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Police assault 2 journalists covering political protest in the Maldives

New York, February 7, 2023 – Maldives authorities must swiftly investigate the recent assaults of journalists Hassan Shaheed and Ahmed Misbaah and ensure that members of the press can report on public events without fear of violence by police, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On the morning of Monday, February 6, police officers…

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Journalist Elnaz Mohammadi arrested at Evin Prison in Iran

Washington, D.C., February 6, 2023 – Iranian authorities must drop any charges against journalist Elnaz Mohammadi and release her immediately and unconditionally, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday.  On Sunday, January 5, authorities arrested Mohammadi, head of the social issues desk at the state-run Hammihan newspaper, after she responded to a summons to answer…

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Peruvian journalist Manuel Calloquispe harassed, threatened over protest coverage

Bogotá, February 3, 2022 – Peruvian authorities must investigate the recent harassment of journalist Manuel Calloquispe, ensure his safety, and take steps to protect members of the press covering political protests, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On January 27, a group of about 200 protesters surrounded Calloquispe’s home in the eastern town of…

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More than a dozen journalists harassed, attacked during week of anti-government protests in Peru

Bogotá, January 24, 2023 – More than a dozen journalists have been harassed, attacked, or injured amid protests in the Peruvian capital of Lima since January 19, according to media reports, journalists who spoke with CPJ, and Adriana León, spokesperson for the Lima-based Institute for Press and Society (IPYS), who communicated with CPJ via messaging…

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Dozens of journalists harassed, injured amid Peru protests

Bogotá, January 11, 2023 – In response to reports that more than 70 journalists have been harassed and attacked amid anti-government protests in Peru, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement calling for authorities to ensure reporters’ safety: “We are alarmed by the dozens of attacks on journalists in Peru covering anti-government protests,”…

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CPJ calls for release of 2 journalists jailed for covering Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests

Taipei, January 5, 2023 – Hong Kong authorities must immediately release two journalists jailed in relation to their coverage of protests in 2019 and 2020, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. Freelancers Tang Cheuk-yu and Choy Kin-yue are among many facing criminal charges for documenting the city’s historic pro-democracy demonstrations during that period.  A…

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Shanghai police detain foreign journalists covering anti-lockdown protests, beat BBC correspondent Edward Lawrence

Taipei, November 28, 2022 — Chinese authorities must immediately stop harassing and detaining journalists and ensure the safety of reporters covering protests against the country’s COVID-19 restrictions, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday.   On Sunday, police in Shanghai assaulted Edward Lawrence, a journalist for British public broadcaster BBC, while he was covering a…

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Names of journalists arrested in Iran’s anti-state protests

When mass protests swept Iran following the death in morality-police custody of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, CPJ began documenting the names of journalists arrested during the uprising. The crackdown led to Iran’s designation as the world’s worst jailer of journalists in CPJ’s 2022 prison census. The list published here includes names based on information…

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CPJ’s Yeganeh Rezaian on mass protests and journalist arrests in Iran

When mass protests erupted in Iran more than a week ago, the government cracked down hard. While clashes between security forces and demonstrators left many dead and disruptions to internet service made information hard to obtain, CPJ learned that security forces had arrested at least 28 journalists as of September 29. (Click here for CPJ’s…

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Five Guinean journalists attacked by demonstrators while covering protests 

Dakar, August 19, 2022 – Guinean authorities should investigate the attacks on five journalists while they covered protests, hold those responsible to account, and ensure the press can work freely and safely while covering civil unrest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday.  In separate incidents on July 7, 27, and 28, demonstrators assaulted and…

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