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At least one journalist killed in Kabul attack

December 28, 2017 12:04 PM ET

New York, December 28, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned an attack today on a Shiite cultural center and office of the news agency Afghan Voice, in Kabul, Afghanistan. At least one journalist was killed and four media workers were injured in the attack, which killed more than 40...

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In China, hospital security guards beat reporter investigating claims of misconduct

December 22, 2017 10:34 AM ET

Several security staff allegedly beat Shaanxi Broadcasting Corporation reporter Wang Yi, when he went to a public hospital in Shaanxi province on December 4, 2017 to report on claims of misconduct, according to news reports....

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Guards beat two journalists during South Korean president's state visit to China

December 22, 2017 9:49 AM ET

A group of Chinese security guards assaulted two South Korean journalists who were covering South Korean President Moon Jae-in's visit to a business fair in Beijing, on December 14, 2017, according to news reports....

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Two Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar

December 13, 2017 10:32 AM ET

Bangkok, December 13, 2017--Two Reuters reporters were arrested on Tuesday evening by police in Myanmar's former capital of Yangon, Reuters and other news outlets reported. The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for the reporters' immediate and unconditional release....

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French documentary filmmaker arrested in Kashmir

December 12, 2017 5:41 PM ET

New Delhi, December 12, 2017-- Authorities in India's Jammu and Kashmir state must immediately release French documentary filmmaker Comiti Paul Edwards from custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist shot dead in India's Uttar Pradesh state

December 7, 2017 1:21 PM ET

New Delhi, December 6, 2017--Authorities in India's Uttar Pradesh state must identify the motive in the shooting death of Naveen Gupta, a stringer for the Hindi-language Hindustan newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Unknown assailants on November 30 shot Gupta dead in the town of Bilhaur in Uttar...

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Vietnam upholds blogger Mother Mushroom's 10-year jail sentence

November 30, 2017 12:14 PM ET

Bangkok, November 30, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned a Vietnamese appeals court's decision today to uphold a 10-year prison sentence against blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, widely known as "Me Nam" or "Mother Mushroom."...

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Vietnamese blogger sentenced to 7 years for anti-state "propaganda"

November 28, 2017 12:12 PM ET

Bangkok, November 28, 2017--Vietnamese authorities should immediately release the blogger Nguyen Van Hoa who was sentenced on Monday to seven years in prison on charges of disseminating "propaganda against the state," the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pakistan arrests journalist whose rental car was rigged with bomb

November 27, 2017 6:09 PM ET

New York, November 27, 2017-- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Pakistani security forces to immediately release journalist Khalil Afridi, who police are holding without charge in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Authorities detained the correspondent for the Khyber News TV channel on November 24 after an explosive...

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Investigative journalist shot dead at paramilitary base in India

November 22, 2017 2:28 PM ET

New Delhi, November 22, 2017--Indian authorities must thoroughly investigate the shooting yesterday of Sudip Dutta Bhaumik, an investigative reporter at the Bengali-language daily Syandan Patrika, and ensure those responsible are held accountable, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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