Asia / 2011

Journalist gunned down in Pakistan, another still missing

August 15, 2011 4:35 PM ET

New York, August 15, 2011--Alarm continues to mount for the safety of Pakistani journalists with the assassination of a reporter on Sunday in restive Baluchistan, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Also, a senior reporter remains missing in Waziristan, after being abducted on August 11....

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China should allow open reporting of environmental threat

August 15, 2011 3:06 PM ET

New York, August 15, 2011--Information authorities in China should cease censorship of environmental protests in Liaoning province, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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Journalist abducted in Pakistan tribal area

August 12, 2011 3:34 PM ET

New York, August 12, 2011--Concern is mounting for the safety of journalist Rahmatullah Darpakhel, who was seized by a group of armed men in North Waziristan on Tuesday and remains missing, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Nepali journalist assaulted, in critical condition

August 12, 2011 3:12 PM ET

New York, August 12, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern today about a brutal attack on journalist Kishor Budhathoki in eastern Nepal on Thursday night. Budhathoki is vice president of the local chapter of press freedom watchdog the Federation of Nepali Journalists and also reports for sister papers The...

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Criminal group threatens crime reporter in Bangladesh

August 10, 2011 3:11 PM ET

A telephone caller claiming to represent a wanted criminal overseas threatened to kill a senior crime reporter in July 2011 for writing about the drug trade, local news reports and a human rights advocate said. ...

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Chinese TV producer suspended for crash reportage

August 2, 2011 4:11 PM ET

New York, August 2, 2011--The suspension of a state television producer for his coverage of last week's fatal train crash sends a disturbing message to Chinese media outlets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Information authorities intensified media restrictions at the end of last week in an effort to restrain the unusually...

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New attempts to rein in train crash coverage in China

August 1, 2011 4:46 PM ET

New York, August 1, 2011--Chinese propaganda authorities renewed their orders to media groups late Friday not to report on last week's train crash or its aftermath after their initial bans on coverage were widely disregarded, according to international news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists said today that popular outcry...

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Sri Lanka must investigate reported attack on journalist

July 29, 2011 4:44 PM ET

New York, July 29, 2011-- Authorities in Sri Lanka should immediately investigate a reported brutal assault on Gnanasundaram Kuhanathan, news editor of the Tamil-language daily Uthayan, said the Committee to Protect Journalists....

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China obstructs train disaster reporting

July 25, 2011 3:21 PM ET

New York, July 25, 2011--Information authorities should allow open reporting on Saturday's high-speed rail crash in Zhejiang province, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Newspaper's investigative unit shuttered in China

July 19, 2011 3:40 PM ET

New York, July 19, 2011--Reports that the Beijing-based China Economic Times has closed its investigative news unit are a concerning sign that pressure is mounting on hard-hitting media outlets in China, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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