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Zambian officials threaten journalist Wellington Chanda over reporting

At least four officials with Zambia’s ruling political party, United Party for National Development (UPND), threatened Wellington Chanda, a reporter for the privately owned City TV broadcaster in the northeastern town of Kasama, during two separate phone calls on August 7 and 8, 2022, over a City TV report, according to news reports, a statement…

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Armed men in military uniforms raid Congolese broadcaster, beat technician, and seize equipment, forcing radio station off air

Kinshasa, September 21, 2022—Congolese authorities should thoroughly investigate and hold accountable those responsible for the attack on Radio Evangélique Butembo-Oicha, known as REBO, in North Kivu, and ensure the safety of all journalists in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Around 9 p.m. on September 12, four armed men in uniforms resembling…

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Gunmen threaten Mexican reporter Rodrigo Bustillos in Tehuacán

Mexico City, September 16, 2022—Mexican authorities must immediately and properly investigate threats against journalist Rodrigo Bustillos and guarantee his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. Bustillos, a veteran reporter based in Tehuacán in the central Mexican state of Puebla, currently works for privately owned news sites Domingo7 Tehuacán and Grupo Entiempo Comunicaciones, which…

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Armed men in military uniforms beat, threaten lives of Congolese journalists Parfait Katoto and Picard Luhavo

Kinshasa, September 16, 2022—Congolese authorities should conduct swift and transparent investigations into the attacks on journalists Parfait Katoto and Picard Luhavo in their homes, hold those responsible to account, and ensure the safety of journalists working across the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. In separate incidents on September 6 and 7, armed…

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Explosive detonated outside office of Peruvian TV station Cadena Sur

Bogotá, September 14, 2022 – Peruvian authorities must thoroughly investigate an explosive attack on the Cadena Sur TV station, bring those responsible to justice, and guarantee the safety of the station’s journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. At around 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13, two men on a motorcycle approached the entrance…

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Russian journalist Badma Byurchiyev assaulted in Elista

Paris, September 13, 2022 — Russian authorities should swiftly investigate the assault on Badma Byurchiyev, determine whether it was linked to his journalistic activity, and hold the perpetrators to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On Thursday, September 8, unidentified people attacked Byurchiyev, a news reporter with independent news website Kavkazsky Uzel (Caucasian…

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Paraguayan journalist Humberto Coronel shot and killed

Bogotá, September 8, 2022—Paraguayan authorities must thoroughly investigate the killing of journalist Humberto Coronel, determine if he was targeted for his work, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On Tuesday, September 6, an unidentified man on a motorcycle shot and killed Coronel as he left the office of…

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In 2022, journalist killings continue unabated in Mexico amid a climate of impunity

At least 13 journalists have been killed in Mexico in the first eight months of 2022, the highest number the Committee to Protect Journalists has ever documented in the country in a single year. In a country characterized by corruption and organized crime, it’s unclear how many were targeted directly because of their work. CPJ…

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Mozambican journalist Gil Namelo assaulted, forced to delete photographs by port official

Around noon on August 13, 2022, Agostinho Conde da Silva, an official with Mozambique’s state-owned port and railway authority, assaulted journalist Gil Namelo in the port city of Quelimane, according to news reports, a statement by the Mozambique chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), and Namelo, who spoke to CPJ via messaging…

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Four Zimbabwean journalists beaten, forced to delete footage by ruling party supporters

Lusaka, August 25, 2022 – Zimbabwean authorities should investigate the brutal assault of four journalists working for private media outlets, bring the perpetrators to justice, and ensure that party supporters do not attack members of the press covering political rallies, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday.  The reporters assaulted are: Chelsea Mashayaombe, a reporter…

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