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Lawyer Mishi Choudhury on what India shutdowns ruling means for journalists

January 16, 2020 3:46 PM ET

On January 14, the Jammu and Kashmir administration partially restored mobile internet in a handful of districts, according to news reports. The administration, which is directly controlled by the Indian government, had imposed a complete communication ban in the restive region after withdrawing its special status under the Indian...

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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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‘I feel like a weight has been lifted’ freelance journalist Santosh Yadav says as Chhattisgarh court ends four-year legal nightmare

January 8, 2020 11:54 AM ET

On January 2, freelance journalist Santosh Yadav got his life back when the National Investigation Agency court in Jagdalpur acquitted him of charges of helping Maoists militants. The ruling marked the end of a legal nightmare that lasted over four years for Yadav, who says that he was threatened...

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Journalists attacked by police, disrupted by demonstrators while covering protests in India

December 17, 2019 1:40 PM ET

New York, December 17, 2019 -- Indian authorities must ensure the safety of all journalists covering protests across the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Indian police accuse journalist Nellutla Venugopal of being part of a Maoist conspiracy

November 20, 2019 12:25 PM ET

New Delhi, November 20, 2019 -- Police in India’s Telangana state should immediately drop their allegations against journalist Nellutla Venugopal and stop harassing journalists for their political leanings, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Indian government threatens to cancel journalist Aatish Taseer’s overseas citizenship

November 7, 2019 1:50 PM ET

New Delhi, November 7, 2019 -- The Indian government must cease making threats to revoke the overseas citizenship of journalist Aatish Taseer, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Indian police accuse publisher of treason in 25-year-old case

November 1, 2019 1:24 PM ET

New Delhi, November 1, 2019 -- Karnataka police must immediately release Indian publisher Doddipalya Narasimha Murthy, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Indian journalists reported among targets of alleged NSO Group WhatsApp hack

October 31, 2019 2:29 PM ET

New York, October 31, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by news reports that several journalists in India have been notified that they were among the targets of suspicious WhatsApp contact that may have been used to install advanced surveillance technology on their phones. Facebook-owned WhatsApp this week...

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Getting Away with Murder

October 29, 2019 8:00 AM ET

CPJ's 2019 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and their killers go free Published October 29, 2019 Somalia is the world’s worst country for the fifth year in a row when it comes to prosecuting murderers of journalists, CPJ’s 2019 Global Impunity Index found. War and...

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India uses opaque legal process to suppress Kashmiri journalism, commentary on Twitter

October 24, 2019 1:30 AM ET

On August 10, 2018, the Indian government informed Twitter that an account belonging to Kashmir Narrator, a magazine based in Jammu and Kashmir, was breaking Indian law. The magazine had recently published a cover story on a Kashmiri militant who fought against Indian rule. By the end of the...

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