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Photojournalist Christoff Griffith killed at crime scene in Barbados

Miami, June 26, 2020 – Authorities in Barbados must thoroughly investigate the killing of photojournalist Christoff Griffith and ensure those responsible are held to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Griffith is the first journalist CPJ has recorded as killed in relation to his work in Barbados. On June 22, in St. Michael,…

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Police officers are seen near Lagos, Nigeria, on September 3, 2019. Journalists in Kogi and Bayelsa states reported being harassed and threatened during recent elections. (Reuters/Temilade Adelaja)

Nigerian journalists attacked and threatened while covering Bayelsa and Kogi state elections

Abuja, November 19, 2019 — Nigerian authorities should investigate and hold accountable those responsible for the harassment of journalists working to cover the November 16 gubernatorial and federal assembly elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at a seminar on the safety of journalists in Colombo in December 2017. Despite Sri Lanka's commitments to address impunity, no justice has been secured in the cases of 10 murdered journalists. (AFP/Ishara S. Kodikara)

Lots of talk but little progress in Sri Lanka over journalist murders

It was the police line-up from hell. Forget all those “Law and Order” scenes where a victim stands anonymously behind a one-way mirror. Sri Lankan journalist Namal Perera had to stand eyeball-to-eyeball with 42 army intelligence officers in April, each of whom, Perera explained to me while demonstrating his fiercest tough-guy glare, faced him with…

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CPJ condemns detention of Kenyan journalist over protection of sources

Nairobi, November 10, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrest of John Ngirachu, the parliamentary editor of independent daily The Nation. Authorities arrested Ngirachu Tuesday evening and demanded that he reveal his sources for a report on alleged procurement irregularities by the interior ministry, journalists at The Nation and other Kenyan outlets told CPJ.…

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Pravit Rojanaphruk outside a military base in Bangkok in May 2014. The Thai journalist is being held in military detention. (AFP)

Prominent Thai reporter held by military government

New York, September 14, 2015– The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the detention of Pravit Rojanaphruk, a prominent Thai journalist at the English-language daily The Nation, who is being held in military detention at an undisclosed location, according to reports.

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Swaziland releases Bheki Makhubu after 15 months in jail

New York, June 30, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today’s decision by the Swaziland Supreme Court to release from prison Bheki Makhubu, the editor of The Nation, who has been in jail since March 2014 along with human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko, after the crown prosecution said it would not defend an appeal against…

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Death threats sent to Pakistani journalist Kamran Shafi and his family

New York, August 27, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities to immediately investigate threats made against Pakistani journalist Kamran Shafi and his family, and to ensure their security.

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Soldiers harass Nigerian daily over report on military

Abuja, Nigeria, August 22, 2014–Nigerian authorities should stop harassing the independent newspaper the Daily Trust and allow its journalists to cover the news freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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CPJ condemns Swaziland editor’s prison sentence

Cape Town, July 25, 2014–CPJ is appalled by the two-year prison sentence, without the option of a fine, imposed today on editor of The Nation Bheki Makhubu and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko by the Swaziland High Court in Mbabane. The pair was convicted on contempt of court charges on July 17, in connection with…

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Bheki Makhubu, editor of The Nation, is seen in court in March. Makhubu was convicted today on contempt of court charges. (AFP/Debra Khumalo)

Editor and lawyer convicted of contempt of court in Swaziland

Cape Town, South Africa, July 17, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today’s convictions for contempt of court of an editor and lawyer in Swaziland.

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