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Indonesia should restore internet access in restive Papua region

August 22, 2019 2:10 PM ET

Bangkok, August 22, 2019—Indonesian authorities should immediately restore internet access to the provinces of Papua and West Papua and refrain from imposing any restrictions on journalists covering civil unrest in the region, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pakistani news program cancelled amid defamation suits from prime minister

August 21, 2019 4:20 PM ET

On August 6, 2019, Pakistani broadcaster Channel 24 HD cancelled the “Najam Sethi Show,” a news and political commentary program, after the broadcaster’s management received a phone call from an unidentified individual demanding the show be dropped, according to Najam Sethi, the show’s host, who spoke with CPJ on...

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At least 2 journalists detained amid tensions in Jammu and Kashmir

August 16, 2019 3:44 PM ET

New Delhi, August 16, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Indian government to immediately stop its harassment of journalists in Jammu and Kashmir and to allow them to work freely. Authorities have detained at least two journalists in the past week amid tensions and the communications...

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Hong Kong protesters assault journalist from China’s Global Times

August 14, 2019 12:12 PM ET

Taipei, August 14, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over an assault on a Chinese reporter covering pro-democracy protests at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday....

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CPJ calls on authorities in Shenzhen, China to release labor journalists

August 9, 2019 1:57 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists writes to authorities in Shenzhen, China, calling on them to release Yang Zhengjun, Wei Zhili, and Ke Chengbing--editors for the labor news outlet ILabour.net--and cease all legal proceedings against them.

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American journalist shot, critically wounded in Philippines

August 9, 2019 10:23 AM ET

Bangkok, August 9, 2019 – An American journalist working in the Philippines was shot and critically wounded on August 6 while retrieving his daughter from school in the northern province of Ifugao, according to his outlet and other press reports....

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Video journalist injured by tear gas canister at Hong Kong protest

August 5, 2019 3:53 PM ET

Taipei, August 5, 2019—Hong Kong authorities should investigate reports that police fired tear gas canisters and rubber bullets toward journalists and ensure that the media can cover protests without fear of injury or arrest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ calls on India to ensure access to internet and communications services in Kashmir

August 5, 2019 3:15 PM ET

New York, August 5, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed alarm at reports of a communication blackout and the arrest of a journalist in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir state amid an escalating political crisis....

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Chinese court sentences journalist Huang Qi to 12 years in prison

July 29, 2019 10:50 AM ET

Taipei, July 29, 2019 -- The Mianyang Intermediate People's Court today sentenced Huang Qi, publisher of the human rights news website 64 Tianwang, to 12 years in prison on charges of "deliberately leaking state secrets," and "illegally providing state secrets to foreign countries," according to a statement published on...

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Journalists charged with incitement for live-streaming land protest in Cambodia

July 26, 2019 9:35 AM ET

Bangkok, July 26, 2019 -- Cambodia should drop incitement charges against two local journalists and stop using legal threats to intimidate and harass reporters, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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