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Media worker killed, telecom connections destroyed in Afghanistan

August 13, 2018 4:56 PM ET

New York, August 13, 2018-- Mohammad Daud Anwari, a media technician for the state-run broadcaster Radio Television Afghanistan, was killed on August 10 during an attack by the Taliban on Tape-e-Television, an area of Ghazni city where many local media antennas are located, the Afghan Journalist Safety Committee (AJSC)...

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Gujarat police beat up photojournalist, charge him with looting and rioting

August 9, 2018 4:15 PM ET

New Delhi, August 9, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a brutal attack on photojournalist Pravin Indrekar by police in the Indian state of Gujarat, and called on the state authorities to withdraw charges of looting and rioting that police filed against him....

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CPJ calls on Maldives to drop fine against opposition-aligned Raajje TV

August 9, 2018 3:39 PM ET

New York, August 9, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Maldives authorities to withdraw fines against and stop targeting the opposition-aligned broadcaster Raajje TV. The Maldives Broadcasting Commission yesterday fined Raajje TV 2 million Maldivian rufiyaa (US$130,000)-- the largest amount it can impose-- for airing a politician's...

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering protests in Bangladesh

August 7, 2018 3:46 PM ET

On July 29, two students were killed, and 12 others injured when a bus plowed into a passengers waiting at a stop in Dhaka. Since then, daily demonstrations that started in Dhaka have spread throughout Bangladesh. Thousands of students have demonstrated on the streets of Dhaka at major traffic...

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Bangladesh orders Shahidul Alam held 7 days; more than a dozen journalists attacked

August 6, 2018 5:42 PM ET

New York, August 6, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Bangladeshi authorities to immediately halt widespread attacks on journalists covering ongoing student protests in Dhaka and to release photographer Shahidul Alam from jail....

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Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam detained after post about Dhaka protests

August 5, 2018 6:18 PM ET

New York, August 5, 2018--A group of men who said they were from the detective branch of Dhaka police today took Shahidul Alam, a photographer, commentator, and the founder of the Bangladeshi multimedia organization Drik and Pathshala Media Institute, from his home, hours after he posted a video to...

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Maldives acquits two men accused of abducting missing reporter Rilwan

August 3, 2018 1:38 PM ET

New York, August 3, 2018--A Maldives criminal court yesterday acquitted two men accused of abducting Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla, a reporter for the news website Minivan News, who has been missing since August 2014, according to news reports. The court found Alif Rauf and Mohamed Nooradeen not guilty of forcing...

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Journalists in Bangladesh attacked and beaten covering local election

August 1, 2018 6:12 PM ET

New York, August 1, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned violence against journalists covering local elections in the Bangladesh city of Sylhet, and called on authorities to identify and hold the attackers to account. At least four journalists were beaten, allegedly by police and supporters of the ruling...

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Journalists covering alleged illegal sand mining attacked in India's Punjab state

August 1, 2018 3:13 PM ET

New Delhi, August 1, 2018--The Punjab state government must ensure a thorough and credible investigation into an attack on News18 Punjab journalists and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Filipino journalists beaten, arrested while covering labor strike

August 1, 2018 10:38 AM ET

Bangkok, August 1, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the detention of five Filipino journalists and the attack on at least one reporter by police and private security guards in Bulacan province's Meycauayan City and called for an independent investigation that brings the perpetrators to justice....

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