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Indian authorities say jailed photographer Kamran Yousuf not 'real journalist'

February 16, 2018 1:21 PM ET

New York, February 16, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Indian authorities and the National Investigative Agency (NIA) to immediately drop charges against photojournalist Kamran Yousuf and release him....

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Reporters beaten, robbed while investigating allegations of pollution

February 8, 2018 2:32 PM ET

A group of men on January 25, 2018, assaulted and robbed two television journalists while they were reporting on allegations of industrial pollution in Hebei province's Quzhou county, approximately 260 miles southwest of Beijing, according to news reports....

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Amid political turmoil in Maldives, press comes under attack

February 5, 2018 6:32 PM ET

New York, February 5, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Maldivian authorities to stop threatening and harassing news outlets and allow them to operate freely. An opposition-aligned TV station and independent news website have come under threat of closure and cyberattack, respectively, amid an escalating political crisis....

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Pakistan orders closure of US-funded Radio Mashaal office in Islamabad

January 19, 2018 4:06 PM ET

New York, January 19, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Pakistani authorities to immediately reverse the order issued to close the Islamabad bureau of Radio Mashaal, the Pashto-language service of U.S. Congress-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)....

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Wife of critical Chinese-American journalist disappears in China

January 18, 2018 3:18 PM ET

Washington, D.C., January 18, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the disappearance of the wife of a critical American-Chinese journalist and today called on police in China to disclose whether they have her in custody. Chen Xiaoping told CPJ that his wife, Li Huaiping, disappeared on September...

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India charges photojournalist arrested in Kashmir in September with sedition, other crimes

January 18, 2018 12:39 PM ET

New York, January 18, 2018--India's National Investigation Agency today charged photojournalist Kamran Yousuf with criminal conspiracy, attempting to wage war against India, and sedition, according to news reports. Authorities charged Yousuf alongside 12 others accused of anti-state activities, reports said. Yousuf, a freelancer working in the Jammu and Kashmir...

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In India, Dalit activists harass journalists during hospital interview

January 17, 2018 12:13 PM ET

A group of Dalit activists harassed two journalists at an Ahmedabad hospital on January 7, 2018, and deleted a recording of an interview, according to one of the reporters. Damayantee Dhar, a reporter for The Wire, told CPJ that she and Brendan Dhabi, a reporter for the Ahmedabad Mirror,...

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Philippines threatens further legal action against Rappler

January 16, 2018 11:42 AM ET

Bangkok, January 16, 2018--The Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission's order yesterday to revoke the registration of news website Rappler represents a clear and immediate danger to press freedom in the Philippines, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Philippines revokes registration of news website Rappler

January 15, 2018 10:25 AM ET

Washington, D.C., January 15, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned an order by the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission to revoke the certificate of incorporation of the critical news website Rappler, which effectively required it to close down....

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Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui escapes kidnapping attempt

January 10, 2018 5:04 PM ET

New York, January 10, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Pakistani authorities to investigate today's attempted abduction of journalist Taha Siddiqui, and prosecute the perpetrators....

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