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Alerts   |   USA

Journalist Jay Torres murdered in Garland, Texas

Freelance journalist Jay Torres, whose body was found on June 13, had contributed to La Estrella for nearly 20 years. (Rebecca Aguilar)

New York, June 16, 2016--The Committee to Protect journalists is alarmed by the killing of Texas journalist Jacinto Hernández Torres, whose body was found on Monday night in Garland, a northeast suburb in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. The journalist, who went by the name Jay Torres, was a freelance contributor for nearly 20 years to La Estrella, the Spanish-language publication of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He also worked in real estate.

Blog   |   France, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Turkey

Infographic: Islamic State's assault on the press

When Mosul fell to Islamic State on June, 10, 2014, it sparked one of the biggest attacks on press freedom in recent times. Newspapers were shuttered, TV channels were ransacked, radio stations disappeared from the airwaves, and dozens of journalists vanished. Within days, the militants had a monopoly on information output.

June 8, 2016 9:55 AM ET

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Somalia

Journalist shot and killed in Mogadishu

New York, June 6, 2016--Somali authorities should thoroughly investigate the killing on Sunday of journalist Sagal Salad Osman and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

June 6, 2016 2:43 PM ET

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Statements   |   Afghanistan

Two NPR journalists killed in Afghanistan

New York, June 5, 2016 - Afghan interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna and American photographer David Gilkey were killed today while traveling in a military convoy in southern Afghanistan, according to their employer, U.S. public broadcaster NPR. The two were traveling with an Afghan army unit near Marjah, in Helmand province, when the convoy came under attack.

June 5, 2016 7:15 PM ET

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Afghanistan

David Gilkey

David Gilkey, 50, died when at least one rocket propelled grenade hit the Afghan Army vehicle in which he was travelling. His Afghan colleague, Zabihullah Tamanna, and the Afghan army driver of the vehicle were also killed. The journalists were on assignment for NPR at the time, the U.S. broadcaster said in its account of the deaths. They died on their first day of being embedded with the Afghan army.

June 5, 2016 5:05 PM ET

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Afghanistan

Zabihullah Tamanna

Zabihullah Tamanna, 38, died when at least one rocket propelled grenade hit the Afghan Army vehicle in which he was travelling. His American colleague, David Gilkey, and the Afghan army driver of the vehicle were also killed. The journalists were on assignment for NPR at the time, the U.S. broadcaster said in its account of the deaths. They died on their first day of being embedded with the Afghan army.

June 5, 2016 5:00 PM ET

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Statements   |   Philippines

President-elect sends wrong signal on impunity in the Philippines

Bangkok, June 1, 2016 - The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's comments during a press conference justifying the killing of journalists. Duterte made the remarks in response to a reporter's question on Tuesday about how his government would handle cases of media murders, according to news reports.

June 1, 2016 10:53 AM ET

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Blog   |   Gambia, Iraq, Russia, USA

Global Magnitsky Act could be powerful weapon against impunity in journalist murders

The funeral of Sergei Magnitsky is held in Moscow on November 20, 2009. The lawyer died in state custody after exposing official corruption. (Reuters/Mikhail Voskresensky)

Last week, the proposed Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act emerged from the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee with approval. The bill was passed by the Senate last year. If passed by the full House of Representatives and signed into law by the president, it has the potential to offer partial redress to one of the most chilling truths facing journalists today: in 90 percent of cases, the murders of journalists go unpunished.

Iraq, Unconfirmed

Alaa Qassem Mohan

Alaa Qassem Mohan, an editor and technician for Al-Ahed Radio, succumbed to his wounds on May 20, 2016, after suffering grievous injures in a Baghdad market bombing two weeks prior, according to his employer and the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate.

May 20, 2016 11:34 AM ET

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India

Rajdev Ranjan

Unknown men shot Rajdev Ranjan, the Hindi national daily newspaper Hindustan's bureau chief for Siwan, in the central Indian state of Bihar, at close range as he was returning to his office, according to press reports. The journalist, also identified as Rajdeo Ranjan in press reports, was hit in the head and the chest, killing him, according to local media. Police said they were investigating the killing, and said Ranjan had no known personal enmity with anyone, according to reports.

May 13, 2016 1:27 PM ET

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