Asia

2012

Alerts   |   Pakistan

Armed men shoot at the offices of Pakistan's Aaj TV

New York, June 25, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's attack on the offices of a Pakistani television outlet and calls on authorities to immediately investigate the attack and bring the perpetrators to justice.

June 25, 2012 5:47 PM ET

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Case   |   China

Chinese writers sentenced for 'essays of inciting nature'

Chinese activists Lü Jiaping, his wife Yu Junyi, and an associate, Jin Andi, were imprisoned in 2010 without their families being informed. The full details of their 2011 trial and sentences were not made public until 2012, according to the English-language Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post.

June 20, 2012 3:50 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Bangladesh

Bangladeshi journalist brutally stabbed, killed

New York, June 18, 2012--Bangladeshi authorities must immediately investigate the murder of a journalist on late Friday night and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

June 18, 2012 2:11 PM ET

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Letters   |   India, USA

US should address press freedom during talks with India

Dear Secretary Clinton: We are writing in advance of the third India-U.S. Strategic Dialogue coming up on June 13, which you will co-chair in Washington, D.C., with Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna. India is host to a vital and thriving news media, but CPJ has documented several violations against Indian journalists that are undermining the country's tradition of a free press.

June 7, 2012 4:38 PM ET

Alerts   |   Thailand

Conviction in Thailand undermines Internet freedom

Chiranuch has been handed a suspended jail sentence after being found guilty of insulting the monarchy. (Reuters/Kerek Wongsa)

Bangkok, May 30, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's conviction of Chiranuch Premchaiporn, webmaster and director of the Prachatai news and commentary website, for violating Thailand's 2007 Computer Crimes Act.

Statements   |   Thailand

Thai webmaster conviction chills press freedom online

San Francisco, May 30, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's conviction of Chiranuch Premchaiporn, webmaster of the Prachatai discussion board, under Thailand's Computer Crimes Act. The court's decision, which affirms that website operators can be criminally liable for the content of user comments, chills online press freedom in the country, and leaves Thai news sites vulnerable to unjustified and politically motivated prosecutions.

May 30, 2012 10:33 AM ET

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Alerts   |   Bangladesh

Journalists wounded in newsroom attack in Bangladesh

New York, May 29, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Monday night's attack on the offices of an Internet news outlet in Dhaka in which at least nine journalists were wounded.

May 29, 2012 1:53 PM ET

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Alerts   |   India

Charges against Indian video journalist must be dropped

New York, May 25, 2012--Local authorities in India must drop the criminal charges filed against video journalist Mukesh Rajak, an apparent attempt to prevent him from reporting on local government expenditures, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

May 25, 2012 1:57 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Nepal

Journalists targeted during protests in Nepal

Protesters set fire to a motorcycle during the three-day strike in Nepal. (Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar)

New York, May 23, 2012--Authorities in Nepal must protect journalists seeking to report on developments in the volatile run-up to Sunday's deadline for a new constitution, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Dozens of journalists were reportedly attacked by ethnic activists during a three-day general strike that began Sunday, according to news reports.

Alerts   |   Pakistan

Pakistani journalist killed by gunmen

New York, May 11, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murders of a local Pakistani journalist, his brother, and a friend, and calls on authorities to immediately investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice. 

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