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Greek prosecutors summon journalist Petros Kousoulos in leak probe

Berlin, September 8, 2022—Greek prosecutors should immediately cease harassing journalist Petros Kousoulos, and ensure that leak investigations do not force journalists to disclose their anonymous sources, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On August 30, prosecutors with the Greek Supreme Court issued an arrest warrant for Petros Kousoulos, a reporter and publisher of the…

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Nigerian police arrest newspaper distributor in place of journalist in hiding

Abuja, August 19, 2022—Authorities in Nigeria should immediately drop any criminal libel investigation into journalist Ifreke Nseowo or TheMail Newspaper and pay damages to the newspaper distributor whom they illegally detained to compel Nseowo to appear for questioning, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On Friday, August 12, police officers in the southern Akwa Ibom State…

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CPJ calls for US to pursue accountability in Shireen Abu Akleh killing

New York, July 5, 2022 – The U.S. government should ensure that those responsible for the killing of Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akhleh are held to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On Monday, July 4, State Department spokesperson Ned Price released a statement saying that a U.S. forensic investigation concluded that…

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CPJ calls on Biden administration to investigate killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

CPJ calls on the Biden administration to lead a thorough, independent, and transparent investigation into the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

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CPJ calls for international probe into Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing in West Bank

Beirut, May 12, 2022 –  Israeli and Palestinian authorities should ensure that the investigation into the killing of Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh is swift and transparent, that all evidence is shared with international investigators, and that those responsible are brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. Abu Akleh, a reporter…

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Pakistan authorities open criminal inquiry into anchor Sami Abraham

New York, May 9, 2022 – Pakistan authorities must immediately drop their inquiry into journalist Sami Abraham and cease subjecting members of the press to legal harassment in retaliation for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. On May 6, Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency opened an inquiry into Abraham, an anchor with the…

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Police investigate journalist Petty Chanda over leaked audio of government officials 

Lusaka, February 3, 2022 – Zambian authorities must immediately drop the criminal investigation into television station manager Petty Chanda and stop harassing journalists whose reporting may embarrass top officials, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On January 18, privately owned Kenmark Broadcasting Network (KBN TV) aired a leaked audio conversation allegedly between Levy Ngoma, political advisor…

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Indian police open terror investigation into 5 journalists

New Delhi, November 12, 2021 — Police in the Indian state of Tripura must immediately drop a terror investigation into journalists for their social media posts about anti-Muslim violence during the last week of October, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.  In a complaint filed November 3, Tripura police claimed 102 social media accounts…

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Peru opens criminal investigation into Ojo Público’s Ernesto Cabral over corruption reporting

Bogotá, November 12, 2021 – Peruvian authorities should immediately drop their criminal investigation of journalist Ernesto Cabral and allow him and the Ojo Público team to work free of harassment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On November 9, Ojo Público, a Lima-based news website, reported that government prosecutors are seeking an order to…

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Breitbart reporter Gerry Aranda found dead in Mexico

Mexico City, October 18, 2021 – Mexican authorities must immediately and thoroughly investigate the death of journalist Gerardo Antonio Moreno Aranda, and ensure that the results of that investigation are made public, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On October 4, Aranda’s body was found in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the…

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