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Ukrainian journalists Sevgil Musaieva and Sonia Lukashova receive death threats

New York, June 30, 2022 – Ukrainian authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate threats recently received by journalists Sevgil Musaieva and Sonia Lukashova, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. Musaieva, chief editor of the independent Ukrainian news website Ukrainska Pravda, and Lukashova, a correspondent for the outlet, have received threatening phone calls and online…

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Burkina Faso journalist Ahmed Newton Barry threatened

Dakar, June 30, 2022 – Authorities in Burkina Faso should investigate and hold accountable those responsible for threats made against journalist Ahmed Newton Barry and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. Barry told CPJ in a phone interview that on June 10 his lawyer sent him an audio clip, then circulating…

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Tajikistan authorities detain, question relatives of exiled journalist Anora Sarkorova

Stockholm, June 29, 2022 – Tajikistan authorities must stop harassing relatives of exiled independent journalist Anora Sarkorova, and should allow members of the press to cover sensitive issues freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On the morning of Monday, June 27, officers from the Tajik Interior Ministry’s Department for Combatting Organized Crime detained…

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Zimbabwean journalist threatened with assault after corruption reporting

Lusaka, June 23, 2022 – Zimbabwean police must immediately and thoroughly investigate threats made to journalist Simbarashe Sithole in retaliation for his corruption reporting and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday.  On June 4, Zimbabwean Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Kazembe Kazembe sent a text message to…

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Bosnian journalist Nataša Miljanović-Zubac’s car destroyed, authorities investigate on suspicion of arson

Berlin, June 23, 2022 — Authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina should swiftly and thoroughly investigate the alleged arson attack on journalist Nataša Miljanović-Zubac’s car, hold those responsible to account, and ensure her safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. In the early hours of June 15, Miljanović-Zubac’s car was destroyed in a fire while…

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M23 rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo loot radio station; reporter Austère Mavilika receives threats

Kinshasa, June 16, 2022 — The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern on Thursday that journalists in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have faced undue safety threats while on the front lines of the conflict between government forces and the M23 armed rebel group. On the morning of June 13, M23 rebels took control of…

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Iraqi Kurdish security forces prevent media outlets from covering drone strike in Erbil, detain journalist

On June 8, 2022, Iraqi Kurdish Asayish forces obstructed several crews from various media outlets and detained a journalist to prevent them from covering an explosive-laden drone strike that hit a road in the northeastern area of the city of Erbil, according to the broadcasters’ reports and journalists, who spoke with CPJ in phone interviews….

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Brazilian court orders journalist Juliana Dal Piva to pay damages to Bolsonaro lawyer

Rio de Janeiro, June 15, 2022 – The Committee to Protect Journalists on Wednesday condemned a recent civil court ruling against journalist Juliana Dal Piva, and expressed concern that the ruling could set a dangerous precedent. On June 9, São Paulo state Sixth Civil Court Judge Fabio Coimbra Junqueira ruled that Dal Piva’s 2021 publication…

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‘The war eats you alive’: Gaza journalists on the toll of covering Israeli attacks

Since May, Palestinian journalists have endured two traumatizing events: the killing of their colleague, Al-Jazeera’s Shireen Abu Akleh, and the one-year anniversary of an Israeli airstrike that destroyed a Gaza City building housing The Associated Press and Al-Jazeera, along with other offices and residential apartments, during an Israeli military campaign against militant groups in Gaza. That war…

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Iraqi authorities threaten charges against journalists Saadoun Damad and Sarmad al-Taei, seek al-Taei’s arrest

New York, June 8, 2022 – Iraqi authorities must cease their legal harassment of journalists Sarmad al-Taei and Saadoun Damad, and ensure they can work freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On June 1, Damad, host of the program “Al-Mohayed” on the public TV broadcaster Iraqia, aired an interview with al-Taei,…

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