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Ethiopian journalist Abebe Bayu abducted and assaulted by unidentified men

New York, July 1, 2021 – Ethiopian authorities must thoroughly investigate the recent attack on journalist Abebe Bayu, hold those responsible to account, and ensure that all members of the press can work without fear, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On June 21, a group of four unidentified men surrounded Abebe, a reporter…

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Armed men rob, threaten to kill Congolese journalist Parfait Katoto in his home

Lome, Togo, June 17, 2021 — Congolese authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate threats made to journalist Parfait Katoto and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 9:50 p.m. on May 29, an armed man entered Katoto’s home in the eastern town of Biakato, in Ituri province, through an open…

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Colombian journalist Pincen Mora survives shooting attempt at home in Medellín

Bogotá, June 16, 2021 – Colombian authorities should thoroughly investigate the attempted shooting of journalist Pincen Mora, hold the perpetrators to account, and guarantee his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On June 8, at about 5 p.m., a group of eight unidentified men on motorcycles stopped at the home and office of Mora,…

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Liberian journalist beaten, robbed while covering pre-election events

Abuja, September 18, 2020 – Liberian authorities should credibly investigate the attack on journalist Amos Omaska Jallah and ensure those responsible are held to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On September 13, in Latia, a town in Liberia’s western Cape Mount county, a group of at least 30 men attacked Jallah, a…

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Journalist Julia Gavarrete’s home robbed, laptop stolen in El Salvador

On July 2, 2020, between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., unidentified individuals broke into journalist Julia Gavarrete’s home in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, and stole her laptop, according to news reports and the journalist, who spoke to CPJ in a phone interview. Gavarrete, a reporter for the independent news website Gato Encerrado, told…

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A police officer is seen in Guatemala City on March 22, 2020. Journalist Carlos Choc's home was recently robbed in southeast Guatemala. (AFP/Johan Ordonez)

Journalist Carlos Choc’s home robbed in southeast Guatemala

Managua, Nicaragua, April 21, 2020 — Guatemalan authorities should immediately investigate the robbery of journalist Carlos Ernesto Choc’s home, determine if it was related to his reporting, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Security forces are seen in Sulaimaniya, Iraqi Kurdistan, on March 14. 2020. Unidentified individuals recently tortured and robbed journalist Adnan Rashidi in Iraqi Kurdistan. (Reuters/Ako Rasheed)

Journalist Adnan Rashidi tortured, robbed in Iraqi Kurdistan

New York, March 26, 2020 — Authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the torture and robbery of journalist Adnan Rashidi and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Journalist Lydia Cacho is seen in Mexico City, Mexico, on July 6, 2011. Unidentified individuals recently broke into Cacho's home, killed her pets, and stole reporting equipment. (AP/Franklin Reyes)

In Mexico, attackers steal Lydia Cacho’s reporting records, kill dogs

Mexico City, July 23, 2019 –Mexican authorities must immediately and credibly investigate the burglary of the residence of investigative reporter Lydia Cacho Ribeiro and guarantee her safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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People listen to a radio in Monrovia, Liberia, on December 27, 2017. The Roots FM radio station in Monrovia was recently attacked in two separate incidents. (Thierry Gouegnon/Reuters)

Liberian radio station transmitter attacked twice in 10 days

Abidjan, February 15, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Liberian authorities to ensure that those responsible for two recent attacks on independent broadcaster Roots FM are swiftly arrested and prosecuted.

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Protesters stand behind a burned bus during an anti-government rally in Tipitapa, Nicaragua on June 14. A Nicaraguan reporter who is covering the unrest says armed attackers broke into his home, beat him, and stole his identification documents. (Reuters/Oswaldo Rivas)

Armed attackers rob, threaten Nicaraguan reporter in his home

Two armed men broke into the home of newspaper reporter Josué Garay in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua early on June 10, 2018, beat him and stole his phone and identification documents, the journalist told CPJ by phone. Garay told CPJ he believes the attack was an attempt to intimidate him and discourage him from…

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