Pakistan blacklists, expels Asia coordinator of Committee to Protect Journalists; group's executive director calls move 'baffling'
Pakistan blacklisted and expelled the Asia coordinator of global press freedom group the Committee to Protect Journalists, the group's executive director said Friday.
Egypt protests: Authorities arrest journalists, block news websites for 'inaccurate coverage' of anti-Sisi demonstrations
In the wake of protests calling for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's ouster, Egypt arrested journalists and was accused of blocking news websites.
US media watchdog urges India to allow internet access in Kashmir Valley, expresses alarm over ‘communication blackout’
A US-based media watchdog has urged India to ensure access to internet and communications services in Kashmir, which were suspended in the Valley as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.
World Press Freedom Day: Journalists stress on need to stand with each other, re-examine archaic laws
In the absence of any support from state agencies, journalists said it is their own community they look to for solidarity and support.
53 journalists killed worldwide so far in 2018 claims report; Afghanistan deadliest country for scribes
The New York-based organization found that 34 journalists were killed in retaliation for their work as of 14 December, while at least 53 were killed overall. That compares to 18 retaliation killings among the 47 deaths documented by the committee in 2017.
Prominent human rights groups urge Turkey to request UN investigation into Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance
Four prominent human rights and press freedom groups on Thursday urged Turkey to request a United Nations investigation into Khashoggi's disappearance.
'Campaign of fear' drives Pakistan's journalists to self-censorship as pressure mounts ahead of General Election
With the Pakistan General Elections just a month away, journalists in Pakistan claim a "campaign of fear" is being run "against anyone criticising the establishment" especially the military
India ranks 81st in global corruption perception index; among worst offenders in Asia Pacific for graft, press freedom
India has been ranked 81st in the global corruption perception index for 2017, released by Transparency International, which named the country among the "worst offenders" in terms of graft and press freedom in the Asia Pacific region
Tripura journalist Shantanu Bhowmick killed: Amnesty calls it another 'sickening assault' on freedom of expression
The killing of journalist Shantanu Bhowmick in Tripura is another "sickening assault" on freedom of expression, Amnesty International India
Gauri Lankesh murder: Coverage shows complete disregard for journalistic principles as 'outrage' replaces objectivity
Much of the reportage and opinions around Gauri Lankesh's death were based on presuppositions that the Right-wing was behind her murder even before any arrests were made or FIR was filed in the case
Islamabad: A Pakistani journalist working with a prominent TV channel has claimed that unidentified men tried to abduct him.
More journalists jailed all over the world than in nearly 3 decades: Committee to Protect Journalists
More journalists have been jailed this year by governments around the world than at any time in nearly three decades, primarily because of the crackdown in Turkey after a failed coup in July, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
The vote came after CPJ's application seeking accreditation as an NGO at United Nations, first made in 2012, was deferred seven times.
President Barack Obama pressed for greater freedoms on Friday for reporters in Myanmar and China while defending the balance he said the U.S. seeks to strike at home. Although he said he couldn't discuss the case of a U.S. journalist under pressure by prosecutors, he echoed comments from his attorney general that journalists won't be jailed for doing their job.
The report also noted that several cases of killing of journalists remained unsolved and over the past year impunity continued to be a major threat to press freedom across South Asia.