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Journalist Jobert Bercasio shot and killed in the Philippines

Bangkok, September 15, 2020 – Philippine authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the killing of journalist Jobert Bercasio and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 8 p.m. yesterday, two unidentified assailants on a motorcycle shot and killed Bercasio, a reporter and commentator at the privately…

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Colombian journalist José Abelardo Liz killed during military attack on Indigenous group

Bogotá, Colombia, August 18, 2020 — Colombian authorities must swiftly and transparently investigate the killing of Indigenous radio journalist José Abelardo Liz, determine if members of the military were responsible, and bring his killers to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On August 13, Liz was shot and killed during a two-day military…

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Soldiers shoot at journalist in Colombia, threaten reporters covering coca protests

Bogotá, August 17, 2020 – Colombian authorities must undertake a thorough and transparent investigation into violence against journalists Fernando Osorio and Edilson Álvarez, and ensure those responsible are brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On August 8, soldiers chased Osorio, a photographer for the local news cooperative Voces del Guayabero, which…

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Police tape is seen near Bavispe, Sonora state, Mexico, on January 11, 2020. Journalist Jorge Miguel Armenta Ávalos was recently killed in Sonora state. (AP/Christian Chavez)

Mexican newspaper owner Jorge Armenta shot and killed in Sonora

Mexico City, May 19, 2020 — Mexican authorities should conduct a swift and credible investigation into the killing of journalist Jorge Miguel Armenta Ávalos and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Police officers are seen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 23, 2020. Journalist Leonardo Pinheiro was recently shot and killed in Rio de Janeiro state. (Reuters/Sergio Moraes)

Brazilian journalist Leonardo Pinheiro shot and killed in Araruama

Rio de Janeiro, May 19, 2020 — Brazilian authorities must promptly and thoroughly investigate the killing of journalist Leonardo Pinheiro, determine if it was related to his reporting, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A police car is seen in Milan, Italy, on May 4, 2020. Unidentified attackers recently shot at Italian journalist Mario De Michele’s home. (AFP/Miguel Medina)

Unidentified attackers open fire on Italian journalist Mario De Michele’s home

Berlin, May 7, 2020 — Italian authorities must conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the shooting attack at the home of journalist Mario De Michele and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A police officer is seen in Manila, the Philippines, on April 24, 2020. Philippine reporter Rex Cornelio Pepino was recently shot and killed. (Reuters/Eloisa Lopez)

Radio reporter Rex Cornelio Pepino shot and killed in the Philippines

Bangkok, May 6, 2020 — Philippine authorities should conduct a swift and transparent investigation into the killing of reporter Rex Cornelio Pepino, determine if the attack was related to his journalism, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Riot police are seen in Kocaeli province, Turkey, on July 6, 2017. Unidentified attackers recently shot at the offices of the Kocaeli Ses newspaper. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

Unidentified shooters attack office of Kocaeli Ses newspaper in Turkey

Istanbul, April 20, 2020 — Turkish authorities should conduct a swift and transparent investigation into the shooting attack on the Kocaeli Ses newspaper, hold those responsible to account, and ensure the safety of the paper’s staff, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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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 car is seen in Rome, Italy, on July 31, 2019. Police are investigating recent attacks against journalist Mario De Michele. (AP/Paolo Santalucia)

Italian journalist Mario De Michele survives shooting attempt

Berlin, November 18, 2019 — Italian authorities must conduct a transparent and thorough investigation into the attempted shooting of journalist Mario De Michele and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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