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• CPJ names the ten most censored countries
On Assignment: A guide to reporting in dangerous situations
Journalist deaths spike to record in 2006
Journalists in prison: CPJ's 2006 census
Falling Short
Thailand at a Crossroads
Cambodia's Battling Broadcasters
The Road to Justice


Afghan-Pakistani Border Off-Limits
Analysis from the Asia section of Attacks on the Press in 2006:




AFGHANISTAN


Two radio stations attacked
CASE
September 24, 2007


Taliban harass reporter
CASE
August 28, 2007

Canadian journalist wounded by roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan

NEWS ALERT
August 23, 2007

Web journalist detained twice,
threatened by security agents

CASE
July 4, 2007

Taliban fighters raid radio station
CASE
April 17, 2007


Second female journalist killed in a week
NEWS ALERT
June 6, 2007


Police raid TV station

CASE
April 17, 2007


Afghan journalist Ajmal Nakshbandi killed by captors
NEWS ALERT
April 9, 2007

Across the globe, journalists urge release of kidnapped colleague
NEWS ALERT
April 2, 2007

CPJ alarmed by Taliban threat to kill Afghan journalist Ajmal Nakshbandi
NEWS ALERT
March 30, 2007

A call to colleagues:
Press for release of Afghan journalist Ajmal Nakshbandi
LETTER
March 23, 2007

CPJ renews call for release of Afghan journalist Ajmal Naskhbandi
NEWS ALERT
March 22, 2007


CPJ calls for release of Afghan translator Ajmal Naskhbandi
NEWS ALERT
March 20, 2007


Taliban release Italian reporter, fate of translator unknown

NEWS ALERT
March 19, 2007


In Afghanistan, new demands for abducted journalist after driver was killed
NEWS ALERT
March 16, 2007


Journalist pleads for Italian authorities to meet his kidnappers’ demands

NEWS ALERT
March 15, 2007


CPJ: The world calls for the release of Daniele Mastrogiacomo

NEWS ALERT
March 13, 2007


CPJ calls for release of Italian journalist

NEWS ALERT
March 9, 2007


CPJ expresses alarm as Italian reporter goes missing in Afghanistan
NEWS ALERT
March 6. 2007


U.S. troops confiscate pictures after attack

NEWS ALERT
March 5, 2007


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AUSTRALIA

Step forward in 1975 East Timor murders
NEWS ALERT
November 19, 2007

New legislation a potential threat to press freedom
NEWS ALERT
October 10, 2007


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BANGLADESH

CPJ concerned about Bangladeshi reporter’s trial
LETTER
December 19, 2007


Investigative reporter beaten in custody
NEWS ALERT
October 26, 2007


Investigative reporter detained in Bangladesh
NEWS ALERT
October 24, 2007


Satellite news channel shut down for seven days
CASE
September 6, 2007


CPJ concerned by restrictions on media coverage of Bangladesh crisis
NEWS ALERT
August 23, 2007


A prominent journalist is taken in military raid

NEWS ALERT
May 11, 2007


TV journalist claims threat from police commander
NEWS ALERT
May 4, 2007


Journalist gets death threats

CASE
April 4, 2007

Reporter jailed for reporting on local mismanagement

NEWS ALERT
March 26, 2007


CPJ calls for further investigation into reporter's death

NEWS ALERT
March 23, 2007


Editor of outspoken daily arrested in military raid
NEWS ALERT
March 8, 2007


Two TV stations off-air after fatal fire in Dhaka

NEWS ALERT
February 26, 2007


CPJ urges government to rescind emergency media rules
NEWS ALERT
January 26, 2007


CPJ alarmed by censorship during polticial crisis
NEWS ALERT
January 11, 2007


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BURMA

Wife of journalist released from prison
NEWS ALERT
October 23, 2007

Wife of former CPJ award winner arrested
NEWS ALERT
October 15, 2007


Three journalists released, three still held in detention
NEWS ALERT
October 10, 2007


Concerns mount over missing journalists
NEWS ALERT
October 4, 2007


One journalist detained, three missing in government crackdown

NEWS ALERT
October 1, 2007

Evidence emerges of intentional shooting
of Japanese cameraman in Burma

NEWS ALERT
September 28, 2007

Japanese photographer killed as Burmese troops crack down on protests
NEWS ALERT
September 27, 2007

Authorities block journalists’ telephone services
NEWS ALERT
September 14, 2007

Burmese authorities move to restrict news coverage of protests

NEWS ALERT
August 29, 2007

One journalist detained, three missing in government crackdown
NEWS ALERT
August 1, 2007


Two journalists detained
CASE
March 21, 2007


Exiled Burmese journalist arrives in United States

NEWS ALERT
March 16, 2007


Journalist U Win Tin spends 18 years in prison

Audio report: CPJ’s Bob Dietz on the U Win Tin case

NEWS ALERT
March 13, 2007


CPJ Press Freedom Award winner released from prison
NEWS ALERT
January 4, 2007


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CAMBODIA

CPJ Special Report:
Cambodia's Battling Broadcasters
In a country with few critical news sources, Radio Free Asia is taking on tough stories.
October 10, 2007


Arson attack follows anonymous threat against Cambodian journalist

NEWS ALERT
August 15, 2007

Journalist flees country after receiving death threat

NEWS ALERT
June 22, 2007


CPJ troubled by Cambodian prime minister’s remarks to RFA reporter

NEWS ALERT
May 23, 2007


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CHINA (including Hong Kong)

Blogger harassed after protesting closure of magazine
CASE
November 29, 2007


A crackdown on “fake” reporters in China draws a rebuke
NEWS ALERT
November 12, 2007


29 Journalists spend China’s National Journalists’ Day behind bars
NEWS ALERT
November 7, 2007


Detained journalist maltreated
NEWS ALERT
October 25, 2007


CPJ urges IOC, China to meet press commitments prior to 2008 Games
NEWS ALERT
October 24, 2007


CPJ board urges Olympic sponsors and media to pressure China for change
NEWS ALERT
October 19, 2007


CPJ calls for release of Chinese prisoners, easing of press restrictions
Speech by Bob Dietz, Asia program coordinator, at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
October 11, 2007

China targets the Internet in media crackdown prior to Party Congress

NEWS ALERT
October 9, 2007


Writer held on vague subversion charge
NEWS ALERT
October 2, 2007

Appeals for release of ailing writer ignored
NEWS ALERT
September 25, 2007


One journalist freed, another expected to be released soon 

NEWS ALERT
September 14, 2007  


Jailed Internet writer is mistreated, denied access to family

NEWS ALERT
August 30, 2007


Yahoo, MSN affiliates agree to blogging controls in China
NEWS ALERT
August 27, 2007

Government bans reporting on bridge collapse; journalists assaulted

CASE
August 16, 2007


CPJ calls for release of imprisoned Chinese writer in failing health

LETTER
August 16, 2007

Reporter jailed for allegedly fabricating news
NEWS ALERT
August 14, 2007


In Beijing, CPJ meets with International Olympic Committee
NEWS ALERT
August 9, 2007


CPJ Special Report:
Falling Short
As the 2008 Olympics approach, China falters on press freedom.
August 7, 2007


Foreign journalists covering press freedom protest detained in Beijing

CASE
August 6, 200
7

Chinese reporter accused of fabricating story held on unclear charges

NEWS ALERT
July 23, 2007


Economics newsletter ordered to shut down
CASE
July 4, 2007


Taiwanese radio reporter attacked in Hong Kong
CASE
July 1, 2007


Mother of jailed journalist calls for international protest

NEWS ALERT
June 18, 2007


Reporter arrested following months of police harassment
NEWS ALERT
June 4, 2007

CPJ urges continued support for Radio Television Hong Kong
LETTER
May 2, 2007

China issues decree on government transparency

NEWS ALERT
April 24, 2007

Writer sentenced to six years in prison for critical articles
NEWS ALERT
March 20, 2007


Prominent editor release early after three years in jail
CASE
February 12, 2007


CPJ welcomes high-level efforts in probe of Chinese reporter’s death
NEWS ALERT
January 24, 2007


Reporter beaten to death at illegal mine
NEWS ALERT
January 16, 2007

In Olympic run-up, China eases rules for Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan reporters
NEWS ALERT
January 2, 2007


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EAST TIMOR


Newspaper office attacked
CASE
August 4, 2007


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FIJI

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INDIA

Journalists attacked at legislator’s home
CASE
November 1, 2007


CPJ dismayed by contempt of court ruling

NEWS ALERT
September 24, 2007

Leading Indian newsweekly attacked by hardliners
NEWS ALERT
August 14, 2007

Journalists in Manipur threatened on all sides
NEWS ALERT
August 8, 2007

CPJ calls for justice after attack kills three in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu
NEWS ALERT
May 11, 2007


Indian government shutters Burmese exile-run news Web site

NEWS ALERT
April 17, 2007


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INDONESIA

CPJ: Indonesia must cooperate with Australian coroner’s investigation

NEWS ALERT
May 4, 2007


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JAPAN

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LAOS

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MALAYSIA

Photographer beaten unconscious, reporter threatened
NEWS ALERT
November 15, 2007


Government shuts down newspaper for one month
CASE
August 24, 2007


Police interrogate popular Internet journalist

NEWS ALERT
July 25, 2007

Prime Minister attacks online critics

NEWS ALERT
January 30, 2007


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MALDIVES

Charge against a journalist dropped, but jail threat looms for another

NEWS ALERT
May 3, 2007


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NEPAL

Nepal’s Birendra Shah is dead, Maoists say
NEWS ALERT
November 5, 2007


Growing concern for missing journalist
NEWS ALERT
October 12, 2007


Journalist abducted, Maoist leadership denies responsibility
NEWS ALERT
October 10, 2007


Concerns raised over Maoist actions 

LETTER
October 3, 2007


Journalist found dead
CASE
September 15, 2007


E-mail claims journalist killed during abduction

NEWS ALERT
July 11, 2007

Two newspapers are forced to suspend publication

NEWS ALERT
June 21, 2007


CPJ disturbed by attacks on media houses and journalists in southern Nepal

NEWS ALERT
January 30, 2007


CPJ calls for probe into attacks on journalists in Nepalgunj
NEWS ALERT
January 3, 2007


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NORTH KOREA

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PAKISTAN


Pakistani journalists face warrantless arrests
NEWS ALERT
December 3, 2007

CPJ urges Dubai to restore Pakistani TV transmissions
LETTER
November 21, 2007


Mass arrest of journalists in Karachi
NEWS ALERT
November 20, 2007

Two Pakistani news networks are shut down in Dubai
NEWS ALERT
November 16, 2007


Pakistan demands broadcasters sign conduct code
NEWS ALERT
November 12, 2007

Pakistan continues to silence news media
NEWS ALERT
November 8, 2007


Pakistan targets media outlets
NEWS ALERT
November 5, 2007


CPJ urges Musharraf to allow Pakistan’s media to operate freely

NEWS ALERT
November 4, 2007


Two injured in rocket attack
CASE
October 28, 2007


One journalist dead, several injured in two bombing attacks in Pakistan
NEWS ALERT
October 19, 2007


Journalist shot in Karachi, circumstances unclear
NEWS ALERT
October 18. 2007


Reporter goes missing following threats

NEWS ALERT
October 11, 2007


TV camera operator dies in helicopter crash
NEWS ALERT
October 9, 2007


Police attack journalists in Islamabad

CASE
September 29, 2007


Journalist alleges government abduction

NEWS ALERT
September 18, 2007

Outrage as 14-year old son of Pakistani journalist beaten for his father’s reporting

NEWS ALERT
September 14, 2007

CPJ condemns attacks on Pakistani journalists by security forces
LETTER
September 11, 2007


Pakistani journalist killed in mosque clashes; three others wounded
NEWS ALERT
July 5, 2007


CPJ mourns the bombing death of  tribal journalist
NEWS ALERT
June 5, 2007


CPJ calls on Pakistani government to drop complaint against 200 journalists
NEWS ALERT
June 5, 2007

Government moves to silence broadcasters
NEWS ALERT
June 4, 2007

Amid growing political dissent, the government aims to curtail live TV coverage

NEWS ALER
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June 1, 2007


Journalists threatened by political group

CASE
May 29, 2007


Grenades damage journalist's house
CASE
May 22, 2007

Political group names 12 journalists as 'enemies'

CASE
May 22, 2007

CPJ condemns assault on Pakistani journalist

NEWS ALERT
May 18, 2007


TV station attacked during civil unrest

CASE
May 12, 2007


Supreme Court threatens to stifle news coverage
NEWS ALERT
May 10, 2007


Photographer killed, three other journalists injured in attack

NEWS ALERT
May 3, 2007


Another TV station said to be shuttered

NEWS ALERT
April 26, 2007

CPJ urges Pakistani president to halt recent government harassment

LETTER
April 24, 2007


Pakistani journalist’s family massacred in apparent retribution for his work
NEWS ALERT
April 3, 2007


Media group cries foul over government advertising
NEWS ALERT
March 27, 2007


Pakistani police raid Geo TV; president later apologizes

NEWS ALERT
March 17, 2007


CPJ relieved that missing journalist was released

NEWS ALERT
February 21, 2007

CPJ concerned about missing journalist

NEWS ALERT
January 26, 2007


CPJ urges government to fulfill promise by releasing records

LETTER
January 18, 2007

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PHILIPPINES

Radio broadcaster assassinated
NEWS ALERT
December 26, 2007

Two arrested in 2001 murder
NEWS ALERT
December 21, 2007


Journalists detained in Manila
NEWS ALERT
November 29, 2007


CPJ Special Report:
The Road to Justice
Marlene Garcia-Esperat is among dozens of reporters murdered in the Philippines.
October 31, 2007


Radio commentator shot, in critical condition

NEWS ALERT
October 9, 2007

Journalist stabbed by unknown assailant

NEWS ALERT
September 4, 2007


Radio journalist wounded in Philippine shooting
NEWS ALERT
July 26, 2007


Philippine top judge to CPJ: We will seek justice in unsolved murders of journalists
NEWS ALERT
July 26, 2007


New anti-terror law threatens journalists

NEWS ALERT
July 18, 2007

Radio commentator slain in Cebu

NEWS ALERT
July 5, 2007

One journalist killed, another wounded in a shooting spree

NEWS ALERT
June 25, 2007

Journalist gets death threats after critical news broadcast

CASE
May 29, 2007


Gunmen intercept minibus, kill photographer
NEWS ALERT
May 22, 2007


President’s husband withdraws 46 libel suits
NEWS ALERT
May 3, 2007


Journalist killed, another wounded in separate shootings

NEWS ALERT
April 19, 2007


Journalist jailed for criminal libel

NEWS ALERT
April 4, 2007


Newsbreak editors arrested on libel charges
NEWS ALERT
March 7, 2007


Newspaper editor murdered

NEWS ALERT
February 20, 2007


Sedition charges against three journalists

NEWS ALERT
February 16, 2007


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SINGAPORE


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SOLOMON ISLANDS

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SOUTH KOREA

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SRI LANKA

Publishing house razed in Sri Lanka
NEWS ALERT
November 21, 2007


Journalist’s shooting in Sri Lanka raises alarm
NEWS ALERT
October 31, 2007


Investigative reporter detained and his editor questioned

NEWS ALERT
October 25, 2007

CPJ urges president to halt attacks on correspondent

LETTER
October 2, 2007

Journalist in jeopardy says government never offered protection
NEWS ALERT
August 31, 2007

CPJ urges Sri Lankan president to ensure columnist’s safety
LETTER
August 26, 2007

Journalist assassinated

CASE
August 1, 2007

Government moves to re-enact criminal defamation law

NEWS ALERT
July 5, 2007

The government silences a Tamil Web site

NEWS ALERT
June 20, 2007

Editor of Tamil magazine is killed in his home

NEWS ALERT
April 30, 2007


Editor of Tamil magazine is killed in his home
NEWS ALERT
April 20, 2007


Journalist threatened

CASE
April 17, 2007


Tamil journalist released after four-month detention
NEWS ALERT
March 22, 2007

CPJ urges Sri Lankan official to ensure paper supplies are delivered to Jaffna
without interference

LETTER
March 13, 2007


CPJ troubled by second arrest at critical newspaper
NEWS ALERT
March 1, 2007


Tamil freelance journalist missing in Jaffna

NEWS ALERT
February 16, 2007


Three staffers of a trade union newspaper abducted
NEWS ALERT
February 6, 2007


Held without charge, journalist sees detention extended 90 days
NEWS ALERT
January 24, 2007

Journalists attacked while covering a peace rally

CASE
January 9, 2007


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TAIWAN

U.N. urged to examine accreditation policy

LETTER
June 19, 2007

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THAILAND

In southern Thailand, Time photographer wounded
NEWS ALERT
May 22, 2007


Community radio stations come under fire

NEWS ALERT
May 21, 2007


CPJ Special Report:
Thailand at a Crossroads
After a military coup, community radio stations bear the brunt of official repression.
May 15, 2007


Legislation allows censorship of online news

NEWS ALERT
May 14, 2007


TV talk show hosts get two-year jail sentences for defamation
NEWS ALERT
April 13, 2007


Ministry of Information bans YouTube
CASE
April 4, 2007


Media mogul receives two-year jail sentence for defamation

NEWS ALERT
March 30, 2007


Thailand’s military government censors satellite TV station

NEWS ALERT
March 20, 2007


Thai government seizes last independent broadcaster
NEWS ALERT
March 6, 2007


CPJ concerned about newspaper office grenade attack

NEWS ALERT
January 31, 2007


TV reporters injured in explosion

CASE
January 18, 2007


Thailand’s military junta censors CNN Thaksin interview

NEWS ALERT
January 16, 2007


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TONGA

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VIETNAM

French journalist released in Vietnam
NEWS ALERT
December 13, 2007


French journalist arrested along with activists
NEWS ALERT
November 26, 2007


Authorities crack down on business news Web site

NEWS ALERT
September 18, 2007


Ailing journalist released from prison

NEWS ALERT
June 11, 2007


Prominent Internet writer detained
NEWS ALERT
April 25, 2007


Government crackdown targets press freedom advocates

NEWS ALERT
March 6, 2007


Jailed journalist's health seriously deteriorates

NEWS ALERT
February 20, 2007


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