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Reporter threatened and has part of ear cut off in Mexico's Quintana Roo state

June 1, 2017 5:12 PM ET

Mexico City, June 1, 2017--Authorities in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo must undertake a swift investigation into the attack on journalist Carlos Barrios, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. An unidentified man threatened Barrios, who reports for the news website Aspectos, and cut off part of his...

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US congressional candidate in Montana charged with assaulting reporter

May 25, 2017 7:17 AM ET

May 25, 2017 -- The alleged assault of Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs by a candidate competing in today's special congressional election in Montana sends an unacceptable signal that physical assault is an appropriate response to unwanted questioning by a journalist, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Mexican journalist abducted in Michoacán state

May 22, 2017 3:56 PM ET

Mexico City, May 22, 2017--Mexican authorities must undertake every effort to secure the safe release of journalist Salvador Adame Pardo, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Gunmen abducted Adame, director of the television station 6TV, on May 18 from the central Mexican town of Nueva Italia....

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Mexican journalists robbed

May 22, 2017 1:46 PM ET

Unidentified gunmen in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero on May 13, 2017, robbed seven journalists and threatened to kill them, according to press reports and other journalists who spoke with the victims....

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How US Espionage Act can be used against journalists covering leaks

May 20, 2017 8:30 AM ET

Earlier this week, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly joked about Trump using a saber on the press and U.S. Senator Jim Risch told CNN the press should be questioning the Washington Post about its sources. Then, on May 16, The New York Times reported that President Donald...

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Mexican journalist flees state after receiving threats

May 19, 2017 2:56 PM ET

Independent journalist Fabián García Castrejón fled the western Mexican state of Nayarit on May 15, 2017, after someone painted threats on the wall of his home, according to the journalist, officials, and media reports....

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Javier Valdez Cárdenas, brave and beloved Mexican journalist

May 15, 2017 6:24 PM ET

When Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas arrived in New York City in November 2011 to accept CPJ's International Press Freedom Award, he and his staff had already suffered a grenade attack on the offices of their weekly, Ríodoce. Weeks after receiving the award, they were the victims of a...

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Mexican journalist and CPJ awardee Javier Valdez Cárdenas murdered

May 15, 2017 4:31 PM ET

New York, May 15, 2017--The Mexican prosecutor for crimes against freedom of expression in Mexico should swiftly investigate the murder of Javier Valdez Cárdenas and bring all those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Valdez was shot and killed today near the offices of Ríodoce,...

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Journalist arrested in West Virginia while questioning cabinet official

May 10, 2017 11:16 AM ET

New York, May 10, 2017--The arrest of a journalist in the U.S. state of West Virginia while asking a question of Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price yesterday is an affront to press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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More than 100 journalists face threats or injury covering Venezuela protests

May 8, 2017 1:37 PM ET

More than 100 journalists and media workers have been threatened, harassed, detained, injured, or otherwise obstructed from doing their work in Venezuela since mass protests erupted against the government of President Nicolás Maduro there at the beginning of April 2017, according to media reports, the affected journalists, and Venezuelan press...

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