Harassment

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Russia labels Mediazona, OVD-Info, and 2 journalists as ‘foreign agents’

Vilnius, Lithuania, September 30, 2021 – Russian authorities should allow the independent news outlets Mediazona and OVD-Info to work freely and without government harassment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, the Russian Justice Ministry expanded its lists of so-called “foreign agents,” adding the independent news website Mediazona, the human-rights news website OVD-Info, and…

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CPJ joins statement calling on international groups to address press freedom violations in Nicaragua

The Committee to Protect Journalists yesterday joined five other organizations in a joint statement calling on international policymakers and human rights institutions to condemn human rights violations in Nicaragua and pressure authorities to protect press freedom and freedom of expression in the country. The statement documents Nicaraguan authorities’ most recent acts of censorship and harassment…

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CPJ joins letter urging Eswatini King Mswati III to guarantee journalists’ safety

The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined 20 other media freedom organizations in an open letter to Eswatini King Mswati III, urging him to guarantee the safety and security of journalists and media workers in the country. Since late June, Eswatini authorities have fired tear gas at reporters and partially shut down the internet amid…

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Serbian outlet KRIK faces smear campaign after journalist questions president

Berlin, April 1, 2021 — Serbian authorities must conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the ongoing smear campaign against investigative journalism outlet KRIK and ensure the safety of the outlet’s staffers, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On March 7, during a press conference, a KRIK reporter asked Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić about…

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CPJ joins call for Nicaragua government to stop restricting press freedom

The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined three other human rights organizations in a joint statement commemorating Nicaragua’s national Day of the Journalist and calling on authorities to end the widespread harassment of members of the press, and ensure media outlets and press freedom organizations can work safely. In the statement, CPJ joined three regional…

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Police officers are seen in Warsaw, Poland, on July 19, 2018. Police recently opened an investigation into menacing text messages received by Polish journalist Karolina Baca-Pogorzelska. (Reuters/Kacper Pempel)

Polish investigative journalist Baca-Pogorzelska receives menacing text messages

Investigative journalist Karolina Baca-Pogorzelska of the daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna received two menacing messages through an internet-based anonymous text messaging platform on January 28 and March 31, 2019, according to news reports and the journalist, who spoke with CPJ.

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Baku, Azerbaijan, as seen on June 18, 2015. An Azerbaijani journalist in exile in the United States has recently faced a harassment campaign by pro-government media in Azerbaijan. (Reuters/Stoyan Nenov)

Azerbaijani journalist Sevinc Osmanqizi faces harassment, threats to leak intimate photos

Washington, D.C., May 7, 2019 — Azerbaijani authorities should swiftly investigate the harassment and attempted extortion of exiled journalist Sevinc Osmanqizi by pro-government broadcaster Real TV, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador speaks at his daily press briefing at the National Palace in Mexico City on April 12, 2019. During a press briefing on April 23, he criticized a local newspaper, whose editor has since received death threats. (AP/Marco Ugarte)

Editor-in-chief of Mexican newspaper Reforma targeted by death threats following criticism from president

Mexico City, April 29, 2019 — Mexican federal authorities must guarantee the safety of Juan Pardinas, the editor-in-chief of Mexico City newspaper Reforma, who has recently faced harassment and death threats online, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A man reads on a bridge in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on October 6, 2018. A Sarajevo politician recently attacked a journalist in the city. (Amel Emric/AP)

Politician attacks journalist in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Berlin, April 2, 2019 – Authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina should quickly and thoroughly investigate the attack and harassment of journalist Adi Kebo by Sarajevo politician Huso Ćesir, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Protesters wave Albanian flags in Tirana, Albania, on March 16, 2019. A British journalist living in Albania has recently been attacked in a smear campaign after she gave comments on the RT network. (Florion Goga/Reuters)

British journalist in Albania targeted in smear campaign

British freelance journalist and blogger Alice Taylor, who writes for various international publications and for the Albania-focused news website Exit, has been targeted in a smear campaign by pro-government news outlets in Albania and had her residency permit renewal denied, the journalist told CPJ.

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