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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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Local reporter covering corruption is abducted and beaten to death in Jharkhand, India

November 1, 2018 4:11 PM ET

New Delhi, November 1, 2018--Indian authorities should thoroughly investigate the killing of reporter Chandan Tiwari and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Tiwari, a reporter for the Hindi daily Aj, was abducted on October 29, and found badly beaten the following day, according...

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Video journalist killed in Maoist rebel attack in Chhattisgarh

October 30, 2018 5:00 PM ET

New Delhi, October 30, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on authorities in Chhattisgarh to ensure the safety of media covering elections after a journalist embedded with police was killed in an ambush. Video journalist Achyutananda Sahu, who worked for the government-run broadcaster Doordarshan, was killed in Chhattisgarh today...

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Getting Away with Murder

October 29, 2018 11:00 AM ET

CPJ's 2018 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and their killers go free By Elisabeth Witchel, CPJ Impunity Campaign Consultant Impunity is entrenched in 14 nations, according to CPJ's 2018 Global Impunity Index, which ranks states with the worst records of prosecuting the killers of journalists....

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In India, tax officials raid offices, home of Quint editor-in-chief and Modi critic

October 24, 2018 10:38 AM ET

Officials from India's Income Tax Department on October 11, 2018, raided the home of journalist Raghav Bahl and the offices of The Quint, in Noida, where Bahl is editor-in-chief, and The Newsminute in Bengaluru, a news website that Bahl has a minority stake in, according to media reports. Government...

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Reliance Group sues India's NDTV for US$1 billion over its reporting on Rafale jet deal

October 19, 2018 4:16 PM ET

New Delhi, October 19, 201-- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Indian conglomerate Reliance Group, owned by businessman Anil Ambani, to end its use of excessive civil defamation cases filed against critical news outlets. Reliance Group yesterday filed a civil defamation case seeking Rs10,000 crore (US$1.35 billion)...

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CPJ calls on Indian police to release journalist in Kashmir

September 1, 2018 12:23 PM ET

Washington, D.C., September 1, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about the ongoing detention and interrogation of Kashmir-based journalist Aasif Sultan, who police picked up at his home in Srinagar on August 27, according to news reports....

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Pune police raid Hyderabad journalists' homes, seize electronic devices

August 31, 2018 3:14 PM ET

New Delhi, August 31, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns police raids on the homes of Hyderabad-based journalists KV Kurmanath and Kranti Tekula, and calls on authorities to immediately return their electronic devices, which include reporting material....

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In India, party activists beat TV journalists during live broadcast of show

August 29, 2018 2:18 PM ET

New Delhi, August 29, 2018--A group of people suspected of being supporters of the far-right Shiv Sena political party attacked several journalists including the producer, Rahul Zori, during a live broadcast of a show for the privately owned broadcaster TV9 Marathi. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on...

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