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Alerts   |   Thailand

TV news channel suspended in Thailand

A military officer watches a television screen showing Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun speaking after he accepted an invitation from parliament to succeed his late father at the Dusit Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, December 1, 2016. (Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha)

Bangkok, March 27, 2017--Thai media regulators should immediately reverse their suspension of the operating license of Voice TV and should allow the media to broadcast and publish freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Media regulators today suspended the channel's operating license for seven days.

March 27, 2017 11:36 AM ET

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Alerts   |   Vietnam

Two bloggers detained for 'propagandizing against the state' in Vietnam

An Internet user looks at a Facebook page in an internet cafe in Hanoi, November 27, 2013. (Reuters/Kham)

Bangkok, March 23, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists called today on Vietnam to immediately and unconditionally release bloggers Phan Kim Khanh and Bui Hieu Vo.

Alerts   |   Philippines

Newspaper columnist murdered in the Philippines

Bangkok, March 13, 2017--Philippine police and prosecutors should credibly investigate today's murder of newspaper columnist Joaquin Briones and should swiftly bring all those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

March 13, 2017 12:50 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Thailand

Defamation suit in Thailand restricts BBC reporter's freedom of movement

Bangkok, February 28, 2017--A court in Thailand has seized the passport of BBC reporter Jonathan Head in response to a criminal defamation suit filed by a Thai lawyer over a news report on alleged fraud committed on the tourist island of Phuket. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the restrictions on the reporter's freedom of movement and calls for an end to the use of criminal defamation complaints against journalists in Thailand.

February 28, 2017 1:48 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Philippines

Ex-police official admits role in Filipino radio journalist's murder

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (left), then mayor of Davao, inspects an assault rifle with Regional Police Chief Miguel Abaya (center) in the late 1980s. (Reuters/Renato Lumawag)

Bangkok, February 21, 2017--Former Philippine policeman Arturo Lascanas in a news conference yesterday acknowledged his role in the September 2003 assassination of radio journalist Juan "Jun" Pala, a crime he claimed was ordered and paid for by then Davao City mayor, now President Rodrigo Duterte.

February 21, 2017 10:34 AM ET

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Alerts   |   Indonesia

TV reporters attacked while covering Indonesia protest

Protesters leave after praying at Jakarta's Istiqlal Mosque, February 11, 2017. (Reuters/Beawiharta Beawiharta)

Bangkok, February 13, 2017--Indonesian authorities should identify and bring to justice those responsible for assaulting two journalists with broadcaster Metro TV at a February 11 demonstration in the capital Jakarta, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

February 13, 2017 9:51 AM ET

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Alerts   |   Vietnam

Videographer and blogger detained in Vietnam

Vietnamese environmental activists protest an industrial accident that caused tons of fish to wash up on Vietnamese shores at an August 10, 2016, demonstration in Taipei, Taiwan. Detained videographer Nguyen Van Hoa published online videos of similar protests in Vietnam. (AP/Chiang Ying-ying)

Bangkok, January 26, 2017--Vietnamese authorities should unconditionally release videographer Nguyen Van Hoa and blogger Tran Thi Nga, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

January 26, 2017 11:48 AM ET

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Statements   |   Vietnam

Vietnamese journalist Dang Xuan Dieu released from prison

An honor guard welcomes U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to the Office of Government in Hanoi, January 13, 2017. (Alex Brandon/AP/Pool)

Bangkok, January 13, 2016 - The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release from prison of Vietnamese journalist Dang Xuan Dieu and calls on Vietnamese authorities to free unconditionally all journalists held behind bars. Dieu was released late last night after more than five years in prison and flew immediately to France, according to news reports. He arrived in Paris early today, the news reports said.

January 13, 2017 11:47 AM ET

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Alerts   |   Philippines

Newspaper publisher shot and killed in Philippines

Bangkok, December 21, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in the Philippines to establish the motive behind the murder of newspaper publisher Larry Que and bring the perpetrators swiftly to justice.

December 21, 2016 10:34 AM ET

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Alerts   |   Malaysia

Malaysian authorities repeatedly arrest, harass award-winning cartoonist Zunar

Cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhauqe, better known as Zunar, poses in prison clothes with plastic handcuffs at a February 2, 2015, event launching a book in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. (AP)

Bangkok, December 19, 2016--Malaysian authorities should drop all criminal charges against editorial cartoonist Zulikiflee Anwar Ulhaque, better known as Zunar, and stop harassing him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested Zunar on December 17, the cartoonist said in a statement, the latest incident in authorities' relentless campaign of judicial and police harassment of the journalist.

December 19, 2016 11:54 AM ET

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