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US journalist Michael Yon barred from entering Hong Kong

February 10, 2020 4:05 PM ET

On February 5, 2020, immigration authorities at Hong Kong International Airport barred journalist Michael Yon from entering the city, according to news reports and Yon, who spoke to CPJ by telephone from Chiang Mai, Thailand....

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering the coronavirus outbreak

February 10, 2020 3:28 PM ET

Since the first cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) were recorded in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, the infection has quickly spread to all of mainland China and to at least 27 other countries and territories around the world, according to news reports and the U.S. Centers for Disease...

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Chinese video journalist Chen Qiushi, who covered coronavirus, missing in Wuhan

February 10, 2020 11:55 AM ET

Taipei, February 10, 2020 -- Chinese authorities must immediately account for the whereabouts of journalist Chen Qiushi, and ensure that the media can cover the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan without fear of retribution, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Malaysian journalist charged over coronavirus Facebook posts

February 6, 2020 11:15 AM ET

Bangkok, February 6, 2020 -- Malaysian authorities should immediately drop all charges against journalist Wan Noor Hayati Wan Alias and allow reporters to freely cover and comment on the coronavirus outbreak, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalists covering elections in Dhaka, Bangladesh attacked, harassed

February 4, 2020 1:57 PM ET

New York, February 4, 2020—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by reports that several journalists were attacked, threatened, or had equipment taken while covering elections in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, on February 1....

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Kashmiri journalists, news outlets still offline after India partially restores internet

January 28, 2020 1:59 PM ET

New York, January 28, 2020—Internet access was partially restored in most of Jammu and Kashmir on January 25, but service remained slow and social media platforms and many local news websites remain blocked, The New York Times and other outlets reported. In a statement circulated to CPJ and news...

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Cambodia upholds espionage investigations into ex-Radio Free Asia reporters

January 28, 2020 8:42 AM ET

Bangkok, January 28, 2020--A Cambodian appeals court today rejected a request made by two former Radio Free Asia reporters for state prosecutors to drop a reinvestigation of espionage charges pending against them, according to a report by their former employer....

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American environmental journalist Philip Jacobson detained in Indonesia

January 22, 2020 11:20 AM ET

Bangkok, January 22, 2020 -- Indonesian authorities should immediately release journalist Philip Jacobson and drop any criminal charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalists beaten, detained while covering protests in cities across India

January 21, 2020 11:10 AM ET

Beginning in December 2019, hundreds of thousands of people across India protested against new laws that they allege discriminate against Muslims in the country, according to news reports. Demonstrators and police attacked journalists covering the protests, and authorities detained reporters covering them, according to news reports and journalists who...

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India should restore internet in Kashmir as court orders shutdown review

January 10, 2020 1:50 PM ET

New York, January 10, 2020--The Indian Supreme Court ordered a review of the legal process used to implement the ongoing shutdown in Indian-controlled Kashmir today. The ruling affirmed that freedom of speech “using the medium of internet is constitutionally protected."...

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