Tear Gas

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Riot police are seen in Tai Po, Hong Kong, on November 3, 2019. Police recently arrested two journalists amid protests in the city. (Reuters/Ahmad Masood)

Hong Kong police fire pepper spray, arrest 2 journalists covering protests

Taipei, November 4, 2019 — Police in Hong Kong must stop attacking and harassing journalists and ensure the safety of reporters covering protests, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Journalists react as police fire tear gas in Hong Kong on September 8, 2019. Police recently fired tear gas and pepper spray at several groups of journalists covering protests in the city. (AFP/Philip Fong)

Hong Kong police hit journalists covering protests with tear gas and pepper spray

Taipei, September 9, 2019 — Hong Kong police must cease their unprovoked use of tear gas and pepper spray against journalists covering protests in the city, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Police officers fire tear gas in Hong Kong on June 12, 2019. CPJ has called on Hong Kong authorities to investigate police actions against journalists during the city's ongoing protests. (Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha)

Hong Kong police attack journalists with batons, tear gas amid protests

Taipei, June 14, 2019 — Hong Kong authorities should immediately and thoroughly investigate police use of tear gas on journalists and allegations that officers hit and pushed journalists with batons during protests on June 12, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Demonstrators run as Israeli troops fire tear gas canisters in the southern Gaza Strip on April 19, 2019. At least four Palestinian journalists were injured by Israeli troops during the protests. (Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Israeli forces injure four Palestinian journalists covering Gaza protests

On April 19, 2019, at least four Palestinian journalists covering protests in the Gaza Strip were injured by rubber bullets and tear gas canisters fired by Israeli soldiers, according to local press freedom organizations and social media posts by the journalists and their colleagues.

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Police officers arrest a protester in Tirana, Albania, on April 13, 2019. Several journalists were injured during the demonstrations. (AFP/Gent Shkullaku)

Journalists injured during anti-government protest in Albania

On April 13, 2019, Albanian police fired tear gas into a crowd during a demonstration in the capital, Tirana, affecting several journalists, according to news reports and video footage of the protest.

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Palestinian protesters run for cover as Israeli forces fire tear gas canisters east of Gaza City on March 30, 2019. At least 10 journalists have been hurt by Israeli forces since late March. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)

At least 10 Palestinian journalists injured by Israeli soldiers while covering Gaza protests since late March

At least 10 Palestinian journalists were injured by gunfire, rubber bullets, and tear gas canisters fired by Israeli soldiers in the Gaza Strip from March 22 to April 5, 2019, according to the journalists, news reports, and local press freedom groups.

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South Africa elections 2019: Journalist safety kit

South Africa, one of the media freedom beacons in sub-Saharan Africa, will hold national and provincial elections on May 8. As the country celebrates 25 years of democracy, the press in South Africa faces old and new challenges, including physical harassment and cyber bullying. The press freedom environment, including the safety of journalists, will be…

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Protesters try to move part of the fence along the Gaza Strip border with Israel during a protest east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on July 20, 2018. Freelance photojournalist Zaki Yahya Awadallah was hit by a live round fired by the Israel Defense Force while covering a protest east of Rafah city on July 20, according to reports. (AP/Adel Hana)

Palestinian photojournalist shot covering Gaza protests

Zaki Yahya Awadallah, a freelance photojournalist, was hit by a live round fired by the Israel Defense Forces while covering a protest east of the southern Gazan city of Rafah on July 20, 2018, according to news reports, the Palestinian press freedom group Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedom (MADA), and the regional press…

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Palestinian medics evacuate a wounded photographer during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on May 11, 2018. (AP/Adel Hana)

Palestinian journalist shot while covering Gaza protests

Beirut, May 11, 2018–Motasem Ahmed Dalloul, a reporter for the pro-Palestinian Middle East Monitor and manager of the news website Days of Palestine, was hit by a live round fired by the Israel Defense Forces while covering a protest east of Gaza City today, according to his employer and to reports shared by journalists and…

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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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