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At least two media workers killed, nine injured in Kabul bombing

May 31, 2017 2:50 PM ET

New York, May 31, 2017--At least two media workers were killed and nine others were injured in a massive bomb attack in central Kabul, Afghanistan that also partially destroyed the office of a television station, according to media reports....

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Journalist abducted, seriously injured in Myanmar

May 30, 2017 11:52 AM ET

Bangkok, May 30, 2017--A reporter was abducted, dragged into a waiting vehicle, and then critically wounded in an auto accident on May 26, near the town of Loikaw, in Myanmar's southeastern Kayah State, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on security forces to identify...

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Journalists arrested at Bangkok airport for carrying safety equipment

May 30, 2017 11:40 AM ET

Bangkok, May 30, 2017--Thai authorities should drop all charges against two journalists arrested at Bangkok's main airport today for carrying protective gear and should amend laws to allow journalists to carry potentially lifesaving, protective equipment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said....

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Pakistani security forces harass journalist, despite court order

May 26, 2017 4:02 PM ET

New York, May 26, 2017--Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency should stop harassing Taha Siddiqui, Pakistan bureau chief for World Is One News, a New Delhi-based news website, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Officials from the FIA last night delivered a summons ordering the journalist to appear today for...

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Police beat Indian journalists protesting assault

May 22, 2017 1:56 PM ET

New Delhi, May 22, 2017--Police officials should identify and discipline the officers who assaulted dozens of journalists in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata today, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. Journalists at the scene said police assaulted dozens of reporters covering a protest, then forcibly cleared a demonstration...

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Bangladeshi embassies told to monitor journalists traveling abroad

May 19, 2017 3:35 PM ET

Washington, D.C., May 19, 2017--The Bangladeshi Foreign Ministry should immediately and publicly rescind its instructions to the country's embassies to monitor journalists traveling abroad, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Cambodian minister threatens to close media outlets that defy sweeping election rules

May 19, 2017 1:34 PM ET

Bangkok, May 19, 2017--Cambodian authorities should allow media outlets to cover local elections freely and without fear of closure for running afoul of overly broad guidelines restricting election coverage, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Cambodian Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith last week threatened to shutter media outlets...

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At least six killed in attack on Afghanistan television station

May 17, 2017 1:01 PM ET

New York, May 17, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns today's attack on a state television station in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The four-hour attack on the Jalalabad office of National Radio Television of Afghanistan (RTA) killed at least six people and injured at least 18 others, according to media reports....

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India's Supreme Court bans reporting judge's statements

May 10, 2017 1:24 PM ET

New Delhi, May 10, 2017--An Indian Supreme Court order banning news media from quoting a judge who accused other senior judges of corruption is a troubling blow to freedom of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Attackers beat TV journalist at his home in India's Andhra Pradesh state

May 8, 2017 3:13 PM ET

New Delhi, May 8, 2017--Authorities in India must investigate and bring to justice those responsible for an attack on freelance journalist Rama Reddy, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Reddy, a TV reporter, was attacked in apparent retaliation for his reporting on illegal sand mining, according to a report...

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