Newspaper distributors are seen in Amritsar, India, on April 22, 2019. The Indian government recently stopped placing advertisements in three major newspaper groups in apparent retaliation for their coverage. (AFP/Narinder Nanu)

Indian government drops advertisements from major newspaper groups in apparent retaliation for coverage

New York, June 28, 2019 — The Indian government has cut off advertisements to three major newspaper groups–The Times Group, ABP Group, and The Hindu–in apparent retaliation for their critical news coverage, according to news reports.

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Police are seen in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir, on May 21, 2019. Police in Jammu and Kashmir recently arrested journalist Ghulam Jeelani Qadri. (AP/Mukhtar Khan)

Kashmir editor Ghulam Jeelani Qadri arrested over 1992 case

On June 24, 2019, police in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir arrested Ghulam Jeelani Qadri, the editor of privately owned Urdu-language daily Aafaq, as part of a 27-year-old criminal complaint against him, according to news reports.

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The Federal High Court in Lagos, Nigeria, is seen on May 8, 2018. Journalist Jones Abiri is set to attend a hearing at the high court in Abuja on cybercrime, anti-sabotage, and terrorism charges. (Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye)

CPJ calls for charges to be dropped against Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri

New York, June 27, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today urged Nigerian authorities to release journalist Jones Abiri and drop cybercrime, anti-sabotage, and terrorism charges against him.

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People are seen holding photos of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Valletta, Malta, on April 16, 2018. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe recently passed a resolution requiring the Maltese government to launch an independent public inquiry into her killing. (AFP/Matthew Mirabelli)

CPJ welcomes resolution demanding investigation into Daphne Caruana Galizia killing

CPJ joined other press freedom and freedom of expression organizations today in welcoming a resolution condemning the lack of progress in determining responsibility for the October 16, 2017, car bomb killing of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan speaks during a parliamentary group meeting at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey in Ankara on June 25, 2019. Two journalists are to stand trial, in separate cases, on charges of insulting the president. (AFP/Adem Altan)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 23, 2019

‘Insult’ trial for Free Journalists Initiative spokesperson Hakkı Boltan, a spokesperson for the Free Journalists Initiative (ÖGİ), is due to stand trial in Diyarbakır on charges of “insulting the president” and “insulting a public servant because of their duty,” the news website Gazete Karınca reported. The charges are related to Boltan’s public statements about President…

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Journalist G. Muthuvel is seen following the attack against him on June 19, 2019. (Image via The News Minute, used with permission)

Indian journalist G. Muthuvel attacked, threatened after reporting on police officer

New Delhi, June 27, 2019 — Police in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu must promptly investigate and prosecute those behind the attack on journalist G. Muthuvel and protect him from further attacks, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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CPJ to participate in Global Conference for Media Freedom, other events in UK

New York, June 27, 2019– On the eve of the Global Conference for Media Freedom in the U.K., CPJ representatives will be in London July 8-11 to highlight threats to journalists and global attacks on press freedom from democratic and authoritarian countries alike. CPJ has documented at least 9 journalists killed in connection to their…

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Newspaper vendors collect copies of the papers in Srinagar, in July 2016. The Kashmir Times, one of the oldest papers in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir, is suffering under a nearly 10-year ban on government advertising. (AP/Mukhtar Khan)

Kashmir Times feels the strain of government advertising ban

In a Q&A with CPJ, Anuradha Bhasin, the executive editor of Kashmir Times, talks about the impact a government advertising ban on the daily has had on the way its journalists are able to report the news.

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Hayat Tahrir al-Sham members are seen in northern Idlib on August 14, 2018. Militants from the group recently detained journalist Maan Bakour. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham militant group detains Syrian journalist Maan Bakour in Idlib

Beirut, June 26, 2019 — The militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham should immediately release Syrian journalist Maan Bakour, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A copy of Egyptian newspaper al-Tahrir is seen in Cairo on December 3, 2012. The newspaper is facing insolvency after its website was blocked in May. (AFP/Gianluigi Guercia)

Al-Tahrir newspaper threatened by insolvency as website blocked in Egypt since May

New York, June 25, 2019 — Egyptian authorities should immediately unblock the website of al-Tahrir newspaper and ensure that media outlets can publish online freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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