rubber bullets

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Chilean police shoot 2 journalists with rubber bullets at activist’s funeral procession

Miami, July 14, 2021 — Chilean authorities must thoroughly investigate police officers’ use of rubber bullets against journalists Vicente Rojas López and Felipe García, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On July 7, at about 6 p.m., agents with the Chilean Investigative Police shot rubber bullets at both…

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Brazilian Supreme Court rules in favor of photojournalist Alex Silveira, injured by police while covering protest in 2000

Rio de Janeiro, June 15, 2021 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed a Brazilian Supreme Court ruling requiring São Paulo state to compensate photojournalist Alex Silveira for an injury inflicted by police officers. On May 18, 2000, Military Police officers shot Silveira, then a photojournalist at the São Paulo daily newspaper Agora, in…

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At least 17 journalists injured covering protests in Bangladesh

Washington, D.C., March 29, 2021 – Bangladesh police must ensure that officers do not harm members of the press covering protests, and should investigate attacks on journalists by demonstrators and police officers, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On March 25 and 26, in Dhaka, the capital, members of the Chhatra League, the youth…

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Police attack journalists with tear gas and rubber bullets at Istanbul protest

Istanbul, February 3, 2021 — Turkish authorities should immediately investigate and prosecute law enforcement officers who attacked members of the press covering recent protests in Istanbul, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, Istanbul police in the city’s Kadıköy district fired tear gas at journalists covering student protests against a new university rector, and…

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US protests safety advisory

CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering U.S. protests over police violence

Updated August 26, 2020 There have been hundreds of reported incidents of violence and harassment, as well as arrests, targeting journalists covering ongoing Black Lives Matter protests across the U.S. sparked by the death on May 25, 2020—in police custody—of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man in Minneapolis, Minnesota. These incidents have been documented by CPJ…

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Security forces and protesters are seen in Baghdad, Iraq, on February 22, 2020. Iraqi riot police recently shot AFP photographer Ahmad al-Rubaye with rubber pellets. (AP/Hadi Mizban)

AFP photographer Ahmad al-Rubaye shot with pellets while covering protests in Baghdad

On February 21, 2020, Iraqi riot police in Baghdad’s Al-Kilani Square shot Ahmad al-Rubaye, an Iraqi photographer for the French news agency Agence France-Presse, with rubber pellets that hit his back, legs, and right shoulder, according to news reports, a statement by the local press freedom group Journalistic Freedoms Observatory, and the journalist, who spoke…

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A police officer sprays journalist Lam Chun Tung with pepper spray on September 29, 2019. Police also fired projectiles at journalists. (Nasha Chan/Stand News)

Hong Kong police fire pepper spray, projectiles at journalists covering protests

Taipei, September 30, 2019 — The Hong Kong police force should stop firing pepper spray and projectiles at journalists covering protests in the city, and should hold those responsible for such actions to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A journalist is grabbed by a police officer during protests Asuncion, Paraguay, on July 23, 2019. At least four journalists were injured during the protest, and one was allegedly groped by a demonstrator. (AFP/Norberto Duarte)

Journalists shot with rubber bullets, groped while covering Paraguay protest

Miami, July 25, 2019 — Paraguay authorities should thoroughly investigate attacks against journalists at a protest in Asunción and take measures to ensure that journalists can cover protests without being injured or assaulted, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Demonstrators run as Israeli troops fire tear gas canisters in the southern Gaza Strip on April 19, 2019. At least four Palestinian journalists were injured by Israeli troops during the protests. (Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Israeli forces injure four Palestinian journalists covering Gaza protests

On April 19, 2019, at least four Palestinian journalists covering protests in the Gaza Strip were injured by rubber bullets and tear gas canisters fired by Israeli soldiers, according to local press freedom organizations and social media posts by the journalists and their colleagues.

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Palestinian protesters run for cover as Israeli forces fire tear gas canisters east of Gaza City on March 30, 2019. At least 10 journalists have been hurt by Israeli forces since late March. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)

At least 10 Palestinian journalists injured by Israeli soldiers while covering Gaza protests since late March

At least 10 Palestinian journalists were injured by gunfire, rubber bullets, and tear gas canisters fired by Israeli soldiers in the Gaza Strip from March 22 to April 5, 2019, according to the journalists, news reports, and local press freedom groups.

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