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Tear gas canisters are fired by Israeli forces at Palestinian demonstrators on May 4, 2018. At least five Palestinian journalists were injured covering protests in the Gaza Strip on May 4 as the Israel Defense Forces used tear gas and fired live rounds to disperse demonstrators, according to reports. (Reuters/Mohammed Salem)

Five Palestinian journalists injured in week 6 of Gaza protests

At least five Palestinian journalists were injured on May 4, 2018, covering protests in the Gaza Strip, as the Israel Defense Forces used tear gas and fired live rounds to disperse demonstrators, according to news reports, social media posts by local journalists, and two local reporters — Moneeb Saada and Saud Abu Ramadan — with…

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A main thoroughfare during rush hour in Quezon City, Philippines in February 2018. A Filipino journalist died on May 2, 2018, from injuries sustained in a shooting attack on April 30 in Dumaguete City. (Reuters/Dondi Tawatao)

Radio reporter killed in the Philippines

Bangkok, May 2, 2018–A Filipino journalist died today of injuries sustained in a shooting attack on April 30 in Dumaguete City in the island nation’s central region, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the shooting and called on authorities to identify those responsible and swiftly bring them to justice.

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A wounded Palestinian falls to the ground during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest in the southern Gaza Strip on April 27, 2018. At least seven journalists were injured on April 27 while covering the protests, according to CPJ research. (Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Seven Palestinian journalists injured as Gaza protests continue

At least seven Palestinian journalists were injured while covering protests in the Gaza Strip on April 27, 2018, as the Israel Defense Forces used tear gas and fired live rounds to try to disperse protesters, according to the Palestinian Journalist Syndicate, news reports, and three local journalists–Moneeb Saada, Saud Abu Ramadan, and Sami Eissa–with whom…

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Israeli border police officers during clashes with Palestinians in the occupied West Bank on April 13, 2018. A Palestinian photographer Ahmed Abu Hussein died on April 25 from bullet wounds to his abdomen sustained on April 13 while he was covering protests in Gaza, according to reports. (Reuters/Mohamad Torokman)

Second Palestinian journalist dies from injuries sustained covering Gaza protests

Washington D.C., April 25, 2018–Ahmed Abu Hussein, a Palestinian photographer for the Gaza-based Voice of the People Radio, died today from bullet wounds to his abdomen sustained on April 13 while he was covering protests in the northern Gazan city of Jabalia, according to news reports citing Gazan Health Ministry officials. Hussein is the second…

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A memorial in Managua, Nicaragua for demonstrators killed during protests against the government's plan to reform pensions. At least one journalist has been killed while covering the protests, according to reports. (Reuters/Jorge Cabrera)

Journalist killed while covering protests in eastern Nicaragua

New York, April 24, 2018–Nicaraguan authorities should investigate journalist Ángel Eduardo Gahona’s death and ensure that reporters can do their work without fear of violence or censorship, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Gahona, the director of the local, independent television program El Meridiano, was fatally shot on April 21 while covering protests against…

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A park visitor wrapped in a Brazilian flag stands above a natural rock window in Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park in Alto Paraiso, Brazil in March 2018. At least one unidentified gunman on March 25 fired at the offices of the weekly Jornal dos Bairros, according to reports. (Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino)

Brazilian newspaper offices shot at by unidentified gunman

São Paulo, March 27, 2018–Brazilian authorities should immediately investigate a recent attack on the offices of the independent weekly Jornal dos Bairros in the southern state of Paraná and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A man waves a Guatemalan flag in Guatemala City, Guatemala on September 14, 2017. (Reuters/Luis Echeverria)

Guatemala arrests lawmaker accused of plotting 2 journalists’ murders

New York, January 16, 2018–The arrest of a lawmaker accused of plotting the murders of two journalists in 2015 is an important step against impunity in Guatemala, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Guatemalan authorities arrested Congressman Julio Juárez Ramírez, who allegedly ordered the attack that killed Danilo López and Federico Salazar, near his…

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Journalist shot dead in India’s Uttar Pradesh state

New Delhi, December 6, 2017–Authorities in India’s Uttar Pradesh state must identify the motive in the shooting death of Naveen Gupta, a stringer for the Hindi-language Hindustan newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Unknown assailants on November 30 shot Gupta dead in the town of Bilhaur in Uttar Pradesh state.

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Security forces in Misiones, Argentina, display seized packets of Marijuana, August 25, 2009. (Reuters/Handout)

Radio journalist shot four times in northern Argentina

Unidentified gunman shot a local radio host in the Argentine province of Misiones, on July 26, 2017, according to press reports and Argentine journalists.

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