After Arresting Kashmiri Photojournalist, India Defines ‘Duties’ of a Journalist

India’s counter-terrorism law enforcement agency has outlined what Kashmiri journalists should report on in order to qualify as a journalist following the arrest of 23-year-old Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yousuf.

Kamran Yousuf. Credit: Vikar Syed/Kamran Yousuf’s Facebook

India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) — a counter-terrorism law enforcement agency — has outlined what Kashmiri journalists should report on in a court response that was issued after the arrest of 23-year-old Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yousuf. Yousuf worked as a freelance photojournalist for many local dailies including Greater

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Groups Launches Project To Expose Growing Threats To Press Freedom

A new database catalogs 46 attacks the free press in 2017 so far.

Amid Trump's Chilling War on Media, Press Freedom Groups Expose Threats to US Journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists and the Freedom of the Press Foundation are among more than 20 groups partnering to introduce a new website which tracks threats to press freedom in the United States. The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker launched Wednesday to gather data on arrests of journalists, physical attacks on reporters, equipment searches

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In ‘Deadliest Time Ever’ For Journalists, Local Reporters Face Greatest Danger: Report

From Iraq to Syria to Gaza, domestic reporters, whose names may never be known to the world, face highest death rate, Committee to Protect Journalists report reveals.

The killing of international journalists reporting in war and conflict zones horrified the world and seized the media spotlight this year. A report released Tuesday by the Committee to Protect Journalists finds that 2014 has, indeed, been an "unusually" dangerous time for international journalists. However, it is local journalists—whose names

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Journalists Silenced As Killers Walk Free

The report found that between 2004 and 2013, 370 journalists were murdered “in direct retaliation for their work” and that in 90 percent of these cases there was total impunity – “no arrests, no prosecutions, no convictions.”

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 4 2014 - A new report published by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) shows that nine out of 10 cases of journalist killings go unpunished. The report found that between 2004 and 2013, 370 journalists were murdered “in direct retaliation for their work” and that in 90 percent of these cases there was total impunity –

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Chasing The Truth In Pakistan Is Risky Business

Who is behind the violent and sometimes fatal attacks on the media in Pakistan?

Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan --- In an example of what is increasingly becoming the new normal for people working in media in Pakistan, a popular television presenter and commentator was seriously wounded in an attack by armed gunmen on Saturday. Based in Islamabad, Hamid Mir works for Geo TV, a private television network, and is known for being the first

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From Reporting In Somalia To Canoeing In Minnesota

One journalist’s time in Somalia didn’t quite prepare him for camping with Somali teens. But years later, that camping trip turned out to help a camper in a film role.

Somalia Captain Philips

I traveled to Somalia in the summer of 1993 to cover the famine that was ravaging the country following the overthrow of President Siad Barre. One of the first things a reporter friend and I did was hook up with the Canadian air force, which was flying food aid and other emergency relief supplies into the country’s interior. After landing, my

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