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Radio reporter killed in the Philippines

May 2, 2018 11:13 AM ET

Bangkok, May 2, 2018--A Filipino journalist died today of injuries sustained in a shooting attack on April 30 in Dumaguete City in the island nation's central region, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the shooting and called on authorities to identify those responsible and swiftly...

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Thai magazine editor freed after seven years in prison

May 1, 2018 1:11 PM ET

News editor Somyot Prueksakasemsuk was released from Bangkok Remand Prison in the Thai capital on April 30, 2018 after serving a sentence for lèse majesté, according to news reports. Reports said that Somyot was greeted by a small group of family and supporters and appeared to be in good...

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In Afghanistan, at least 10 journalists killed in one day in bombings and shooting

April 30, 2018 2:12 PM ET

New York, April 30, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned multiple attacks in Afghanistan that killed at least 10 journalists in one of the deadliest days CPJ has recorded for the country's press....

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Malaysia issues first 'fake news' conviction

April 30, 2018 12:28 PM ET

Bangkok, April 30, 2018--In a verdict with grave implications for press freedom, a Malaysian court today handed down the nation's first conviction under its recently enacted "fake news" law, according to press reports....

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At least 8 journalists killed in Afghanistan bomb attack

April 30, 2018 7:27 AM ET

Washington, D.C., April 30, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemned today's double suicide bombing attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, in which at least 25 people were killed, including at least eight journalists, according to media reports. The second blast, about 30 minutes after the first, appeared targeted at journalists...

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Indian freelancer receives graphic threats following false accusations against her

April 26, 2018 4:29 PM ET

New Delhi, April 26, 2018--Indian authorities must immediately conduct a swift and thorough investigation into threats against the investigative freelance journalist Rana Ayyub, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Ayyub began receiving an onslaught of anonymous, graphic threats via social media after a parody Twitter account on April...

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In Afghanistan, Kabul News journalist shot dead on way to work

April 26, 2018 3:09 PM ET

New York, April 26, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Afghan authorities to thoroughly investigate the killing of journalist Abdul Manan Arghand and to ensure that those responsible for his death are brought to justice....

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Prosecution witness: Myanmar police planned 'trap' for Reuters reporter

April 20, 2018 11:12 AM ET

New York, April 20, 2018--A prosecution witness in the case against two imprisoned Reuters journalists in Myanmar today testified that a police chief ordered officers to trap one of the reporters by handing him "secret documents" during a meeting, according to Reuters and other news reports....

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In India, gasoline-filled bottle thrown at journalist's home

April 19, 2018 4:17 PM ET

New Delhi, April 19, 2018--Authorities in India's northeast Meghalaya state must identify and bring to justice those who attacked the house of Patricia Mukhim, editor of the local Shillong Times newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Two unidentified persons on April 17 threw a gasoline bomb at...

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Two journalists assaulted in West Bengal state, India

April 11, 2018 12:55 PM ET

New Delhi, April 11, 2018--Authorities in West Bengal state must identify and bring to justice those who assaulted Biplab Mondal, a photojournalist with the Times of India Kolkata city bureau, and Manas Chattopadhyay, a reporter with the regional ETV Bharat television channel, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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