Who Killed Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh?

An independent investigation is needed to determine who shot Ms. Abu Akleh and to establish whether she was a target because of her work.

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Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh Was Killed in Jenin. Who Will Be Next?

A transparent investigation into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh will lead to much-needed accountability.

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Zimbabwe Abruptly Closes Prosecution of Reporter for New York Times

Prosecutors ended their case against Jeffrey Moyo without calling key witnesses on Monday, prompting a move to dismiss a case that even government lawyers have called “shaky.”

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Killing Spree Spurs Outrage Among Journalists in Mexico

The killing of three media workers in less than a month triggered protests in cities across the county this week demanding an end to the violence.

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Jodie Ginsburg, a Fighter for Press Freedom, Is Expanding Her Battle

Jodie Ginsberg, a veteran British journalist and advocate, will become the president of the Committee to Protect Journalists at a time when attacks on the press are at an all-time high.

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A Record Number of Journalists Jailed

Authoritarian leaders are waging a war against the free press.

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Tigray Rebels Executed Dozens of Civilians, Report Says

The report from Human Rights Watch adds to the mounting violations committed by the warring parties since the conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region began over a year ago.

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Jailed Journalists Reach Record High for Sixth Year in 2021

The Committee to Protect Journalists, a press freedom monitoring group, said 293 journalists were behind bars this year, more than a quarter of them in China.

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Taliban’s New Rules for Afghan Journalists Raise Fear

The directives for journalists include rules against publishing topics in conflict with Islam or insulting to national personalities.

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How the U.S. Helped, and Hampered, the Escape of Afghan Journalists

The secretary of state cites a “massive effort” by the government, but people involved in the evacuation instead describe bureaucratic snags.

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How News Organizations Got Colleagues Out of Kabul, Afghanistan

The evacuation of those who worked for outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post came after a global rescue effort stretching from the Pentagon to Qatar.

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How News Organizations Got Afghan Colleagues Out of Kabul

The evacuation of those who worked for outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post came after a global rescue effort stretching from the Pentagon to Qatar.

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Kremlin Escalates Fight With U.S.-Funded Journalists, Officials Say

The fight over the future of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has significant implications for press freedom across Russia.

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They Were Journalists, and Women, and Targeted for Both

As Afghanistan enters a desperate chapter, with U.S. troops potentially on the way out, insurgents are pressing a deadly campaign to silence the media and keep women home.

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‘Murder the Media:” How The News Media Became a Target on Capitol Hill

“Murder the media” was scratched into a door of the Capitol. Violent protesters smashed equipment and punched a photographer.

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Murders of Journalists Doubled in 2020

At least 30 journalists were killed this year, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, with 21 slain as a direct result of their work.

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Private Security Guard Held in Fatal Denver Shooting, Officials Say

The guard, Matthew Dolloff, had been hired as private security by a local news station that was covering dueling demonstrations on Saturday.

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To Beat Trump, Mock Him

The lesson from pro-democracy fighters abroad: Humor deflates authoritarian rulers.

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Abductions, Censorship and Layoffs: Pakistani Critics Are Under Siege

Recent abductions of a journalist and an activist have underscored Pakistan’s worsening rights conditions as the country’s security forces pressure the news media and human rights groups.

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While America Looks Away, Autocrats Crack Down on Digital News Sites

Independent journalism is on the defensive, from Hungary to Malaysia.

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Duterte’s Shutdown of ABS-CBN Network Leaves Void in Coronavirus Crisis

Critics of the Philippine president say the move was yet more evidence of an increasingly domineering government using a crisis like the pandemic to crack down on dissent.

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