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Attacks on the Press   |   India

Attacks on the Press in 2008: India

A series of coordinated terrorist attacks that struck more than a dozen locations in the commercial capital, Mumbai, killing more than 170 and wounding hundreds, shocked the world and punctuated a year of growing tension and risk. Witnesses became journalists as they Twittered up to 100 messages a minute, posted photos to Flickr, and transmitted cell-phone video to television networks, all of which provided a hectic yet compelling real-time account of the horrific three-day siege in late November. The instantaneous spread of information on the assault—which hit two lavish hotels, a top restaurant, a rail station, a Jewish center, and a hospital, among other sites—illustrated as much as any recent event the extraordinary revolution in media and communication.

Reports   |   Afghanistan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Croatia, Georgia, India, Iraq, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Thailand

For sixth straight year, Iraq deadliest nation for press

New York, December 18, 2008—For the sixth consecutive year, Iraq was the deadliest country in the world for the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its end-of-year analysis. The 11 deaths recorded in Iraq in 2008, while a sharp drop from prior years, remained among the highest annual tolls in CPJ history.

Alerts   |   India

Media shut down in Kashmir; one journalist dead

        

New York, August 29, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Indian authorities to protect journalists and lift restrictions on media workers in the curfew-bound northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, after a cameraman was reportedly killed and a near-total news blackout hit the main city of Srinagar.

Srinagar newspapers did not reach the stands today for the fifth consecutive day and cable operators shut down international news broadcasts on Thursday because of an almost uninterrupted government-imposed curfew, according to local news reports that are still being published sporadically online. Local television news broadcasts were ordered off the air on Sunday. Officials have been holding talks with cable operators and newspaper editors but no resolution has yet been reached.

August 29, 2008 8:17 PM ET

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