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Journalists prosecuted for covering murder case involving president’s relatives

They were acquitted on all charges in a jury trial last year but the prosecutor appealed, without presenting any new evidence, and a Seoul high (...)

Published on 14 January 2015 Read

Vietnam

Another blogger held, RWB calls for his immediate release

Better known by the blog name of Nguyen Ngoc Gia, he was arrested at his Ho Chi Minh City home, which was searched by police. The public security (...)

Published on 31 December 2014 Read

Pakistan

Geo TV, target of Pakistan spy agency

Attacks on press freedom by a party in power and by political factions have been on the increase in 2014, even as violence committed by non-state (...)

Published on 24 December 2014 Read

Afghanistan

TV cameraman dies of injuries sustained in Taliban suicide bombing

RWB offers its condolences to Hatami’s family and friends and urges the Afghan authorities to do more to protect journalists, especially from the (...)

Published on 22 December 2014 Read

Japan

RWB supports legal action against secrets law

Passed a year ago by the Japanese parliament, the Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS) provides for sentences of up to 10 (...)

Published on 15 December 2014 Read

Bangladesh

Court finds British journalist guilty of contempt

The case has reinforced Reporters Without Borders’ concern about the readiness of Bangladesh’s courts to convict journalists of contempt of court. (...)

Published on 3 December 2014 Read

Vietnam

Another blogger arrested for “abusing democratic freedoms”

Hong Le Tho was arrested on 29 November for posting an article critical of the ruling Communist Party on his blog “Nguoi Lot Gach” (...)

Published on 2 December 2014 Read

Thailand

Long jail term for website editor critical of military coup

The court halved the nine-year term because Somsak Pakdeedech, detained since his arrest by soldiers three days after the 22 May military coup, (...)

Published on 26 November 2014 Read

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