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Journalist Revathi Pogadadanda at the Mojo TV office in Hyderabad in April 2019. Pogadadanda was detained by police on July 12, 2019. (Kunal Majumder/CPJ)

Hyderabad police detain Mojo TV’s Revathi Pogadadanda

Washington, D.C., July 12, 2019–Hyderabad police should immediately release journalist Revathi Pogadadanda, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Pogadadanda, the founder and former CEO of independent news channel Mojo TV, was forcibly taken to a police station this morning, according to news reports.

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Police officials stand outside the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) headquarters in New Delhi, India, on October 26, 2018. The CBI today convicted four suspects in the 2002 murder of journalist Ram Chandler Chaterpatti. (Altaf Hussain/Reuters)

Conviction obtained in 2002 murder of Indian journalist Ram Chandler Chaterpatti

Washington, D.C., January 11, 2019 – India’s Central Bureau of Investigation obtained convictions today in the 2002 murder of journalist Ram Chandler Chaterpatti, editor of the Hindi-language newspaper Poora Sach, according to news reports. The CBI court in Panchkula, Haryana state, convicted Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, head of the religious group Dera Sacha Sauda, and…

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The Kashmir Press Club office is seen in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir state. In December 2018, foreign journalist was denied entry into India after reporting from Kashmir without government permission. (CPJ/Aliya Iftikhar)

Indian government expels two foreign journalists for visa violations

Two foreign journalists were barred from entering India for allegedly violating visa rules in late December 2018 and early January 2019, according to press reports. On December 28, 2018, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported that Cathal McNaughton, the chief photographer with Reuters’ Delhi office, had been denied reentry into the country for allegedly traveling…

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An Indian flag flies in Delhi on the country's Independence Day, August 15, 2017. The Delhi High Court on May 24, 2018, issued an injunction that forbids the screening of Operation 136: Part II, a documentary that alleges more than 24 media organizations were willing to publish advantageous stories for payment, according to reports. (Reuters/Cathal McNaughton)

Indian court forbids screening of investigative documentary

New Delhi, May 25, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over the Delhi High Court’s decision to bar the release of the second part of an investigative documentary about news outlets allegedly being willing to accept money in exchange for favorable coverage. The court yesterday issued an injunction that forbids the screening of…

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Indian policemen stand guard behind concertina wire during a strike in the town of Srinagar in the state of Jammu and Kashmir on May 21, 2018. A Kashmiri freelance photographer, Masrat Zahra, told CPJ that she has faced online harassment and threats after a photograph of her, captioned with the word

In India, Kashmiri photojournalist faces harassment, threats

Masrat Zahra, a Kashmiri freelance photographer, told CPJ that she faced online harassment and threats after a photograph of her, captioned with the word “mukhbir”–meaning “spy” or “army informer”–was circulated on social media around May 16, 2018.

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Passengers walk along a platform carrying luggage at a railway station in New Delhi, India in April 2018. Two unidentified persons on April 17 threw a gasoline bomb at the house of Patricia Mukhim, editor of the local Shillong Times newspaper, according to reports. (Reuters/Saumya Khandelwal)

In India, gasoline-filled bottle thrown at journalist’s home

New Delhi, April 19, 2018–Authorities in India’s northeast Meghalaya state must identify and bring to justice those who attacked the house of Patricia Mukhim, editor of the local Shillong Times newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Two unidentified persons on April 17 threw a gasoline bomb at Mukhim’s house in Shillong city, according…

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An Indian rickshaw puller waits for commuters as another rickshaw transports goods in Kolkata, India on March 12, 2018. Biplab Mondal, a photojournalist with the Times of India Kolkata city bureau, and Manas Chattopadhyay, a reporter with the regional ETV Bharat television channel, were attacked while covering elections in West Bengal, India. (AFP/Dibyangshu Sarkar)

Two journalists assaulted in West Bengal state, India

New Delhi, April 11, 2018–Authorities in West Bengal state must identify and bring to justice those who assaulted Biplab Mondal, a photojournalist with the Times of India Kolkata city bureau, and Manas Chattopadhyay, a reporter with the regional ETV Bharat television channel, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Mondal and Chattopadhyay were covering a…

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Photojournalist Kamran Yousuf, pictured, is facing charges after covering unrest in Jammu and Kashmir state. (Younis Khaliq)

India releases photojournalist Kamran Yousuf on bail

New York, March 13, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomes the release on bail of Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yousuf and calls on Indian authorities to drop all remaining charges against him. Yousuf was granted bail by a National Investigative Agency (NIA) special court in Delhi on Monday and was released today after providing 100,000…

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Indian policemen stand guard on a road, after Kashmiri separatists called for a day-long strike against the recent killings in Kashmir in March 2018. Kamran Yousuf, a freelancer working in the Jammu and Kashmir region, who contributes to the daily Greater Kashmir, has been in custody since September 5, 2017. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)

Indian court delays photojournalist’s bail hearing

New Delhi, March 8, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Indian authorities to grant photojournalist Kamran Yousuf bail. The bail decision was expected March 7, according to news reports, but has not been handed down yet. Yousuf, a freelancer working in the Jammu and Kashmir region, who contributes to the daily Greater Kashmir, has…

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Venus symbols are seen during an event where UN Women and rights groups launched a campaign against violence towards women as International Women's Day approaches, in Mexico City, Mexico in March 2018. CPJ has documented threats faced by women journalists across the globe. (Reuters/Henry Romero)

On International Women’s Day, CPJ looks at threats women journalists face

From imprisonment, sexual violence, cyber harassment, and even death, CPJ has documented threats faced by women journalists across the globe.

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