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In Pakistan, press safety hubs provide support and training for journalists at risk

August 17, 2017 12:36 PM ET

When a criminal gang sent threatening messages to Ghulam Mustafa, the reporter said his only option was to stop working for the Pakistani station Geo News. Mustafa acknowledges that laying low for nearly three years was the right decision to ensure his safety, but he said, "Professionally, it was...

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Police detain Kashmiri journalist for recording video

August 16, 2017 3:05 PM ET

Police in Jammu and Kashmir on August 9, 2017, detained and harassed Idrees Bukhtiyar, an intern reporter for the Hyderabad-based TV news channel MunsifTV, Bukhtiyar told the Committee to Protect Journalists....

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Jailed Chinese journalist suffering from brain tumor

August 15, 2017 3:57 PM ET

Taipei, August 15, 2017--Chinese authorities should immediately release imprisoned journalist Yang Tongyan from prison and allow him to seek medical care wherever he chooses, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Indian court issues injunction against publishing book about guru

August 11, 2017 12:55 PM ET

New Delhi, August 11, 2017--An Indian court's preliminary injunction preventing the publication and sale of a biography of a spiritual guru while it considers whether the book defames the guru is a blow to press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Hong Kong charges reporter with contempt for covering 2014 protest

August 10, 2017 3:58 PM ET

New York, August 10, 2017--Authorities in Hong Kong should immediately drop all charges against reporter Mak Ying-sheung, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ urges Chinese President Xi Jinping to release jailed journalist Huang Qi

August 9, 2017 1:02 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists writes to Chinese President Xi Jinping to express deep concern about the deteriorating health condition of journalist Huang Qi, who is imprisoned in Mianyang City, Sichuan, and to urge his release.

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Thai columnist Pravit Rojanaphruk charged with two cases of sedition

August 8, 2017 12:01 PM ET

Washington, D.C., August 8, 2017--Thai authorities should immediately and unconditionally drop all charges against Pravit Rojanaphruk, a columnist at the news website Khaosod English, and allow the journalist to work freely and without further harassment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Reporter shot and killed in the Philippines

August 7, 2017 12:31 PM ET

Bangkok, August 7, 2017--A Filipino journalist was shot and killed today while riding a motorcycle in the town of President Quirino, on the southern island of Mindanao, news reports said. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the killing and called on Philippine authorities to identify the assailants and swiftly...

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China sentences journalist Lu Yuyu to four years in prison

August 4, 2017 12:36 PM ET

Washington, D.C., August 4, 2017--A Chinese court's sentencing of journalist Lu Yuyu to four years in prison is a further heavy blow to press freedom in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pravit Rojanaphruk, CPJ honoree, accused of sedition in Thailand

August 3, 2017 12:28 PM ET

New York, August 3, 2017--Authorities in Thailand should cease harassing Pravit Rojanaphruk and should drop any criminal proceedings against him for his writing, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Pravit, a columnist at Khaosod English who will be honored with CPJ's International Press Freedom Award this year, told...

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