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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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Indian state assembly sentences two editors to prison for defamation

June 23, 2017 1:53 PM ET

New Delhi, June 23, 2017--The elected assembly of India's Karnataka state should revoke one-year jail sentences it imposed on two editors in Bangalore, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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India's Central Bureau of Investigation raids broadcaster NDTV

June 6, 2017 6:05 PM ET

Officers of India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on June 5, 2017, searched the New Delhi home of Prannoy Roy, the co-founder and executive chair of NDTV New Delhi Television, one of India's oldest private media companies, and three other premises in the cities of Mussoorie and Dehradun, CBI...

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Police beat Indian journalists protesting assault

May 22, 2017 1:56 PM ET

New Delhi, May 22, 2017--Police officials should identify and discipline the officers who assaulted dozens of journalists in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata today, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. Journalists at the scene said police assaulted dozens of reporters covering a protest, then forcibly cleared a demonstration...

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India's Supreme Court bans reporting judge's statements

May 10, 2017 1:24 PM ET

New Delhi, May 10, 2017--An Indian Supreme Court order banning news media from quoting a judge who accused other senior judges of corruption is a troubling blow to freedom of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Attackers beat TV journalist at his home in India's Andhra Pradesh state

May 8, 2017 3:13 PM ET

New Delhi, May 8, 2017--Authorities in India must investigate and bring to justice those responsible for an attack on freelance journalist Rama Reddy, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Reddy, a TV reporter, was attacked in apparent retaliation for his reporting on illegal sand mining, according to a report...

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Indian police assault journalist

May 2, 2017 5:02 PM ET

New Delhi, May 2, 2017--Indian authorities should identify and discipline New Delhi police officers who assaulted journalist Meghnad Bose yesterday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Jammu and Kashmir state government censors 22 social media services

April 26, 2017 5:14 PM ET

New York, April 26, 2017--Indian officials in the state of Jammu and Kashmir should immediately revoke a one-month ban on access to social media services, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The order, announced today, directed all internet service providers to block users' access to 22 platforms, including...

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