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Alerts   |   India

Indian journalist murdered in Bihar

New York, November 14, 2016--Authorities in India's Bihar state should credibly investigate and swiftly bring to justice all those responsible for the murder of journalist Dharmendra Singh, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Three men on November 12 shot Singh, a reporter for the national, Hindi-language newspaper Dainik Bhaskar, near his home in Sasaram, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, Ajit Kumar, a local journalist and a friend of Singh's, told CPJ. Singh died in an ambulance on the way to a hospital in the city of Benaras, Kumar said.

November 14, 2016 3:29 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Afghanistan

TV reporter killed in Afghanistan

New York, November 4, 2016--Naimatullah Zaheer, a reporter with the Afghan private television station Ariana News, was killed by roadside bomb today in the southern province of Helmand.

November 4, 2016 2:34 PM ET

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Iraq

Ali Risan

Ali Risan, a cameraman for the Iraqi Al-Sumaria TV channel, was killed while covering clashes between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State fighters on October 22, 2016, according to his outlet and news reports. His killing came as Iraqi and Kurdish security forces launched a joint offensive to reclaim the city of Mosul from control of the Islamic State group.

October 22, 2016 4:34 PM ET

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Ahmet Haceroğlu

Ahmet Haceroğlu, of Türkmeneli TV, was killed on October 21, 2016, by a gunshot wound to the chest while covering fighting between Kurdish security forces and Islamic State militants in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, roughly 175 kilometers (108 miles) south of Mosul, a police colonel in Kirkuk told Agence-France Presse. The journalist's news outlet and police said the shot was fired by a sniper from the Islamic State group.

October 21, 2016 4:42 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Iraq

Iraqi journalist killed in Kirkuk fighting

Kurdish fighters attack a building where militants were believed to be hiding in Kirkuk, October 21, 2016. (Reuters/Ako Rasheed)

New York, October 21, 2016 - An Iraqi journalist was killed today covering fighting between militants from the Islamic State group and Kurdish security forces, according to news reports. The killing came as at least seven journalists were injured in the past two days while covering the joint offensive to reclaim the city of Mosul from control of the Islamic State group.

Alerts   |   Afghanistan

Radio journalist killed in Afghanistan

New York, October 17, 2016 -- Afghan authorities should credibly investigate yesterday's fatal shooting of a radio journalist in Qalat and swiftly bring all those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

October 17, 2016 2:16 PM ET

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Statements   |   Libya

Dutch photojournalist Jeroen Oerlemans killed in Libya

Jeroen Oerlemans, a freelance photojournalist, was killed covering clashes in Sirte, Libya. (Stanislav Krupar)

New York, October 2, 2016 - Dutch freelance photojournalist Jeroen Oerlemans was killed today in the Libyan city of Sirte while covering clashes between Islamic State fighters and forces loyal to the Libyan Army, according to Dutch and Libyan news outlets.

Alerts   |   Somalia

Somali journalist Abdiaziz Ali killed in Mogadishu

Nairobi, September 27, 2016 -- Somali authorities should thoroughly and credibly investigate this evening's fatal shooting of radio journalist Abdiaziz Ali and swiftly bring his killers to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

September 27, 2016 5:27 PM ET

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Statements   |   Sri Lanka

CPJ welcomes new probe into murder of Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga

New York, September 27, 2016--Sri Lankan police today exhumed the body of slain journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga as part of a new investigation into his death in 2009, according to news reports. A Sri Lankan judge this month granted permission for the police to exhume the editor's body due to contradictory post-mortem reports--two months after a military intelligence officer was arrested in connection with the killing, according to news reports.

September 27, 2016 3:24 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Jordan

Jordanian commentator Nahed Hattar shot to death in Jordan

Washington, September 25, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's assassination of controversial Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar outside an Amman court, where he was facing charges of "insulting religion" in connection with a cartoon he shared on Facebook, according to news reports. Relatives at the scene apprehended his killer, the reports said.

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