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Indian journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani receives death threats after BJP officials share edited video

February 24, 2020 3:25 PM ET

New York, February 24, 2020 -- Bharatiya Janata Party officials must cease inciting online harassment against journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani, and Indian authorities should ensure that threats against journalists are taken seriously, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Jammu and Kashmir police question three journalists amid social media ban

February 19, 2020 12:48 PM ET

New Delhi, February 19, 2020—Jammu and Kashmir police have summoned three journalists this month, including photojournalist Kamran Yousuf, who was questioned about social media activity, according to news reports and CPJ interviews. In January, after a lengthy communications shutdown in the region, the Indian government restored access to under...

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China expels 3 Wall Street Journal journalists over opinion headline

February 19, 2020 10:55 AM ET

Taipei, February 19, 2020 -- Chinese authorities should immediately restore the press credentials of three Wall Street Journal journalists and allow the media to report freely in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pakistani journalist murdered after warning of threats against him

February 17, 2020 12:45 PM ET

Washington, D.C., February 17, 2020 -- Pakistan authorities should take swift action to launch a thorough and credible investigation into the murder of journalist Aziz Memon, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Memon, who worked for the privately-owned Sindhi TV channel KTN News and the Sindhi-language Daily Kawish...

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Pakistan government secretly passes strict social media regulations

February 13, 2020 4:30 PM ET

Washington, D.C., February 13, 2020 -- The Pakistan government should immediately roll back a set of social media regulatory measures that were passed in secret, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pakistan threatens journalist Gul Bukhari with terrorism charges, extradition from UK

February 12, 2020 11:29 AM ET

Washington, D.C., February 12, 2020 -- Pakistani authorities should withdraw their threats to bring terrorism charges against journalist Gul Bukhari, and should stop harassing journalists at home and abroad, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Indian police detain journalist covering citizenship protests

February 11, 2020 2:15 PM ET

New Delhi, February 11, 2019 -- Indian authorities should drop their criminal investigation into journalist Mohammed Mubashiruddin Khurram and allow reporters to cover protests without fear of arrest or detention, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Philippines solicitor general petitions to strip news broadcaster ABS-CBN of its franchise

February 11, 2020 11:15 AM ET

Bangkok, February 11, 2020 -- Philippine Solicitor General Jose Calida should withdraw a petition asking the Supreme Court to cancel television news broadcaster ABS-CBN’s franchise agreement and should stop all legal harassment of the media organization, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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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 12:00 PM ET

Updated March 25, 2020 The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020, and the number of cases continues to rise globally, according to the WHO. The John Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center is a safe and reliable resource to keep...

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