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Chhattisgarh's plan for journalist safety law could be template for all India

February 15, 2019 12:32 PM ET

Every day for two years, freelance journalist Santosh Yadav must walk the 50 or so yards from his home to the Darbha village police station in Bastar, Chhattisgarh, to sign a register. Just one missed day could immediately land him back in prison as he awaits trial on anti-terror...

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CPJ calls on Jammu and Kashmir police to drop charges against journalist

February 7, 2019 11:53 AM ET

New York, February 7, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Jammu and Kashmir police to immediately cease all legal proceedings against journalist Aasif Sultan and release him from jail after local news outlets reported that formal charges were filed against him today....

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Indian TV crew assaulted by Hindu far-right protesters over Sabarimala shrine coverage

February 1, 2019 10:02 AM ET

Two journalists from independent Telugu-language news channel Mojo TV were harassed and assaulted by members of a right-wing group in the city of Hyderabad, India, on January 23, 2019, one of the reporters told the Committee to Protect Journalists. Reporter Prathibha Priyadarshani Mukkera and camera person Bhanu Mudhiraj were...

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India bars journalists in Jammu and Kashmir from covering Republic Day event

January 29, 2019 9:04 AM ET

New Delhi, India, January 29, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in the Indian-controlled state of Jammu and Kashmir to stop restricting press coverage of events in the restive state, after 10 photo and video journalists from local, national, and international media organizations were...

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Four Kashmiri photojournalists hit by pellet-gun fire from Indian security forces

January 23, 2019 11:58 AM ET

New Delhi, January 23, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on authorities in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir state to fully investigate an incident yesterday in which four photojournalists were hit by pellet-gun fire from security forces in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir state. The journalists were hit while covering a...

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CPJ calls on Jammu and Kashmir governor to release journalist Aasif Sultan

January 15, 2019 3:03 PM ET

CPJ calls on the governor of India's Jammu and Kashmir state to release journalist Aasif Sultan, who has been held by state police since August 2018, and drop all legal proceedings against him.

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Conviction obtained in 2002 murder of Indian journalist Ram Chandler Chaterpatti

January 11, 2019 2:03 PM ET

Washington, D.C., January 11, 2019 - India's Central Bureau of Investigation obtained convictions today in the 2002 murder of journalist Ram Chandler Chaterpatti, editor of the Hindi-language newspaper Poora Sach, according to news reports. The CBI court in Panchkula, Haryana state, convicted Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, head of the...

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Indian government expels two foreign journalists for visa violations

January 9, 2019 9:35 AM ET

Two foreign journalists were barred from entering India for allegedly violating visa rules in late December 2018 and early January 2019, according to press reports. On December 28, 2018, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported that Cathal McNaughton, the chief photographer with Reuters' Delhi office, had been denied reentry...

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Hundreds of journalists jailed globally becomes the new normal

December 13, 2018 12:00 AM ET

For the third year in a row, 251 or more journalists are jailed around the world, suggesting the authoritarian approach to critical news coverage is more than a temporary spike. China, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia imprisoned more journalists than last year, and Turkey remained the world’s worst jailer. A...

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Kashmiri journalists face multiple restrictions, attacks in October

November 14, 2018 5:30 PM ET

Journalists in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir faced numerous incidents of restrictions and attacks between October 8 and October 30, 2018. During this period, journalists attempted to cover urban local elections in the state, as well as events surrounding the killing of militant commander Manan Wani by the security forces....

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