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Indian authorities say jailed photographer Kamran Yousuf not 'real journalist'

February 16, 2018 1:21 PM ET

New York, February 16, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Indian authorities and the National Investigative Agency (NIA) to immediately drop charges against photojournalist Kamran Yousuf and release him....

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India charges photojournalist arrested in Kashmir in September with sedition, other crimes

January 18, 2018 12:39 PM ET

New York, January 18, 2018--India's National Investigation Agency today charged photojournalist Kamran Yousuf with criminal conspiracy, attempting to wage war against India, and sedition, according to news reports. Authorities charged Yousuf alongside 12 others accused of anti-state activities, reports said. Yousuf, a freelancer working in the Jammu and Kashmir...

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In India, Dalit activists harass journalists during hospital interview

January 17, 2018 12:13 PM ET

A group of Dalit activists harassed two journalists at an Ahmedabad hospital on January 7, 2018, and deleted a recording of an interview, according to one of the reporters. Damayantee Dhar, a reporter for The Wire, told CPJ that she and Brendan Dhabi, a reporter for the Ahmedabad Mirror,...

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Police file complaint against journalist and newspaper following data breach exposé

January 9, 2018 3:27 PM ET

New Delhi, January 9, 2018--Indian authorities on January 5 filed a criminal complaint against the English-language daily The Tribune and its reporter Rachna Khaira, a day after the paper published Khaira's report exposing a possible vulnerability in the country's vast national identity system, according to news reports....

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French documentary filmmaker arrested in Kashmir

December 12, 2017 5:41 PM ET

New Delhi, December 12, 2017-- Authorities in India's Jammu and Kashmir state must immediately release French documentary filmmaker Comiti Paul Edwards from custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist shot dead in India's Uttar Pradesh state

December 7, 2017 1:21 PM ET

New Delhi, December 6, 2017--Authorities in India's Uttar Pradesh state must identify the motive in the shooting death of Naveen Gupta, a stringer for the Hindi-language Hindustan newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Unknown assailants on November 30 shot Gupta dead in the town of Bilhaur in Uttar...

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Investigative journalist shot dead at paramilitary base in India

November 22, 2017 2:28 PM ET

New Delhi, November 22, 2017--Indian authorities must thoroughly investigate the shooting yesterday of Sudip Dutta Bhaumik, an investigative reporter at the Bengali-language daily Syandan Patrika, and ensure those responsible are held accountable, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Indian police arrest journalist on charges of alleged extortion and blackmail

October 31, 2017 3:01 PM ET

Indian regional police arrested freelance journalist Vinod Verma on October 27, 2017, on claims that he used a sex tape to extort and blackmail a minister from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Chhattisgarh region-- claims the journalist denies, according to news reports....

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Pakistani journalist attacked in Islamabad; three attacks on media groups in Balochistan

October 27, 2017 5:56 PM ET

New York, October 27, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Pakistani authorities to swiftly investigate and bring to justice perpetrators of multiple attacks against journalist and news organizations in the country this week. Journalist Ahmed Noorani was badly beaten in Islamabad, and three different attacks were reported...

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Indian regional police harass Australian Broadcasting Corporation crew

October 26, 2017 12:36 PM ET

New Delhi, October 26, 2017--Indian regional police on August 27, 2017 harassed an Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) crew, and compelled the journalists to delete some of their video footage, according to the channel's economics correspondent Stephen Long, who was part of the crew....

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