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On July 12 in Hyderabad, India, police detained Mojo TV’s Revathi Pogadadanda. In a series of tweets, Pogadadanda said police arrived without a warrant to arrest her and tried to seize her phone. The case stemmed from a guest on a January Mojo TV debate show who filed a complaint with police, claiming he had been insulted.
When the Dutch Association of Journalists released the findings of its survey of over 350 female journalists in May, over half said they had been subjected to intimidation or violence in their work. CPJ Europe Correspondent Attila Mong spoke with some of those journalists, and they candidly detailed their experiences of harassment and intimidation.
Global press freedom updates
- In the Philippines, two unidentified assailants on a motorcycle shot and killed radio anchor Eduardo Dizon while he was driving home after work
- Journalist Yahya al-Sawari was arrested by Yemeni security forces and held without charge in an unknown location
- Argentine journalist Daniel Santoro appeared before an Argentine federal court as part of an extortion investigation
- Ugandan commentator Joseph Kabuleta was arrested over a Facebook post critical of the president
- Kurdish intelligence officers detained photojournalist Zmnako Ismael in Iraqi Kurdistan
- Pro-Russia broadcasters were attacked and threatened with violence in Ukraine
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