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A Mexican police cordon reading "Danger" is pictured at a crime scene on January 4, 2018. Community radio station director Rafael Murúa Manríquez was recently killed in northern Mexico. (Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters)

Mexican reporter found killed in Baja California Sur

Mexico City, January 22, 2019 – Mexican authorities should immediately undertake a transparent and exhaustive investigation into the murder of community radio station director Rafael Murúa Manríquez, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Vehicles on a highway heading to the port in Matnog, Sorsogon, the Philippines, on December 17, 2017. A radio broadcaster was killed in Sorsogon City on January 9, 2018. (AFP/Charism Sayat)

Radio broadcaster killed under suspicious circumstances in the Philippines

Bangkok, January 11, 2018–Philippine authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the killing of Filipino news broadcaster John Michael Decano and bring the assailant to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Gabonese soldiers stand in front of the headquarters of the national broadcaster in Libreville on January 7, 2019, after a failed coup. Gabon shut down the internet and broadcasting services following the coup attempt. (AFP/Steve Jordan)

Gabon shuts down the internet and broadcasting services following coup attempt

Abidjan, January 7, 2019–Gabon’s government on Monday morning shut down the internet and broadcasting services following an attempted coup against President Ali Bongo, according to digital rights groups Netblocks, and Internet Without Borders, news reports, and local journalists and civil society organizations with whom the Committee to Protect Journalists spoke.

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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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A Somali boy, pictured in August 2018, watches as soldiers for the African Union Mission leave the Mogadishu stadium they used for years as a base. Gunmen in October shot dead a radio journalist in a town about 17km from the capital. (AFP/Mohamed Abdiwahab)

Radio journalist gunned down in Somalia

Nairobi, Kenya, October 31, 2018–Authorities in Somalia should urgently investigate the killing of radio journalist Abdullahi Mire Hashi, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At least two unidentified gunmen shot Abdullahi in the town of Elasha Biyaha, about 17 km from the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on October 27, according to media reports and two…

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Radio Yandê founder Renata Machado. Rádio Yandê is one of the few outlets in Brazil to tell the stories of the country's indigenous people on their own terms. (Alfredo Boc Boc)

How Brazil’s ‘ethno-communicators’ are helping indigenous people find their voice

The people who run Radio Yandê, a Brazilian digital portal dedicated to indigenous issues, have many words to define what they do, but even though the site has stories, video and audio, none of those definitions include the word journalist.

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Radio owner and commentator Sandoval Braga, pictured left with his colleague Inaldo Lima. Gunman shot Braga in the leg and threatened him over his reporting on September 21. (Radio União)

Gunmen break into radio station in Brazil and shoot commentator in the leg

São Paulo, September 25, 2018–Police in the Brazilian state of Ceará must act quickly to bring the gunmen who injured radio owner and commentator Sandoval Braga to justice and ensure the safety of employees at Radio União FM 96.5, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A general view shows people walking along a street in Galkayo on April 21, 2015. A radio reporter and photographer was killed in Galkayo on September 19, 2018. (Reuters/Feisal Omar)

Journalist dies in Puntland of injuries sustained in knife attack

Nairobi, September 21, 2018–Police in Puntland, a semi-autonomous region in Somalia, should rigorously investigate the killing of Abdirisak Said Osman, a reporter and photographer with the privately owned radio station Codka Nabada, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Residents gather for a ceremony in Bugendana in June 2018 to mark the adoption of Burundi's new constitution. Three radio journalists covering a land dispute in the country's capital in August 2018 say police harassed and attacked them. (STR/AFP)

In Burundi, three journalists attacked and prevented from covering protest

Police on August 27 allegedly attacked three journalists with the privately owned station Radio Culture and prevented them from reporting on a land dispute in Ngagara, a neighborhood in the capital, Bujumbura, according to two of the journalists and a Facebook post by SOS Médias Burundi, a collective of independent journalists that reports on the…

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A market along the street in Ibadan, in Nigeria's southwestern Oyo state, on September 22, 2012. Fresh FM radio station in Ibadan was partially demolished on August 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Nigeria’s Fresh FM radio station partially demolished following critical reporting

Fresh FM, a privately owned radio station based in Ibadan city, in Nigeria’s southwestern Oyo state, was partially demolished by bulldozer during the early hours of August 19, 2018, upon the order of the Oyo state government, Samson Akindele, head of news for Fresh FM, and David Ajiboye, station manager for Fresh FM, told CPJ.…

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