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Jesus Malabanan, reporter who covered Duterte drug war, killed in the Philippines

Bangkok, December 9, 2021 – Philippine authorities should conduct a rapid and thorough investigation into the killing of journalist Jesus “Jess” Malabanan and swiftly bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 6 p.m. yesterday, unidentified assailants on a motorcycle shot Malabanan in the head while he was watching…

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Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui killed in Afghanistan

Washington, D.C., July 16, 2021 — Afghan authorities must conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the killing of Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui and do everything in their power to protect members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Siddiqui, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his work in 2018, was killed…

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Belarus strips journalists working for foreign outlets of accreditation

New York, August 29, 2020—Authorities in Belarus today withdrew accreditation from at least 17 journalists who had been covering post-election protests for foreign media outlets, according to the Belarusian Association of Journalists and news reports. The journalists included local and Russian journalists working for outlets such as the British Broadcasting Corporation, Reuters, The Associated Press,…

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Russian journalist Ivan Safronov charged with treason; journalists arrested at protests for his release

New York, July 8, 2020 – Russian authorities should release journalist Ivan Safronov immediately, drop the charges against him, and allow the press to cover his case freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, Russian Federal Security Service officers detained Safronov near his Moscow apartment and charged him with high treason for allegedly…

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Medical staff are seen in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on March 27, 2020. CPJ recently spoke with Haitian journalist Robenson Sanon about covering the COVID-19 pandemic. (Reuters/Jeanty Junior Augustin)

Haitian journalist Robenson Sanon says covering COVID-19 feels like being ‘soldiers in the battlefield’

Reuters correspondent Robenson Sanon has been covering life in his home country of Haiti for over 10 years.

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A medical worker is seen at Basra University Hospital, in southern Iraqi, on April 1, 2020. Iraq's media regulator recently suspended Reuters' license for three months over a report on the COVID-19 pandemic. (AFP/Hussein Faleh)

Iraqi regulator suspends Reuters’ license for 3 months over COVID-19 report

New York, April 3, 2020 — Iraqi authorities should immediately reinstate the license of the Reuters news agency, and allow all media outlets to cover the COVID-19 pandemic freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Soldiers are seen in Yangon, Myanmar, on February 12, 2020. The country's army recently filed a criminal defamation complaint against the Reuters news agency and a local lawmaker. (Reuters/Ann Wang)

Myanmar army files criminal defamation complaint against Reuters over Rohingya killing report

Bangkok, March 10, 2020 — The Myanmar army should drop its criminal defamation complaint against the Reuters news agency and should stop using legal threats to intimidate the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A visitor walks past company exhibition stands at the Cybertech 2019 conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, on January 29, 2019. Reuters reported on August 22, 2019, that Israel has eased export controls on surveillance technologies. (Reuters/Amir Cohen)

Israel eased export controls on surveillance technologies amid criticism

New York, August 22, 2019–Israeli officials confirmed that, under a rule change by the Defense Ministry, Israeli surveillance companies are able to obtain exemptions on marketing license for the sale of some products to certain countries, Reuters reported today. It is not clear which companies, and which products, were impacted; however, Reuters reported that the…

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People help a wounded man during a rally calling for opposition candidates to be registered for elections to the Moscow City Duma, the capital's regional parliament, in Moscow, Russia, on July 27, 2019. Police in Moscow attacked, threatened, and detained journalists covering protests in Moscow on July 27 and August 3. (Reuters/Tatyana Makeyeva)

Moscow police detain, assault journalists covering protests

Washington, D.C., August 8, 2019–Russian authorities should allow journalists to cover protests freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today, after the detention of several journalists and the use of force by police against the media during demonstrations in Moscow on July 27 and August 3.

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A photo of fighters taken by Reuters photographer Hani Amara, south of Tripoli, on May 7. Amara was injured while covering clashes in Libya on May 12. (Reuters/Hani Amara)

Reuters photojournalist Hani Amara shot while covering Libya clashes

On May 12, 2019, Hani Amara, a photographer and videographer for Reuters, was shot in the leg while covering clashes in the Libyan capital Tripoli, according to news reports, social media posts and the Libyan Center for Freedom of the Press, a local press freedom group.

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