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CPJ urges protection for Israeli journalist threatened with death after accepting film award

Washington, D.C., February 29, 2024—Israeli authorities must ensure necessary protections for Israeli journalist Yuval Abraham and his family, who were repeatedly threatened following criticism from high-level Israeli and German government officials.   Yuval Abraham, an Israeli film director and journalist with the independent news +972 Magazine, said on February 27 that he canceled his flight home…

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Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador

CPJ calls on Mexico’s president not to disclose journalists’ personal information

Mexico City, February 23, 2022 – Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador must refrain from publicizing the personal information of journalists and respect privacy laws in the most dangerous country for journalists in the Western Hemisphere, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On Thursday, López Obrador responded to a request for comment during his daily press…

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Senegal delays election, authorities cut mobile internet, revoke Walf TV’s license, harass journalists

Dakar, February 5, 2024—Senegalese authorities must restore mobile internet access in the country and the broadcasting license of Walf TV, investigate and hold accountable those responsible for briefly detaining or harassing at least four journalists, and allow the press to report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Monday. On Saturday, Senegalese President Macky…

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Turkish journalist Mahmut Altıntaş says that police beat him in detention

Turkish journalist Mahmut Altıntaş detained, says police beat him

Istanbul, February 1, 2024 – Turkish authorities must stop the country’s security forces from harassing the press and investigate accusations by Mahmut Altıntaş, a reporter for the pro-Kurdish Mezopotamya News Agency, that police beat him in detention, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. Police in the eastern province of Adıyaman took Altıntaş into custody…

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At least 18 Bangladeshi journalists attacked, harassed during election coverage

On Sunday, January 7, 2024, at least 18 journalists were assaulted or harassed while covering alleged election irregularities and violence as Bangladeshis headed to the polls, according to multiple news reports and reporters who spoke to CPJ.  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of the ruling Awami League party returned to power for her fifth term amid…

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In Tajikistan, independent media throttled by state repression

Giant portraits of President Emomali Rahmon adorn even the most nondescript buildings in Tajikistan’s capital of Dushanbe. Throughout the country, his sayings are featured on posters and billboards. Their ubiquitous presence underscores the consolidation of power by Rahmon – officially described as “Founder of Peace and Unity, Leader of the Nation” – since he emerged…

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DRC journalists Pascal Mulegwa and Réné Mobembo attacked during election coverage, broadcaster ordered off air

Kinshasa, December 22, 2023 – Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo must allow the press to report freely on the country’s elections, swiftly investigate and hold accountable those responsible for attacking journalists Pascal Mulegwa and Réné Mobembo, and allow Perfect Télévision to continue broadcasting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Friday. “Journalists play…

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Relatives of Al-Jazeera cameraman Samer Abu Daqqa, who was killed on December 15, 2023, by an Israeli airstrike, mourn his death during his funeral in the town of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, on December 16, 2023. (AP Photo/Mohammed Dahman)

Israel-Gaza war takes record toll on journalists

Update: As of December 31, 2023, at least 77 journalists and media workers were killed; 70 of them Palestinian. More journalists have been killed in the first 10 weeks of the Israel-Gaza war than have ever been killed in a single country over an entire year, according to CPJ data. By December 20, 2023, at…

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A call to action for protection of journalists in Israel-Gaza war

New York, December 21, 2023 – Since October 7, at least 68 journalists have lost their lives in the Israel-Gaza war. In more than three decades of documenting journalist fatalities, the Committee to Protect Journalists has never seen violence of such intensity. This devastating toll and related anti-press aggression and restrictions severely impact the ability…

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South Korea's President Yoon Suk Yeol arrives for a State Banquet in London, Britain, on November 22, 2023.

CPJ urges South Korea to stop intimidation of Newstapa after raid on editor’s home

New York, December 8, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on South Korean authorities to cease harassing journalists at the investigative outlet Newstapa after a December 6 raid on the residence of its editor-in-chief Kim Yong Jin over a 2022 report that officials claimed defamed President Yoon Suk Yeol. Newstapa’s office in the capital, Seoul,…

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