Program Coordinator: Abi Wright      Program Researcher: Sophie Beach

Cases of Attacks on the Press in Asia in 2003



Country Summaries

from CPJ's annual report
Attacks on the Press 2002


Breaking News

Reports and articles
Overview: Asia
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Burma
Cambodia
China (including Hong Kong)
East Timor
Fiji
India
Indonesia
Laos
Malaysia
Nepal
North Korea
Pakistan
Philippines
Papua New Guinea
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Thailand
Vietnam

INDONESIA: Journalist killed
POSTED December 29, 2003

VIETNAM: Writer to go on trial
POSTED December 29, 2003

CHINA: Court rejects South Korean photographer's appeal
POSTED December 22, 2003

PAKISTAN: Two journalists detained
POSTED December 22, 2003

BANGLADESH: CPJ condemns violent attacks on journalists
POSTED December 11, 2003

PAKISTAN: Journalist threatened, attacked
POSTED December 8, 2003

BURMA: Journalist sentenced to death
POSTED December 4, 2003

PHILIPPINES: Radio journalist killed
POSTED December 3, 2003

BANGLADESH: Journalist detained
POSTED December 3, 2003

CHINA: Internet writer freed
POSTED December 1, 2003

VIETNAM: Writer sentenced to 10-month prison term
POSTED November 12, 2003

BANGLADESH: Journalist released on bail
POSTED November 12, 2003

VIETNAM: Writer to be tried tomorrow
POSTED November 11, 2003

AFGHANISTAN: U.S. Embassy issues warning to American journalists
POSTED November 10, 2003

BANGLADESH: CPJ condemns arrest of photojournalist
POSTED November 7, 2003

CHINA: CPJ condemns arrest of Internet essayist
POSTED November 3, 2003

INDONESIA: Editor convicted of criminal defamation
POSTED October 27, 2003

CHINA: Internet essayist sentenced
POSTED October 21, 2003

CAMBODIA: Journalist murdered
POSTED October 20, 2003

INDONESIA: CPJ concerned about kidnapped journalists
POSTED October 7, 2003

PAKISTAN: Journalist killed
POSTED October 6, 2003

INDONESIA: CPJ concerned about criminal defamation
POSTED October 3, 2003

INDONESIA: Court cancels order to seize newspaper offices
POSTED October 2, 2003

INDONESIA: Journalist's residence and newspaper offices seized by court
POSTED October 1, 2003

BANGLADESH: Journalist freed from jail, charges dropped
POSTED September 30, 2003

INDIA: Journalist murdered
POSTED September 22, 2003

INDONESIA: Journalists' Tempo lawsuit to be decided next week
POSTED September 19, 2003

NEPAL: Journalist released from detention amid further arrests
POSTED September 19, 2003

JAPAN: Freelance journalist murdered
POSTED September 17, 2003

NEPAL: CPJ condemns attacks on journalists by government forces and Maoists
POSTED September 15, 2003

PHILIPPINES: Journalist shot dead
POSTED September 8, 2003

NEPAL: Journalist brutally murdered
POSTED September 8, 2003

BANGLADESH: CPJ protests journalist's assault and arrest
POSTED September 5, 2003

PHILIPPINES: CPJ sends letter to President urging justice in cases of two slain journalists
POSTED September 2, 2003

CHINA: South Korean journalists released, deported from China
POSTED August 28, 2003

VIETNAM: Journalist's sentence reduced on appeal
POSTED August 26, 2003

BANGLADESH: Journalist brutally attacked and imprisoned
POSTED August 26, 2003

VIETNAM: Journalist's appeal trial scheduled for next week
POSTED August 22, 2003

PHILIPPINES: Journalist shot dead outside his house
POSTED August 21, 2003

CHINA: South Korean journalists arrested for filming refugees
POSTED August 21, 2003

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Newspaper offices attacked; correspondent threatened
POSTED August 13, 2003

INDONESIA: Government convicts and releases U.S. journalist
POSTED August 4, 2003

BANGLADESH: CPJ condemns recent attacks against journalists
POSTED August 4, 2003

PHILIPPINES: CPJ calls on government to investigate journalist's murder
POSTED July 30, 2003

TAIWAN: CPJ condemns journalist's sentencing
POSTED July 25, 2003

BANGLADESH: CPJ protests series of attacks and threats against journalists
POSTED July 23, 2003

INDONESIA: U.S. journalist on trial in Aceh Province
POSTED July 23, 2003

CHINA: CPJ protests Internet journalist's imprisonment
POSTED July 21, 2003

INDONESIA: U.S. journalist to face trial on immigration charges
POSTED July 18, 2003

VIETNAM: Imprisoned journalist offered exile as condition for release
POSTED July 16, 2003

PAKISTAN: Journalist sentenced to life in prison for blasphemy
POSTED July 10, 2003

LAOS: Journalists and translator released from prison
POSTED July 9, 2003

CHINA: CPJ remains concerned about jailed South Korean journalist
POSTED July 9, 2003

INDONESIA: CPJ condemns assault on radio reporter
POSTED July 7, 2003

INDONESIA: CPJ concerned about journalists missing in Aceh
POSTED July 2, 2003

LAOS: Court sentences journalists and their translator to 15 years in prison
POSTED June 30, 2003

INDONESIA: Japanese photographer deported
POSTED June 30, 2003

INDONESIA: CPJ protests media restrictions
POSTED June 27, 2003

BANGLADESH: Journalist brutally attacked
POSTED June 27, 2003

INDONESIA: Journalist detained for violating immigration laws
POSTED June 25, 2003

AFGHANISTAN: Imprisoned journalists released
POSTED June 25, 2003

INDONESIA: U.S. journalist turns himself over to military
POSTED June 24, 2003

CHINA: Magazine banned in ongoing crackdown
POSTED June 23, 2003

CHINA: CPJ condemns media crackdown
POSTED June 20, 2003

AFGHANISTAN: CPJ condemns journalists' arrests
POSTED June 19, 2003

VIETNAM: Journalist sentenced to 13 years in prison
POSTED June 18, 2003

INDONESIA: Missing cameraman's body found in Aceh
POSTED June 18, 2003

VIETNAM: Internet essayist to be tried on charges of espionage
POSTED June 16, 2003

LAOS: CPJ concerned about journalists' safety
POSTED June 11, 2003

INDONESIA: U.S. journalist endangered in Aceh province
POSTED June 10, 2003

INDONESIA: Journalists attacked by gunmen in Aceh
POSTED May 29, 2003

CHINA: Four Internet writers sentenced to lengthy prison terms
POSTED May 28, 2003

INDONESIA: Military curbs press coverage in Aceh
POSTED May 23, 2003


CHINA: South Korean journalist sentenced to prison
POSTED May 22, 2003
BANGLADESH: Kidnapped journalist found alive
Another journalist remains imprisoned
POSTED May 21, 2003
CHINA: Journalist released after completing prison term
POSTED May 21, 2003
PHILIPPINES: CPJ protests journalist's murder
POSTED May 20, 2003
CHINA: Journalist sentenced to five years in prison
POSTED
May 19 , 2003
SRI LANKA: Journalist receives death threat
POSTED
May 16 , 2003
BANGLADESH: One journalist missing, another arrested
POSTED
May 7 , 2003
INDIA: Militant group threatens to kill journalists in Kashmir
POSTED April 30, 2003
VIETNAM: Journalists attacked for covering corruption
POSTED
April 30, 2003
PHILIPPINES: CPJ investigating murder of radio announcer
POSTED April 29, 2003
INDIA: State-owned radio and television offices attacked
POSTED April 28, 2003
AFGHANISTAN: Suspects arrested in journalists' murders
POSTED April 22, 2003
INDONESIA: Journalists charged with criminal libel
POSTED
April 10, 2003
CHINA: CPJ condemns detention of journalist
POSTED
April 3, 2003
AFGHANISTAN: CPJ concerned about assault, detention, and expulsion of reporter
POSTED
March 28, 2003
BANGLADESH: Journalist threatened with arrest
POSTED
March 20, 2003
VIETNAM: CPJ condemns arrest of journalist
POSTED
March 20, 2003
INDIA: CPJ protests censorship of documentary
POSTED March 20, 2003
CHINA: CPJ awardee's sentence reduced
POSTED March 18, 2003
PAKISTAN: CPJ concerned about threats against weekly newspaper
POSTED
March 13, 2003
CHINA: CPJ calls on Chinese government to release imprisoned journalists
POSTED March 12, 2003
  VIETNAM: Elderly writer held incommunicado
POSTED
March 5, 2003
TONGA: CPJ concerned about ban on independent newspaper
POSTED
March 4, 2003
CHINA: CPJ condemns illegal detention of Internet publisher
POSTED February 28, 2003
NEPAL: CPJ condemns harassment of journalists by Maoist rebels
POSTED February 28, 2003
HONG KONG: Proposed national security bill threatens press freedom
POSTED February 20, 2003
  THAILAND : CPJ sends letter of inquiry regarding journalist's murder
Read CPJ's letter of inquiry
POSTED February 14, 2003
  CAMBODIA : CPJ expresses concern over arrest of journalists
Read CPJ's letter of inquiry
POSTED February 6, 2003
INDIA: CPJ condemns murder of journalist
POSTED
February 5, 2003
CHINA: CPJ condemns journalist's detention
POSTED
January 23, 2003
MALAYSIA: CPJ outraged by police raid on publication
POSTED
January 21, 2003
  BANGLADESH: Journalist Saleem Samad released from prison
POSTED January 21, 2003
  BANGLADESH: High court orders journalist's release
POSTED January 14, 2003
PHILIPPINES: Journalists renew call for justice in colleague's slaying
POSTED January 7, 2003
BANGLADESH: CPJ protests prolonged detention of journalist
POSTED
January 6, 2003













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