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Reliance Group sues India's NDTV for US$1 billion over its reporting on Rafale jet deal

October 19, 2018 4:16 PM ET

New Delhi, October 19, 201-- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Indian conglomerate Reliance Group, owned by businessman Anil Ambani, to end its use of excessive civil defamation cases filed against critical news outlets. Reliance Group yesterday filed a civil defamation case seeking Rs10,000 crore (US$1.35 billion)...

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Gunmen in Pakistan kill K2 Times reporter

October 17, 2018 5:54 PM ET

New York, October 17, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Pakistani authorities to investigate and promptly bring to justice the killers of journalist Sohail Khan. Khan, a reporter for the Urdu daily K2 Times, was shot dead while driving in Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, yesterday, according to...

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Vietnam sentences citizen journalist on second anti-state charge

October 15, 2018 10:58 AM ET

Bangkok, October 15, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the second prison sentence handed to Vietnamese journalist Do Cong Duong and strongly reiterated its call for his immediate and unconditional release....

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Myanmar arrests three journalists from Eleven Media

October 10, 2018 5:29 PM ET

New York, October 10, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Myanmar authorities to immediately release without charge three journalists from Eleven Media Group arrested today....

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Hong Kong denies visa renewal for Financial Times editor

October 5, 2018 7:49 AM ET

Taipei, October 5, 2018--Hong Kong's immigration authorities declined to renew the visa of Victor Mallet, Financial Times' Asia news editor and the vice-president of the Foreign Correspondents' Club, according to a statement today from the Financial Times and other media reports. The rejection came after Mallet chaired a talk...

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CPJ urges Bangladesh's president to return Digital Security Act to Parliament for revision

September 21, 2018 10:50 AM ET

The CPJ expresses concern about the Digital Security Act that was passed on September 18 by the Parliament of Bangladesh, and urges President Abdul Hamid to return it to Parliament for review. CPJ is concerned that the legislation, if allowed to become law, would violate constitutional guarantees of freedom of the press, and would create extensive legal dangers for journalists in the normal course of carrying out their professional activities.

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Vietnam jails journalist for four years over coverage of evictions

September 19, 2018 1:46 PM ET

Bangkok, September 19, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today strongly condemned the sentencing of Vietnamese journalist Do Cong Duong and called for his immediate and unconditional release. A court in the northern province of Bac Ninh sentenced Duong on September 17 to four years in prison for disturbing public...

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Thai authorities shut down foreign press club event on Myanmar

September 11, 2018 12:50 PM ET

Bangkok, September 11, 2018--Thai authorities on Monday shut down a panel discussion at Bangkok's Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand, marking the sixth such event the country's ruling military junta has canceled since seizing power in a May 2014 coup....

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China arrests Uighur editor, newspaper directors for being 'two-faced'

September 7, 2018 12:15 PM ET

Taipei, September 7, 2018--Chinese authorities should immediately release Ilham Weli, Xinjiang Daily's deputy editor-in-chief, Memtimin Obul and Juret Haji, directors at the newspaper, and Mirkamil Ablimit, the head of the newspaper's subsidiary Xinjiang Farmer's Daily, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Two TOLO News journalists killed in Afghanistan double bombing

September 5, 2018 3:35 PM ET

Washington, D.C., September 5, 2018--At least two journalists were killed today in a double bombing in the Afghan capital, Kabul, according to news reports. TOLO News published that its reporter Samim Faramarz and cameraman Ramiz Ahmadi were killed by the second blast while covering the first, which occurred at...

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