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A damaged car that was holding Indian Express reporters is seen on May 6, 2019. Reporters from Indian Express and several other news organizations were injured while covering elections in West Bengal. (Image provided to CPJ by Shashi Ghosh/Indian Express)

Journalists injured in election-related violence in West Bengal

New Delhi, May 9, 2019 — The chief election officer of West Bengal should immediately intervene to prevent attacks on journalists covering the ongoing elections in the state, and the state government should ensure that those involved in the attacks are held accountable, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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In this still image created from a video, a police officer grabs AFP photographer Tauseef Mustafa by the throat on March 16, 2017, in Srinagar, India.

Police prevent journalists from attending press conference in Kashmir

Washington D.C., March 17, 2017–Police in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir should allow journalists to work without harassment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today, and should take disciplinary action against officers filmed attacking journalists yesterday.

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Lawyers scuffle outside a Delhi court on Wednesday. Several journalists say they were beaten by lawyers at the court in the past week. (AP/Tsering Topgyal)

Court reporters beaten by lawyers in latest attack on press freedom in India

Attacks this week against journalists covering a high-profile sedition case have heightened concerns about the state of press freedom in India. CPJ has reported frequently on journalists there coming under attack from police, criminals, politicians, and others. Now lawyers have to be added to the list.

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