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US protests safety advisory

CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering U.S. protests over police violence

Updated June 2, 2020 There have been more than 125 incidents of violence and harassment, as well as arrests, targeting journalists covering recent protests across the U.S. sparked by the death on May 25, 2020—in police custody—of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in Minneapolis, Minnesota. These incidents have been documented by CPJ and the…

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CPJ condemns targeting of journalists covering protests across the U.S.

New York, May 30, 2020 — In response to reports of attacks against journalists in recent days by police and protesters while covering demonstrations across the U.S., the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “Targeted attacks on journalists, media crews, and news organizations covering the demonstrations show a complete disregard for their critical…

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Armed off-duty police officers protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on February 23, 2020. People identifying themselves as police officers committed an arson attack against local broadcaster Radio Télévision Caraïbes. (AP/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Haitian outlet Radio Télévision Caraïbes targeted with arson attack during police protest

Miami, February 26, 2020 — Haitian authorities should conduct a prompt and thorough investigation into an arson attack on the offices of Radio Télévision Caraïbes and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Police officers are seen in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on January 7, 2020. Amid recent protests, police have detained and attacked journalists. (Reuters/Amanda Perobelli)

Police beat, detain journalists covering protests in São Paulo

Rio de Janeiro, January 10, 2020 — Brazilian authorities must promptly investigate alleged police harassment and attacks against journalists covering protests in São Paulo, and ensure that reporters can safely cover demonstrations, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Police officers chase protesters in New Delhi, India, on December 17, 2019. Several journalists have been attacked since the protests began. (AP/Manish Swarup)

Journalists attacked by police, disrupted by demonstrators while covering protests in India

New York, December 17, 2019 — Indian authorities must ensure the safety of all journalists covering protests across the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Police officers are seen in Quito, Ecuador, on October 3, 2019. Police officers recently attacked a group of journalists covering a protest in Quito. (Reuters/Daniel Tapia)

Police attack journalists covering protests in Ecuador

Miami, October 4, 2019 — Ecuadoran authorities should ensure that journalists can cover protests safely, and should hold police officers who assault journalists to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Police officers are seen in Guatemala City on May 20, 2019. Police in El Estor recently raided the Mayan Xyaab’ Tzuultaq’a radio station. (AP/Moises Castillo)

Police raid Mayan radio station Xyaab’ Tzuultaq’a in eastern Guatemala

Amsterdam, September 30, 2019 — Guatemalan authorities should refrain from conducting raids on news outlets and allow the Xyaab’ Tzuultaq’a radio station to report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Police beat students in Makassar, Indonesia, on September 24, 2019. Several journalists were injured by police while covering the student protests. (Antara Foto/Abriawan Abhe via Reuters)

Police attack Indonesian journalists covering protest in South Sulawesi

Bangkok, September 25, 2019 — Indonesian authorities should carry out a thorough investigation into the police assaults of reporters covering protests in Makassar and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Journalists react as police fire tear gas in Hong Kong on September 8, 2019. Police recently fired tear gas and pepper spray at several groups of journalists covering protests in the city. (AFP/Philip Fong)

Hong Kong police hit journalists covering protests with tear gas and pepper spray

Taipei, September 9, 2019 — Hong Kong police must cease their unprovoked use of tear gas and pepper spray against journalists covering protests in the city, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Journalist Revathi Pogadadanda at the Mojo TV office in Hyderabad in April 2019. Pogadadanda was detained by police on July 12, 2019. (Kunal Majumder/CPJ)

Hyderabad police detain Mojo TV’s Revathi Pogadadanda

Washington, D.C., July 12, 2019–Hyderabad police should immediately release journalist Revathi Pogadadanda, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Pogadadanda, the founder and former CEO of independent news channel Mojo TV, was forcibly taken to a police station this morning, according to news reports.

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