Sudhir Dhawale

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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...

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News from the Committee to Protect Journalists, June 2014

June 30, 2014 2:09 PM ET

CPJ releases annual exile report In the run-up to World Refugee Day on June 20, CPJ brought the human toll of exile to the fore in its annual special report on exiled journalists. The report found that Syria, Ethiopia, and...

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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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2013 prison census: 211 journalists jailed worldwide

December 18, 2013 12:01 AM ET

As of December 1, 2013 Analysis: Second worst year on record | CPJ Blog: Turkey worst jailer once more...

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Attacks on the Press in 2012: India

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

Violence plagued journalists in northeastern Assam, Manipur, and Arunachal Pradesh, including four attacks on the Arunachal Times. Tongam Rina, a columnist for the paper, survived a shooting that put her in intensive care for a time. The authorities blocked hundreds...

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Indian government should repeal sedition law

December 18, 2012 3:39 PM ET

Dear Prime Minister Singh: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by Indian authorities' continued abuse of a colonial-era sedition law to stifle freedom of expression. CPJ calls on your government to begin taking action toward repealing the law, section 124A in the Indian penal code, which Indian lawmakers have deemed punitive and outdated.

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2012 prison census: 232 journalists jailed worldwide

December 10, 2012 5:18 PM ET

232 journalists jailed worldwide As of December 1, 2012 Analysis: A record high | Video: Free the press | Audio: From a Cuban prisonCPJ Blog: Turkey's path forward | Rwanda's injustice...

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Indian police arrest reporter who exposed assault

November 9, 2012 3:35 PM ET

New York, November 9, 2012--An Indian television journalist who documented a large-scale attack on young women and reported the episode to police in Karnataka state has been charged with participating in the assault, according to news reports. The Committee to...

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Activists protest imprisonment of Indian journalist

October 10, 2012 12:53 PM ET

A couple dozen activists gathered this past week in New York City's Union Square to protest the imprisonment of freelance journalist Lingaram Kodopi and his aunt Soni Sori, who were arrested one year ago in India....

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For India, celebrations not in order on Singh's birthday

September 27, 2012 5:38 PM ET

This week, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh marked his 80th birthday. He spent the day, Wednesday, in the company of family and at public events, according to news reports. "There are no celebrations. He prefers to be with his...

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