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Nicaraguan journalist Wilih Narváez and family repeatedly harassed, threatened

Guatemala City, March 4, 2021 — Nicaraguan authorities must quickly and thoroughly investigate the harassment of journalist Wilih Narváez, ensure his safety, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On February 24, an unidentified man went to Narváez’s house in Managua, the capital, and yelled at the journalist’s mother…

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Georgian journalist Vakhtang Sanaia receives concussion from assault by 3 attackers

New York, March 3, 2021 – Georgian authorities should thoroughly investigate the attack on journalist Vakhtang Sanaia, and ensure that the perpetrators are held to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In the early hours of February 25 in Tbilisi, the capital, three unidentified men attacked Vakhtang Sanaia, an anchor at the local…

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Russian journalist Natalia Zubkova in hiding following attack, death threats

New York, March 3, 2021 – Russian authorities should immediately investigate the attack on journalist Natalia Zubkova, and ensure that the perpetrator is held accountable and the journalist can work safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In the evening of February 25, an unidentified hooded man in dark clothes attacked and threatened Zubkova,…

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Liberian journalists assaulted while covering senate election, sports tournament

On December 14, 2020, two supporters of Liberian senatorial candidate Botoe Kanneh beat up and threatened to kill Henry Bobo Gboluma, a reporter with the privately owned Local Voices Liberia news website, according to Gboluma, who spoke by phone with CPJ, and a report by his employer. Gboluma said he photographed the men at an…

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Northern Ireland police investigating graffiti threats to reporter Patricia Devlin

On February 12, 2021, graffiti painted by unidentified people appeared at three locations in Belfast, Northern Ireland, featuring a gun crosshair and the name of Patricia Devlin, a reporter for the Irish newspaper Sunday World, according to a report by her employer and Devlin, who spoke to CPJ via messaging app. Police have opened an…

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Journalists harassed, threatened with death over Ghana election coverage

At least five Ghanaian journalists were separately harassed or threatened with death over their coverage of the country’s December 7, 2020, general elections, according to news reports and journalists who spoke with CPJ by phone and messaging app. In mid-December 2020, following the elections, Kevin Taylor, the founder of the Loud Silence TV YouTube channel,…

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Mexican journalist Edgar Leyva in hiding after shooting attempt

Mexico City, February 17, 2021 – Mexican authorities must undertake a swift and credible investigation into the attack on reporter Edgar Leyva Mendoza, determine whether he was targeted for his work, and guarantee his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On February 3, in Ocotlán, in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, two…

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Anonymous Telegram channel publishes financial information of Russian journalist Elena Solovyova

New York, February 17, 2021 – Russian authorities should investigate the nonconsensual release of journalist Elena Solovyova’s financial information online and ensure that the perpetrators are held to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In several posts on February 4 and 10, the anonymous Telegram channel “Komi-Telega,” which has over 6,000 subscribers, published…

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Former Ecuadorian president threatens, files suit against journalist Dayanna Monroy

Bogotá, February 9, 2021 – Ecuadorian authorities must swiftly and thoroughly investigate threats made to journalist Dayanna Monroy, ensure she has adequate protection, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On January 27, former Ecuadorian President Abdalá Bucaram Ortiz posted a video to his personal Facebook account in which…

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Journalist Valery Vorotnik assaulted in Ukraine

New York, February 4, 2021 – Ukrainian authorities should promptly and thoroughly investigate the recent attack on journalist Valery Vorotnik, and ensure that the perpetrators are held to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On February 2, in the central city of Cherkasy, two men entered the editorial office of the independent broadcaster…

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