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Alerts   |   Brazil

Muckraking Brazilian journalist killed outside his home

São Paulo, July 26, 2016--Brazilian authorities should conduct a thorough and timely investigation into the murder of Brazilian journalist João Miranda do Carmo, establish the motive for his killing, and bring all those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

July 26, 2016 8:16 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Mexico

Veracruz journalist under police protection shot dead

Police tape cordons off the road outside the home of Pedro Tamayo Rosas, a Mexican journalist who was shot dead on July 20. (Roberto Mendez/AFP)

Mexico City, July 22, 2016--Mexican federal authorities must conduct a credible and thorough investigation into the July 20 killing of Pedro Tamayo Rosas, a Veracruz journalist who was shot while under the protection of state authorities, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Alerts   |   Security, USA

Pentagon's revised Law of War Manual recognizes role of independent journalists

Washington, July 22, 2016--The Pentagon no longer considers journalists operating independently of U.S. military forces as potential spies, terrorists, or saboteurs, according to U.S. military officials who have rewritten the military's Law of War Manual.

Blog   |   USA

CPJ testimony on threats to press freedom at Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

Today, at a hearing before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, CPJ Advocacy Director Courtney C. Radsch gave testimony on the threats to freedom of expression.

July 14, 2016 3:38 PM ET

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Blog   |   Mexico

In Oaxaca, reporters covering teachers' union protests face violence, threats

A protester from the CNTE crouches near a barricade during clashes with riot police in Nochixtlán. Journalists covering the unrest say they have been harassed and attacked. (Reuters/Jorge Luis Plata)

The atmosphere in Nochixtlán, a small, rural community in Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca, was tense on June 20. The day before, members of a dissident teachers' union had clashed with federal and state police while protesting education reform. Shots were fired and, by the end of the day, nine people had died and dozens more were wounded.

Blog   |   Security, USA

Be prepared: steps to staying safe while covering US political party conventions

A confrontation outside a Trump rally in San Diego in May. Journalists covering the Republican and Democratic conventions are advised to take security precautions. (AP/Lenny Ignelzi)

The U.S. political party conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia this summer carry the risk of civil unrest. While protests have long occurred both inside and outside of convention venues, security experts and political commentators have said this year's gatherings have the potential for unrest not seen since in the U.S. since the Vietnam war-era clashes in Chicago during the Democratic Party convention in 1968

July 12, 2016 11:21 AM ET

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Alerts   |   USA

Georgia journalist arrested over open records request related to court

New York, July 6, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on prosecutors today to drop all charges against Mark Thomason, the publisher of local weekly newspaper Fannin Focus, in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Thomason, who was arrested June 24, faces felony charges including making a false statement in an open records request.

Alerts   |   Argentina

Newspaper and radio station offices damaged during forced entry linked to ownership dispute

Journalists view the damage caused by a forced entry at the Argentine paper Tiempo Argentino on July 4. (AP/Victor R. Caivano)

New York, July 6, 2016--Argentine authorities should investigate the forced entry and damage caused at the Buenos Aires offices of the newspaper Tiempo Argentino and radio station, Radio América, on July 4, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The newspaper was being run by a journalists' collective after a dispute over ownership earlier this year.

Alerts   |   Guatemala

Radio journalist murdered in Guatemala

Guatemalan radio journalist Álvaro Alfredo Aceituno López, shown here in a frame from a video posted to YouTube, was murdered on June 25, 2016. (CERIGUA)

New York, June 28, 2016 -- Guatemalan authorities should conduct a thorough and credible investigation into the murder of the director of a radio station and bring all those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

June 27, 2016 6:04 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Mexico

Mexican reporter killed covering protests

Protesters fight with police near Nochixtlan, Oaxaca, Mexico, June 19, 2016. (Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez/AP)

Oaxaca, Mexico, June 21, 2016 -- Mexican federal authorities should thoroughly investigate the case of a journalist killed on Sunday in the southern state of Oaxaca while covering protests, establish a motive, and bring all those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

June 21, 2016 3:00 PM ET

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