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Two journalists charged with incitement in Cambodia

October 10, 2017 12:57 PM ET

Bangkok, October 10, 2017-- The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the legal harassment of Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter, two journalists who worked for the shuttered Cambodia Daily, and calls on Cambodian authorities to drop all charges against the pair....

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Pakistani journalist faces terrorism and defamation charges for article critical of regional government

October 4, 2017 6:17 PM ET

New York, October 4, 2017--Authorities in Pakistan should drop charges against journalist Shabbir Siham, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan's northern Gilgit-Baltistan region summoned Siham for a hearing on October 7 on accusations of fabrication and extorting a regional minister in violation of...

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Several Indian journalists receive death threats

September 29, 2017 1:27 PM ET

New Delhi, September 29, 2017--Authorities in India must move quickly to identify those responsible for sending at least five threats to kill journalists for critical coverage of the government and take steps to ensure the journalists' security, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Chinese journalist Ding Lingjie reportedly jailed

September 27, 2017 6:15 PM ET

Taipei, September 27, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Chinese authorities to immediately release journalist Ding Lingjie from state custody. Ding, an editor for the human rights news website Minsheng Guancha (Civil Rights & Livelihood Watch), disappeared from her relative's apartment in city of Zibo in the eastern...

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Indian police beat up local journalist after unflattering article

September 27, 2017 11:51 AM ET

New Delhi, September 26, 2017--Authorities in India must thoroughly investigate and bring to justice the perpetrators behind an attack on journalist Sanjeev Gopalan in the southern Kerala state, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Local reporter beaten to death in northeastern India

September 21, 2017 3:33 PM ET

New Delhi, September 21, 2017--Indian authorities must conduct a thorough investigation into the death of Shantanu Bhowmik, a reporter for the local Bengali-language Dinraat news channel, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Bangladesh detains two Myanmar journalists covering Rohingya crisis

September 15, 2017 5:42 PM ET

New York, September 15, 2017--Bangladeshi authorities should immediately release two Myanmar journalists who police detained on September 7 and drop all charges against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Radio Free Asia suspends operations in Cambodia

September 14, 2017 10:41 AM ET

Bangkok, September 14, 2017--The U.S. Congress-funded Radio Free Asia (RFA) has suspended its news operations in Cambodia amid a rising clampdown on independent media, according to news reports....

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Pakistan charges two journalists under anti-terror law

September 12, 2017 2:42 PM ET

Pakistani authorities charged two journalists with publishing and distributing anti-state material on September 20, 2016, according to a member of a local nongovernmental organization who is familiar with the case but did not want to be named for fear of retribution. Authorities in the northwest Gilgit-Baltistan region arrested Daulat Jan...

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Indian authorities detain local photojournalist, accuse him of throwing stones

September 11, 2017 6:06 PM ET

New Delhi, September 11, 2017--Indian authorities should immediately release Kamran Yousuf, a freelance photojournalist who was working in the Jammu and Kashmir region and has been held without charge since September 4, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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