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Eight South Korean journalists denied entry into North Korea

May 22, 2018 3:20 PM ET

New York, May 22, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on North Korea to allow journalists access to cover the dismantling of a nuclear test site in the country....

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In India, Kashmiri photojournalist faces harassment, threats

May 22, 2018 1:58 PM ET

Masrat Zahra, a Kashmiri freelance photographer, told CPJ that she faced online harassment and threats after a photograph of her, captioned with the word "mukhbir"--meaning "spy" or "army informer"--was circulated on social media around May 16, 2018....

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Pakistani authorities disrupt distribution of Dawn newspaper

May 22, 2018 11:38 AM ET

New York, May 22, 2018--Pakistani authorities should immediately halt any restrictions on the distribution of Dawn newspaper in Pakistan, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Distribution of the newspaper has been disrupted in many parts of the country in recent weeks, Dawn editor Zaffar Abbas told CPJ....

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Fiji charges newspaper, journalists with sedition

May 21, 2018 2:33 PM ET

New York, May 21, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Fiji authorities to drop sedition charges against the weekly Fiji Times, three newspaper executives, and an opinion columnist. A High Court judge tomorrow will make a final ruling in the case after a panel of three High...

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Two Chinese journalists attacked in Henan Province

May 18, 2018 2:39 PM ET

Assailants on May 13, 2018, attacked Hu Xiaoli and Yu Tao, the host and cameraperson, respectively, of a local television show, "Xiaoli's Here to Help," as they were filming for a story about a real estate dispute in Henan province's Kaifeng City, according to the state-owned news website China...

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Chinese police detain Hong Kong journalist

May 16, 2018 12:35 PM ET

Taipei, May 16, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Chinese authorities to stop harassing and detaining journalists and to explain why they detained and injured a cameraperson reporting on a human rights lawyer's court hearing....

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Hong Kong journalist beaten covering 10-year anniversary of Sichuan earthquake

May 15, 2018 10:29 AM ET

Taipei, May 15, 2018--Chinese authorities must investigate and bring to justice those responsible for an attack on i-Cable TV reporter Chan Ho-fai in Sichuan Province, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pakistani journalist appeals 22-year sentence on terrorism, defamation charges

May 10, 2018 5:26 PM ET

Washington D.C., May 10, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Pakistani authorities to withdraw all charges against journalist Shabbir Siham, who is appealing a sentence of 22 years in prison and a 500,000 rupee (US$4,300) fine by an anti-terrorism court in the northern Gilgit-Baltistan region....

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Police in China arrest farmer over article alleging corruption at Yili Group

May 9, 2018 11:13 AM ET

Taipei, May 9, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Chinese authorities to immediately release Guo Yuzhen, a dairy farmer in Shanxi province whom police detained after she wrote an article alleging that one of the country's largest dairy producers exploited farmers....

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Mumbai court sentences crime boss, 8 others to life in jail for journalist murder

May 2, 2018 11:29 AM ET

New Delhi, May 2, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomed a Mumbai court's convictions today of nine people, including the mastermind of the murder of investigative journalist Jyotirmoy Dey nearly seven years ago. A court that hears organized crime cases found crime boss Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje, alias Chhota Rajan,...

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