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Broadcaster gunned down in the Philippines

October 19, 2011 1:35 PM ET

New York, October 19, 2011--A radio commentator and anti-mining tribal activist who was scheduled to launch a new radio station program in a few days was gunned down in the southern Philippines on October 14, news reports said. ...

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Blogger released in mass amnesty in Burma

October 12, 2011 9:57 AM ET

Bangkok, October 12, 2011 - The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today's release of Burmese blogger and comedian Maung Thura, but reiterates its call for the immediate and unconditional release of at least 13 other journalists on CPJ's imprisoned list....

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Pakistani journalist killed in Lahore

October 7, 2011 5:14 PM ET

New York, October 7, 2011--A Lahore-based editor for a political news website was found dead early this morning, according to Pakistani news reports and the journalist's brother....

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Newspaper editor gunned down in the Philippines

October 7, 2011 2:13 PM ET

New York, October 7, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the fatal shooting of newspaper editor Johnson Pascual and calls on Philippine authorities to investigate the case and prosecute the perpetrators....

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In Vietnam, crackdown on journalists in past six months

October 3, 2011 9:40 AM ET

New York, October 3, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the recent crackdown on freedom of expression in Vietnam and calls on the government to immediately and unconditionally release all of the journalists detained in the country....

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Thai journalist dies from bomb blast injuries

September 26, 2011 3:09 PM ET

New York, September 26, 2011--The Thai government must bring to justice the perpetrators of the September 16 bomb attacks that killed a journalist and five other people in the country's insurgency-plagued southern region, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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Philippine journalist's daughter kidnapped

September 23, 2011 2:28 PM ET

Bangkok, September 23, 2011--Philippine authorities should launch an investigation into the abduction of radio commentator Louie Larroza's daughter, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Larroza told reporters the kidnapping was a "warning" for his radio broadcasts, news reports said. The journalist's daughter, unharmed, was freed eight hours later....

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Iranian journalist dies in Afghanistan

September 22, 2011 4:29 PM ET

New York, September 22, 2011--Farhad Taqaddosi, a cameraman for Iran's Press TV, died in a Kabul hospital on Tuesday of injuries he sustained in the Taliban's September 13 attack on prominent international buildings in Kabul, the station reported....

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In India, freelancer charged with antistate activities

September 21, 2011 5:14 PM ET

New York, September 21, 2011--An Indian journalist who covered police violence in the state of Chhattisgarh was recently arrested on antistate charges that human rights groups say are retaliatory, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Chinese journalist who probed cooking oil scandal is killed

September 20, 2011 4:07 PM ET

New York, September 20, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Saturday's fatal stabbing of a TV journalist and calls on Chinese authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into possible journalism-related motives....

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