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Freelance journalist Bryan Carmody, left, is seen with his attorney, Thomas Burke, at a panel event held by the Society of Professional Journalists in San Francisco on August 13, 2019. Police raided Carmody's home and office in May while investigating the leak of a report on the death of a San Francisco public defender. (AP/Juliet Williams)

Carmody case shows grave police overreach, say lawyers

Bryan Carmody, a breaking news stringer who frequently worked the police beat in San Francisco, woke on May 10 to the sound of a sledgehammer at the metal gate securing his front door. Law enforcement agents investigating the leak of internal police documents were attempting to discover his source, CPJ reported at the time.

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Russian police raid a business center in Moscow on October 15, 2019. That day, police also raided several news organizations and journalists' homes across the country. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

Russian police raid news outlets and journalists’ homes in October 15 crackdown

Vilnius, October 18, 2019 – Russian authorities should stop harassing media outlets and reporters, and allow the press to freely cover opposition political groups, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Iraqi police are seen in Maysan province, south of Baghdad, Iraq, on October 4, 2019. Four broadcasters in Baghdad were recently raided by unidentified assailants. (Reuters/Essam al-Sudani)

Unidentified assailants raid 4 broadcasters in Baghdad, assault staffers

Beirut, October 7, 2019 — Iraqi authorities should immediately investigate the recent attacks against four broadcasters in Baghdad and hold those responsible 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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Sudanese protesters wave the national flag during a demonstration in the capital Khartoum on August 1, 2019. On July 24, authorities detained Al-Sayha newspaper editor-in-chief and journalists’ union head Sadiq al-Rizaigi. (AFP/Ashraf Shazly)

Sudan detains Sadiq al-Rizaigi, Al-Sayha editor-in-chief and journalists’ union head, for 5 days

Sudanese authorities detained Sadiq al-Rizaigi, the editor-in-chief of privately owned newspaper Al-Sayha and head of the Sudanese Journalists’ Union, on July 24, 2019, according to AFP and Sudanese broadcaster Radio Dabanga. He was held without charge until he was released on July 29, according to the Sudan Tribune and the Sudanese Journalists’ Union.

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A police officer is seen in Hong Kong on July 2, 2019. On July 1, unidentified assailants vandalized pro-democracy broadcaster Citizens' Radio. (AP/Vincent Yu)

Pro-democracy underground station Citizens’ Radio vandalized in Hong Kong

Taipei, July 2, 2019 — Authorities in Hong Kong should swiftly investigate the vandalism of the Citizens’ Radio office and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Security forces are seen in Baghdad, Iraq, on June 21, 2019. The Baghdad offices of Al-Journal and 7C TV were recently raided in Baghdad following a corruption investigation. (AP/Hadi Mizban)

Armed men raid offices of Iraqi broadcaster and newspaper following corruption investigation

Beirut, July 2, 2019 — Iraqi authorities should investigate the armed raid against the Baghdad offices of Al-Journal and 7C TV and determine if the perpetrators were acting on behalf of a member of parliament, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Nicaraguan journalists Miguel Mora, left, and Lucía Pineda in Managua, Nicaragua, after their release from prison on June 11, 2019. (CPJ)

CPJ welcomes release of Nicaraguan journalists Miguel Mora and Lucía Pineda

New York, June 11, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release today of Miguel Mora and Lucía Pineda Ubau, the director and news director of independent digital and cable news channel 100% Noticias; the two journalists had been imprisoned since a police raid on their Managua newsroom on December 21, 2018.

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation Editorial Director Craig McMurtrie speaks to the media as Australian police raid the headquarters of public broadcaster in Sydney on June 5, 2019. (AFP/Peter Parks)

Police raid Australian Broadcasting Corporation headquarters, seize documents over Afghanistan reports

New York, June 5, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the Australian Federal Police raid on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation headquarters in Sydney today and called on authorities to immediately return any documents or other property seized. In a statement, police said the raid was related to an investigation into the publication…

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The offices of Australia's Sunday Telegraph, pictured in Sydney in October 2006. Police on June 4 raided the Canberra home of one of the paper's journalists. (AP/Rob Griffith)

Australian police raid home of Sunday Telegraph journalist Annika Smethurst

New York, June 4, 2019–Australian Federal Police today raided the Canberra home of Annika Smethurst, a politics editor for the Sunday Telegraph, and searched her property, computer, and cellphone, according to news reports. In a statement, police said the search warrant was part of an investigation into the alleged leak of national security information. In…

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