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See the news from Asia for 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007
SPECIAL REPORTS

• CPJ names the ten most censored countries
On Assignment: A guide to reporting in dangerous situations
Journalist deaths spike to record in 2007
Journalists in prison: CPJ's 2007 census
Falling Short
Thailand at a Crossroads
Cambodia's Battling Broadcasters
The Road to Justice
•  Malaysia's Risk Takers

Amid South Asian Conflict, Remarkable Resilience
Analysis from the Asia section of
Attacks on the Press in 2007





AFGHANISTAN


Journalism student given 20-year jail term
October 21, 2008

U.S. military frees Afghan journalist from Bagram

September 22, 2008

Afghan TV reporter detained, show cut short
July 29, 2008

As Karzai seeks aid, a call for press freedom
LETTER
June 11, 2008


BBC reporter gunned down
June 9, 2008

Appeal delayed over torture investigation
June 2, 2008

Afghan journalist begins death penalty appeal
May 19, 2008

Afghan bomb wounds two Australian journalists
CASE
April 29, 2008


Afghan journalist detained without explanation in Iran
March 14, 2008

Pentagon should disclose evidence, charges against Afghan journalist
February 26, 2008


Concern growing over Afghan journalist's ongoing detention

February 21, 2008

Afghan journalist detained at Bagram Air Base
February 18, 2008

Positive signs from Afghan officials, but Kambakhsh still faces death
February 6, 2008

CPJ asks Karzai to intervene in Afghan death sentence
LETTER
January 30, 2008


CPJ condemns Afghan’s death sentence
January 23, 2008


CPJ urges Karzai to protect Afghan media
LETTER
January 17, 2008


Arrests made in Kabul hotel suicide bombing
January 15, 2008


Journalist faces death in Afghanistan
January 14, 2008


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AUSTRALIA


Step forward in 1975 East Timor murders
November 19, 2007

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


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BANGLADESH


Investigative reporter arrested after exposing police corruption
CASE
March 28, 2008


Cartoonist freed
CASE
March 21, 2008


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BURMA

U Win Tin, Burma’s longest held journalist, released
September 23, 2008

CPJ calls on Burma donors to consider media access
July 22, 2008

Journalists jailed in Cyclone Nargis aftermath
July 1, 2008

Authorities deport South Korean freelance journalist

June 25, 2008

CPJ calls on Burma to allow in foreign journalists

May 30, 2008

Authorities restrict Cyclone Nargis news coverage
May 14, 2008

Call for government to allow foreign journalists to cover disaster
May 7, 2008

CPJ Special Report:
Burma's Firewall Fighters
Burma's military junta imposed tighter Internet restrictions after the Saffron Revolution.
But news continues to flow thanks to the exile-run media and their resilient undercover reporters.

May 7, 2008


Two journalists arrested by military junta

February 19, 2008

Burmese government suspends newspaper
January 23, 2008

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CAMBODIA


Journalist shot and killed in run-up to elections

July  14, 2008

Newspaper publisher released

June 14, 2008

Journalist jailed on defamation, disinformation charges
June 10, 2008

Reporter flees Cambodia after death threat

May 1, 2008

Journalist threatened, victim of hit-and-run accident
CASE
February 15, 2008


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


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CHINA (including Hong Kong)



CPJ condemns China’s detention of Tibetan filmmakers

October 17, 2008

CPJ: Chinese police should halt obstruction of photographers

August 21, 2008

With Games nearing end, RFA Tibet service reporter
still denied visa

August 20, 2008

CPJ concerned online curbs still restrict Olympic journalists
August 19, 2008

ITN journalist, covering demonstrators in Beijing, is roughed up
August 13, 2008

CPJ’s Web site blocked in Olympic press centers

August 12, 2008

RFA reporter unable to enter China to cover Games

August 7, 2008


CPJ urges Bush to raise concern about jailed Chinese journalists

LETTER
August 6, 2008


Police in China detain, beat Japanese reporters;
Reuters staffer threatened

August 5, 2008

CPJ urges China to allow access to Xinjiang after attack on police

August 4, 2008

Some Internet limits remain at Games

August 1, 2008

IOC meetings on Internet access must be followed
through with action

July 31, 2008


China, IOC backtrack on Olympic Internet access
July 30, 2008

IOC must act to curb Chinese restrictions on media
July 29, 2008

Police re-arrest Internet writer who was on probation
July 22, 2008

CPJ meets with IOC head to discuss China concerns
July 15, 2008

One month before the Olympics, media face huge hurdles

July 8, 2008

Internet journalist sentenced to four years in prison
July 1, 2008

Chinese Internet publisher still detained by police
June 18, 2008

One online journalist arrested, one missing in Chengdu
June 13, 2008

China steps up checks on quake reporting
June 6, 2008

Tibetan blog hacked

CASE
May 15, 2008

Journalist sentenced to four years

May 13, 2008

Foreign journalists report threats before Olympics
April 30, 2008

Tibetan TV producer detained in China
April 16, 2008

IOC must press Beijing to meet media commitments
April 1, 2008

Foreign media clampdown spreads
March 19, 2008

Chinese media stifled as Tibetan unrest continues
March 18, 2008

China should abide by press pledges and allow coverage in Tibet
March 17, 2008

CPJ testifies before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China
February 27, 2008

Releases cautiously welcomed

February 11, 2008

One journalist freed, another sentenced

February 5, 2008

CPJ calls for release of imprisoned journalists
January 31, 2008

Journalist tried on ‘subversion’ charges
January 22, 2008


British PM should push for press freedom in China

LETTER
January 17, 2008


Officials attempt to arrest reporter for defamation
CASE
January 4, 2008


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EAST TIMOR


Newspaper office attacked
CASE
August 4, 2007


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FIJI

Australian newspaper executive expelled from Fiji
May 2, 2008

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INDIA

Media shut down in Kashmir; one journalist dead
August 29, 2008

Local journalists assaulted, censored in Kashmir
August 25, 2008

Photojournalist killed in crossfire in Kashmir
May 12, 2008

NDTV bureau attacked, employee beaten
CASE
January 19, 2008


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INDONESIA

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JAPAN


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LAOS

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MALAYSIA

Blogger jailed for two years under security act

September 23, 2008

Amid arrests and threats, Malaysia cracks down on media
September 12, 2008

Government blocks popular news site
August 29, 2008

Malaysian government intensifies harassment of political bloggers

August 19, 2008

Blogger charged with criminal defamation
July 23, 2008

Blogger held on sedition charges
May 7, 2008

Malaysia may abolish paper licensing system
LETTER
May 2, 2008


CPJ appeals for Malaysian newspaper renewal

LETTER
April 18, 2008


Journalist detained, beaten, while covering street protests
CASE
January 26, 2008

“Allah” banned in Catholic newspaper
CASE
January 4, 2008


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MALDIVES


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NEPAL

Journalist in knife attack
CASE
January 17, 2008


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NORTH KOREA

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PAKISTAN


Taliban-held journalist killed in army strike

September 2, 2008

Journalists wounded by security forces
CASE
August 25, 2008


Pakistan paper under threat
July 18, 2008

Journalist gunned down

May 22, 2008

Pakistan Supreme Court moves to silence media

May 12, 2008


Arrest in 2006 killing of Pakistani cameraman
April 16, 2008

Journalist shot dead in Pakistan
April 14, 2008

Media restrictions under reconsideration in Pakistan
April 11, 2008

New York-based South Asian weekly editor threatened
April 7, 2008

Three reporters missing in restive Baluchistan province
March 6, 2008

One journalist killed, two injured in suicide blast

March 4, 2008

CPJ concerned about press freedom during Pakistani elections
February 15, 2008

Journalist killed by gunman

February 12, 2008

Musharraf government suspends TV station
February 7, 2008

CPJ decries government pressure on Pakistani television station
January 22, 2008


In expulsion case, Pakistani assertions ring hollow
January 16, 2008


Pakistan expels reporter for The New York Times

January 11, 2008


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PHILIPPINES


CPJ welcomes new charges in 2005 murder

October 20, 2008

Philippine publisher arrested in 9-year-old libel case
September 4, 2008

Journalist dies of wounds
August 11, 2008


Radio commentator slain in Mindanao

August 6, 2008


Philippine journalist shot, in critical condition

August 5, 2008

Journalist shot dead by gunmen on motorcycle
July 1, 2008

Philippine TV journalist and crew abducted

June 9, 2008

Editor draws prison term on libel conviction
June 5, 2008

Philippine Supreme Court should intervene in murder case
LETTER
Ma
y 23, 2008

Delay in trial of accused masterminds in journalist’s killing
May 21, 2008

Publisher shot dead

April 8, 2008

CPJ concerned about Philippine murder trial

LETTER
March 28, 2008


Suspect in journalist’s murder reappears to face trial in the Philippines
March 7, 2008

News chopper denied airspace over rally
CASE
February 29, 2008


CPJ asks for action on warrants issued for Garcia-Esperat murder
LETTER
February 8, 2008


Two arraigned in 2001 killiing

January 11, 2008


Journalist in custody for libel

CASE
January 22, 2008


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SINGAPORE


Lee family wins defamation case
CASE
September 24, 2008

Critics of judiciary face reprisal in Singapore
September 19, 2008

Singapore detains U.S. blogger over libel commentary
June 3, 2008

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SOLOMON ISLANDS

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SOUTH KOREA

South Korean journalist ordered home from Iraq
August 15, 2008

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SRI LANKA

Sri Lankan journalist critically injured in gun attack

September 11, 2008

Sri Lankan journalist indicted on terrorist charges

August 25, 2008

Another journalist attacked, hospitalized

July 2, 2008


Press freedom in Sri Lanka continues to deteriorate

LETTER
June 13, 2008


TV reporter slain in northern Sri Lanka
May 23, 2008

Columnist beaten during abduction
May 23, 2008

Sri Lankan media faces increasing harassment
LETTER
March 21, 2008


Sri Lanka arrests six in connection with news Web site

March 11, 2008

Sri Lankan defense minister endorses media repression
January 28, 2008

News producer knifed
CASE
January 25, 2008


CPJ fears for Sri Lankan journalists as cease-fire ends

LETTER
January 9, 2008


Tamil-language daily threatened
CASE
January 6, 2008


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TAIWAN

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THAILAND


Newspaper journalist shot and killed

September 30, 2008

Protesters seize Thai state television station
August 26, 2008


Bomb attack kills Thai reporter
August 22, 2008

 CPJ calls for investigation into murdered journalist
August 6. 2008

Thai prime minister urged to halt harassment
LETTER
June 20, 2008

BBC reporter faces legal harassment in Thailand
June 6, 2008

Tesco hits Thai journalists with heavy libel suits

LETTER
April 29, 2008

Popular radio broadcaster knocked off the air
February 15, 2008

CPJ asks Thailand to move forward on press freedom

LETTER
February 14, 2008

Launch of Thai public broadcaster draws concern
January 22, 2008


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TONGA

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VIETNAM

Graft-busting reporter jailed for two years

October 15, 2008

Police detain, beat Associated Press reporter in Vietnam
September 13, 2008

Critical blogger given 30 months in prison
September 11, 2008

Authorities revoke seven journalists' press credentials
August 5, 2008

Several journalists arrested

May 13, 2008

Award-winning journalist released
February 4, 2008

Thai journalist jailed without charge
LETTER
January 11, 2008


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