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Indian government drops advertisements from major newspaper groups in apparent retaliation for coverage

June 28, 2019 3:20 PM ET

New York, June 28, 2019 -- The Indian government has cut off advertisements to three major newspaper groups--The Times Group, ABP Group, and The Hindu--in apparent retaliation for their critical news coverage, according to news reports....

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Kashmir editor Ghulam Jeelani Qadri arrested over 1992 case

June 28, 2019 12:50 PM ET

On June 24, 2019, police in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir arrested Ghulam Jeelani Qadri, the editor of privately owned Urdu-language daily Aafaq, as part of a 27-year-old criminal complaint against him, according to news reports....

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Indian journalist G. Muthuvel attacked, threatened after reporting on police officer

June 27, 2019 11:45 AM ET

New Delhi, June 27, 2019 -- Police in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu must promptly investigate and prosecute those behind the attack on journalist G. Muthuvel and protect him from further attacks, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Myanmar authorities shut down internet access in Rakhine and Chin states

June 24, 2019 10:50 AM ET

Bangkok, June 24, 2019 -- Myanmar authorities should immediately restore internet access to Rakhine and Chin states and ensure that connectivity is not interrupted in the future, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pakistani journalist Muhammad Bilal Khan stabbed to death in Islamabad

June 19, 2019 5:00 PM ET

New York, June 19, 2019 -- Pakistani authorities should swiftly investigate the killing of journalist Muhammad Bilal Khan in Islamabad to determine the motive and hold the perpetrators to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist facing incitement charges for reporting on alleged power blackouts in central India

June 19, 2019 3:15 PM ET

New Delhi, June 19, 2019 -- Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel should immediately intervene to ensure that police drop charges against journalist Dilip Sharma and direct officials in his state to respect press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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China refuses visa application for critical American journalist

June 19, 2019 11:12 AM ET

Taipei, June 19, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs' refusal to issue a journalist visa to Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, a reporter who has covered China's influence abroad....

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Journalists assaulted in Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka states in India

June 17, 2019 12:58 PM ET

Three journalists were assaulted in two Indian states on June 11 and 12, 2019, according to news reports....

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Hong Kong police attack journalists with batons, tear gas amid protests

June 14, 2019 3:41 PM ET

Taipei, June 14, 2019 -- Hong Kong authorities should immediately and thoroughly investigate police use of tear gas on journalists and allegations that officers hit and pushed journalists with batons during protests on June 12, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Uttar Pradesh police arrest third Nation Live journalist on accusations of 'defaming' chief minister

June 13, 2019 3:55 PM ET

New Delhi, June 13, 2019--Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath should immediately intervene and instruct state police to cease arresting journalists under defamation accusations after news reports of a new arrest earlier this week, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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