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.
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.
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.
‘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…
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.
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…
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.