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Two former Radio Free Asia journalists detained in Cambodia

November 16, 2017 12:25 PM ET

Bangkok, November 16, 2017--Two former reporters with the U.S. Congress-funded Radio Free Asia were detained in Cambodia on November 14 on suspicion of illegally producing and disseminating news, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Cambodian authorities to immediately release the pair and drop...

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Pakistani authorities jail journalist following reports on land disputes

November 15, 2017 4:24 PM ET

New York, November 15, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Pakistaniauthorities to release local journalist Hafiz Husnain Raza and drop all charges against him....

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Journalists jailed for two months in Myanmar over drone use

November 10, 2017 10:28 AM ET

Bangkok, November 10, 2017--A Myanmar court today sentenced two foreign journalists who were on assignment for Turkey's state broadcaster, along with their interpreter and driver, to two months in prison on charges of filming with a drone without official permission, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Gunmen, suicide bombers attack Kabul TV station

November 7, 2017 3:56 PM ET

New York, November 7, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the attack on a television station today in Kabul, Afghanistan. Gunmen and suicide bombers this morning attacked Shamshad TV, a leading Pashto-language station, killing one security guard and injuring at least 20 people including television staffers, Shamshad TV's...

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Indian police arrest journalist on charges of alleged extortion and blackmail

October 31, 2017 3:01 PM ET

Indian regional police arrested freelance journalist Vinod Verma on October 27, 2017, on claims that he used a sex tape to extort and blackmail a minister from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Chhattisgarh region-- claims the journalist denies, according to news reports....

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Getting Away with Murder

October 31, 2017 8:00 AM ET

CPJ's 2017 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free...

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Myanmar charges reporters with illegally importing drone

October 30, 2017 12:16 PM ET

Bangkok, October 30, 2017--Myanmar authorities charged two foreign reporters on assignment for Turkish state broadcaster TRT, along with their interpreter and driver, of allegedly violating import-export laws after the journalists flew a drone near the country's parliament building, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called...

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Pakistani journalist attacked in Islamabad; three attacks on media groups in Balochistan

October 27, 2017 5:56 PM ET

New York, October 27, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Pakistani authorities to swiftly investigate and bring to justice perpetrators of multiple attacks against journalist and news organizations in the country this week. Journalist Ahmed Noorani was badly beaten in Islamabad, and three different attacks were reported...

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Indian regional police harass Australian Broadcasting Corporation crew

October 26, 2017 12:36 PM ET

New Delhi, October 26, 2017--Indian regional police on August 27, 2017 harassed an Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) crew, and compelled the journalists to delete some of their video footage, according to the channel's economics correspondent Stephen Long, who was part of the crew....

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China must allow all media outlets to cover events of public interest

October 25, 2017 12:45 PM ET

Washington, D.C., October 25, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the decision by Chinese authorities to bar at least five prominent news organizations from attending today's press conference introducing the new leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, as described by press reports and a statement on Twitter by...

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