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Journalist casualties in the Israel-Gaza war

Editor’s note: The list below is CPJ’s most recent and preliminary account of journalist casualties in the war. Our database will not include all of these cases until we have completed further investigations into the circumstances surrounding them. For more information, read our FAQ. The Israel-Gaza war has taken an unprecedented toll on Gazan journalists…

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CPJ welcomes public apology to family of killed Mexican reporter Gustavo Sánchez

Mexico City, June 18, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the public apology issued by the government of the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca and the federal government to the family of journalist Gustavo Sánchez Cabrera, three years after he was murdered. With the apology, issued on Monday in Oaxaca’s state capital of Oaxaca de…

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Dutch crime reporter Peter R. de Vries is seen in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on January 31, 2008.

CPJ welcomes convictions for murder of Dutch journalist Peter de Vries

Berlin, June 13, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the decision by a Dutch court to convict three men for the assassination of veteran crime reporter Peter R. de Vries in 2021 and calls for full justice to be delivered. “We welcome the Dutch court’s conviction of three perpetrators for the murder of crime reporter…

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Hostile climate intensifies for Slovak press after PM Fico shooting

The day after Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot on May 15, the heads of 27 news outlets condemned the attack and called on politicians not to further divide society by looking for culprits. “Just like after the murder of our colleague Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová, we are once again at…

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A fighter holds up a gun backdropped by the minaret of a mosque and the sun.

Sudanese journalist Makawi Mohamed Ahmed and brother killed during RSF attack

New York, June 6, 2024 — The Committee to Protect Journalists is shocked by reports that journalist Makawi Mohamed Ahmed, a reporter at the official state news agency of Sudan (SUNA), and his brother Shamseddine Mohamed Ahmed were killed by the paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces (RSF) during its Wednesday attack on the village of…

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On Tuesday, June 4, soldiers with the Sudanese paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces raided journalist Abdel Razek’s home in the el-Dorshab neighborhood north of Khartoum and shot him dead along with three of his family members. (Photo: Ezzeldin Arbab)

CPJ urges investigation into killing of Sudanese journalist Muawiya Abdel Razek, 3 family members after RSF raid

New York, June 5, 2024 – The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Sudanese authorities to launch a full investigation into the killing of journalist Muawiya Abdel Razek, hold those responsible to account, and ensure journalists are not treated as targets in the country’s ongoing civil war. On Tuesday, June 4, soldiers with the Sudanese paramilitary…

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On May 21, Awami Awaz newspaper reporter Nasrullah Gadani suffered critical gunshot wounds after an attack in Pakistan's Kori Goth area of the Ghotki district in Sindh province. Gadani died May 24 in a Karachi hospital, and he is the fourth journalist to be killed in the country this month. (Screenshot Awaz TV News/YouTube)

4 journalists killed in Pakistan, others attacked, in May

New York, May 29, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply alarmed by the continued killings of journalists in Pakistan, including four in May so far, and calls on Pakistan authorities to immediately investigate these incidents, hold those responsible to account, and end the wave of violence against journalists in the country. The killings represent…

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FAQ: How CPJ documents journalist deaths in the war

How many journalists have died since the Israel-Gaza war began on October 7? Dozens have died; see an updated list here. How do these numbers compare to prior conflicts? There have been more journalists killed in the first 10 weeks of the Israel-Gaza war than in any other similar period of conflict since CPJ started recording such deaths in…

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CPJ, partners call on ICJ to order unimpeded media access to Gaza following South Africa’s urgent request

New York, May 22, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), ARTICLE 19 and partners on Wednesday issued a statement (full text below) in support of South Africa’s urgent request to the International Court of Justice to order Israel to facilitate unimpeded media access to Gaza.  In a joint statement, nine human rights and press freedom…

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Police officers stand guard at the site of a suicide attack in Karachi, Pakistan, in April 2024.

Daily Khabrain reporter Ashfaq Ahmed Sial shot dead in Punjab, Pakistan

New York, May 17, 2024 — Pakistani authorities must immediately investigate the killing of journalist Ashfaq Ahmed Sial, ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice, and take steps to prevent the ongoing violence against journalists in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On the morning of Wednesday, May 15, two masked motorcyclists…

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