Kashmir Press Club

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Authorities suspend Kashmir Press Club’s registration, take over premises

New Delhi, January 17, 2022 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir to reverse moves in recent days to shut down the Kashmir Press Club, the largest elected trade body representing journalists in the territory. The authorities suspended the club’s registration and canceled the allotment for its…

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Two journalists detained in Jammu and Kashmir, Chhattisgarh

New Delhi, January 11, 2022 – Authorities in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir and the Indian state of Chhattisgarh must immediately and unconditionally release journalists Sajad Gul and Jitendra Jaiswal, respectively, and drop all investigations related to their journalistic work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.  At approximately 10 p.m. on January 5, authorities in…

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Kashmiri journalists describe new government tactics to control the narrative

In April, after Srinagar-based senior journalist Peerzada Ashiq published an article about the families of two militants who wanted to exhume their bodies to perform funeral rites, police in Kashmir launched an investigation and accused him of publishing “fake news.” Ashiq told CPJ that he had sought official comment on multiple channels, but never received…

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Journalists protest against restrictions of the internet and mobile phone networks at the Kashmir Press Club in Srinagar in October 2019. Jammu and Kashmir police have questioned three journalists this month, and internet access has yet to be fully restored. (AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)

Jammu and Kashmir police question three journalists amid social media ban

New Delhi, February 19, 2020—Jammu and Kashmir police have summoned three journalists this month, including photojournalist Kamran Yousuf, who was questioned about social media activity, according to news reports and CPJ interviews. In January, after a lengthy communications shutdown in the region, the Indian government restored access to under 1500 “white-listed” websites, not including social…

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Kashmiri students use the internet at a Tourist Reception Centre in Srinagar on December 3, 2019, amid an internet suspension across the region as part of a partial communication blockade by the Indian government. Despite a Supreme Court ruling in January 2020, internet access has only been partially restored, and many news outlets remain offline. (AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)

Kashmiri journalists, news outlets still offline after India partially restores internet

New York, January 28, 2020—Internet access was partially restored in most of Jammu and Kashmir on January 25, but service remained slow and social media platforms and many local news websites remain blocked, The New York Times and other outlets reported. In a statement circulated to CPJ and news outlets, the Kashmir Press Club said…

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