Asia / 2014

Journalist killed in military custody in Burma

October 24, 2014 12:19 PM ET

Bangkok, October 24, 2014--Burma's army shot dead freelance reporter Aung Kyaw Naing while the journalist was in military custody, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the journalist's killing, the first in Burma since 2007....

Read More ›

Journalist detained for nearly a month in Burma

October 22, 2014 11:01 AM ET

Bangkok, October 22, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Burmese authorities to immediately release a freelance journalist who has been in official custody for nearly a month after covering armed clashes between ethnic rebels and government forces in southeastern Burma....

Read More ›

CPJ welcomes release of Vietnamese prisoner Nguyen Van Hai

October 21, 2014 6:15 PM ET

New York, October 21, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is pleased by the release from prison of Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Van Hai, who is also known by the name of his blog, "Dieu Cay," and who had been jailed since April 2008....

Read More ›

CPJ calls on Pakistani government to restore ARY News

October 21, 2014 4:51 PM ET

Your Excellency, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to express its deep concern over the recent decision by Pakistan's broadcast regulator to suspend the privately owned ARY News, which is watched by millions in the country. We urge your government to ensure the channel is immediately restored.

Read More ›

Five journalists sentenced to jail in Burma

October 17, 2014 3:00 PM ET

Bangkok, October 17, 2014--Three journalists and two publishers were sentenced on Thursday to two years in prison on anti-state charges in Burma, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the harsh verdict and calls for their release on appeal....

Read More ›

Chinese reporter arrested in connection with Hong Kong protest coverage

October 14, 2014 2:19 PM ET

New York, October 14, 2014--The arrest of a Chinese reporter working for a German weekly is cause for alarm and signals a threat to other Chinese journalists working for foreign media in China, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Zhang Miao, an arts reporter for the German magazine Die...

Read More ›

Journalist probing illegal logging killed in Cambodia

October 14, 2014 1:04 PM ET

Bangkok, October 14, 2014--A journalist investigating alleged illegal logging activities in eastern Cambodia was shot dead early Sunday, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the killing and calls on authorities to identify the motive and ensure the perpetrators are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the...

Read More ›

sewolferry.afp.jpg

Japanese reporter charged with defamation in South Korea

October 9, 2014 1:33 PM ET

New York, October 9, 2014--A Japanese journalist has been charged with criminal defamation in South Korea and forbidden from leaving the country, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the move and calls on South Korean authorities to drop the charges against Tatsuya Kato immediately and...

Read More ›

Burma's Irrawaddy threatened, hit by cyberattacks

October 3, 2014 11:57 AM ET

Bangkok, October 3, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns recent threats and cyberattacks against The Irrawaddy, an independent media group dedicated to Burma news and analysis....

Read More ›

Australia's national security bills threaten press freedom

September 30, 2014 3:19 PM ET

New York, September 30, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists said it is gravely concerned by a national security-related bill in Australia, which could result in prison time of up to 10 years for journalists who report on intelligence. The National Security Reform Bill One was passed in the upper house...

Read More ›


Asia documents by Year:   

Social Media

View All ›