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Pakistan media regulator walks back ban on news anchors expressing personal opinions

October 28, 2019 1:35 PM ET

On October 27, 2019, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, the country’s nominally independent media regulator, issued an order posted on its official Twitter account prohibiting news anchors from expressing opinions, stating that anchors hosting news programs “should not appear in talk shows,” and saying that news organizations would...

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Chinese journalist Sophia Huang Xueqin detained following coverage of Hong Kong protests

October 25, 2019 12:24 PM ET

Taipei, October 25, 2019 -- Chinese authorities must immediately release journalist Sophia Huang Xueqin and drop all charges against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pakistan denies entry to CPJ's Steven Butler, forces him to return to US

October 17, 2019 4:20 PM ET

New York, October 17, 2019 -- Last night, Pakistani immigration authorities denied entry to CPJ Asia Program Coordinator Steven Butler, citing a blacklist managed by the Ministry of Interior....

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CPJ calls on Hong Kong chief executive to establish body to probe police violence against journalists

October 9, 2019 4:58 PM ET

CPJ writes to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam to urge her to use her authority to take the steps necessary to launch an independent body that can investigate repeated attacks on journalists by Hong Kong police.

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Telugu journalist Ravi Prakash arrested after refusal to remove online interviews

October 8, 2019 1:53 PM ET

New Delhi, October 8, 2019 -- The government of India’s Telangana state must immediately release Ravi Prakash, founder of independent Telugu news website Tolivelugu, and ensure he is not harassed because of his work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Cambodian court delays verdict, orders new investigation of ex-Radio Free Asia reporters

October 3, 2019 10:00 AM ET

Bangkok, October 3, 2019 -- Cambodian authorities should drop all charges against Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin and stop their campaign of harassment against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist Pang Pui Yin released on bail following arrest by Hong Kong police

October 2, 2019 2:30 PM ET

Taipei, October 2, 2019 -- Hong Kong authorities should drop all charges against journalist Pang Pui Yin and cease harassing journalists covering protests, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Hong Kong police fire pepper spray, projectiles at journalists covering protests

September 30, 2019 11:24 AM ET

Taipei, September 30, 2019 -- The Hong Kong police force should stop firing pepper spray and projectiles at journalists covering protests in the city, and should hold those responsible for such actions to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Unidentified men assault journalist from pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper in Hong Kong

September 25, 2019 10:38 AM ET

Taipei, September 25, 2019 -- Hong Kong authorities should conduct a swift and credible investigation into the recent assault of an Apple Daily reporter and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Police attack Indonesian journalists covering protest in South Sulawesi

September 25, 2019 10:23 AM ET

Bangkok, September 25, 2019 -- Indonesian authorities should carry out a thorough investigation into the police assaults of reporters covering protests in Makassar and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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