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CPJ calls for international probe into Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing in West Bank

Beirut, May 12, 2022 –  Israeli and Palestinian authorities should ensure that the investigation into the killing of Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh is swift and transparent, that all evidence is shared with international investigators, and that those responsible are brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. Abu Akleh, a reporter…

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Chilean journalist Francisca Sandoval dies after shooting at May 1 protest

Miami, May 12, 2022 – In response to news reports that Chilean journalist Francisca Sandoval died from injuries she sustained in a shooting while covering a protest on May 1, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement of condolence and condemnation: “We are saddened by the news of the death today of Chilean…

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Gunfire at Chilean workers’ demonstration injures 3 journalists; 1 in critical condition

Miami, May 4, 2022 — Chilean authorities must thoroughly investigate the shootings of three journalists covering a demonstration and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On Sunday, May 1, gunmen opened fire during a Workers’ Day demonstration in the Barrio Meiggs area of Santiago, the capital, as well as…

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Bangladeshi journalist Mohiuddin Sarker Nayeem shot and killed

New York, April 19, 2022 – Bangladesh authorities must conduct a swift and impartial investigation into the killing of journalist Mohiuddin Sarker Nayeem and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On April 13, alleged narcotics dealers shot and killed Nayeem, a reporter for the privately owned…

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Russian journalist Rodion Severyanov shot and wounded in Ukraine

Paris, March 30, 2022 – Russian and Ukrainian authorities should ensure that journalists are not targeted while reporting on the ongoing war in Ukraine, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On Tuesday, March 29, Rodion Severyanov, a war correspondent for the Russian broadcaster Izvestiya TV, was shot in the leg and wounded in the…

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Mexican journalist Armando Linares shot and killed in Zitácuaro

Mexico City, March 16, 2022 – Mexican authorities must immediately and credibly investigate the killing of journalist Armando Linares López and ensure the protection of his colleagues, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On Tuesday, March 15, unidentified attackers shot and killed Linares, the co-founder and editor of news website Monitor Michoacán, at his…

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Police make 2 arrests after alleged gang members shoot at Radio Globo newsroom in Honduras

Guatemala City, March 15, 2022 — Honduran authorities should swiftly and transparently investigate the recent attack on Radio Globo’s office and ensure that the perpetrators are held to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. At about 3 p.m. on March 7, a man on a motorcycle fired multiple gunshots at the broadcaster’s office…

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US journalist Brent Renaud is killed in Ukraine, second journalist is wounded

New York, March 13, 2022 – U.S. reporter Brent Renaud was shot and killed, and another journalist was injured on Sunday in the city of Irpin, outside of Kyiv, according to a Ukrainian police official and news reports. In denouncing the shooting, the Committee to Protect Journalists called for the killers to be brought to…

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Reporters shot, shelled, robbed while covering Russian invasion of Ukraine

Paris, March 9, 2022 – Russian and Ukrainian authorities must ensure that members of the press can cover the war in Ukraine safely and freely, and Russian forces must refrain from targeting journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Since late February, Russian troops have injured at least three journalists from international outlets, and…

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Mexican journalist Juan Carlos Muñiz shot dead in Zacatecas

Mexico City, March 9, 2022 – Mexican authorities must immediately and thoroughly investigate the killing of journalist Juan Carlos Muñiz and determine whether he was killed because of his journalism, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On March 4, Muñiz’s body was found in Los Olivos, a neighborhood in the city of Fresnillo in…

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