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Alerts   |   Nepal

Journalist arrested in Nepal while covering protest

New York, May 25, 2016--Police in Nepal arrested the journalist Shesh Narayan Jha on Monday while he was photographing a protester splashing paint on the walls of a government complex in Kathmandu, according to the Federation of Nepali Journalists and press reports.

Alerts   |   China

Chinese blogger detained for 'provoking trouble'

New York, May 23, 2016 - Chinese authorities should immediately release blogger and commentator Wei Manyi, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police have detained the blogger for almost a week on suspicion of "provoking trouble."

May 23, 2016 4:28 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Vietnam

BBC censored during Obama's visit to Vietnam

Bangkok, May 23, 2016 - Authorities in Vietnam ordered a British Broadcasting Corporation team to stop reporting on U.S. President Barack Obama's three-day visit to the country, the BBC reported today. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the censorship and called on Vietnam to stop harassing journalists.

May 23, 2016 11:57 AM ET

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Alerts   |   China

Chinese writer Tie Liu disappears from his home

New York, May 20, 2016 - The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the disappearance of Chinese writer Huang Zerong, and today called on Chinese police to disclose whether they have him in custody, and why. The 82-year-old writer disappeared from his home last week, according to his wife and press reports.

May 20, 2016 11:34 AM ET

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Letters   |   Vietnam

CPJ urges U.S. President Barack Obama to prioritize press freedom in Vietnam meetings

Ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's May 23-25, 2016, visit to Vietnam, CPJ urges him to make respect for press freedom a condition for closer diplomatic and economic ties.

Alerts   |   India

India jails reporter for accusing government of discriminating against Muslims

New York, May 18, 2016 -- Indian authorities should immediately release Pushp Sharma, who is being held in pretrial detention for alleged forgery and incitement, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

May 18, 2016 5:32 PM ET

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Alerts   |   India

Two Indian journalists fatally shot in 24 hours

New York, May 13, 2016 -The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on investigators in the neighboring Indian states of Bihar and Jharkhand to act quickly to bring the killers of journalists Akhilesh Pratap and Rajdev Ranjan to justice.

May 13, 2016 2:19 PM ET

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Letters   |   China

CPJ writes to Chinese President Xi Jinping regarding imprisoned Tibetan blogger

May 11, 2016 Xi Jinping President of the People's Republic of China Zhongnanhai, Xichengqu Beijing The People's Republic of China Dear President Xi: We at the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent, international press-freedom advocacy organization, write to express our concern for Tibetan blogger Lobsang Jamyang, also known as Lomig,...

May 11, 2016 10:59 AM ET

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Statements   |   North Korea

BBC crew detained, expelled from North Korea

New York, May 9, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the detention and subsequent expulsion of a BBC crew visiting North Korea.

Alerts   |   Vietnam

Two journalists arrested while covering ecological disaster in Vietnam

Bangkok, May 4, 2015 - The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrest of two journalists amid a wider crackdown on dissent in Vietnam.

May 4, 2016 11:01 AM ET

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