Asia

2010

Letters   |   Indonesia

CPJ asks Indonesian president to intervene in Playboy case

Dear President Yudhoyono: We are greatly concerned about the case of Erwin Arnada, the editor of Indonesia's defunct version of Playboy magazine, who was sentenced to two years in prison for indecency by the Supreme Court. The court tried the case on an appeal from the attorney general's office in July 2009 and some time after that sentenced Arnada to two years in prison for public indecency for publishing purportedly indecent pictures in a 2006 issue of the magazine. The magazine closed in mid-2007 after printing 10 issues.

September 30, 2010 1:04 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Malaysia

Malaysian cartoonist faces sedition charges

Zunar with copies of previously banned cartoon collections. (AP/Lai Seng Sin)

Bangkok, September 27, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrest of Malaysian cartoonist Zulkifli Awar Ulhaque, also known as Zunar, a contributor to the popular news site Malaysiakini and author of a new collection of political cartoons. 

September 27, 2010 3:38 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Burma

Burma's exile media hit by cyber-attacks

Bangkok, September 27, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned by cyber-attacks against three exile-run Burma news outlets, Irrawaddy, Mizzima News, and the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB). The distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have shut Irrawaddy's main website while temporarily blocking access to Mizzima's site.

September 27, 2010 2:00 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Thailand

Police arrest Thai Web editor on anti-crown charge

Bangkok, September 24, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrest today of Chiranuch Premchaiporn, editor of the popular Thailand news website Prachatai, on charges of insulting the royal family. 

September 24, 2010 2:41 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Afghanistan

Three journalists freed in Afghanistan

New York, September 24, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today's release of three journalists detained in Afghanistan over the past week. 

Alerts   |   Afghanistan

Two Afghan journalists seized by ISAF

New York, September 22, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the detention of two Afghan journalists seized by International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in early-morning raids at their homes this week.

Alerts   |   Pakistan

Second journalist killed in a week in Pakistan's northwest

New York, September 20, 2010--Authorities in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa must thoroughly investigate Thursday's murder of Mujeebur Rehman Siddique, the second killing of a journalist in the province in one week, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

September 20, 2010 4:34 PM ET

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Blog   |   Pakistan

Nothing: What Pakistan is doing to find Cheema's abductors

Umar CheemaJust in case you were one of the few people in Pakistan or any other part of the world, for that matter, who thought that the six-hour abduction of Umar Cheema over the weekend of September 4 and 5 in Islamabad was going to be investigated and the culprits--men "dressed in police uniform"--brought to justice, here is a reality check:
September 16, 2010 10:22 AM ET

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Alerts   |   Pakistan

Pakistani journalist killed in Afghan-Pakistan border area

New York, September 14, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for an immediate investigation into today's shooting death of Misri Khan, president of the Hangu Union of Journalists in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province (formerly known as the North West Frontier Province).
September 14, 2010 5:02 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Thailand

Thailand pressures FCCT to cancel press conference

Bangkok, September 13, 2010--The Thai government acted inappropriately in pressuring the Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT) to cancel a press conference that would have criticized Vietnam, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
September 13, 2010 5:05 PM ET

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