Protest

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Russian blogger jailed for 25 days over coverage of Navalny protests, hospitalized after hunger strike

New York, February 10, 2021 – Russian authorities should immediately release journalist Dmitry Bairov, drop all charges against him, and allow him to work freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On January 28, plain-clothed law enforcement officers detained Bairov near his home in Ulan-Ude, a city in the eastern Russian Republic…

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CPJ condemns Myanmar police shooting of journalist with rubber bullet at anti-coup protest

Bangkok, February 10, 2021 – Myanmar authorities must ensure journalists can safely cover events of public interest, and should refrain from targeting members of the press at protests, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, in the capital city of Naypyidaw, police fired rubber bullets at demonstrators, hitting Than Htike Aung, a reporter with…

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Iraqi security forces stand guard outside the offices of the MBC 1 TV channel in Baghdad, Iraq, on May, 18, 2020. The office was attacked by protesters on May 18.

Protesters storm Baghdad office of Saudi broadcaster MBC

New York, May 19, 2020 — Iraq authorities should conduct a transparent and speedy investigation into the ransacking of the Baghdad office of the Saudi broadcaster MBC and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A journalist uses a phone to take photos during a National People's Congress press conference in Beijing in March 2019. The Foreign Correspondents' Club of China annual survey finds conditions for the foreign press deteriorated in 2019. (AFP/Wang Zhao)

China uses visa process to intimidate foreign press, FCCC survey finds

Conditions for foreign correspondents in China deteriorated in 2019, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC) annual survey found. The report, published today, noted that for a second year none of the respondents gave a positive response when asked if conditions had improved.

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Lebanese riot police guard a road leading to the parliament during clashes with anti-government protesters in downtown Beirut on January 22, 2020. Journalists covering the unrest are advised to take safety precautions. (AFP/Patrick Baz)

CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering protests in Lebanon

Protests in Lebanon have become more violent in recent weeks, with approximately 500 protesters and members of the security forces injured, according to reports. Lebanese authorities have used water cannon, batons, rubber bullets and, on occasion, fired teargas directly at protesters, according to reports. Protesters have thrown projectiles including molotov cocktails, stones and fireworks, directed…

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Protesters and police officers are seen in Beirut, Lebanon, on January 15, 2020. Police attacked and detained journalists covering the recent protests in Beirut. (AP/Hussein Malla)

Journalists assaulted, detained while covering protests in Beirut

Beirut, January 16, 2020 — Lebanese authorities should investigate recent attacks against journalists covering protests in Beirut by both police and demonstrators, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A protest in Chitipa, Malawi, is seen on January 10, 2020. A group of protesters assaulted reporter Patricia Kayuni at the demonstration. (Photo by Masozi Kasambara)

Journalist Patricia Kayuni assaulted while covering protest in Malawi

New York, January 14, 2019 — Malawian authorities should conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into the assault of journalist Patricia Kayuni and ensure that those responsible are held 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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Iraqi demonstrators gather in Basra on January 10. Gunmen killed two journalists from the Iraqi broadcaster Dijlah TV, who were covering the protests. (Reuters/Essam al-Sudani)

Gunmen open fire on car, kill 2 Dijlah TV journalists at Iraq protest

Beirut, January 10, 2020—The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the killing of two journalists working for the Iraqi broadcaster Dijlah TV, and urged Iraqi authorities to immediately open an investigation and hold those responsible to account.

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Brass work hangs at the entrance to Igun Street in the Edo state capital of Benin City, in June 2018. A journalist for Rave Television was attacked while covering a protest in the Nigerian city in November 2019. (Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye)

Assailants attack Rave Television journalist, break camera during Nigeria protest

On November 9, 2019, a group of people attacked Jimoh Ogirima, a journalist with the privately owned broadcaster Rave Television, in Nigeria’s southern Edo State, and damaged his camera while he filmed a protest, according to the news website Newspad, the Ghana-based press freedom organization Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), and Ogirima, who spoke…

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