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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.

November 28, 2020 India BY CPJ

Indian journalist Rakesh Singh burnt to death in house fire

Rakesh Singh, a journalist with local Hindi newspaper Rashtriya Swaroop, died from burn injuries on November 28, 2020, after his house was set on fire in the Balrampur district of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh the previous day, according to news reports.

November 8, 2020 India BY RSF

India: Tamil Nadu TV reporter killed because of status as journalist

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates the urgent need for legislation protecting media personnel in India after a reporter for a Tamil-language TV channel in Chennai, the capital of the southeastern state of Tamil Nadu, was murdered on 8 November as a direct result of his status as a journalist.

November 5, 2020 Liberia BY IPI

Chris David shot dead in Liberia

Chris David, a reporter for Radio Paraclete was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Gbarnga, Bong County in Liberia on Oct. 29. 

November 2, 2020 Mexico BY CPJ

Mexican journalist Jesús Alfonso Piñuelas shot and killed in Sonora

Mexico City, November 9, 2020 – The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Mexican authorities today to undertake a swift and credible investigation into the killing of journalist Jesús Alfonso Piñuelas, founder of Zarathustra Press and El Shock de la Noticia, who was shot dead November 2 in Cajeme, in the northern Mexican state of Sonora.

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