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Q&A: Indian editor explains how threat of legal action is used to silence journalists

July 20, 2017 12:54 PM ET

On July 5, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, editor of the Economic and Political Weekly, and his colleagues Advait Rao Palepu and Shinzani Jain, received a notice from Thaker and co., a law firm representing Adani Power Ltd, that threatened legal action over a story published the month before....

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Online defamation law amendments fall short in Myanmar

July 17, 2017 11:17 AM ET

Bangkok, July 17, 2017--A ministerial proposal to amend Myanmar's 2013 Telecommunications Law falls short of the changes needed to guarantee press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The statute has been repeatedly abused to stifle online speech and jail journalists, CPJ has found....

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It's too late for Liu Xiaobo but China could show a little kindness to other jailed journalists

July 14, 2017 2:21 PM ET

I have no pity for Chinese President Xi Jinping, who dug himself into a deep public relations hole with the unnecessarily cruel treatment of China's Nobel Laureate and political dissident, who died this week. Liu died of liver cancer in a Chinese hospital, after receiving medical parole in June...

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Chinese journalist arrested on charges of revealing state secrets

July 6, 2017 3:34 PM ET

Washington, D.C., July 6, 2017--Chinese authorities should drop all charges and immediately free Yang Xiuqiong, a contributor to the banned human rights news website 64 Tianwang, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Vietnamese blogger sentenced to 10 years in prison

June 29, 2017 12:53 PM ET

New York, June 29, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the 10-year prison sentence a Vietnamese court today imposed on blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, also known as Mother Mushroom....

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Pakistani journalist taken from home in Balochistan

June 28, 2017 4:35 PM ET

New York, June 28, 2017--Authorities in Pakistan should do everything in their power to ensure the swift release of Zafar Achakzai, a journalist for the newspaper Daily Qudrat, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Myanmar detains three journalists who reported on outlawed group

June 27, 2017 3:45 PM ET

Washington D.C., June 27, 2017--Myanmar authorities should immediately release three journalists arrested in northern Shan state yesterday on accusations of unlawful association after they covered an event organized by an armed ethnic group that is banned by authorities, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Vietnamese blogger stripped of citizenship, deported

June 26, 2017 3:56 PM ET

New York, June 26, 2017--Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang should restore blogger Pham Minh Hoang's citizenship and should allow him to reside and work freely in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Indian state assembly sentences two editors to prison for defamation

June 23, 2017 1:53 PM ET

New Delhi, June 23, 2017--The elected assembly of India's Karnataka state should revoke one-year jail sentences it imposed on two editors in Bangalore, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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News crews attacked in two separate incidents in Pakistan

June 21, 2017 6:50 PM ET

New York, June 21, 2017--Pakistani authorities should ensure the safety of journalists and investigate two separate incidents in which members of the press were attacked and had equipment damaged, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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