"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 cpj.org/2020/06/cpj-bo…
"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.
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.
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
#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.
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. cpj.org/blog/2019/03/m…
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. cpj.org/blog/2019/03/m…
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
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. thelastcolumn.com
#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.
#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. @citizenlab
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. cpj.org/2018/10/cpj-sa…
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.