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Photojournalist Christoff Griffith killed at crime scene in Barbados

Miami, June 26, 2020 – Authorities in Barbados must thoroughly investigate the killing of photojournalist Christoff Griffith and ensure those responsible are held to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Griffith is the first journalist CPJ has recorded as killed in relation to his work in Barbados. On June 22, in St. Michael,…

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CPJ unveils ‘Journalists Under Fire’ exhibit at Photoville

New York, September 12, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists, in collaboration with United Photo Industries and St. Ann’s Warehouse, today will unveil a special exhibit, “Journalists Under Fire,” at the annual Photoville festival in New York City. The exhibit features photographs by journalists killed in connection to their work and journalists from across the world…

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Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, right, talks to the press in Brasília on November 27. Journalists in Brazil say they expect the hostile climate experienced during the election to continue as Bolsonaro takes office. (AFP/Evaristo Sa)

Ahead of inauguration day, Brazilian media braces for Bolsonaro

Long before one of their photographers was harassed on election night in Brazil, the editors at Fortaleza newspaper O Povo were meeting with their readers and staff to discuss the increasingly polarized environment and how to deal with it.

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Journalists Hamoud al-Jneid (left) and Raed Fares, who were gunned down by unknown assailants in the city of Kafranbel in northwestern Syria on November 23, 2018. (Radio Fresh)

Unknown gunmen kill prominent Syrian radio host and a photographer in northwestern Syria

Beirut, November 26, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the assassination of prominent radio host Raed Fares and photographer Hamoud al-Jnaid and urged local authorities in the northwestern Syrian city of Kafranbel to investigate the murder and bring those responsible to justice.

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In this January 2014 image, smoke billows from buildings in the Libyan city of Sabha. A journalist from the city, which is still experiencing unrest, was abducted and killed in July 2018. (Reuters/Saddam Alrashd)

Journalist abducted in Libya found bound and shot dead

New York, August 1, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the killing of Libyan journalist Musa Abdul Kareem in Sabha, and urged the authorities responsible for the city to immediately investigate the circumstances of his death. Abdul Kareem, a local reporter and photojournalist, was abducted on July 31, and found dead later that day,…

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In a photo taken by St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer Christian Gooden, Black Lives Matter protesters and others burn U.S. flags during a protest in September 2017. Gooden was hit by pepper spray while covering the protests. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Non-white journalists describe risks and repercussions of covering protests in the US

“I was just another in a sea of black faces on the other side of a police line,” said Christian Gooden, a St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer who was hit by pepper spray while covering a protest on September 29, last year. Gooden said that he turned his head when police sprayed indiscriminately, then resumed photographing…

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Journalists mourn for their colleagues who were killed in a suicide bombing in Kabul on April 30, 2018 that killed at least nine members of the press. (AP/Massoud Hossaini)

In Afghanistan, at least 10 journalists killed in one day in bombings and shooting

New York, April 30, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned multiple attacks in Afghanistan that killed at least 10 journalists in one of the deadliest days CPJ has recorded for the country’s press.

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A man walks through the rubble of an airstrike in Saada, Yemen on April 12. One journalist was killed and three others were injured in a missile attack in the country's Bayda province. (Reuters/Naif Rahma)

One journalist killed and three injured in Yemen missile attack

Washington, D.C., April 13, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned a missile attack that killed a journalist and injured three others in Yemen today. Abdullah al-Qadry, a photographer and camera operator for the privately owned station Belqees TV, died from injuries while covering clashes in Bayda province, according to news reports.

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Police arrest St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Mike Faulk in September 2017. Faulk is one of at least 10 journalists detained in the city late last year when police used the tactic of kettling during protests. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Journalists covering protests in US risk getting caught up in police kettling tactic

On September 17 last year, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Mike Faulk was covering protests over the acquittal of a former police officer in the killing in 2011 of man named Anthony Lamar Smith. At about 11 p.m., officers formed a line across Washington Avenue near Tucker Boulevard in downtown St. Louis, and officers in full…

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Members of the Syrian civil defense forces known as White Helmets search for victims following an airstrike in Arbin, eastern Ghouta on February 9, 2018. An airstrike on March 12 killed Arbin Unified Media Office photographer Bashar al-Attar. (AFP/Abdulmonam Eassa)

Airstrike kills Syrian photographer in eastern Ghouta

Beirut, March 14, 2018–Bashar al-Attar, a photographer for the pro-opposition Arbin Unified Media Office, died from injuries sustained in a March 12 airstrike in the rebel-held eastern Ghouta area of Syria, outside of Damascus, according to his employer and the Syrian Journalists Association.

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