Committee to Protect Journalists
Kashmir journalists Journalists and media organizations condemn crackdown on press in Kashmir

Local and international bodies have condemned the September 8 police raids in Srinagar targeting senior journalists Hilal Mir (44), Shah Abbas (50), Showkat Motta (52) and Azhar Qadri (34)

Algeria journalist jailed Journalist sentenced for covering protests by marginalized Berber community in Algeria

Rabah Kareche of the Liberte daily was arrested on April 19 and kept in pre-trial detention following his articles on the Berber Tuareg tribe community’s demonstrations against land grab

Journalists bodies demand release of investigative reporter in Bangladesh

Known for unearthing graft of the Bangladeshi government, investigative journalist Rozina Islam was arrested for violating the colonial-era official secrecy law, Official Secrets Act

US aid to Egypt Do not use national security waiver to clear military aid to Egypt, rights groups urge US

Fourteen organizations wrote to the Joe Biden administration urging it not to use a national security waiver to clear military aid to Egypt. The waiver has been used in the past to avoid an evaluation of Egypt’s human rights record as part of the aid is conditional

Bangladesh writers death protests Bangladeshi cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore gets bail after 10 months in detention

The decision came days after the death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed who was also detained under the Digital Security Act. Protests have broken out across Bangladesh demanding the withdrawal of the law

Ethiopian federal forces capture Tigray region’s capital Mekelle; rebel forces vow to fight back

The Red Cross warns that the hospital treating the injured is “running dangerously low on sutures, antibiotics, anticoagulants, painkillers, and even gloves.”

Detained journalist released, Egypt Egyptian journalist Basma Mostafa released on bail after international uproar

Mostafa was on an assignment for the news website Al-Manassa to cover the killing of a protester by the police during anti-government demonstrations in the south of the country

Journalist's death in Pakistan Rights groups demand probe into mysterious death of woman journalist in Pakistan 

Shaheena Baloch was the editor of Baloch magazine Daz Gohar and an anchor at the Pakistan Television Network – Bolan wing. As per her family members, her death may be a case of “honor killing” involving her husband

Sri Lanka harassment of journalists Rights groups condemn harassment of journalists in Sri Lanka 

Rights groups are rallying in solidarity with journalists being persecuted for exposing wrongs committed by the Sri Lankan government 

Bangladesh journalist missing Senior journalist goes missing in Bangladesh

Activists groups fear that Shafiqul Islam Kajol, a photojournalist who went missing a day after a police complaint was filed against him, has been subjected to enforced disappearance. He was accused of publishing false news by a member of parliament

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