Alerts   |   Philippines

Broadcaster gunned down in the Philippines

New York, October 19, 2011--A radio commentator and anti-mining tribal activist who was scheduled to launch a new radio station program in a few days was gunned down in the southern Philippines on October 14, news reports said

October 19, 2011 1:35 PM ET

Alerts   |   Myanmar

Blogger released in mass amnesty in Burma

The Burmese comedian and blogger known as Zarganar arrives at the Yangon international airport Wednesday. (AP)

Bangkok, October 12, 2011 - The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today's release of Burmese blogger and comedian Maung Thura, but reiterates its call for the immediate and unconditional release of at least 13 other journalists on CPJ's imprisoned list.

October 12, 2011 9:57 AM ET


Alerts   |   Pakistan

Pakistani journalist killed in Lahore

New York, October 7, 2011--A Lahore-based editor for a political news website was found dead early this morning, according to Pakistani news reports and the journalist's brother.

October 7, 2011 5:14 PM ET


Alerts   |   Philippines

Newspaper editor gunned down in the Philippines

New York, October 7, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the fatal shooting of newspaper editor Johnson Pascual and calls on Philippine authorities to investigate the case and prosecute the perpetrators.

October 7, 2011 2:13 PM ET


Alerts   |   Vietnam

In Vietnam, crackdown on journalists in past six months

New York, October 3, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the recent crackdown on freedom of expression in Vietnam and calls on the government to immediately and unconditionally release all of the journalists detained in the country.

Alerts   |   Thailand

Thai journalist dies from bomb blast injuries

New York, September 26, 2011--The Thai government must bring to justice the perpetrators of the September 16 bomb attacks that killed a journalist and five other people in the country's insurgency-plagued southern region, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. 

September 26, 2011 3:09 PM ET


Alerts   |   Philippines

Philippine journalist's daughter kidnapped

Bangkok, September 23, 2011--Philippine authorities should launch an investigation into the abduction of radio commentator Louie Larroza's daughter, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Larroza told reporters the kidnapping was a "warning" for his radio broadcasts, news reports said. The journalist's daughter, unharmed, was freed eight hours later.

September 23, 2011 2:28 PM ET


Alerts   |   Afghanistan

Iranian journalist dies in Afghanistan

New York, September 22, 2011--Farhad Taqaddosi, a cameraman for Iran's Press TV, died in a Kabul hospital on Tuesday of injuries he sustained in the Taliban's September 13 attack on prominent international buildings in Kabul, the station reported.

September 22, 2011 4:29 PM ET


Alerts   |   India

In India, freelancer charged with antistate activities

New York, September 21, 2011--An Indian journalist who covered police violence in the state of Chhattisgarh was recently arrested on antistate charges that human rights groups say are retaliatory, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

September 21, 2011 5:14 PM ET


Alerts   |   China

Chinese journalist who probed cooking oil scandal is killed

New York, September 20, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Saturday's fatal stabbing of a TV journalist and calls on Chinese authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into possible journalism-related motives.

September 20, 2011 4:07 PM ET



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