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Reports   |   India

Dangerous Pursuit

Foreword: Journalism as well as journalists in danger from failure to stand up for India’s press

P. Sainath

This report by the Committee to Protect Journalists does more than tell us that reporting in India can be a dangerous business. Rural and small-town journalists are at greater risk of being killed in retaliation for their work than those in the big cities but, as this report shows, factors such as a journalist’s location, outlet, level in the profession’s hierarchy, and social background add to that risk. The language a reporter writes in and, most importantly, what they are writing about—especially if it challenges the powerful—increase the vulnerability.

Reports   |   India

Dangerous Pursuit

Jagendra Singh: discredited after death

By Sumit Galhotra and Raksha Kumar

Covered in burns and writhing in pain, Jagendra Singh cries out, “They could have arrested me. Why did they have to beat me and set me on fire?” In the video, filmed at a hospital in Lucknow where Jagendra Singh was being treated for burns that covered 60 percent of his body, the journalist accuses a police officer, Sriprakash Rai, and his team, of dousing him in gasoline and setting him alight. A week after the attack, Jagendra Singh died from his injuries.

Reports   |   India

Dangerous Pursuit

Pursuit of truth comes at heavy price for India’s Right to Information activists

By Aayush Soni

Ever since India’s Right to Information Act was passed in 2005, it has empowered citizens to challenge the opaqueness of state and federal government decision-making. Activists across India have used the act to expose wrongdoing such as illegal mining, and to act as a watchdog on political processes. In many cases, the details these activists unearth are later reported on by the mainstream media.

Alerts   |   Mexico

Mexican reporter wounded in Veracruz shooting

A photographer sets his camera beside a plaque commemorating photojournalist Ruben Espinosa and four women murdered with him in Mexico City in 2015 on the anniversary of their deaths, July 31, 2016. Espinosa worked with the investigative magazine Proceso and other media in the state of Veracruz at the time of his murder. (AP/Marco Ugarte)

Mexico City, August 22, 2016 - Authorities in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz should credibly investigate a shooting attack against freelance journalist Lucia López Castillo and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. López Castillo was shot last night in front of her home in Poza Rica, north of Veracruz's state capital, Xalapa.

Case   |   Mozambique

Gunmen shoot at car carrying Mozambican journalists

Gunmen shot at a car carrying three Mozambican reporters on assignment in Mozambique's western Manica province on August 12, 2016. One journalist was injured by shards of glass, according to a report from the country's official news agency.

August 19, 2016 12:35 PM ET

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Case   |   Brazil

Projectile hits bus carrying journalists in Rio de Janeiro

A bus transporting journalists and volunteers between Olympic venues in Rio de Janeiro was hit by a projectile on August 9, 2016. Two of the bus windows were smashed, and at least two people on board were injured by flying glass, organizers said in a statement.

August 11, 2016 12:28 PM ET

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Blog   |   Brazil

IOC offers some protection but press at Rio Games should be wary of security risks

Security patrol the venues for the Rio Olympics. Journalists covering the Games can report press freedom complaints to the International Olympic Committee. (AFP/David Gannon)

When the Rio Olympics open on Friday, the thousands of journalists covering it will have the added security of knowing a formal mechanism has been put in place to let them report any press freedom violations that take place during the Games. The creation of the reporting mechanism follows years of advocacy with the International Olympic Committee by CPJ and other rights groups to do more to hold host governments accountable for press-freedom abuses.

Case   |   India

Lawyers assault journalists covering trial

On July 20, 2016, a group of lawyers chased and beat journalists gathered at a court complex in the southern Indian state of Kerala, injuring three people, according to The Indian Express and other Indian newspapers.

July 27, 2016 4:54 PM ET

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Alerts   |   South Sudan

In South Sudan, editor arrested as harassment of press increases

Bullet holes mark a wall where a sign celebrating five years of South Sudan's independence hangs. The country's press has come under pressure after renewed fighting. (AFP/Peter Martell)

Nairobi, July 26, 2016--South Sudan should immediately release Michael Christopher, a journalist who was arrested in the capital, Juba, on July 23, and take action to stop the harassment of the media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Blog   |   Turkey

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of July 17

Turkey's capital is calm as seen through a broken window at Ankara police headquarters, July 18, 2016, days after soldiers launched a failed attempt at a coup. (Osman Orsal/Reuters)

Police raid and seal Meydan offices

Istanbul police raided the offices of the pro-Hizmet daily Meydan at about 5 p.m. yesterday, local press reported. Police searched the offices in the Şirinevler district for three hours and confiscated documents, before sealing the building. The website of Meydan has not been updated since yesterday. The raid comes in the same week that editors at the daily were briefly detained in apparent retaliation to the paper running excerpts of an interview that the exiled preacher Fethullah Gülen gave to the international press, according the paper.

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