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Local reporter beaten to death in northeastern India

September 21, 2017 3:33 PM ET

New Delhi, September 21, 2017--Indian authorities must conduct a thorough investigation into the death of Shantanu Bhowmik, a reporter for the local Bengali-language Dinraat news channel, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Bangladesh detains two Myanmar journalists covering Rohingya crisis

September 15, 2017 5:42 PM ET

New York, September 15, 2017--Bangladeshi authorities should immediately release two Myanmar journalists who police detained on September 7 and drop all charges against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Radio Free Asia suspends operations in Cambodia

September 14, 2017 10:41 AM ET

Bangkok, September 14, 2017--The U.S. Congress-funded Radio Free Asia (RFA) has suspended its news operations in Cambodia amid a rising clampdown on independent media, according to news reports....

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Pakistan charges two journalists under anti-terror law

September 12, 2017 2:42 PM ET

Pakistani authorities charged two journalists with publishing and distributing anti-state material on September 20, 2016, according to a member of a local nongovernmental organization who is familiar with the case but did not want to be named for fear of retribution. Authorities in the northwest Gilgit-Baltistan region arrested Daulat Jan...

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Indian authorities detain local photojournalist, accuse him of throwing stones

September 11, 2017 6:06 PM ET

New Delhi, September 11, 2017--Indian authorities should immediately release Kamran Yousuf, a freelance photojournalist who was working in the Jammu and Kashmir region and has been held without charge since September 4, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Editor of Indian newspaper shot dead outside her home

September 5, 2017 4:40 PM ET

New Delhi, September 5, 2017--Authorities in India's Karnataka state must thoroughly investigate and bring to justice the killers of Gauri Lankesh, an independent journalist who was shot dead today outside her home in Bangalore, the Committee to Protect Journalists said....

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Prominent newspaper folds under official pressure in Cambodia

September 5, 2017 12:15 PM ET

Bangkok, September 5, 2017--The Cambodia Daily stopped publication yesterday under official threat of forced closure over allegations of tax evasion, according to a statement released by the paper. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the silencing of the newspaper and called for an end to Cambodia's harassment of all...

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North Korea sentences two South Korean journalists to death in absentia

September 1, 2017 4:49 PM ET

New York, September 1, 2017--A North Korean court has sentenced the South Korean journalists Son Hyo-rim, of Dong-A Ilbo, and Yang Ji-ho, of Chosun Ilbo, and the papers' respective director generals, Kim Jae Ho and Pang Sang Hun to death, the country's state media reported yesterday. The Committee to...

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India issues sweeping rule on internet shut-offs

August 31, 2017 3:22 PM ET

New Delhi, August 31, 2017--Indian authorities should stop arbitrarily blocking the internet, and refrain from issuing regulations that give legal backing to frequent internet shutdowns in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Cambodia accuses American journalist of espionage

August 31, 2017 2:40 PM ET

Cambodia's Ministry of Interior said on August 28, 2017 that it has opened an investigation into accusations spread in local pro-government media that American freelance journalist Geoffrey Cain is involved in a conspiracy to overthrow Prime Minister Hun Sen's elected administration, according to local language news reports....

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