Violent Attack on Senegalese Journalist Sparks Outrage and Concern for Press Freedom

Dakar, Senegal – President Macky Sall of Senegal issued a strong statement on Friday denouncing a vicious attack on Maimouna Ndour Faye, a well-known female journalist and director of 7TV, a private television channel. Faye, a respected figure in political journalism, was brutally stabbed multiple times near her home by an unknown assailant. She has been hospitalized with stab wounds but is reported to be in stable condition. President Sall took to social media to …

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Journalist Stabbed in Senegal Prompts Outcry from President and Candidates

DAKAR, Senegal – President Macky Sall of Senegal strongly condemned the violent knife attack on well-known female journalist Maimouna Ndour Faye, who serves as a director for a private television station. Faye was assaulted and stabbed multiple times near her residence in the early hours of Friday by an unidentified assailant, as reported by the channel she works for, 7TV television channel. Despite the seriousness of the attack, Faye is currently in stable condition following …

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Attack on Journalist by Sword-Wielding Men Leaves Him Injured and Sparks Investigation

Bhubaneswar, India – A journalist in Bhubaneswar, India, was viciously attacked by four men wielding a sword, leaving him with serious injuries. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reported that the assailants targeted the journalist and his brother, assaulting them and inflicting wounds on the journalist’s head and arm before fleeing the scene. The journalist, identified as Mohapatra, recounted the harrowing experience to the CPJ, stating that the attackers explicitly mentioned his profession and declared …

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Journalist Organizations Condemn Brutal Attack on Nikhil Wagle, Call for Accountability and Justice

New Delhi, India – Journalist organizations have strongly condemned the brutal attack on senior journalist Nikhil Wagle by members of a political party in Pune on February 9. This incident reflects a disturbing trend of intolerance towards the media’s role in upholding democratic values and freedom of expression in India. Wagle and two others were reportedly assaulted by alleged Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers at Khandoji Baba Chowk in Pune following an FIR filed against …

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MLA Ravindra Dhangekar Demands Action Against BJP Workers for Assault on Journalist

Pune, India: Amid rising tensions, Kasba MLA Ravindra Dhangekar has strongly condemned a violent attack on senior journalist Nikhil Wagle and has directed sharp criticism towards the BJP. Dhangekar has urged for strict action to be taken, calling for the police to invoke Section 307 against the BJP workers responsible for the assault. Emphasizing the rich legacy of Maharashtra, Dhangekar stated, “Maharashtra is a state of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Chhatrapati Shahu, Phule, and Ambedkar. This …

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Journalist Recounts Terrifying Siege by Armed Gang at Ecuadorian TV Network

Guayaquil, Ecuador – Journalist Alina Manrique of TC Television network in Guayaquil, Ecuador, has described a terrifying ordeal when an armed gang broke onto the set of the TV channel. The incident occurred during a live news program, with the masked men brandishing guns and what appeared to be sticks of dynamite. Manrique recounted fearing for her life and not being able to see her children again as the armed intruders stormed the building, forcing …

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Russian War Journalist Alexander Rybin Found Dead After Criticizing ‘Gigantic Corruption’ in Mariupol

ROSTOV, Russia – The body of Alexander Rybin, 39, a Russian war journalist, was found by a roadside near Shakhty, in Russia’s Rostov region. Rybin, who had recently visited Mariupol, a city in Ukraine, was discovered after vowing to release new details regarding corruption in the city. He had criticized the slow pace of rebuilding since the Russian invasion of Mariupol in 2022 and had planned to reveal more details in a live broadcast upon …

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