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Exiled Cuban journalist José Jasán Nieves Cárdenas

CPJ calls on US to investigate threats against exiled Cuban journalist

Miami, July 12, 2024—Miami-based Cuban journalist José Jasán Nieves Cárdenas, told the Committee to Protect Journalists that he received a threatening text message on June 21 from an unknown number with an Ecuadorian country code, which said, “we know exactly where to find you” and included a photo and video of a car driving past…

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Two photos. On the left, Belarusian authorities break the door of the apartment of exiled journalist Zmitser Kazakevich.. On the right, a photo of journalist Barys Haretski sitting on some stairs.

Belarusian authorities invade homes of 2 exiled journalists

New York, May 21, 2024 — The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Belarusian authorities to stop harassing exiled journalists and ensure the media can work freely, both abroad and at home. On Thursday, May 16, officers with the Belarusian State Security Committee, or KGB, and representatives of the Ministry of Taxes and Duties sealed…

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Headshot of journalist Maxo Dorvil of Radio Télé Zip, who fled Haiti after being shot at twice and receiving a demand for "protection money" from a gang.

‘I’ll be killed if they find me’: Radio reporter Maxo Dorvil flees Haiti amid gang violence

Haitian radio journalist Maxo Dorvil fled the country on November 7, 2023, after reporting that he was shot at twice in less than two weeks near his home on the outskirts of the capital Port-au-Prince. The 44-year-old journalist with the independent broadcaster Radio Télé Zip said he was shot at by two armed men on…

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Two years into Taliban rule, media repression worsens in Afghanistan

When the Taliban retook control of Afghanistan in 2021, they promised to protect press freedom and women’s rights – a key facet of their efforts to paint a picture of moderation compared to their oppressive rule in the late 1990s. “We are committed to the media within our cultural frameworks. Private media can continue to…

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Journalists Andersson Boscán and Mónica Velásquez flee Ecuador amid threats

São Paulo, July, 28, 2023—Ecuadorian authorities must investigate threats to journalists Andersson Boscán and Mónica Velásquez and ensure that they can return to the country safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On Tuesday, July 25, Boscán, co-founder of La Posta, and Velásquez, his wife and a journalist with the social media-based outlet, left…

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journalist Abraham Jiménez Enoa

Exiled Cuban journalist Abraham Jiménez Enoa threatened in Spain

São Paulo, July 26, 2023—Spanish authorities must investigate threats made to exiled Cuban journalist Abraham Jiménez Enoa and ensure his and his family’s safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday.   On Tuesday, July 25, two unidentified men with Cuban accents threatened Jiménez as he was walking home with his two-year-old son in Barcelona, according…

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CPJ’s support to exiled journalists jumped 227% in 3 years, reflecting global press freedom crisis

Keep closely connected to your homeland and don’t despair: that is advice Syrian journalist Okba Mohammad said he would offer to Afghan journalists who fled after the August 2021 Taliban takeover. Mohammad knows firsthand the challenges of exile. In 2019, he made a new life in Spain after fleeing the Syrian civil war with CPJ’s…

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This illustration image created on June 9, 2023, shows a person using a smartphone to record a voice message in Los Angeles.

Digital safety: Guidance for journalists in exile

Journalists in exile face a range of digital security challenges unique to their individual circumstances. These include hacking attempts on their accounts, online harassment, and attacks on their websites or blogs. This guide provides journalists with practical steps they can take to better ensure their safety. General guidance Keeping accounts safe from hacking attempts Journalists…

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Journalist Duong Van Thai arrested in Vietnam after disappearing in Thailand

Manila, April 18, 2023—Vietnamese authorities should immediately release journalist Duong Van Thai and stop all efforts to harass and detain members of the press living in exile, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On April 13, Thai, an independent journalist who posts political commentary on YouTube and has about 119,000 followers, went missing in…

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Russian authorities harass family of exiled journalist Roman Dobrokhotov

Vilnius, Lithuania, October 1, 2021 – Russian authorities should stop harassing journalist Roman Dobrokhotov and his family members, and allow members of the press to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, officers with the Federal Security Service (FSB) raided Dobrokhotov’s apartment, where his wife lives, and his parents’ apartment in Moscow,…

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