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Pakistan orders closure of US-funded Radio Mashaal office in Islamabad

January 19, 2018 4:06 PM ET

New York, January 19, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Pakistani authorities to immediately reverse the order issued to close the Islamabad bureau of Radio Mashaal, the Pashto-language service of U.S. Congress-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)....

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Wife of critical Chinese-American journalist disappears in China

January 18, 2018 3:18 PM ET

Washington, D.C., January 18, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the disappearance of the wife of a critical American-Chinese journalist and today called on police in China to disclose whether they have her in custody. Chen Xiaoping told CPJ that his wife, Li Huaiping, disappeared on September...

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India charges photojournalist arrested in Kashmir in September with sedition, other crimes

January 18, 2018 12:39 PM ET

New York, January 18, 2018--India's National Investigation Agency today charged photojournalist Kamran Yousuf with criminal conspiracy, attempting to wage war against India, and sedition, according to news reports. Authorities charged Yousuf alongside 12 others accused of anti-state activities, reports said. Yousuf, a freelancer working in the Jammu and Kashmir...

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In India, Dalit activists harass journalists during hospital interview

January 17, 2018 12:13 PM ET

A group of Dalit activists harassed two journalists at an Ahmedabad hospital on January 7, 2018, and deleted a recording of an interview, according to one of the reporters. Damayantee Dhar, a reporter for The Wire, told CPJ that she and Brendan Dhabi, a reporter for the Ahmedabad Mirror,...

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Philippines threatens further legal action against Rappler

January 16, 2018 11:42 AM ET

Bangkok, January 16, 2018--The Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission's order yesterday to revoke the registration of news website Rappler represents a clear and immediate danger to press freedom in the Philippines, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Philippines revokes registration of news website Rappler

January 15, 2018 10:25 AM ET

Washington, D.C., January 15, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned an order by the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission to revoke the certificate of incorporation of the critical news website Rappler, which effectively required it to close down....

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Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui escapes kidnapping attempt

January 10, 2018 5:04 PM ET

New York, January 10, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Pakistani authorities to investigate today's attempted abduction of journalist Taha Siddiqui, and prosecute the perpetrators....

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Myanmar charges two Reuters reporters under Official Secrets Act

January 10, 2018 7:23 AM ET

Bangkok, January 10, 2018--Prosecutors in Myanmar today charged two Reuters reporters with violating the Official Secrets Act, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemned the criminal indictment and called on the authorities to drop the charges and release the reporters....

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Police file complaint against journalist and newspaper following data breach exposé

January 9, 2018 3:27 PM ET

New Delhi, January 9, 2018--Indian authorities on January 5 filed a criminal complaint against the English-language daily The Tribune and its reporter Rachna Khaira, a day after the paper published Khaira's report exposing a possible vulnerability in the country's vast national identity system, according to news reports....

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Lots of talk but little progress in Sri Lanka over journalist murders

January 9, 2018 3:16 PM ET

It was the police line-up from hell. Forget all those "Law and Order" scenes where a victim stands anonymously behind a one-way mirror. Sri Lankan journalist Namal Perera had to stand eyeball-to-eyeball with 42 army intelligence officers in April, each of whom, Perera explained to me while demonstrating his...

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