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Malaysian police arrest editors, executives of news portal

March 31, 2015 9:26 AM ET

Bangkok, March 31, 2015--Police have detained three editors and two executives of The Malaysian Insider news portal in Malaysia's Kelantan state and accused them of sedition, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for the immediate and...

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Singapore blogger jailed for critical Lee Kuan Yew video

March 30, 2015 3:43 PM ET

New York, March 30, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the arrest on Sunday of a teenage video blogger in Singapore and calls on authorities to release him immediately....

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A year after Raza Rumi attack, little change for Pakistan's beleaguered press

March 27, 2015 4:49 PM ET

One year ago Raza Rumi, a TV anchor and widely-respected analyst in Pakistan, narrowly escaped death when gunmen opened fire on his car in an attack that killed his driver, Mustafa. When I wrote about the March 28 attack,...

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Mission Journal: Bangladeshi press reined in as Hasina exerts authority

March 26, 2015 5:24 PM ET

Matiur Rahman Chowdhury has been the host of "Frontline," a popular Bangla-language news show, for five years. Aired live three times a week, the show gained notoriety for bringing politicians, members of civil society, and journalists together to discuss...

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India's landmark online speech ruling is step toward greater press freedom

March 26, 2015 3:18 PM ET

In an historic decision, India's Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down part of a law used to silence criticism and free expression. While this marks a pivotal victory that has been welcomed in many quarters, many challenges remain for...

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Journalist jailed on extremism charges in Moldova's Transdniester region

March 26, 2015 2:47 PM ET

New York, March 26, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the detention of a journalist in the separatist Transdniester region of Moldova and calls on authorities to release him immediately. Sergei Ilchenko, a freelance contributor to local and regional media,...

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Three journalists arrested in Maldives while covering protests

March 26, 2015 2:36 PM ET

March 26, 2015, New York--Authorities in the Maldives should immediately release three journalists detained this week while covering political demonstrations in the archipelago nation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Angolan journalist slapped with 15 new criminal defamation charges

March 25, 2015 3:53 PM ET

New York March 25, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Angolan authorities to drop all charges against journalist Rafael Marques de Morais....

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Authorities in Crimea should allow Ukrainian outlets to broadcast freely

March 24, 2015 2:53 PM ET

New York, March 24, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Crimea to allow television and radio outlets based in Ukraine to broadcast in the region, following a statement made by Sergey Aksyonov, the Russia-appointed prime minister in...

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CPJ welcomes Indian Supreme Court decision protecting online speech

March 24, 2015 9:08 AM ET

Manila, March 24, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the judgment by the Indian Supreme Court today that struck down as unconstitutional Section 66A of the country's Information Technology Act. Section 66A criminalized, among other types of speech, the transmission...

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