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2011

Alerts   |   Jordan

In Jordan, attacks on the press go unpunished

Protesters shout slogans against the media in front of the AFP office in Amman after the agency ran a story about the president's motorcade. (Reuters/Ali Jarekji)

New York, June 21, 2011--On the heels of an attack on Agence France-Presse's Amman offices, the Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Jordanian government to hold to account those who threaten or attack journalists.

June 21, 2011 5:24 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Mexico

Prominent Mexican columnist, wife, son shot to death

Police outside the home of slain columnist Miguel Ángel López Velasco. His wife and son were also murdered. (AP/Felix Marquez)

New York, June 20, 2011--A prominent Mexican newspaper columnist, his wife, and a son were shot to death in their home in Veracruz, according to state investigators, a shocking assault that underscores the country's ongoing crisis. The administration of President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa must take decisive action to end to the cycle of violence undermining Mexico's democracy, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.    

Alerts   |   Pakistan

Pakistan reporter beaten for reporting on earlier attack

New York, June 20, 2011--Waqar Kiani, a Pakistani journalist who was assaulted Saturday night by men in police uniforms, told the Committee to Protect Journalists that he fears for his safety and the safety of his wife and two young children. The attack came five days after Kiani, 32, had written a story the U.K. Guardian newspaper about being abducted and tortured in 2008.

June 20, 2011 5:22 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Sri Lanka

Tamil journalist bound, shot, during Sri Lankan civil war

A flag for Sri Lanka's secessionist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. (AP/Markus Schreiber)

New York, June 20, 2011--Video footage of a Tamil journalist apparently executed in the final stages of Sri Lanka's bloody civil war underscores the need for an urgent international inquiry, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. 

June 20, 2011 5:06 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Kenya

In Kenya, hospital staff said to attack journalist

New York, June 20, 2011--Four employees of the Wajir District Hospital attacked journalist Abdi Hassan Hussein at the hospital on Saturday, the reporter told the Committee to Protect Journalists. Hassan, a reporter for the Wajir Community Radio Station in the far northeastern corner of the country, said he visited the hospital with three colleagues to investigate complaints from patients.

June 20, 2011 12:19 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Pakistan

Wounded Pakistani journalist succumbs to burn injuries

New York, June 17, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists joins with our colleagues in Pakistan in mourning the death of of reporter Shafiullah Khan, who died Friday of injuries he had sustained in a June 11 suicide bombing in Peshawar, the administrative center for Pakistan's strife-torn Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) along the border with Afghanistan. 

June 17, 2011 4:23 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, break-in at newspaper targets photos

The offices of The Mirror, a weekly newspaper in Masvingo, were ransacked Thursday morning. (The Mirror)

New York, June 17, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Zimbabwean authorities to thoroughly investigate a suspicious break-in at a newspaper's office on Thursday.

June 17, 2011 3:59 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea deletes German TV crew's footage

The ZDF crew filming in Equatorial Guinea. (Courtesy ZDF)

New York, June 17, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the detention of a German television crew and the destruction of their footage by authorities in Equatorial Guinea.

Alerts   |   Azerbaijan

Two foreign reporters brutally assaulted in Azerbaijan

New York, June 16, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the vicious beating in Baku of international journalists Amanda Erickson and Celia Davies, and calls on the authorities to bring their attackers to justice.

Alerts   |   Tajikistan

Tajikistan detains BBC correspondent on extremism charges

Urinboy Umanov, left, at work in Tajikistan.(BBC World Service)

New York, June 16, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the detention and reported beating in custody of Urinboy Usmonov, a local correspondent for the BBC Central Asia service, and calls for his immediate release.

June 16, 2011 11:57 AM ET

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