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ASIA: The Region

Attacks on the Press in 2005
Analysis: As Radio Grows Powerful, Challenges Emerge

Cases of attacks on the press in Asia
2003 | 2004 | 2005

News from Asia
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AFGHANISTAN

Two Pakistani journalists abducted, released

CASE
December 27, 2006


Three weeks after abduction, photographer released
NEWS ALERT
November 3, 2006

As deadline looms, CPJ urges kidnappers to free journalist
NEWS ALERT
October 20, 2006


Abducted Italian photojournalist still missing

NEWS ALERT
October 16, 2006


CPJ calls for probe into death of two German journalists

NEWS ALERT
October 10, 2006


Radio station firebombed

CASE
August 11, 2006


Tolo TV crew beaten

CASE
July 29, 2006


Cameraman killed reporting on double suicide bomb attack

NEWS ALERT
July 24, 2006


CPJ urges Karzai to renounce press 'guidelines'
LETTER
June 23, 2006


Author Suskind alleges Afghan bombing of Al-Jazeera was deliberate

NEWS ALERT
June 21, 2006


Country summary from Attacks on the Press in 2005


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AUSTRALIA

Contempt charges filed against two journalists
NEWS ALERT
October 13, 2005

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BANGLADESH

As election approaches, press attacks draw concern
LETTER
December 15, 2006

Police beat journalists covering opposition protests
CASE
October 30, 2005

Office of controversial magazine Weekly Blitz bombed
NEWS ALERT
July 7, 2006


Party activists attack journalists and printing press
NEWS ALERT
May 31, 2006


Police attack cricket sports journalist

CASE
April 25, 2006


CPJ urges court to dismiss sedition charges against journalist

NEWS ALERT
April 4, 2006


CPJ disturbed by journalist's sedition trial

NEWS ALERT
March 3, 2006


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BURMA


Court upholds prison sentences
CASE
July 5, 2006


Two journalists arrested and summarily tried for filming

NEWS ALERT
April 4, 2006


Government agents threaten journalist
NEWS ALERT
February 28, 2006


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CAMBODIA

Government files criminal charges against newspaper

NEWS ALERT
July 14, 2006


Editor receives death threats

NEWS ALERT
July 7, 2006

Newspaper journalist arrested while covering squatter evictions

NEWS ALERT
June 8, 2006

Government abolishes jail time for criminal defamation
NEWS ALERT
May 30, 2006


Court refuses to drop charges against journalists

UPDATE
January 31, 2006


Hun Sen drops criminal defamation charges against three journalists
NEWS ALERT
January 24, 2006


CPJ seeks halt to media crackdown
NEWS ALERT
January 18, 2006


CPJ condemns campaign to silence dissent
PROTEST LETTER
January 13, 2006


Journalist and rights activist Pa Guon Tieng arrested
NEWS ALERT
January 4, 2006


Government intensifies crackdown on freedom of expression
NEWS ALERT
December 9, 2005


CPJ condemns detention of journalist in letter to Hun Sen
PROTEST
November 18, 2005

Prime minister muzzles popular broadcaster
NEWS ALERT
October 12, 2005


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CHINA (including Hong Kong)

Editor known for investigations is ousted
CASE
December 31, 2006

U.S. reporters detained while interviewing source
CASE
December 2, 2006


CPJ welcomes release of investigative journalist jailed since 1998

NEWS ALERT
December 12, 2006

Court upholds conviction of New York Times researcher
NEWS ALERT
December 1, 2006


Cheong Ching conviction upheld
CASE
November 27, 2006


At International Olympic Committee headquarters,
CPJ raises concerns about press freedom China

NEWS ALERT
November 15, 2006

Zhao Yan denied an open appeal hearing

NEWS ALERT
November 3, 2006


Beijing court denies open hearing in Ching Cheong appeal

NEWS ALERT
October 30, 2006


CPJ condemns two-year sentence of online journalist Li Jianping

NEWS ALERT
October 26, 2006


Wave of legal action leaves writers and activists behind bars
NEWS ALERT
October 17, 2006


Reporters attacked covering car accident

CASE
September 25, 2006


Olympic organizers must ensure media freedom

NEWS ALERT
September 22, 2006


Founder of popular Aegean Sea Web site arrested
NEWS ALERT
September 20, 2006


Government restricts foreign news distribution

NEWS ALERT
September 11, 2006


Apple subcontractor reduces libel damages claim

NEWS ALERT
August 31, 2006


Hong Kong journalist sentenced to five years in prison
NEWS ALERT
August 31, 2006


CPJ troubled by libel case against journalists reporting on Apple supplier
NEWS ALERT
August 30, 2006

Prosecution of Zhao Yan reflects China's ongoing media crackdown
NEWS ALERT
August 25, 2006

Hong Kong journalist tried in closed-door proceeding
NEWS ALERT
August 15, 2006

Journalist detained after writing about police clashes with Christians

NEWS ALERT
August 11, 2006


CPJ condemns closure of popular Web sites
NEWS ALERT
August 2, 2006


Policeman beats Guizhou editor to death in public

NEWS ALERT
July 25, 2006


CPJ condemns two-year prison sentence of journalist Li Yuanlong
NEW ALERT
July 13, 2006


Filmmaker, blogger Wu Hao released
NEWS ALERT
July 11, 2006


China plans restrictions on reporting of disasters
NEWS ALERT
June 26, 2006

New York Times researcher tried in Beijing court

NEWS ALERT
June 16, 2006


Ailing journalist sentenced to jail after reporting on corruption
NEWS ALERT
June 15, 2006


China indicts Times researcher Zhao Yan again
NEWS ALERT
May 17, 2006


Guizhou reporter Li Yuanlong tried for inciting subversion
NEWS ALERT
May 12, 2006


After pledging press freedom for Olympics, China falls far short
NEWS ALERT
May 11, 2006


Yang Xiaoqing to be tried in Longhui County court
NEWS ALERT
May 2, 2006

Hu urged to reverse repressive media policies

PROTEST LETTER
April 18, 2006


CPJ urges Bush to raise curbs on press freedom with visiting Chinese president

PROTEST LETTER
April 17, 2006


Writer Li Jianping tried for online pro-democracy articles
NEWS ALERT
April 12, 2006


Reporter detained after alleging local corruption
NEWS ALERT
April 4, 2006


Hong Kong complaint targets Yahoo for role in jailed journalist case
NEWS ALERT
March 31, 2006

CPJ supports efforts to release filmmaker and blogger Wu Hao

NEWS ALERT
March 30, 2006


CPJ urges government to release Times researcher Zhao Yan
NEWS ALERT
March 24, 2006


CPJ demands release of filmmaker and blogger Wu Hao
NEWS ALERT
March 22, 2006


CPJ hails dropping of charges against NY Times researcher

NEWS ALERT
March 17, 2006


CPJ condemns latest attempt to charge journalist Li Jianping

NEWS ALERT
March 15, 2006


CPJ calls for release of journalist Li Yuanlong
NEWS ALERT
February 27, 2006


CPJ alarmed by attacks on Chinese journalists in the U.S.
NEWS ALERT
February 23, 2006


CPJ urges Internet companies to put principles before profits in China

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights
and International Operations

NEWS ALERT
February 14, 2006


Newspaper editor dies after police beating

NEWS ALERT
February 6, 2006


Rebuffed by Chinese embassy, CPJ publicizes appeals seeking journalist's release

NEWS ALERT
February 6, 2006


Dissident Internet writer formally arrested

NEWS ALERT
January 30, 2006


Journalist sentenced to three years jail

NEWS ALERT
January 25, 2006


In print and on Internet, China's crackdown continues

NEWS ALERT
January 25, 2006


Journalist tried on charges of spreading false information
NEWS ALERT
January 19, 2006

Journalists imprisoned after reporting on land disputes
NEWS ALERT
January 19, 2006

Internet writer still in detention after nearly a month
NEWS ALERT
January 17, 2006

CPJ condemns censorship of blogger
NEWS ALERT
January 6, 2006

Investigators hand Ching Cheong's case to prosecutors
NEWS ALERT
January 5, 2006

Journalist Jiang Weiping released from prison after five years
NEWS ALERT
January 3, 2006

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EAST TIMOR

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FIJI

Media refuse to bow to military censorship
NEWS ALERT
December 7, 2006

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INDIA

Government ban on Web sites draws concern
LETTER
July 19, 2006


Reporter stoned to death
NEWS ALERT
June 15, 2006


Veteran journalist escapes assassination attempt in Kashmir

NEWS ALERT
June 12, 2006


Cartoon furor becomes press freedom crisis

NEWS ALERT
February 23, 2006


Journalist killed in Assam after writing about corruption

January 10, 2006

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INDONESIA

Charges dropped in cartoon controversy

CASE
September 21, 2006


Australian TV crew detained, expelled

CASE
September 13, 2006

Journalist tried on religious defamation charges
NEWS ALERT
August 31, 2006


Online news editor detained over prophet drawings

NEWS ALERT
July 20, 2006


CPJ seeks investigation into fatal stabbing of Indonesian journalist
NEWS ALERT
May 15, 2006

Tempo editor cleared in criminal libel case
NEWS ALERT
February 10, 2006

New rules limit foreign broadcasts

PROTEST LETTER
February 9, 2006

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JAPAN

Leading business daily targeted
CASE
July 21, 2006


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LAOS


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MALAYSIA

Government cracks down on popular radio program
NEWS ALERT
July 19, 2006
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CPJ condemns suspension of newspaper

NEWS ALERT
February 27, 2006


Yemeni, Malaysian newspapers closed after running prophet drawings

NEWS ALERT
February 9, 2006


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MALDIVES

Maldivian reporter gets life in prison; CPJ seeks thorough review

NEWS ALERT
April 20, 2006


CPJ urges fair, transparent trial for journalist
NEWS ALERT
March 27, 2006


CPJ welcomes release of Internet journalist
NEWS ALERT
February 22, 2006


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NEPAL

Security forces target journalists covering crackdown

NEWS ALERT
April 10, 2006


Journalist detained after report of explosion

NEWS ALERT
March 7, 2006


Police break up media protests on first anniversary of royal coup

NEWS ALERT
February 1, 2006


Nepal pursues media crackdown one year after royal coup

NEWS ALERT
January 31, 2006


Editor detained, harassment continues

NEWS ALERT
January 23, 2006


CPJ condemns government crackdown
NEWS ALERT
January 19, 2006


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NORTH KOREA

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PAKISTAN

New York Times reporter and photographer harassed and detained

NEWS ALERT
December 22, 2006


Amid public outcry, abducted journalist released

NEWS ALERT
November 21, 2006


CPJ urges authorities to probe journalist's disappearence

NEWS ALERT
November 20, 2006


Sindh cable TV distribution halted
CASE
November 8, 2006


Journalist wounded in gunfire attack

CASE
November 1, 2006


Journalist slain; CPJ urges investigation
NEWS ALERT
November 1, 2006


Journalist in Karachi abducted, released after three days

CASE
September 23, 2006


Musharraf government ignores promises to protect journalists
NEWS ALERT
September 21, 2006


Police attack TV crews covering religious rally in Lahore
NEWS ALERT
September 18, 2006


Reporter killed by masked gunmen
NEWS ALERT
September 15, 2006


BBC reporter's brother killed in tribal area
NEWS ALERT
August 30, 2006


Officials pledge review of journalist killings
NEWS ALERT
July 26, 2006


CPJ calls on authorities for information about missing journalist
NEWS ALERT
July 13, 2006


Two journalists charged after months in custody

NEWS ALERT
June 22, 2006


CPJ urges probe into journalist killings
NEWS ALERT
June 21, 2006


Missing journalist found killed

NEWS ALERT
June 16, 2006

Cameraman killed while covering tribal violence
NEWS ALERT
May 30, 2006


CPJ writes to Bush and Musharraf for word of abducted Pakistani journalist

NEWS ALERT
April 26, 2006


Journalists injured in Karachi bomb blast

CASE
April 25, 2006


CPJ calls on Pakistani and U.S. authorities to reveal all information about missing journalist

NEWS ALERT
April 11, 2006


CPJ puts abducted journalist on its missing list
NEWS ALERT
March 10, 2006


CPJ appeals to Pakistan for return of abducted journalist
NEWS ALERT
January 23, 2006


Authorities fail to answer questions about abducted journalist
NEWS ALERT
January 6, 2006


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PHILIPPINES

Radio reporter stabbed to death

NEWS ALERT
December 21, 2006


Radio broadcaster and former newspaper columnist shot dead

NEWS ALERT
December 8, 2006

Broadcaster critically wounded in shooting
NEWS ALERT
December 4, 2006


CPJ condemns 'roundup' of journalists in Arroyo case

NEWS ALERT
October 19, 2006


CPJ welcomes verdict in murder of reporter Marlene Garcia-Esperat
NEWS ALERT
October 6, 2006


Authorities arrest, detain journalists on libel charges
NEWS ALERT
October 4, 2006


Tabloid photojournalist shot dead
NEWS ALERT
July 31, 2006


Radio broadcaster killed in Mindanao
NEWS ALERT
July 18, 2006


DWRC-FM radio station attacked
NEWS ALERT
July 5, 2006

Husband and wife radio broadcasters gunned down
NEWS ALERT
June 20, 2006

Radio journalist killed after receiving threat
NEWS ALERT
May 22, 2006


Commentator wounded, photographer killed in separate incidents
NEWS ALERT
May 17, 2006

Journalist threatened
CASE
May 15, 2006


Despite government claims, Philippine murders go unsolved
PROTEST LETTER
May 15, 2006


CPJ calls for thorough probe of slaying
NEWS ALERT
May 3, 2006


CPJ calls for probe of killing of journalist

NEWS ALERT
April 4, 2006


Charges sought against two officials in journalist killing
NEWS ALERT
March 23, 2006


Government files sedition charges against publisher, columnists
NEWS ALERT
March 7, 2006

CPJ calls for release of abducted radio journalist
NEWS ALERT
March 6, 2006


Emergency actions cause alarm

PROTEST LETTER
February 27, 2006


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SINGAPORE


CPJ condemns ban on Far Eastern Economic Review

NEWS ALERT
October 2, 2006


Leaders again resort to law suits to muzzle critics

NEWS ALERT
September 14, 2006


Critical writer's column cancelled
CASE
July 6, 2006


Politicians file defamation charges over critical commentary
NEWS ALERT
May 5, 2006


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SOLOMON ISLANDS

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SOUTH KOREA


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SRI LANKA

Freelance Tamil journalist arrested
NEWS ALERT
November 30, 2006


LTTE radio tower bombed
NEWS ALERT
October 16, 2006


Tamil newspaper pleads for protection from attacks

NEWS ALERT
September 8. 2005


Journalist freed after 20 hours in captivity
NEWS ALERT
August 30, 2006


Veteran Tamil journalist feared abducted

NEWS ALERT
August 29, 2006


Tamil newspaper editor killed in Jaffna

NEWS ALERT
August 21, 2006

Tamil newspapers curtail distribution after threats
NEWS ALERT
July 31, 2006


Freelance journalist shot dead

NEWS ALERT
July 5, 2006


CPJ concerned by move to reinstate state-controlled Press Council

NEWS ALERT
June 23, 2006


Two killed in attack on Tamil newspaper

NEWS ALERT
May 2, 2006


Journalist security cited as peace talks resume

PROTEST LETTER
February 22, 2006


Tamil journalist gunned down

NEWS ALERT
January 24, 2006


Journalists harassed
CASE
January 11, 2006



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TAIWAN

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THAILAND


CPJ urges Thai leaders to restore constitutional press guarantees
LETTER
October 5, 2006


Junta further undermines press freedom by closing radio stations
NEWS ALERT
September 22, 2006


Moves by military junta threaten press freedom

NEWS ALERT
September 21, 2006


Acting prime minister files more criminal and civil defamation suits
NEWS ALERT
June 15, 2006


Thaksin brings criminal libel charges against newspaper
NEWS ALERT
June 2, 2006


Police ban edition of political journal after articles on king

NEWS ALERT
April 4, 2006


Newspaper menaced by pro-government protestors
NEWS ALERT
March 31, 2006

Prime minister files defmation cases against four newspapers
NEWS ALERT
March 27, 2006


Court clears activist, journalist of defamation charges

NEWS ALERT
March 15, 2006


Guilty verdict against broadcaster threatens community radio

NEWS ALERT
February 8, 2006


Renewing a battle, Thai government lashes out at media owner
NEWS ALERT
January 27, 2006


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TONGA

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VIETNAM

Writer released from prison continues to be harrassed
NEWS ALERT
November 27, 2006

APEC leaders must press for release of journalist Nguyen Vu Binh
NEWS ALERT
November 16, 2006


Two papers suspended for reporting on banknote problems
NEWS ALERT
October 24, 2006


Internet writer and activist released, sent back to U.S.

NEWS ALERT
September 22, 2006


Pro-democracy advocate and writer held, others harassed

NEWS ALERT
September 6, 2006


Pro-democracy writer freed from Vietnamese prison—with conditions

NEWS ALERT
August 30, 2006


Dissident writer Pham Hong Son to be released
NEWS ALERT
August 28, 2006


CPJ protests growing curbs on journalists

LETTER
August 24, 2006


Government harasses Internet writers

NEWS ALERT
March 3, 2006


One Intenet journalist freed; two others still jailed

NEWS ALERT
January 26, 2006




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