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Alerts   |   Thailand

CPJ welcomes acquittal of journalists charged with defamation in Thailand

Bangkok, September 1, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today's court decision in Thailand to acquit two journalists of criminal defamation and cybercrime charges. Phuketwan journalists Alan Morison, an Australian national, and Chutima Sidasathian, a Thai citizen, had each faced up to seven years in prison.

Alerts   |   Philippines

In the Philippines, three journalists killed in two weeks

Bangkok, August 31, 2015--A radio anchor was shot dead on Thursday in the Philippines, the third journalist to be killed in the country in unclear circumstances in two weeks. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Philippine authorities to thoroughly investigate the killings, identify the motives, and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Alerts   |   Thailand

Hong Kong journalist faces charges in Thailand

Bangkok, August 23, 2015--A Hong Kong journalist faces up to five years in prison in Thailand for carrying protective body armor without a license, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the legal harassment of Hok Chun Kwan and calls on Thai authorities to drop the allegations immediately.

Alerts   |   Philippines

Newspaper publisher murdered in the Philippines

Bangkok, August 20, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the Philippines to establish the motive behind the murder of newspaper publisher Gregorio Ybanez and swiftly bring the perpetrator to justice.

Alerts   |   Myanmar

Five Myanmar journalists freed from prison as part of mass amnesty

Bangkok, July 31, 2015--Five journalists jailed on anti-state charges in Myanmar were released on Thursday in a presidential amnesty of nearly 7,000 prisoners, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the journalists' release but calls on Myanmar authorities to release all other journalists imprisoned in the country.

Alerts   |   Myanmar

Myanmar media owner attacked by slingshot-wielding assailants

New York, July 17, 2015--The owner of a media group in Myanmar was attacked on Tuesday by slingshot-wielding assailants, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the attack and calls on authorities to prosecute the perpetrators.

Blog   |   Indonesia

In Indonesia, promising steps on Papua access but more work needed

President Joko Widodo, center, on a state visit to Abepura prison in Papua in May. The Indonesian leader has promised reporters access to the restive region. (AFP/Romeo Gacad)

Last month Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, known as Jokowi, announced his intention to allow international journalists access to restive regions including Papua and West Papua--an issue the Committee to Protect Journalists has long advocated for.

June 8, 2015 9:59 AM ET

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Cartoonists are vulnerable worldwide, CPJ report finds

CPJ releases global assessment of threats faced by cartoonists

New York, May 19, 2015--The attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January 2015 shed light on the grave dangers confronting those who draw satirical and political cartoons. But threats against cartoonists are a global phenomenon and are as diverse as the content of the cartoons themselves, according to a report released today by the Committee to Protect Journalists. In one case examined in the report, political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, known as "Zunar," faces more than 40 years in prison if found guilty of sedition during a trial that is due to begin in Malaysia on May 20.

May 19, 2015 11:49 AM ET

Rapports

Fixer les limites : les caricaturistes menacés

Le 7 janvier, deux hommes armés ont fait irruption dans les bureaux du magazine satirique Charlie Hebdo, tuant huit journalistes et mettant en évidence les risques auxquels sont confrontés les caricaturistes. Mais avec la capacité de leur travail de transcender les frontières et les langues, et de simplifier les situations politiques complexes, les menaces dont font l'objet les caricaturistes à travers le monde—qui sont emprisonnés, forcés à se cacher, menacés de poursuites ou assassinés—dépassent largement l'extrémisme islamique. Un rapport spécial de Shawn W. Crispin pour le Comité pour la protection des journalistes.

19 mai 2015 0h01 ET

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Traçando Limites : cartunistas sob ameaça

Em 7 de janeiro, dois homens armados invadiram a sede da revista satírica francesa Charlie Hebdo, matando oito jornalistas e colocando em evidência os riscos que correm os cartunistas. Mas como seu trabalho transcende fronteiras e idiomas, e para simplificar situações políticas complexas, as ameaças sofridas por cartunistas pelo mundo, encarcerados, obrigados a se esconderem, ameaçados com processos jurídicos ou mortos, ultrapassam em muito o extremismo islâmico. Um relatório especial do Comitê para a Proteção dos Jornalistas por Shawn W. Crispin

maio 19, 2015 12:01 AM ET

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