Attacks

Threats, harassment, assaults, and worse – intimidation as a means of suppressing free expression.

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Link to: Newspaper editor-in-chief threatened, in hiding following publication of article about president

On 12 May 2009, Sylvia Blyden, publisher and editor-in-chief of the privately-owned “Awareness Times” newspaper, alleged that her life was in danger and has since fled into hiding

Link to: Critical journalist shot by security forces

ANHRI is deeply disturbed by ongoing practices hostile to press freedom in Yemen, including the arrest of a journalist and internet activist in Mukalla and the gun attack on another journalist by security forces in the same city.

Link to: “La Jornada” journalist granted protective measures after being threatened

Carlos Martínez García, a journalist with the national newspaper “La Jornada”, was granted protective measures after he received a threat on the night of 30 April 2009 in Mexico City, after citing a website address in two of his articles.

Link to: Security authorities confiscate book about corruption

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) reports that the Egyptian security authorities have confiscated a book entitled “A Flood of Corruption and the Advance of bin Laden in Algeria” by the Algerian writer, Anwar Malek.

Link to: Editor-in-chief violently attacked by ruling-party members

Two men stormed Sitta Turay’s office and accused him of using his newspaper to serve the interest of the opposition by writing articles defaming the image of President Koroma

Link to: Journalist’s home shot at following article on local electric company

A journalist from Bangued was unharmed after gunmen fired at her family’s house on 14 May 2009.

Link to: Reporter arrested as she returns from Gaza Strip

Reporters Without Borders condemns Israeli newspaper reporter Amira Hass’s arrest at the Erez border crossing on 12 May 2009 as she returned to Israel after spending four months in the Gaza Strip

Link to: Leading journalist escapes murder attempt

The journalist was left for dead after being battered and slashed by two men wielding baseball bats and knives on the evening of 12 May 2009

Link to: “The Post” targeted in two separate incidents

A vendor selling copies of the independent newspaper “The Post” was beaten and copies of the newspaper torn by Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) supporters. In a separate incident, police interrogated and cautioned two “Post” journalists

Link to: New York State legislator faces felony charge in attack on photographer

The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the prosecution of an elected New York state official for his alleged attack on a photographer who was trying to take his picture.

Link to: Journalist threatened, stones thrown at his home after he criticises former president Fujimori; radio station attacked after accusing former mayor of corruption

Unidentified individuals threw stones at Radio Libertad journalist Walter Castillo Chávez’s home in Arequipa, a city in southern Peru. In a separate incident, a group of supporters of the former mayor of Huarmey tried to enter the facilities of Radio Manatial radio station in an attempt to attack the station’s personnel and destroy its equipment.

Link to: Reporter dies as a result of shooting injuries; another injured by roadside bomb

Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn Wasi Ahmed, a newspaper reporter based in Khuzdar, died on 16 April 2009

Link to: Al Jazeera journalists warned about covering southern Yemen

Murad Hashem, Al Jazeera bureau chief in Sana’a, and reporter Ahmad al Shalafi, both received threats on their mobile phones on 11 April 2009

Link to: Journalist Rodrigo Oliveira threatened by police, prevented from reporting on incident at soccer game

On 5 April 2009, radio station Gaúcha journalist Rodrigo Oliveira was threatened by military police and prevented from doing his work while he was covering a football game.

Link to: Outspoken newspaper editor shot dead in Colombo

(RSF/IFEX) – Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the murder of “Sunday Leader” editor Lasantha Wickrematunga, who was shot dead by two men on a motorcycle as he drove to work on the morning of 8 January 2009 in Colombo. “Sri Lanka has lost one of its more talented, courageous and iconoclastic journalists,” Reporters Without […]

Link to: Journalists threatened, press vehicle stolen by armed drug-traffickers in Zacapa

(CERIGUA/IFEX) – On 25 March 2008, a group of journalists travelling to the capital city by bus from the town of Rio Hondo, in the eastern department of Zacapa, was held at gunpoint and threatened by two men affiliated with Mexican and Guatemalan drug cartels. Four other armed men robbed “Siglo XXI” newspaper journalists of […]