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Belarus police raid Novy Chas newspaper, interrogate at least 2 journalists

Vilnius, Lithuania, October 21, 2021 — Belarusian authorities should stop harassing independent journalists and refrain from charging or imprisoning members of the press over their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, police in Minsk raided the office of the independent weekly online newspaper Novy Chas and the home of at least one…

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Polish police search journalist’s home, seize equipment over alleged threats to legislator

Berlin, October 6, 2021 — Polish authorities should stop harassing journalist Piotr Bakselerowicz, return his equipment, and respect the confidentiality of his sources, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On October 2, four officers from the Warsaw Police Department, two of whom carried guns, searched the apartment of Bakselerowicz, a reporter for the independent…

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Ecuadorian authorities raid office of journalist Fausto Chimbolema, confiscate equipment

Bogota, September 22, 2021 — Ecuadorian authorities should return all equipment confiscated from journalist Fausto Chimbolema and disclose the reason for the recent raid on his office, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On September 14, police officers and agents from the local attorney general’s office raided Chimbolema’s office in the central Ecuadorian town…

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Indian finance authorities raid offices of Newslaundry and Newsclick websites

New Delhi, September 13, 2021 – Indian authorities must stop harassing employees of the news websites Newslaundry and Newsclick and let them work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about noon on September 10, officials from the national Income Tax Department raided the two outlets’ offices in New Delhi as part of an investigation…

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Jammu and Kashmir police raid homes of four journalists

New Delhi, September 8, 2021 – Police in India-administered Jammu and Kashmir should stop raiding the homes of journalists and immediately return any seized electronic devices, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Authorities in Srinagar, the main city in Jammu and Kashmir, today raided the homes of four journalists–Showkat Motta, the editor of Kashmir…

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Taliban raids homes of 2 more journalists in Afghanistan

Washington, D.C., August 24, 2021 – The Taliban must immediately cease raiding the homes of journalists and allow the media to operate freely and openly without fear of violence or reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On August 17 and 20, Taliban militants raided the homes of at least two members of the…

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Belarus authorities search homes of 6 current and former BelaPAN employees, 3 remain in detention

Stockholm, August 18, 2021 – Belarusian authorities should immediately release all detained current and former employees of the BelaPAN news agency and allow the country’s independent press to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. This morning, law enforcement officers in Minsk, the capital, searched the editorial offices of the independent Belarusian news…

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Taliban militants raid homes of at least 4 media workers in Afghanistan

Washington, D.C., August 18, 2021 — The Taliban must immediately cease attacking journalists and searching their homes, and allow members of the press to operate freely and without fear of violence or reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Since the Taliban took power in the country earlier this week, militants have searched the…

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Nicaraguan police raid La Prensa offices, detain publisher Juan Lorenzo Holmann

Guatemala City, August 16, 2021 – Nicaraguan authorities must stop harassing the La Prensa newspaper, allow its staff to enter their offices and report freely, and unconditionally release publisher Juan Lorenzo Holmann, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 11 a.m. on August 13, riot police officers raided the independent newspaper’s office in…

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RFE/RL office raided, journalists detained as Belarus crackdown continues

Stockholm, July 16, 2021 – In response to Belarusian authorities’ raids today of the U.S. Congress-funded broadcaster Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, searches of numerous journalists’ homes, and the detention of several members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “With today’s raid on the offices of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty…

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