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Cyber libel trial opens against Philippine journalist Maria Ressa

July 25, 2019 10:55 AM ET

Bangkok, July 25, 2019 -- Philippine authorities should drop pending cyber libel charges against Rappler editor Maria Ressa and cease their legal harassment campaign against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Espionage trial to begin for former Radio Free Asia reporters in Cambodia

July 24, 2019 1:00 PM ET

Bangkok, July 24, 2019 -- Cambodia should drop espionage charges against two former Radio Free Asia reporters and stop using anti-state charges to harass journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalists attacked by counterprotesters in Hong Kong

July 22, 2019 12:45 PM ET

Taipei, July 22, 2019 -- A group of masked individuals beat journalists, demonstrators, and passersby with sticks and metal rods at Hong Kong's Yuen Long metro station after an anti-extradition bill protest concluded last night, according to news reports. At least 45 people were injured in the attacks, according...

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Pakistani broadcaster Geo News blocked amid prime minister's visit to Washington

July 21, 2019 10:55 AM ET

New York, July 21, 2019 -- Pakistan's most popular news channel, the privately owned Geo News broadcaster, has been forced off the air or had its channel number abruptly changed in many parts of the country, according to reports on social media and the broadcaster's managing director, Azhar Abbas,...

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Radio anchor Eduardo Dizon shot and killed in the Philippines

July 15, 2019 11:15 AM ET

Bangkok, July 15, 2019 -- Philippine authorities should conduct a prompt and thorough investigation into the killing of radio broadcaster Eduardo Dizon, determine if it was connected to his journalism, and bring the perpetrators swiftly to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Hyderabad police detain Mojo TV's Revathi Pogadadanda

July 12, 2019 2:36 PM ET

Washington, D.C., July 12, 2019--Hyderabad police should immediately release journalist Revathi Pogadadanda, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Pogadadanda, the founder and former CEO of independent news channel Mojo TV, was forcibly taken to a police station this morning, according to news reports....

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Former official assaults Indian journalist, family in Gujarat

July 10, 2019 11:20 AM ET

On July 6, 2019, three men assaulted Harshad Ahir, Valsad bureau chief of privately owned daily Gujarat Mitra, and his wife and infant child at their home in Gujarat's Valsad district, in western India, according to the journalist, who spoke to CPJ via phone, and news reports....

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Indian investigative agency questions Greater Kashmir editor Fayaz Kaloo for 6 days

July 9, 2019 3:28 PM ET

New Delhi, July 9, 2019--Indian authorities should stop harassing journalists and employees of the Greater Kashmir newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Fayaz Kaloo, the editor-in-chief of the privately owned newspaper--one of the leading dailies in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir state--was questioned for nearly a week by...

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TV news channels blocked in Pakistan after airing opposition speeches

July 9, 2019 2:00 PM ET

Washington, D.C., July 9, 2019 -- Pakistan authorities should immediately unblock broadcasts of privately owned news channels Capital TV, 24 News HD, and the Abbtakk News Network, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pro-democracy underground station Citizens' Radio vandalized in Hong Kong

July 2, 2019 12:30 PM ET

Taipei, July 2, 2019 -- Authorities in Hong Kong should swiftly investigate the vandalism of the Citizens' Radio office and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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