Investigation

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Police officers are seen Srinagar, Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir state, on March 31, 2020. Jammu and Kashmir police recently launched an investigation into journalist Gowhar Geelani. (AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)

Jammu and Kashmir police launch investigation into journalist Gowhar Geelani

New Delhi, April 22, 2020 — Authorities in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir should stop harassing journalists with police investigations, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Kashimiri photojournalist Masrat Zahra. (Masrat Zahra)

Jammu and Kashmir police launch investigations into 2 journalists

New Delhi, April 20, 2020 — Authorities in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir must immediately stop harassing journalists Masrat Zahra and Peerzada Ashiq, and let them report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Police officers are seen in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on February 20, 2020. Local investigative outlet Slidstvo.Info is potentially facing a criminal investigation for its reporting. (AP/Igor Chekachkov)

Ukrainian investigative outlet Slidstvo.Info faces potential investigation for its reporting

New York, March 11, 2020 — Ukrainian authorities should not conduct a criminal investigation into Slidstvo.Info, and should allow its journalists to work freely and without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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The May 26, 2019, front-page of privately owned Kannada-language newspaper Vishwavani. (CPJ)

Police open criminal investigation into Indian journalist Vishweshwar Bhat

On May 26, 2019, Bengaluru police opened a criminal investigation into Vishweshwar Bhat, the editor-in-chief of privately owned Kannada-language newspaper Vishwavani, after a complaint was filed against him by a member of the state’s ruling Janata Dal (Secular) party, according to Indian news portal The News Minute.

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CPJ calls on Maldives to empower commission on enforced disappearances and murders

CPJ writes to the speaker of the People’s Majlis, asking him to strengthen press freedom in the Maldives and commit to pursuing justice and ending impunity by calling for a vote on a bill to grant investigative powers to the presidential commission on enforced disappearances and murders.

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A police officer walks inside the office of Echo of Moscow radio station in Moscow on October 23, 2017. A journalist at the station's Pskov office is now under investigation for comments she made on-air in November, 2018. (Vasily Maximov/AFP)

Russia investigates reporter, seizes property over allegations of “justifying terrorism”

New York, February 8, 2019–Russian authorities should immediately drop a criminal investigation launched against reporter Svetlana Prokopyeva and return her personal possessions seized during a raid of her apartment by armed police on February 6, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A general view of Halabja Museum, near Sulaymaniyah, Iraq on March 16, 2018. Iraqi authorities on May 29 issued an arrest warrant for Hossam al-Kaabi, an Iraqi correspondent for the Sulaymaniyah-based independent broadcaster NRT Arabic, according to reports. (Reuters/Ako Rasheed)

Iraqi security forces harass local reporter

Beirut, June 1, 2018–Iraqi authorities should stop harassing Hossam al-Kaabi, an Iraqi correspondent for the Sulaymaniyah-based independent broadcaster NRT Arabic, and allow him to work without fear of government retaliation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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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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A poster with the images of Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova who were found shot to death in their home on February 25, 2018. Slovak police in Bratislava on May 16, 2018, seized the mobile phone of Czech investigative reporter Pavla Holcova while questioning her for their investigation into the couple's murder, according to reports. (Reuters/Radovan Stoklasa)

Slovak police seize Czech investigative reporter’s phone

Berlin, May 16, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Slovak authorities to respect the confidentiality of journalistic sources. Slovak police in Bratislava yesterday seized the mobile phone of Czech investigative reporter Pavla Holcova while questioning her for their investigation into the murder of her colleague, Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak, and his girlfriend, the…

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People hold up photos of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia during a vigil on April 16, 2018, marking the sixth month anniversary of her assassination in Malta. The Council of Europe appointed Pieter Omtzigt as a special rapporteur to monitor the ongoing investigation into her murder, according to reports. (Reuters/Darrin Zammit Lupi)

CPJ welcomes Council of Europe’s appointment of Omtzigt as special rapporteur on Malta case

Brussels, April 23, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the appointment of Member of Parliament Pieter Omtzigt as the special rapporteur of the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe on the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The rapporteur will monitor the ongoing murder investigation in Malta, examine the broader circumstances surrounding the journalist’s…

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