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After two of its reporters were attacked, Iwacu Press Group received a warning letter June 6 from Burundi’s media regulator CNC, accusing the outlet of professional failings in recent political reporting. (Screenshot: YouTube: CPJ/Iwacu Press Group)

Burundi regulator warns Iwacu Press Group after police assault 2 of outlet’s journalists

Kampala, Uganda, June 17, 2024—Burundian authorities must desist from intimidating the independent news outlet Iwacu Press Group and swiftly investigate recent police attacks on two of the outlet’s journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. Iwacu received a letter on June 6 from Burundi’s media regulator, known by its French acronym CNC, accusing the…

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Attacks, arrests, threats, censorship: The high risks of reporting the Israel-Gaza war

Since the Israel-Gaza war began on October 7, journalists and media across the region have faced a hostile environment that has made reporting on the war exceptionally challenging.   In addition to documenting the growing tally of journalists killed and injured, CPJ’s research has found multiple kinds of incidents of journalists being targeted while carrying out…

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Headshot of People Daily reporter Douglas Dindi

Journalist says Kenyan official threatened to kill him over report on ambulance shortages

Kampala, June 7, 2024—Kenyan authorities should credibly investigate reports that a government official threatened to kill reporter Douglas Dindi, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. Dindi, who works with the People Daily newspaper, told CPJ that on May 20, David Alilah, Chief Officer of Medical Services in Kenya’s western Kakamega County, threatened to kill…

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Prominent Serbian minority newspaper repeatedly threatened in Croatia after nationalist party gains power

Berlin, May 29, 2024 — Croatian authorities should immediately and thoroughly investigate the threats against journalists of Novosti, a weekly newspaper of the Serbian national minority, and ensure their safety and ability to report, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Novosti journalists have received dozens of insulting, hateful, intimidating, and threatening messages by email,…

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Soldiers with the DRC military have made multiple death threats against journalist and Radio Communautaire Amkeni Biakato director Parfait Katoto. (Photo: Courtesy of Parfait Katoto)

DRC soldiers threaten to kill journalist Parfait Katoto over broadcasts

Kinshasa, May 15, 2024 – Congolese authorities should take swift and comprehensive actions to investigate all threats against journalist and Radio Communautaire Amkeni Biakato (RCAB) director Parfait Katoto, ensure his safety, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday.  On May 3, 2024, three armed soldiers with the DRC military arrived at…

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On May 13, lead investigative reporter Mykhailo Tkach received a threatening message in connection to his video reporting, and he is one of several Ukrainska Pravda journalists who have recently received such messages. (Ukrainska Pravda/YouTube)

Ukrainska Pravda staff, lead investigative reporter Mykhailo Tkach receive threats 

New York, May 16, 2024 – Ukrainian authorities must swiftly and transparently investigate recent threats sent to several journalists, including investigative reporter Mykhailo Tkach, with the independent news website Ukrainska Pravda, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On May 10, Tkach received a message on Telegram from someone claiming to be Oleksandr Slobozhenko, a…

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Unknown people put posters outside the offices of Gela Mtivlishvili, editor-in-chief of the independent website Mountain News, (left) and Nino Zuriashvili, head of documentary-maker Studio Monitor, denouncing them as 'foreign agents.' (Photos: Georgian News, Studio Monitor)

Georgian journalists threatened after covering ‘foreign agent’ law protests

Stockholm, May 10, 2024—Georgian authorities should thoroughly investigate widespread harassment and threats against journalists covering a bill that would designate media outlets as “foreign agents” and Parliament should reject the draft law, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. Since May 7, more than 30 journalists covering the bill “on transparency of foreign influence” and…

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In Serbia, a ‘witch-hunt’ for journalists who don’t toe government line

“A real epidemic of attacks.” That’s the way Serbian journalist, advocate, and professor Dinko Gruhonjić characterized the state of press freedom in his country in a recent op-ed for the media-focused news site Cenzolovka. Gruhonjić faced severe online harassment after a doctored video in which he appears to praise a war criminal was circulated online…

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Pakistani TV anchor Hamid Mir gets death threats after speaking up for press freedom

New York, May 2, 2024—Pakistani authorities must swiftly and impartially investigate death threats and online harassment targeting prominent television anchor Hamid Mir and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. Mir, who hosts the flagship political show “Capital Talk” on Geo News and has survived at least two previous assassination attempts, told…

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Argentine President Javier Milei during a three-hour, April 15 interview in which he attacked Perfil media group's editorial coverage. (Screenshot: Neura Media/YouTube)

CPJ urges Argentine President Javier Milei to end attacks on press freedom

São Paulo, April 30, 2024—Argentine President Javier Milei and his administration must immediately refrain from attacking press freedom, stigmatizing journalists, and allow journalists to do their jobs freely and without restrictions, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Tuesday. During his first 100 days in office, a report by FOPEA, a local press freedom organization, found that…

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