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Newsmagazine publisher stabbed to death in Myanmar

Police stand guard outside the National Reconciliation and Peace Center in Naypyitaw, March 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

Bangkok, April 20, 2017--Authorities in Myanmar should swiftly identify and bring to justice the killer of newsmagazine publisher Wai Yan Heinn, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The journalist was found dead on April 16 with 15 stab wounds to his chest and abdomen at his Yangon-based office, news reports said.

April 20, 2017 12:20 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Maldives

CPJ calls on Maldives to drop case against Raajje TV journalist

New York, April 18, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Maldives' prosecutor general to drop the legal case against Raajje TV journalist Mohamed Wisam, who was acquitted last month of obstructing police at an anti-government protest in 2015. The prosecutor general lodged an appeal with the high court on April 5.

April 18, 2017 4:34 PM ET

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Alerts   |   India

Indian journalist charged under Official Secrets Act

Indian Army recruits in ceremonial uniform graduate from a 49-week training program in Rangreth, Jammu and Kashmir, March 5, 2016. Journalist Poonam Argawal faces charges for an undercover investigative report alleging senior officers near Mumbai improperly ordered subordinates to carry out personal errands on their behalf.

New Delhi, April 3, 2017--Authorities in India should immediately drop all charges against Poonam Agrawal, a journalist for the English-language news website The Quint, the Committee to Protect journalists said today.

April 3, 2017 3:50 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Thailand

TV news channel suspended in Thailand

A military officer watches a television screen showing Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun speaking after he accepted an invitation from parliament to succeed his late father at the Dusit Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, December 1, 2016. (Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha)

Bangkok, March 27, 2017--Thai media regulators should immediately reverse their suspension of the operating license of Voice TV and should allow the media to broadcast and publish freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Media regulators today suspended the channel's operating license for seven days.

March 27, 2017 11:36 AM ET

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Alerts   |   Vietnam

Two bloggers detained for 'propagandizing against the state' in Vietnam

An Internet user looks at a Facebook page in an internet cafe in Hanoi, November 27, 2013. (Reuters/Kham)

Bangkok, March 23, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists called today on Vietnam to immediately and unconditionally release bloggers Phan Kim Khanh and Bui Hieu Vo.

Alerts   |   India

Police prevent journalists from attending press conference in Kashmir

In this still image created from a video, a police officer grabs AFP photographer Tauseef Mustafa by the throat on March 16, 2017, in Srinagar, India.

Washington D.C., March 17, 2017--Police in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir should allow journalists to work without harassment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today, and should take disciplinary action against officers filmed attacking journalists yesterday.

Blog   |   China, Germany, Internet, Russia, USA

Deciding who decides which news is fake

White House press secretary Sean Spicer talks to the media during the daily briefing. President Trump and his administration have accused critical outlets of being fake news. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Authorities decry the proliferation of misinformation and propaganda on the internet, and technology companies are wrestling with various measures to combat fake news. But addressing the problem without infringing on the right to free expression and the free flow of information is extremely thorny.

Alerts   |   Philippines

Newspaper columnist murdered in the Philippines

Bangkok, March 13, 2017--Philippine police and prosecutors should credibly investigate today's murder of newspaper columnist Joaquin Briones and should swiftly bring all those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

March 13, 2017 12:50 PM ET

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Case   |   India

Indian court orders website to take down two articles on lawmaker

A city civil court in the southern Indian city of Bangalore on March 2, 2017, ordered the news website The Wire to take down two articles critical of Rajeev Chandrasekhar, a member of India's upper house of parliament, according to one of the website's founding editor and news reports.

March 9, 2017 1:39 PM ET

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Case   |   India

Delhi police, student activists beat journalists

Police and student activists beat at least eight journalists covering fighting between rival student groups at Delhi University's Ramjas College on February 22, 2017, according to media reports and journalists speaking to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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