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5 Jun
"What is the point of press credentials issued by your agencies if armed officers can ignore them and treat journalists as criminals?" CPJ board sends a rare letter to U.S. governors, mayors, and police chiefs calling on them to halt attacks on journalists…
"Every time an American police officer mistreats a journalist or a protester, their actions empower the despots and autocrats who show no mercy in the relentless suppression of their own people and press," CPJ board says.

"This is not a singular cry of protest. As we continue the investigation of the anti-press complaints, we intend to pursue justice for journalists who were attacked or unjustly detained."

CPJ board demands US local authorities halt assaults on journalists…
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13 Mar
Hey journalists covering #COVID19!

Bookmark and share this ongoing thread of safety resources from #CPJEmergencies.

And remember you can return to this whenever. Take time to consider your mental health.

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#COVID19 journalist safety advisory:

According to the @cdc, older people and those with chronic health conditions are considered high risk. If you are in this category, consider not participating in the assignment if the risk of exposure is significant. Image
#COVID19 journalist safety advisory:

Research the latest security situation in your destination.

There have been isolated violent incidents in Cyprus, Reunion and Ukraine, with ongoing protests in both Iraq and Hong Kong being exacerbated by the #coronavirus outbreak. Image
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18 Feb
Somali freelancer Abdiwali Ali Hassan killed in Lower Shabelle region
Somali broadcast journalist Abdiwali Ali Hassan was shot several times near his home in the town of Afgooye, about 30 km (19 miles) outside Somalia’s capital, #Mogadishu, on February 16, and died on his way to the hospital.…
Abdiwali Ali Hassan, nicknamed “Online,” was a freelance correspondent for London-based Universal TV & a local radio. The 25-year-old journalist was returning from work on Feb 16 when 2 gunmen shot him several times in the head & chest

The journalist received anonymous threats
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30 Jan
Hey journalists! Will you be covering the 2020 U.S. elections?

Bookmark & share #CPJEmergencies' latest safety kit on reporting on the elections.

Sign up for the #PressSafety2020 mailing list to receive election safety updates at…
#CPJEmergencies' U.S. election safety kit includes information for editors, reporters, and photojournalists on how to prepare for assignments and how to mitigate digital, physical, and psychological risk.

See the full kit here:… Artwork: Jack Forbes
#CPJEmergencies' latest U.S. election safety kit includes:

-Editor’s Safety Checklist
-Physical Safety: Covering rallies and protests
-Digital Safety: Online harassment and trolling
-Digital Safety: Identifying bots
-Digital Safety: Protecting your devices
-General Resources
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23 Jan
Since Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman came to power, #Saudi Arabia has murdered one journalist and jailed dozens, and is repeatedly accused of hacking.

This is the timeline of Saudi attacks on the press since Mohammed bin Salman was named Crown Prince in 2017.

In June 2017, Mohammed bin Salman was named Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.…
In September 2017, the Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post hired #Saudi journalist #JamalKhashoggi.
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19 Jan
For journalists planning to report on the #VirginiaRally in #Richmond on #MLK Day this Monday:

- Bookmark and share #CPJEmergencies' safety advice on reporting on civil unrest

- Check out and RT the thread of safety advice below ⤵️…
Safety update from #CPJEmergencies for journalists planning to report on the #VirginiaRally:

A temporary state of emergency has been declared in #Richmond, VA, as officials fear out of state militias are planning on disrupting an anti-gun rally.
Journalists planning to report on the #VirginiaRally be aware:

-There is a temporary ban on weapons, including firearms, from the grounds of the State Capitol

-Some journalists have been advised to take Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as bullet proof vests and helmets
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12 Oct 19
#Turkey bans critical reports on military operation in Syria, detains 2 journalists…
Syrian Kurdish journalist Saad Ahmed killed in Turkish airstrike on civilian convoy…
Second Syrian Kurdish journalist dies of wounds sustained in Turkish air strike…
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18 Mar 19
Maduro's internet blackout stifles news of #Venezuela crisis…
One of the world's biggest news stories on March 4 was the daring return to #Venezuela of opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president @jguaido. But most Venezuelans were unable to follow his homecoming.…
Digital rights group @netblocks reported that #Venezuela's state-run internet service provider had temporarily blocked Twitter, streaming portals, and numerous websites that are among the only sources of independent news.…
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13 Mar 19
At least 1,337 journalists have been killed while covering the news since 1992. Their names form The #LastColumn logo. Each time a journalist is killed, their name will be added to the logo. #pressfreedom
In this thread, we share the final work of 24 journalists who were killed in line of duty since 1992. #LastColumn @CPJLastColumn
Marie Colvin’s #LastColumn was published on February 19, 2012. Three days later, she was killed alongside French photojournalist Rémi Ochlik when Syrian forces struck their makeshift press center in Homs, Syria.
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21 Dec 18
53 journalists have been killed in line of duty worldwide this year.

Read their names and stories in the following thread. #pressfreedom
Unknown assailants on January 13 killed veteran journalist Carlos Domínguez Rodríguez (77) while he was driving through the city of Nuevo Laredo in Mexico’s Tamaulipas state near the Texas border.

Suspected source of fire: government officials…
Jefferson Pureza Lopes was assassinated on the night of January 17 in #Brazil’s Goiás state, located southwest of Brasilia.

Lopes was at his home in Edealina, a town of around 4,000 people, when 2 men with motorcycles shot him dead as he was watching TV.…
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2 Oct 18
#Pegasus spyware, which transforms a cellphone into a mobile surveillance hub, could have been deployed against a range of journalists and civil society actors in Mexico, KSA, Bahrain, Morocco, Togo, Israel, US, and UAE.

How to protect yourself? [Thread]…
#Pegasus gives the attacker the ability to monitor, record & collect existing & future data from the phone. This includes calls and information from messaging applications and real-time location data. The spyware is able to remotely activate the camera and microphone.
Pegasus is designed to be installed on phones running iOS, Android, and BlackBerry OS without alerting the target to its presence. Journalists will likely only know if their phone has been infected if the device is inspected by a tech expert.…
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7 Aug 18
CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering Protests in #Bangladesh… #alert
Plan the assignment and ensure that you have a full battery on your mobile phone. Know the area you are going to. Work out in advance what you would do in an emergency. #CPJEmergencies
Always try to work with a colleague and have a regular check-in procedure with your base. #JournalistSafety
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28 Nov 17
#Vietnam: Blogger sentenced to 7 years for anti-state "propaganda"…
Vietnamese authorities should immediately release the blogger Nguyen Van Hoa who was sentenced on Monday to seven years in prison on charges of disseminating "propaganda against the state."
In a one-day trial, a court in the province of #HaTinh sentenced Hoa to 7 years in prison and three years of house arrest under article 88 of the penal code, an anti-state provision that carries maximum 20-year prison terms for the offense of "propagandizing" against the state.
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