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CPJ condemns conviction in Myanmar of Reuters's Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

September 3, 2018 12:17 AM ET

Bangkok, September 3, 2018--A Myanmar court today sentenced two Reuters news agency reporters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, to seven years each in prison for violating the Official Secrets Act, Reuters reported....

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CPJ calls on Indian police to release journalist in Kashmir

September 1, 2018 12:23 PM ET

Washington, D.C., September 1, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about the ongoing detention and interrogation of Kashmir-based journalist Aasif Sultan, who police picked up at his home in Srinagar on August 27, according to news reports....

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Pune police raid Hyderabad journalists' homes, seize electronic devices

August 31, 2018 3:14 PM ET

New Delhi, August 31, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns police raids on the homes of Hyderabad-based journalists KV Kurmanath and Kranti Tekula, and calls on authorities to immediately return their electronic devices, which include reporting material....

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In India, party activists beat TV journalists during live broadcast of show

August 29, 2018 2:18 PM ET

New Delhi, August 29, 2018--A group of people suspected of being supporters of the far-right Shiv Sena political party attacked several journalists including the producer, Rahul Zori, during a live broadcast of a show for the privately owned broadcaster TV9 Marathi. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on...

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China refuses to renew BuzzFeed reporter's visa

August 22, 2018 12:31 PM ET

Taipei, August 22, 2018--The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs declined to renew the visa of BuzzFeed's China bureau chief, Megha Rajagopalan, according to a tweet from Rajagopalan and news reports....

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Cambodian journalists released on bail but espionage charges remain

August 21, 2018 12:27 PM ET

Bangkok, August 21, 2018--Two former Radio Free Asia journalists were granted bail in Cambodia today by Phnom Penh's Municipal Court, according to news reports. Uon Chhin, a videographer, and Yeang Sothearin, previously a news editor at the U.S. Congress-funded station, were arrested on November 14, 2017 and held in...

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New Nepali criminal code threatens press freedom

August 20, 2018 4:21 PM ET

Washington, D.C., August 20, 2018--Nepal's government must repeal or amend the new criminal code that came into effect on August 17 to remove provisions that severely threaten press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Vietnamese videographer beaten and harassed in prison

August 20, 2018 11:56 AM ET

Bangkok, August 20, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the recent abuse of imprisoned Vietnamese videographer Nguyen Van Hoa, and called on Vietnamese authorities to stop beating and harassing jailed journalists....

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CPJ welcomes repeal of Malaysia's "fake news" law

August 16, 2018 10:53 AM ET

Washington, D.C., August 16, 2018--The Malaysian parliament today repealed a law imposing criminal penalties for "fake news" that had been enacted earlier this year by the previous government of Prime Minister Najib Razak, according to news reports....

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Voice of America staff briefly detained in China

August 14, 2018 4:50 PM ET

Voice of America Mandarin Service correspondent Yibing Feng and his Chinese assistant, Allen Ai, were detained for about six hours on August 13, 2018, by security personnel after they tried to conduct an interview in Jinan, Shandong Province....

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