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Syrian journalist Kenan Waqaf in hiding after security forces seek his arrest

New York, February 11, 2022 – Syrian government authorities should stop pursuing journalist Kenan Waqaf and cease harassing and detaining members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In the early morning of February 6, Waqaf posted a video to his Facebook account saying that he had gone into hiding after heavily…

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Congolese security forces threaten 2 radio stations over reports on military abuse

Dakar, April 6, 2021 — Congolese authorities must ensure the safety of journalists at the privately owned broadcaster Radio Télé Communautaire Babombi (RTCB) and the community broadcaster Radio Communautaire Amkeni Biakato (RCAB), and should refrain from threatening them over their reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security forces have repeatedly threatened and intimidated…

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Liberian journalist Gloria Tamba in hiding amid threats

Abuja, December 14, 2020 — Liberian authorities should credibly investigate the threats received by journalist Gloria Tamba and ensure her safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On October 22, in Paynesville, a suburb east of Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, an unidentified man in a black jeep drove up to Tamba while she was standing…

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At least 6 Iraq-based journalists with Dijlah TV resign, go into hiding following threats

New York, September 10, 2020 — Iraqi authorities must investigate the threats against employees of Dijlah TV and do their utmost to ensure they can work freely and without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Since August 28, at least six reporters and camera operators working in Iraq for the Jordan-based…

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Ukrainian journalist Katerina Sergatskova in hiding amid threats, doxing

New York, July 20, 2020 — Ukrainian authorities should ensure journalist Katerina Sergatskova’s safety and investigate the threats against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On July 11, Roman Skrypin, a local journalist, posted on Facebook–where he has more than 130,000 followers–a photo of Sergatskova, chief editor of independent news site Zaborona, along…

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Nigerian journalist in hiding after police arrest and question 5 reporters about his whereabouts

Abuja, June 9, 2020 — Authorities in Nigeria should publicly disclose why they are seeking journalist Cletus Opukeme, and should not harass reporters over their professional connections, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 3 p.m. on May 28, at the Nigeria Union of Journalists’ office in Warri, a city in southern Delta…

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Police officers are seen in Yangon, Myanmar, on April 17, 2020. Editor Khaing Mrat Kyaw is facing terrorism charges and is in hiding. (AP/Thein Zaw)

Myanmar editor in hiding, facing terrorism charges over interview

Bangkok, May 13, 2020 – Myanmar authorities should drop the terrorism charges against editor Khaing Mrat Kyaw and stop threatening journalists covering the Arakan Army insurgent group, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Polices are seen in Yangon, Myanmar, on February 24, 2017. Journalist Aung Marm Oo went into hiding earlier this month as police seek his arrest. (Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun)

Myanmar journalist Aung Marm Oo in hiding as police seek his arrest

Bangkok, May 13, 2019 — Myanmar authorities should immediately cease harassing and threatening to arrest Aung Marm Oo, editor-in-chief of the privately owned Rakhine state-based news agency Development Media Group, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A general view of Halabja Museum, near Sulaymaniyah, Iraq on March 16, 2018. Iraqi authorities on May 29 issued an arrest warrant for Hossam al-Kaabi, an Iraqi correspondent for the Sulaymaniyah-based independent broadcaster NRT Arabic, according to reports. (Reuters/Ako Rasheed)

Iraqi security forces harass local reporter

Beirut, June 1, 2018–Iraqi authorities should stop harassing Hossam al-Kaabi, an Iraqi correspondent for the Sulaymaniyah-based independent broadcaster NRT Arabic, and allow him to work without fear of government retaliation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Presidential election campaign banners in downtown Cairo on March 7, 2018. At least four journalists have been detained since President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi declared his re-election bid. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)

Censorship tightens in Egypt as el-Sisi prepares for re-election bid

Ahead of elections in Egypt later this month, in which President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is seeking a second term, the authoritarian leader’s government has further clamped down on press freedom, issuing warnings to the media and arresting critical journalists on “false news” charges. Even satirical TV shows have not been spared, with AFP reporting how…

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