India / 2014

In Telangana, India, 70 members of press detained, two channels blocked, media threatened

September 11, 2014 11:22 AM ET

New York, September 11, 2014--Scores of journalists and media workers were briefly detained Tuesday and Wednesday in India's newly carved state of Telangana after protesting the blocking of two local TV news channels, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the detentions and calls on the state's...

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Indian journalist jailed in Assam state for alleged links to militants

September 8, 2014 6:25 PM ET

New York, September 8, 2014--An Indian journalist who has been held in police custody for six days was denied bail in court today and faces possible anti-state charges over accusations that he promoted an outlawed separatist group after interviewing its commander, according to news reports....

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Arrests made in murder of Indian journalist in Odisha state

June 9, 2014 4:54 PM ET

New York, June 9, 2014--Police arrested two suspects on Sunday in connection with the recent murder of a local journalist in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the murder of Tarun Kumar...

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Indian journalists beaten outside political leader's home

May 21, 2014 12:50 PM ET

At least four journalists were assaulted on May 18, 2014, outside the house of a high-ranking party leader in Tamil Nadu....

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Indian reporters in Pakistan facing expulsion

May 9, 2014 1:44 PM ET

New York, May 9, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned that Pakistani authorities might decline to renew visas for the only two Indian journalists working in the country. Authorities on Thursday informed Meena Menon, a correspondent for The Hindu, and Snehesh Alex Philip, a correspondent for the Press...

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Attack on home of critical Indian journalist

April 30, 2014 4:53 PM ET

New York, April 30, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the attack on the home of an Indian journalist and calls on authorities to take immediate steps to identify and prosecute the perpetrators. Devinder Pal is a critical investigative journalist for the Punjabi-language daily The Punjabi Tribune....

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Indian journalist abducted, raped in Uttar Pradesh

April 1, 2014 12:38 PM ET

A female journalist was gang-raped while on assignment in the Mirzapur district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on March 27, 2014, according to news reports. The journalist, who works with a Haridwar-based daily in the neighboring state of Uttarakhand, was working on a story about a historic...

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Putting Press Freedom at the Heart of Anti-Poverty Efforts

February 12, 2014 2:25 AM ET

Economists and political scientists acknowledge that journalism is vital to development and democracy. By Robert Mahoney...

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Finding the Courage to Cover Sexual Violence

February 12, 2014 2:19 AM ET

Coverage of rape can bring journalists swift and unpredictable repercussions, but it can also change attitudes. By Frank Smyth...

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Attacks on the Press in 2013: India

February 12, 2014 1:35 AM ET

Despite India's rising global profile, authorities used both antiquated and advanced techniques to threaten press freedom. One journalist remained imprisoned on anti-state charges, while the government implemented a surveillance system designed to monitor citizens' phone calls, text messages, and Internet communication, making it difficult for journalists to communicate privately with...

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