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A wounded Palestinian demonstrator is evacuated during clashes with Israeli troops at the Israel-Gaza border at a protest demanding the right to return to their homeland, in the southern Gaza Strip on April 9, 2018. Photojournalist Yaser Murtaja was injured when a live round hit him in the abdomen while he was covering protests in the area east of Khan Younis city and died the next day from injuries, according to reports. (Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

CPJ calls on Israel to hold killers of Yaser Murtaja to account

Beirut, April 9, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned comments by Israel’s defense minister over the weekend that appear to justify the killing of Palestinian journalist Yaser Murtaja in Gaza, and called on authorities to hold to account anyone who shot journalists with live ammunition. Murtaja died on April 7 of injuries sustained the…

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Local news website in Ukraine torched, server attacked

New York, February 23, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned last night’s arson attack on the independent, investigative news website Chetverta Vlada (Fourth Power) in Ukraine’s western city of Rivne.

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Dijlah TV: Unknown assailants set fire to Baghdad bureau

The satellite news channel Dijlah TV said in a report that unknown assailants set fire to its Baghdad bureau, located in the Al-Rusafa neighborhood, on the afternoon of January 2, 2018. No one was injured in the blaze, according to the report.

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