Program Coordinator: Abi Wright       Program Researcher: Kristin Jones

Cases of Attacks on the Press in Asia in 2004

Cases of Attacks on the Press in Asia in 2003

Country Summaries

from CPJ's annual report
Attacks on the Press 2003

Breaking News

Reports and articles
Overview: Asia
China (including Hong Kong)
East Timor
North Korea
Solomon Islands
South Korea
Sri Lanka

Country Summaries
Country Summaries
Country Summaries
INDONESIA: As tragedy deepens, a courageous newspaper staff is mourned
POSTED December 30, 2004

VIETNAM: Writer faces increasing official harassment, fears imprisonment
POSTED December 23, 2004

INDONESIA: CPJ condemns journalist's prison sentence
POSTED December 23, 2004

CHINA: Two leading advocates and writers detained and released
POSTED December 14, 2004

CHINA: Journalist imprisoned
POSTED December 8, 2004

CHINA: Journalist imprisoned
POSTED December 8, 2004

PHILIPPINES: Journalist blugeoned to death
POSTED December 2, 2004

CHINA: One journalist released, 42 still behind bars
POSTED November 30, 2004

PHILIPPINES: Journalist gunned down, the latest in a deadly year
POSTED November 29, 2004

BANGLADESH: CPJ condemns journalist's ongoing detention
POSTED November 29, 2004

PHILIPPINES: Two journalists murdered in the Philippines
POSTED November 15, 2004

INDIA: Editor brutally murdered
POSTED November 12, 2004

BURMA: Junta shakeup leads to closing of several publications
POSTED October 22, 2004

CHINA: New York Times researcher formally arrested
POSTED October 21, 2004

PHILIPPINES: Radio commentator shot dead in broad daylight
POSTED October 19, 2004

CHINA: CPJ alarmed by crackdown
POSTED October 15, 2004

BANGLADESH: Veteran journalist brutally murdered by axe-wielding assailants
POSTED October 4, 2004

PHILIPPINES: Another reporter gunned down, as journalists' death toll rises
POSTED September 29, 2004

INDIA: Police beat two photographers covering Kashmir unrest
POSTED September 27, 2004

CHINA: CPJ protests journalist's detention
POSTED September 24, 2004

CHINA: Foreign affairs magazine shuttered after criticism of North Korea
POSTED September 22, 2004

VIETNAM: Imprisoned journalist requires medical attention
POSTED September 21, 2004

BURMA: CPJ disturbed by closing of current affairs journal
POSTED September 21, 2004

INDONESIA: CPJ condemns guilty verdict in libel case
POSTED September 16, 2004

BANGLADESH: At least eight journalists attacked in Dhaka campus unrest
POSTED September 14, 2004

PHILIPPINES: More than two years after journalist's murder, suspect surrenders
POSTED September 13, 2004

INDONESIA: Court delays Tempo verdict as international observers crowd courtroom
POSTED September 7, 2004

NEPAL: Press offices attacked in riots sparked by Iraq killings
POSTED September 1, 2004

CHINA: Writers sued for libel
POSTED August 31, 2004

CHINA: Editor released from prison
POSTED August 30, 2004

PHILIPPINES: Gunman arrested in case of missing journalist
POSTED August 27, 2004

INDIA: Editor stabbed as he leaves office
POSTED August 26, 2004

THAILAND: Media activist and editors sued; millions sought
POSTED August 25, 2004

BANGLADESH: Journalist killed
POSTED August 24, 2004

PHILIPPINES: Two surrender in investigation into journalist's murder
POSTED August 24, 2004

BANGLADESH: Newspaper threatened
POSTED August 23, 2004

MALDIVES: CPJ condemns detention of online publishers
POSTED August 19, 2004

NEPAL: Maoists kill one journalist, threaten nine others
POSTED August 18, 2004

SRI LANKA: Political activist and writer killed
POSTED August 17, 2004

PHILIPPINES: Journalist survives shooting
POSTED August 16, 2004

PHILIPPINES: Radio correspondent killed
POSTED August 12, 2004

CHINA: Court rejects appeal of Internet essayist
POSTED August 11, 2004

INDONESIA: CPJ protests criminal defamation charges
POSTED August 10, 2004

CHINA: Search warrant revoked in Hong Kong newspaper raid
POSTED August 10, 2004

NEPAL: Maoist rebels attack journalists
POSTED August 9, 2004

BURMA: Documentary filmmaker arrested
POSTED August 6, 2004

PHILIPPINES: Radio journalist killed, second in week
POSTED August 5, 2004

PHILIPPINES: Radio commentator killed
POSTED August 3, 2004

CHINA: Journalist imprisoned
POSTED August 3, 2004

VIETNAM: Prominent writer sentenced
POSTED July 29, 2004

CAMBODIA: Journalists forced to sign false confessions
POSTED July 27, 2004

BURMA: Imprisoned journalist freed
POSTED July 26, 2004

CHINA: Hong Kong newspaper offices raided
POSTED July 26, 2004

VIETNAM: After 16 months without charge, prominent writer to go on trial
POSTED July 20, 2004

VIETNAM: Writer sentenced to 19 months in prison
POSTED July 14, 2004

BANGLADESH: Islamic groups threaten dozens of journalists
POSTED July 13, 2004

THAILAND: CPJ condemns criminal defamation suits
POSTED July 12, 2004

VIETNAM: Writer convicted of "infringing" on state interests
POSTED July 9, 2004

VIETNAM: After 18 months in prison, two writers to be tried
POSTED July 7, 2004

AFGHANISTAN: Australian journalist reported safe
POSTED July 1, 2004

AFGHANISTAN: Australian journalist reported missing
POSTED June 30, 2004

BANGLADESH: CPJ urges government to release journalist
POSTED June 29, 2004

BANGLADESH: Journalists assaulted by prison guards
POSTED June 24, 2004

PHILIPPINES: Radio journalist killed
POSTED June 17, 2004

VIETNAM: Internet journalist released from prison
POSTED June 16, 2004

CHINA: Journalists' sentences reduced
POSTED June 15, 2004

PHILIPPINES: Radio stations shuttered
POSTED June 14, 2004

CHINA: Internet writer found guilty of subversion
POSTED June 11, 2004

VIETNAM: Writer charged with espionage
POSTED June 10, 2004

BANGLADESH: Journalists attacked by police
POSTED June 8, 2004

PAKISTAN: Journalist goes on trial
POSTED June 8, 2004

MALAYSIA: Journalist detained
POSTED June 3, 2004

PAKISTAN: Imprisoned journalist freed
POSTED June 2, 2004

SRI LANKA: Journalist killed
POSTED June 1, 2004

CHINA: Former Hong Kong radio host says he quit over threats
POSTED May 27, 2004

VIETNAM: Imprisoned journalist ends hunger strike
POSTED May 27, 2004

NEPAL: CPJ concerned about journalists' detentions
POSTED May 21, 2004

VIETNAM: Imprisoned journalist on hunger strike transferred
POSTED May 21, 2004

BURMA: Journalist's death sentence commuted
POSTED May 18, 2004

CHINA: Internet essayist goes on trial
POSTED May 18, 2004

INDONESIA: Journalist released from rebel captivity

PAKISTAN: Imprisoned journalist transferred
POSTED May 17, 2004

PAKISTAN: CPJ condemns harrassment and detention of journalists
POSTED May 14, 2004

NEPAL: Police beat journalists
POSTED May 11, 2004

CHINA: Journalist sentenced to two year's administrative detention
POSTED May 11, 2004

PAKISTAN: CPJ protests journalist's detention
POSTED May 10, 2004

VIETNAM: Imprisoned journalist on hunger strike
POSTED May 6, 2004

SRI LANKA: Police raid home of journalist
POSTED May 4, 2004

VIETNAM: Journalist's appeal to be heard on May 5
POSTED May 3, 2004

BANGLADESH: Journalist attacked
POSTED April 29, 2004

MALDIVES: CPJ condemns prolonged detention of journalists
POSTED April 28, 2004

PAKISTAN: Journalist detained
POSTED April 27, 2004

INDIA: Journalist killed in mine explosion
POSTED April 22, 2004

NEPAL: Journalists detained, harassed during demonstrations
POSTED April 21, 2004

CHINA: CPJ condemns ongoing detention of journalists
POSTED April 9, 2004

BANGLADESH: Journalist injured in shooting
POSTED April 7, 2004

PAKISTAN: Jailed journalist granted bail
POSTED March 29, 2004

UNITED KINGDOM/SRI LANKA: Sri Lankan journalists in London receive threats
POSTED March 25, 2004

CHINA: Two editors sentenced to lengthy prison terms
POSTED March 22, 2004

CHINA: South Korean photographer released from Chinese prison
POSTED March 19, 2004

CHINA: Government announces imminent release of South Korean journalist
POSTED March 18, 2004

INDONESIA: Magazine found guilty of libel
POSTED March 18, 2004

PAKISTAN: Imprisoned journalist's hearing to be held tomorrow
POSTED March 18, 2004

PAKISTAN: Government bans ads to newspaper group
POSTED March 15, 2004

CHINA: Hong Kong journalists questioned and expelled
POSTED March 10, 2004

BANGLADESH: CPJ urges government to end cycle of violence against journalists
POSTED March 5, 2004

BANGLADESH: Journalists attacked
POSTED March 3, 2004

PAKISTAN: Television station offices attacked
POSTED March 3, 2004

TONGA: CPJ concerned about government's use of new media laws
POSTED February 17, 2004

THE PHILIPPINES: Journalist shot dead
POSTED February 11, 2004

BANGLADESH: Journalist attacked
POSTED February 11, 2004

BANGLADESH: 11 journalists threatened
POSTED February 11, 2004

PAKISTAN: Journalist murdered
POSTED January 29, 2004

CHINA: CPJ calls for imprisoned journalist's release
POSTED January 27, 2004

PAKISTAN: Journalist charged with sedition
POSTED January 26, 2004

THAILAND: Court exonerates soldiers in attack on journalist
POSTED January 21, 2004

INDONESIA: Newspaper found guilty of defamation
POSTED January 21, 2004

PAKISTAN: CPJ concerned about journalist's detention
POSTED January 20, 2004

BANGLADESH: Journalist murdered
POSTED January 15, 2004

PAKISTAN: Two journalists released, one remains in detention
POSTED January 12, 2004

VIETNAM: CPJ protests sentencing of Internet writer
POSTED January 5, 2004

See news from Asia in 2003.