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Vietnamese blogger sentenced to nine years in prison

July 25, 2017 11:13 AM ET

Bangkok, July 25, 2017--A Vietnamese court today sentenced blogger Tran Thi Nga to nine years in prison and five years' probation on charges of "spreading propaganda against the state," according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned...

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CPJ Highlights: June edition

June 28, 2017 3:39 PM ET

CPJ will use Gianforte settlement funds to document press freedom violations in U.S. The $50,000 CPJ received as part of a settlement in June from Montana then Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte will be used to help underwrite a project we are...

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Three journalists charged with defamation in Myanmar

June 19, 2017 12:55 PM ET

Bangkok, June 19, 2017--Authorities in Myanmar should immediately drop all criminal proceedings against three journalists charged with defamation and should strike all criminal defamation laws from the books, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Editor and columnist detained on criminal defamation charges in Myanmar

June 5, 2017 11:21 AM ET

Bangkok, June 5, 2017--Authorities in Myanmar should immediately drop criminal defamation charges against Kyaw Min Swe, editor of The Voice newspaper, and Ko Kyaw Zwa Naing, a columnist at the newspaper who writes under the pen name British Ko...

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Journalist abducted, seriously injured in Myanmar

May 30, 2017 11:52 AM ET

Bangkok, May 30, 2017--A reporter was abducted, dragged into a waiting vehicle, and then critically wounded in an auto accident on May 26, near the town of Loikaw, in Myanmar's southeastern Kayah State, according to news reports. The Committee...

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Journalists arrested at Bangkok airport for carrying safety equipment

May 30, 2017 11:40 AM ET

Bangkok, May 30, 2017--Thai authorities should drop all charges against two journalists arrested at Bangkok's main airport today for carrying protective gear and should amend laws to allow journalists to carry potentially lifesaving, protective equipment, the Committee to Protect...

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Cambodian minister threatens to close media outlets that defy sweeping election rules

May 19, 2017 1:34 PM ET

Bangkok, May 19, 2017--Cambodian authorities should allow media outlets to cover local elections freely and without fear of closure for running afoul of overly broad guidelines restricting election coverage, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Cambodian Minister of...

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Radio Free Asia journalist flees Cambodia under legal threat

May 3, 2017 11:07 AM ET

Bangkok, May 3, 2017--Cambodian authorities should immediately drop all charges against Radio Free Asia journalist Huot Vuthy, also known as Chun Chanboth, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Thailand bans foreign correspondents club event, citing 'national security'

May 3, 2017 10:56 AM ET

Bangkok, May 3, 2017--Thailand's ruling military junta banned a panel discussion event scheduled for today by the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand, marking the latest act of harassment against the club under military rule....

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Newsmagazine publisher stabbed to death in Myanmar

April 20, 2017 12:20 PM ET

Bangkok, April 20, 2017--Authorities in Myanmar should swiftly identify and bring to justice the killer of newsmagazine publisher Wai Yan Heinn, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The journalist was found dead on April 16 with 15 stab...

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