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Pakistani journalist sentenced to five years in prison under anti-terrorism laws

December 31, 2019 12:15 PM ET

Washington, D.C., December 31, 2019—Pakistani authorities should immediately release and drop all legal proceedings against journalist Nasrullah Chaudhry, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Chaudhry was convicted under anti-terrorism laws and sentenced to five years in prison on December 21 over the alleged possession of banned literature, according...

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Police in Pakistan’s Sindh province arrest Daily Jurat reporter Ajeeb Lakho

December 26, 2019 4:43 PM ET

Washington, D.C., December 26, 2019—Police in Sukkur, a city in Pakistan’s Sindh province, should immediately release Ajeeb Lakho and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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In the Philippines, convictions finally achieved for Maguindanao massacre

December 18, 2019 11:33 PM ET

Bangkok, December 19, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed a Philippine court’s decision to hold to account the mastermind, his brother and 26 accomplices of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre....

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At least 3 Hong Kong journalists denied entry to Macao to cover Xi visit

December 18, 2019 1:15 PM ET

Taipei, December 18, 2019 -- Authorities in Macao should allow all journalists to enter and report freely from the territory, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalists attacked by police, disrupted by demonstrators while covering protests in India

December 17, 2019 1:40 PM ET

New York, December 17, 2019 -- Indian authorities must ensure the safety of all journalists covering protests across the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Bangladeshi court orders 3-day detention of editor Abul Asad

December 16, 2019 4:08 PM ET

New York, December 16, 2019 -- Bangladeshi authorities should immediately release editor Abul Asad and must protect news outlets so they can report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalists beaten by unidentified groups, interrogated by police in Sri Lanka

December 16, 2019 11:20 AM ET

New York, December 16, 2019 -- Sri Lankan authorities must thoroughly investigate several recent attacks against journalists, hold those responsible to account, and ensure that journalists can report freely in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Syrian Kurdish journalist Himbervan Kousa arrested at Kuala Lumpur airport

December 10, 2019 11:20 AM ET

Beirut, December 10, 2019 -- Malaysian authorities should disclose their reasons for holding Syrian Kurdish journalist Himbervan Kousa or release him immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Duterte threatens to shut down Philippine broadcaster ABS-CBN

December 5, 2019 11:10 AM ET

Bangkok, December 5, 2019 -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his government should not show bias in renewing broadcasters’ licenses and should cease threatening the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Demonstrators block entrance to Dawn newspaper in Pakistan, call for staffers to be hanged

December 3, 2019 12:26 PM ET

New York, December 3, 2019 -- Pakistan authorities must prevent demonstrations against the Dawn newspaper from turning violent, and should investigate death threats made against its staffers, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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