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Mexican journalist Manuel González Reyes shot dead in Cuernavaca

Mexico City, October 1, 2021 – Mexican authorities must immediately and thoroughly investigate the killing of journalist Manuel González Reyes, determine whether he was targeted for his work, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 4:30 p.m. on September 28, unidentified attackers shot and killed González, founder…

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Colombian journalist Marcos Efraín Montalvo shot and killed

Bogotá, September 28, 2021 – Colombian authorities must thoroughly investigate the killing of journalist Marcos Efraín Montalvo, determine if he was targeted for his work, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On September 19, in the western city of Tuluá, an unidentified man with a pistol entered a…

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Afghan journalist Mohammad Ali Ahmadi shot and injured in Kabul

Washington, D.C., September 22, 2021 — The Taliban must conduct an immediate and impartial investigation into the shooting of Mohammad Ali Ahmadi and hold the perpetrator to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On September 18, an unidentified man shot Ahmadi, a reporter and editor with the privately owned national radio broadcaster Salam…

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Turkish commentator Emre Erciş shot in leg in Istanbul

Istanbul, August 12, 2021 – Turkish authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the attack on political commentator Emre Erciş and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. This afternoon, an unidentified attacker shot Erciş in his foot and leg while he was walking in Istanbul’s Fatih district…

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Brazilian journalist Jackson Silva survives shooting

Rio de Janeiro, July 19, 2021 – Brazilian authorities should promptly and thoroughly investigate the shooting of journalist Jackson Silva, ensure his safety, and guarantee that reporters can work without fear, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 9 p.m. on July 9, in the city of Moju in the northern state of…

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Dutch journalist Peter R. de Vries dies after shooting

New York, July 15, 2021 – In response to reports today that Dutch crime reporter Peter R. de Vries died from injuries sustained in a shooting last week, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “Dutch crime reporter Peter R. de Vries was long threatened for his investigative work, and with today’s tragic…

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Crime reporter Peter R. de Vries shot in Amsterdam, hospitalized in critical condition

New York, July 6, 2021 – In response to the shooting today of Dutch journalist Peter R. de Vries, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “Dutch authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate the shooting of crime reporter Peter R. de Vries, determine if he was targeted for his work, and ensure that…

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Haitian journalist Diego Charles shot and killed in Port-au-Prince

Miami, July 1, 2021 — Haitian authorities should conduct a swift and comprehensive investigation into the killing of journalist Diego Charles, determine if he was targeted for his reporting, and ensure those responsible are brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 11:00 p.m. on June 29, unidentified men riding a…

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Mexican reporter Gustavo Sánchez shot and killed in Oaxaca

Mexico City, June 22, 2021 – Mexican authorities should conduct a swift, thorough, and transparent investigation into the killing of journalist Gustavo Sánchez Cabrera, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 8 a.m. on June 17, two unidentified people driving a car near the town of Morro Mazatán, in the southern state of…

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Ecuadorian journalist Calixto Zambrano survives shooting

Bogotá, June 3, 2021 – Ecuadorian authorities should thoroughly investigate the shooting of journalist Calixto Zambrano and hold the perpetrators to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 7:30 p.m. on May 28, two unidentified men on a motorcycle approached Zambrano as he was returning to his home in the western town of…

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