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Peruvian journalist Manuel Calloquispe harassed, threatened over protest coverage

Bogotá, February 3, 2022 – Peruvian authorities must investigate the recent harassment of journalist Manuel Calloquispe, ensure his safety, and take steps to protect members of the press covering political protests, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On January 27, a group of about 200 protesters surrounded Calloquispe’s home in the eastern town of…

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Ukrainska Pravda journalists receive menacing messages online after report on politician

Paris, February 2, 2023 – Ukrainian authorities must conduct a swift and thorough investigation into recent online harassment faced by journalists at the independent news website Ukrainska Pravda, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On January 27, the outlet published a video investigation by reporter Mykhailo Tkach, which claimed that former Prime Minister Yulia…

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Kyrgyz authorities order Kloop news outlet to take down article on alleged corruption

Stockholm, February 2, 2023 – In response to news reports that Kyrgyzstan authorities ordered the independent news outlet Kloop to take down a recent article or have its website blocked for two months, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement of condemnation: “Kyrgyzstan authorities’ attempt to censor Kloop, one of the country’s most…

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Nigerian journalist Saviour Imukudo receives death threats over construction project reporting

On January 5, 2023, Saviour Imukudo, a regional reporter with the privately owned news website Premium Times, received death threats over the phone from the supervisor of an allegedly poorly executed government-commissioned construction project in Nigeria’s southern Akwa Ibom State, according to Imukudo, who spoke with CPJ by phone, and a report he wrote for…

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Journalists throughout Kazakhstan harassed, threatened for their work

Stockholm, January 24, 2023 – Kazakh authorities should thoroughly investigate a recent spate of attacks on independent journalists, hold all those responsible to account, and ensure that members of the press are able to work safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. Since January 12, journalists throughout Kazakhstan have seen their cars set on…

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Four years since murder of Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divela, Ghana’s journalists still attacked with impunity

The January 16, 2019, murder of Ghanaian journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divela, who was gunned down by unidentified men months after threats by a local politician, sent shockwaves through the country’s press corps and yielded promises from leaders to find the killers and bring them to justice. But four years later – despite police assurances of progress and two arrests – nobody has been…

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Supporters of Zambia’s ruling party raid 2 radio stations for hosting opposition party leader

On December 31, 2022, and January 1, 2023, supporters of Zambia’s ruling United Party for National Development (UPND) raided two radio stations and disrupted broadcasts by Chilufya Tayali, president of the opposition Economic and Equity Party, according to news reports and journalists who spoke to CPJ. On December 31, a group of about 10 people…

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Bolsonaro supporters attack, harass journalists while storming Brazil government buildings

Rio de Janeiro, January 9, 2023 – In response to attacks on members of the press by supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who stormed the country’s Congress, Federal Supreme Court, and presidential offices Sunday, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement of condemnation: “During this critical time for Brazilian democracy, journalists…

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Burkina Faso journalists Lamine Traoré and Ahmed Newton Barry threatened via WhatsApp

Lamine Traoré, a reporter with the privately owned Radio Oméga, and Ahmed Newton Barry, former editor-in-chief of the privately owned newspaper L’Evènement, received separate, anonymous threats via WhatsApp groups in early December 2022, according to press reports and both journalists, who are based in Burkina Faso and spoke to CPJ by phone. Traoré, who also…

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‘Murder the media’: What the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol meant for US journalists

On January 6, 2021, supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a violent attempt to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 presidential election. A bipartisan Senate report found that at least seven people ultimately died as a result of the attack and scores were injured. The U.S. Press…

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