Tax Evasion

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Indian finance authorities raid offices of Newslaundry and Newsclick websites

New Delhi, September 13, 2021 – Indian authorities must stop harassing employees of the news websites Newslaundry and Newsclick and let them work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about noon on September 10, officials from the national Income Tax Department raided the two outlets’ offices in New Delhi as part of an investigation…

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Belarusian authorities briefly detain 4 Tut.by journalists; at least 13 staff remain in custody

New York, May 25, 2021 – Belarusian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release all employees of the independent news website Tut.by who remain in custody, and cease harassing the outlet’s employees, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Today, police in Minsk, the capital, arrested Tut.by reporters Anastasiya Prudnikava and Dzianis Burkouski, and social media…

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Belarusian authorities raid 3 offices of Tut.by, detain journalists in tax case

Vilnius, Lithuania, May 18, 2021 — Belarusian authorities must allow the independent news website Tut.by to work freely, and should immediately and unconditionally release all of its employees in custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Today, officers of the Belarus Financial Investigation Department raided Tut.by’s headquarters in Minsk, the capital, its regional offices…

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Belarus authorities detain at least 6 in tax investigation of local press club

New York, January 5, 2021 – Belarusian authorities should immediately release those recently detained as part of an investigation into alleged tax evasion by Press Club Belarus, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On December 22, authorities in Minsk detained five employees of Press Club Belarus as well as Ksenia Lutskina, an independent journalist…

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Investigative journalist Erick Kabendera is seen in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, August 19, 2019. Kabendera was released today from detention but faces large fines. (Reuters/Emmanuel Herman)

Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera freed, but faces hefty fines

Nairobi, February 24, 2020 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the release of Tanzanian freelance journalist Erick Kabendera but expressed concern about the hefty fines levied against him.

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Maria Ressa, founder and editor of the Philippine news site Rappler, accepting CPJ's International Press Freedom Award on November 20, 2018. Ressa and Rappler are facing increasing legal harassment by the Philippine government. (Getty Images/Dia Dipasupil)

Philippines piles on legal threats against critical news site Rappler

Bangkok, November 29, 2018–Philippine prosecutors have in recent days filed five separate tax cases against critical news site Rappler, including criminal charges that may allow for the arrest of the site’s founder and editor Maria Ressa, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the escalated campaign of legal harassment and calls on…

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CPJ, RSF call on Philippines to end its persecution of Rappler and Maria Ressa

CPJ and RSF call on the Philippine prosecutor general to end the legal harassment of Rappler and the website’s founder and executive editor, Maria Ressa.

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Maria Ressa, right, CEO of Rappler, an online news agency, addresses a rally of journalists and supporters during a protest against the Securities and Exchange Commission's order to revoke its registration on January 19, 2018, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Philippine authorities in November 2018 threatened to charge Ressa and Rappler with tax evasion. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

CPJ condemns Philippines’ threat to indict critical site Rappler on tax evasion charges

Bangkok, November 12, 2018–The Philippine authorities said on Friday they had grounds to indict news site Rappler, known for its critical coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte, and its founder Maria Ressa for tax evasion and failure to file tax returns, news reports said. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the threat and called on authorities…

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Journalist Raghav Bahl, center, is seen in this screen grab with staff at The Quint. Tax officials raided the website's offices and Bahl's home on October 11.

In India, tax officials raid offices, home of Quint editor-in-chief and Modi critic

Officials from India’s Income Tax Department on October 11, 2018, raided the home of journalist Raghav Bahl and the offices of The Quint, in Noida, where Bahl is editor-in-chief, and The Newsminute in Bengaluru, a news website that Bahl has a minority stake in, according to media reports. Government officials told Press Trust of India…

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