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CPJ calls on Hong Kong chief executive to establish body to probe police violence against journalists

October 9, 2019 4:58 PM ET

CPJ writes to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam to urge her to use her authority to take the steps necessary to launch an independent body that can investigate repeated attacks on journalists by Hong Kong police.

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Telugu journalist Ravi Prakash arrested after refusal to remove online interviews

October 8, 2019 1:53 PM ET

New Delhi, October 8, 2019 -- The government of India’s Telangana state must immediately release Ravi Prakash, founder of independent Telugu news website Tolivelugu, and ensure he is not harassed because of his work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Cambodian court delays verdict, orders new investigation of ex-Radio Free Asia reporters

October 3, 2019 10:00 AM ET

Bangkok, October 3, 2019 -- Cambodian authorities should drop all charges against Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin and stop their campaign of harassment against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist Pang Pui Yin released on bail following arrest by Hong Kong police

October 2, 2019 2:30 PM ET

Taipei, October 2, 2019 -- Hong Kong authorities should drop all charges against journalist Pang Pui Yin and cease harassing journalists covering protests, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Hong Kong police fire pepper spray, projectiles at journalists covering protests

September 30, 2019 11:24 AM ET

Taipei, September 30, 2019 -- The Hong Kong police force should stop firing pepper spray and projectiles at journalists covering protests in the city, and should hold those responsible for such actions to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Unidentified men assault journalist from pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper in Hong Kong

September 25, 2019 10:38 AM ET

Taipei, September 25, 2019 -- Hong Kong authorities should conduct a swift and credible investigation into the recent assault of an Apple Daily reporter and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Police attack Indonesian journalists covering protest in South Sulawesi

September 25, 2019 10:23 AM ET

Bangkok, September 25, 2019 -- Indonesian authorities should carry out a thorough investigation into the police assaults of reporters covering protests in Makassar and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Kashmir’s news media faces existential crisis amid restrictions, arrests

September 24, 2019 12:54 PM ET

On August 5, the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed a strict communication blackout in Jammu and Kashmir after stripping the state of its limited autonomous status under the Indian constitution. A month later as the restrictions continued, CPJ India Correspondent Kunal Majumder traveled to Srinagar, Kashmir’s...

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CPJ calls on Thai prime minister to restore press freedom

September 23, 2019 12:29 PM ET

CPJ wrote to Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, urging him to restore freedom the press in Thailand.

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Uttar Pradesh police arrest, investigate multiple journalists since August 31

September 18, 2019 1:55 PM ET

Police in Uttar Pradesh, India’s largest state, have arrested, investigated, and filed complaints against journalists in several separate incidents since August 31, 2019, according to news reports and the journalists, who spoke to CPJ....

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