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Several Indian journalists receive death threats

September 29, 2017 1:27 PM ET

New Delhi, September 29, 2017--Authorities in India must move quickly to identify those responsible for sending at least five threats to kill journalists for critical coverage of the government and take steps to ensure the journalists' security, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Indian police beat up local journalist after unflattering article

September 27, 2017 11:51 AM ET

New Delhi, September 26, 2017--Authorities in India must thoroughly investigate and bring to justice the perpetrators behind an attack on journalist Sanjeev Gopalan in the southern Kerala state, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Local reporter beaten to death in northeastern India

September 21, 2017 3:33 PM ET

New Delhi, September 21, 2017--Indian authorities must conduct a thorough investigation into the death of Shantanu Bhowmik, a reporter for the local Bengali-language Dinraat news channel, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Indian authorities detain local photojournalist, accuse him of throwing stones

September 11, 2017 6:06 PM ET

New Delhi, September 11, 2017--Indian authorities should immediately release Kamran Yousuf, a freelance photojournalist who was working in the Jammu and Kashmir region and has been held without charge since September 4, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Editor of Indian newspaper shot dead outside her home

September 5, 2017 4:40 PM ET

New Delhi, September 5, 2017--Authorities in India's Karnataka state must thoroughly investigate and bring to justice the killers of Gauri Lankesh, an independent journalist who was shot dead today outside her home in Bangalore, the Committee to Protect Journalists said....

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India issues sweeping rule on internet shut-offs

August 31, 2017 3:22 PM ET

New Delhi, August 31, 2017--Indian authorities should stop arbitrarily blocking the internet, and refrain from issuing regulations that give legal backing to frequent internet shutdowns in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalists injured in northern India after mob turns violent

August 28, 2017 5:28 PM ET

New Delhi, August 28, 2017--As local authorities in India's northern state of Haryana, investigate widespread rioting on August 25 that left at least 28 dead and over 250 injured, they must include attacks on journalists and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At...

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Police detain Kashmiri journalist for recording video

August 16, 2017 3:05 PM ET

Police in Jammu and Kashmir on August 9, 2017, detained and harassed Idrees Bukhtiyar, an intern reporter for the Hyderabad-based TV news channel MunsifTV, Bukhtiyar told the Committee to Protect Journalists....

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Indian court issues injunction against publishing book about guru

August 11, 2017 12:55 PM ET

New Delhi, August 11, 2017--An Indian court's preliminary injunction preventing the publication and sale of a biography of a spiritual guru while it considers whether the book defames the guru is a blow to press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Q&A: Indian editor explains how threat of legal action is used to silence journalists

July 20, 2017 12:54 PM ET

On July 5, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, editor of the Economic and Political Weekly, and his colleagues Advait Rao Palepu and Shinzani Jain, received a notice from Thaker and co., a law firm representing Adani Power Ltd, that threatened legal action over a story published the month before....

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