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A Mexican official pictured at the bridge connecting Tijuana and San Diego, in April 2018. The Department of Homeland Security is investigating the policies of Customs and Border Protection after documents appeared to show that the agency targeted journalists. (Reuters/Mike Blake)

What we need to know about CBP’s searches of journalists at San Diego

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating whether the Customs and Border Protection Agency inappropriately targeted and questioned journalists and activists. The investigation, announced by CBP on March 6, came after NBC 7 obtained documents showing that the border agency compiled a list of individuals, including at least 10 journalists, for additional screening.

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The Paris office of Mediapart, pictured on February 4. The news website is refusing to allow police to search its office in connection to Mediapart's reporting on former presidential security officer Alexandre Benalla. (AFP/Philippe Lopez)

French police attempt to search Mediapart offices over Benalla report

Berlin, February 4, 2019–The Paris prosecutor’s office should cease its attempts to search the offices of investigative news outlet Mediapart, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. Mediapart reported that police and prosecutors attempted to search its office today as part of an investigation into the outlet’s reporting on the French president’s former top security officer…

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Journalist Raghav Bahl, center, is seen in this screen grab with staff at The Quint. Tax officials raided the website's offices and Bahl's home on October 11.

In India, tax officials raid offices, home of Quint editor-in-chief and Modi critic

Officials from India’s Income Tax Department on October 11, 2018, raided the home of journalist Raghav Bahl and the offices of The Quint, in Noida, where Bahl is editor-in-chief, and The Newsminute in Bengaluru, a news website that Bahl has a minority stake in, according to media reports. Government officials told Press Trust of India…

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Passengers wait at a bus stop in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in early 2018. Kazakh authorities raided two news outlets and confiscated equipment in April. (Retuers/Shamil Zhumatov)

Kazakhstan police raid newsrooms, detain journalists, seize equipment

New York, April 13, 2018–Kazakh authorities should stop harassing journalists with the independent news outlets Forbes Kazakhstan and Ratel and dismiss criminal defamation suits against the two outlets and their journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A police officer walks along the Red Square in Moscow, Russia in November 2017. Russia's Federal Security Service searched journalist Pavel Nikulin's Moscow apartment in relation to his article on a Russian man who said he fought with Islamic State militants in Syria. (Reuters/Grigory Dukor)

Russian journalist questioned, apartment searched, equipment seized

Kiev, February 1, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Russian authorities today to return all confiscated property to independent journalist Pavel Nikulin, and stop harassing him in retaliation for his reporting. The Federal Security Service (FSB) yesterday morning raided Nikulin’s Moscow apartment, and brought the journalist to agency headquarters where he was questioned for…

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Travelers wait for a security check at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in November. Journalists traveling to the U.S. can face searches that can risk the confidentiality of their sources. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP)

Security risk for sources as US border agents stop and search journalists

French-American photojournalist Kim Badawi did not go home to Texas for Thanksgiving this year. He didn’t want to risk a repeat of November last year, when he says U.S. border security detained him at Miami airport and interrogated him in minute detail about his private life, political views, and journalistic sources.

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