports and…

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