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When Pakistan's largest news channel becomes the news

June 6, 2014 4:29 PM ET

Today, Pakistan's most watched news channel, Geo News, was ordered off the air and fined by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). Earlier this week, CPJ documented an attack on Zafar Aheer, an editor of the Urdu-language Daily Jang,...

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Pakistani regulator suspends Geo News

June 6, 2014 11:22 AM ET

New York, June 6, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a decision today by Pakistan's Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to suspend the license of Geo News. The regulator said if the channel does not pay a fine of 10 million...

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Q&A: Indian journalist Sudhir Dhawale discusses his release from prison

June 3, 2014 4:00 PM ET

After languishing in jail for 40 months, Mumbai-based journalist and activist Sudhir Dhawale has walked free. Dhawale was the only journalist in jail in India in late 2013, according to CPJ's annual prison census. With his release, there are currently...

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US government should withdraw Risen subpoena

June 2, 2014 6:29 PM ET

New York, June 2, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the United States Department of Justice to withdraw a subpoena seeking to force journalist James Risen to give testimony that would reveal a confidential source. The Supreme Court said...

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China detains journalist amid widening crackdown

May 29, 2014 12:54 PM ET

Hong Kong, May 29, 2014--Another journalist has been detained in China ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the detention of Xin Jian, who was arrested on...

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Ethiopia holds editor-in-chief without charge

May 28, 2014 5:12 PM ET

New York, May 28, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the detention of a journalist without charge since Monday and calls on Ethiopian authorities to release him immediately. An Ethiopian court on Tuesday extended by 14 days the pre-trial...

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Thai military detains journalist and his lawyer

May 27, 2014 4:16 PM ET

New York, May 27, 2014--Military authorities in Thailand should immediately release a local journalist who was taken into military custody on Sunday after being summoned for questioning, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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Mission Journal: The Kurdish conundrum--more outlets but not more 'news'

May 27, 2014 3:33 PM ET

In the stairwell between the newsroom and studios of Nalia Radio and Television (NRT) stand a charred monitor, a burnt vision mixer, and smashed camera lens. They make up a display of equipment damaged when armed men set fire to...

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Singapore blogger: 'I have been waiting' for government backlash

May 22, 2014 1:45 PM ET

EDITOR'S NOTE: This week, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong demanded an apology from a critical blogger who has allegedly accused him of corruption. Roy Ngerng Yi Ling, who is also a healthcare worker, has frequently posted critical commentary on...

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Media squeezed in Thai military coup

May 22, 2014 1:21 PM ET

Bangkok, May 22, 2014--Thailand's military-led National Peace and Order Maintaining Council today seized administrative power in a coup and ordered local broadcast media to halt regular programming and local satellite and cable service providers to block international news channels, according...

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