Alerts   |   Indonesia

Czech journalist detained, deported from Indonesia

A Czech journalist was arrested last week for photographing an independence rally in Papua like this one in August 2011. (AFP/Banjir Ambarita)

Bangkok, February 14, 2012--Indonesian authorities detained a Czech journalist on Wednesday, then deported him for reporting without official permission from a restricted area of the country, according to news reports. 

February 14, 2012 10:12 AM ET


Alerts   |   Malaysia, Saudi Arabia

Saudi columnist deported from Malaysia

An Internet user checks a Twitter account in Saudi Arabia, where a journalist faces legal action after writing about the Prophet Mohammed on Twitter. (AFP/Fayed Nureldine)

New York, February 13, 2012--Saudi columnist Hamza Kashgari, whose Twitter postings about the Prophet Mohammed have drawn death threats and government reprisals, was deported from Malaysia back to his home country on Sunday, according to news reports

February 13, 2012 4:52 PM ET


Alerts   |   Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, no motive, arrests in double murder

A relative mourns the killing of two journalists in Dhaka. (AP/Sazid Hossain)

New York, February 13, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists mourns the death of two TV journalists in Dhaka and calls on Bangladeshi authorities to act speedily to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Letters   |   China, USA

CPJ calls for media reforms in China

Dear President Obama: When you meet with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping tomorrow at the White House, we urge you to raise concerns about media restrictions in China.

February 13, 2012 12:33 PM ET


Alerts   |   Australia, Egypt

Australian journalist, translator detained in Egypt

Ludovici, Alwi, and Mackell have been detained on suspicion of bribing Egyptians to stage protests. (AFP)

New York, February 13, 2012--Egyptian authorities should immediately release detained Australian journalist Austin Mackell, his translator, and an American student traveling with them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

February 13, 2012 11:47 AM ET


Alerts   |   Maldives

In Maldives, political standoff threatens safety of press

Police chase supporters of former President Mohamed Nasheed, who resigned on Tuesday. (AP/Sinan Hussain)

New York, February 10, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on all parties involved in the ongoing political dispute in Maldives to respect the role of the media in covering the protests and stop the attacks on journalists and news outlets. After political violence escalated in the wake of former President Mohamed Nasheed's resignation on Tuesday, at least two TV stations were attacked, according to news reports.

Alerts   |   India

Indian media group targeted by violence

New York, January 30, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the attack on an Indian media group's offices by rightwing Hindu nationalists protesting a local newspaper's coverage of their internal politics.

Alerts   |   China

Chinese writer sentenced for 'anti-government thoughts'

New York, January 20, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the harsh sentence given to Chinese writer and activist Li Tie, whose online writings calling for political reform were cited as evidence of "subversion of state authority." 

January 20, 2012 4:36 PM ET


Alerts   |   Pakistan

Gunmen kill Pakistani journalist who reported on Taliban

New York, January 17, 2012--Unidentified gunmen killed broadcast journalist Mukarram Khan Aatif in a mosque north of Peshawar today, according to news reports. Aatif was a correspondent for private TV station Dunya News and also worked for Deewa Radio, a Pashto-language channel of the U.S. government-funded broadcaster Voice of America, news reports said.

January 17, 2012 1:47 PM ET


Alerts   |   Vietnam

Vietnam releases journalist, nine others still jailed

French-Vietnamese blogger Pham Minh Hoang was released from prison on Friday. (AFP)

Bangkok, January 17, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release from prison of French-Vietnamese blogger Pham Minh Hoang and calls on Vietnam's Communist Party-led government to remove the continuing restrictions on him and free the nine other journalists still behind bars.


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