Alerts   |   India

In Telangana, India, 70 members of press detained, two channels blocked, media threatened

New York, September 11, 2014--Scores of journalists and media workers were briefly detained Tuesday and Wednesday in India's newly carved state of Telangana after protesting the blocking of two local TV news channels, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the detentions and calls on the state's chief minister to stop using incendiary language against the press.

Alerts   |   India

Indian journalist jailed in Assam state for alleged links to militants

New York, September 8, 2014--An Indian journalist who has been held in police custody for six days was denied bail in court today and faces possible anti-state charges over accusations that he promoted an outlawed separatist group after interviewing its commander, according to news reports.

September 8, 2014 6:25 PM ET


Alerts   |   India

Arrests made in murder of Indian journalist in Odisha state

New York, June 9, 2014--Police arrested two suspects on Sunday in connection with the recent murder of a local journalist in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the murder of Tarun Kumar Acharya, confirm the motive, and bring the perpetrators to justice. 

June 9, 2014 4:54 PM ET


Case   |   India

Indian journalists beaten outside political leader's home

At least four journalists were assaulted on May 18, 2014, outside the house of a high-ranking party leader in Tamil Nadu.

Statements   |   India, Pakistan

Indian reporters in Pakistan facing expulsion

New York, May 9, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned that Pakistani authorities might decline to renew visas for the only two Indian journalists working in the country. Authorities on Thursday informed Meena Menon, a correspondent for The Hindu, and Snehesh Alex Philip, a correspondent for the Press Trust of India, that their visas would not be renewed and that they would need to leave the country in one week, The Wall Street Journal reported. CPJ calls on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to honor pledges he made to CPJ earlier this year to ease visa restrictions for foreign journalists. 

Alerts   |   India

Attack on home of critical Indian journalist

New York, April 30, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the attack on the home of an Indian journalist and calls on authorities to take immediate steps to identify and prosecute the perpetrators. Devinder Pal is a critical investigative journalist for the Punjabi-language daily The Punjabi Tribune.

April 30, 2014 4:53 PM ET


Case   |   India

Indian journalist abducted, raped in Uttar Pradesh

A female journalist was gang-raped while on assignment in the Mirzapur district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on March 27, 2014, according to news reports. The journalist, who works with a Haridwar-based daily in the neighboring state of Uttarakhand, was working on a story about a historic pilgrimage site in the area, the reports said.

April 1, 2014 12:38 PM ET


Attacks on the Press   |   India

Attacks on the Press in 2013: India

Despite India's rising global profile, authorities used both antiquated and advanced techniques to threaten press freedom. One journalist remained imprisoned on anti-state charges, while the government implemented a surveillance system designed to monitor citizens' phone calls, text messages, and Internet communication, making it difficult for journalists to communicate privately with sources. India ranked second, behind only the United States, in the number of requests for user data made to Facebook and Google. Several journalists were attacked over the year, while at least two said they were assaulted by police. A female photojournalist was gang-raped while on assignment in Mumbai. In March, reporter Naveen Soorinje, who was imprisoned for documenting an assault in Karnataka, was released on bail, but the charges against him remained. Three journalists were killed in direct relation to their work, while at least three other journalist killings this year remain unsolved.

February 12, 2014 1:35 AM ET
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