Journalists Under Attack

March 3, 2021 Afghanistan BY IFJ

Three Afghan women media workers killed in separate attacks

Three female journalists from Enikass TV were shot dead by unknown gunmen in two separate attacks as they attempted to return home from work on March 2. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Afghan Independent Journalists’ Association (AIJA) strongly condemn the horrendous attack and call for urgent measures to rectify the deplorable safety situation for media workers in the country.

March 2, 2021 Somalia BY RSF

Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a radio reporter’s murder yesterday by two gunmen in the city of Galkayo, in central Somalia, and calls on the Somali authorities to take urgent steps to improve journalists’ safety.

February 3, 2021 Lebanon BY CPJ

Lebanese journalist Lokman Slim murdered

On February 3, 2021, at about 8:30 p.m., Lebanese political commentator, columnist, and activist Lokman Slim went missing after leaving the home of a friend near the town of Niha, south of Beirut, according to his wife, Monika Borgman, who spoke to the regional news website The National.

January 19, 2021 Ethiopia BY CPJ

Reporter Dawit Kebede Araya shot and killed in Ethiopia

Ethiopian authorities must conduct a thorough and independent investigation into the killing of journalist Dawit Kebede Araya, determine if it was motivated by his work, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said.

December 30, 2020 Yemen BY CPJ

Adeeb al-Janani of Belqees TV Killed in Aden

Adeeb al-Janani, a reporter for privately owned Yemeni broadcaster Belqees TV, was killed December 30, 2020, at Aden International Airport while covering the arrival of the newly formed Yemeni government’s cabinet from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, according to his employer and the local independent newspaper Al-Masdar.

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