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Archives 2005-1014: Press Freedom

August 17, 1995

Kashmir separatists urged to condemn attacks on media

The CPJ recently called upon the organizational body of the Kashmir separation movement, the All-Party Hurriyat (Freedom) Conference (APHC), to condemn attacks on the press by militant groups, and to expel member parties whose militant allies continue to threaten journalists and news organizations. Following the APHC condemnation of the murder of Norwegian tourist Hans Christian Ostro by the militant group Al Faran, the CPJ called for APHC to issue a statement condemning the frequent attacks on... MORE
May 16, 1995

Reporters banned from covering seige in Kashmir

The Indian government has placed restrictions on reporting in Kashmir during and after the siege, and subsequent burning, of the shrine at Charar-e-Sharief. Authorities banned reporters in mid-March from visiting Charar-e-Sharief, where Indian troops had laid siege to a 15th-century Sufi shrine occupied by militant separatists. The siege ended last week, when fires of undetermined origin gutted the shrine and most of the surrounding town. Because of the ban on reporting in the area, no... MORE