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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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Three journalists charged with defamation in Myanmar

June 19, 2017 12:55 PM ET

Bangkok, June 19, 2017--Authorities in Myanmar should immediately drop all criminal proceedings against three journalists charged with defamation and should strike all criminal defamation laws from the books, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pakistani journalist murdered in Haripur

June 15, 2017 4:33 PM ET

June 15, 2017, New York--Pakistani authorities should swiftly and credibly investigate the murder of Bakhsheesh Elahi and swiftly bring all those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Elahi, the Haripur bureau chief for the daily newspaper K2, was fatally shot in Haripur, about 80km (50...

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Australian reporter hit by bullet in Philippine city siege

June 15, 2017 11:36 AM ET

An Australian reporter was hit in the neck by a bullet on June 15, 2017, while covering fighting between Philippine security forces militants in the city of Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao, according to news reports and the journalist's posts to Twitter....

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Pakistani journalist threatened, hit by car

June 13, 2017 4:02 PM ET

New York, June 13, 2017--Pakistani police and prosecutors should credibly investigate death threats and a possible attempt on the life of Express Tribune journalist Rana Tanveer and should bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ urges Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to implement Special Rapporteur's recommendations

June 9, 2017 11:27 AM ET

CPJ urges Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to implement UN Special Rapporteur on free expression David Kaye's recommendations.

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Myanmar officials pledge to reform law used to jail journalists

June 9, 2017 6:00 AM ET

မြန်မာဘာသာ Yangon, Myanmar, June 9, 2017--Legislation to remove criminal penalties from a law used to imprison journalists on defamation charges will soon be introduced in Myanmar's legislature, a senior official of the Ministry of Information told a visiting delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists yesterday....

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India's Central Bureau of Investigation raids broadcaster NDTV

June 6, 2017 6:05 PM ET

Officers of India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on June 5, 2017, searched the New Delhi home of Prannoy Roy, the co-founder and executive chair of NDTV New Delhi Television, one of India's oldest private media companies, and three other premises in the cities of Mussoorie and Dehradun, CBI...

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Editor and columnist detained on criminal defamation charges in Myanmar

June 5, 2017 11:21 AM ET

Bangkok, June 5, 2017--Authorities in Myanmar should immediately drop criminal defamation charges against Kyaw Min Swe, editor of The Voice newspaper, and Ko Kyaw Zwa Naing, a columnist at the newspaper who writes under the pen name British Ko Ko Maung, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police...

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Myanmar: One year under Suu Kyi, press freedom lags behind democratic progress

June 5, 2017 11:11 AM ET

When Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her long-persecuted National League for Democracy party won elected office in November 2015, bringing an end to nearly five decades of authoritarian military rule, many local journalists saw the democratic result as a de facto win for press freedom....

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