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Hong Kong denies work permit to New York Times correspondent Chris Buckley

Taipei, July 15, 2020 – In response to the Hong Kong Immigration Department’s denial of New York Times reporter Chris Buckley’s work permit, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “Barring a New York Times journalist from working in Hong Kong violates the fundamental promise of press freedom given repeatedly to the Hong…

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A journalist uses a phone to take photos during a National People's Congress press conference in Beijing in March 2019. The Foreign Correspondents' Club of China annual survey finds conditions for the foreign press deteriorated in 2019. (AFP/Wang Zhao)

China uses visa process to intimidate foreign press, FCCC survey finds

Conditions for foreign correspondents in China deteriorated in 2019, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC) annual survey found. The report, published today, noted that for a second year none of the respondents gave a positive response when asked if conditions had improved.

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Journalists are seen in Hong Kong on July 7, 2019. The Hong Kong Journalists Association recently released a report showing a deterioration of press freedom in the special administrative region. (AP/Andy Wong)

Hong Kong Journalists Association finds government has done little to safeguard press freedom

The Hong Kong Journalists Association annual report, released on July 7, shows a deterioration of press freedom in the special administrative region as China toughens its “one country” policy.

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CPJ outraged at Tanzania’s treatment of its Africa program team

New York, November 12, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed indignation at statements from Tanzanian authorities and South Africa’s foreign minister justifying the detention of CPJ’s Africa team in Dar es Salaam on November 7. Officials from both countries falsely claimed CPJ’s Africa program coordinator Angela Quintal and sub-Saharan Africa representative Muthoki Mumo were in…

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In this August 14, 2018, photo, Victor Mallet, Financial Times Asia news editor, right, speaks with Andy Chan, founder of the Hong Kong National Party, at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong. Hong Kong's government has declined to renew Mallet's work visa. (AP)

Hong Kong denies visa renewal for Financial Times editor

Taipei, October 5, 2018–Hong Kong’s immigration authorities declined to renew the visa of Victor Mallet, Financial Times’ Asia news editor and the vice-president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, according to a statement today from the Financial Times and other media reports. The rejection came after Mallet chaired a talk by pro-independence activist Andy Chan Ho-tin…

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Residents watch a convoy of security personnel and armored vehicles in a show of force through central Kashgar in western China's Xinjiang region in November 2017. China declined to renew the visa of a BuzzFeed journalist who reported on alleged human rights violations in the region. (AP/Ng Han Guan)

China refuses to renew BuzzFeed reporter’s visa

Taipei, August 22, 2018–The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs declined to renew the visa of BuzzFeed’s China bureau chief, Megha Rajagopalan, according to a tweet from Rajagopalan and news reports.

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A man reads a newspaper while walking through a market in Hong Kong in May 2018. The Hong Kong Journalists Association says press freedom in the administrative region is in decline. (AFP/Anthony Wallace)

Hong Kong Journalists Association finds press freedom further restricted by ‘one country’ principle

In its annual report, released July 29, the Hong Kong Journalists Association found that press freedom has gone backward as the administrative region seeks to implement legislation to criminalize critical opinions toward China’s “one country” policy and Beijing.

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Indian paramilitary soldiers and a policeman, second from left, guard a checkpoint during a strike to mark International Human Rights Day in Srinagar, India, on December 10, 2017. State police arrested french filmmaker Comiti Paul Edwards on December 9, in Srinagar while he was shooting a documentary on people injured by pellet guns. (AP/Mukhtar Khan)

French documentary filmmaker arrested in Kashmir

New Delhi, December 12, 2017– Authorities in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state must immediately release French documentary filmmaker Comiti Paul Edwards from custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Rohingya Muslim refugees stand on a street in the Bangladeshi town of Ukhia on September 15, 2017. Bangladesh has detained two Myanmar journalists who are reporting on the crisis. (AFP/Dominique Faget)

Bangladesh detains two Myanmar journalists covering Rohingya crisis

New York, September 15, 2017–Bangladeshi authorities should immediately release two Myanmar journalists who police detained on September 7 and drop all charges against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A woman casts her vote at a polling station during the Constituent Assembly election in Caracas on July 30. Journalists covering the vote and unrest in Venezuela have been arbitrarily detained, attacked, and threatened. (Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)

Journalists detained, attacked, and threatened amid unrest in Venezuela

New York, July 31, 2017–Venezuelan officials should stop harassing journalists and censoring media outlets amid unrest and violent protests in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Journalists covering yesterday’s vote to elect representatives for a constituent assembly to reform the Venezuelan constitution were arbitrarily detained, attacked, and threatened.

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