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November 19, 2004

IFJ condemns attack on journalist in Uttar Pradesh

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the global organisation representing over 500,000 journalists worldwide, today condemned the attack on a freelance journalist in India. "Attacks on journalists for their truth telling represents a curtailment of press freedom that must be resisted," said IFJ President Christopher Warren. According information received by the IFJ, Shubhranshu Choudhary based in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, traveled to Lakheempur on 8 November to cover a story for... MORE
November 5, 2004

Journalists assaulted and injured, TV station attacked in Kerala

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the global organisation of journalists representing over 500,000 journalists worldwide, is concerned over the recent violence directed towards journalists and media workers in Kerala, India. "It is unacceptable for journalists to be attacked in attempts to intimidate or censor reports," said IFJ President Christopher Warren today. "Journalists must be allowed to perform their professional duties free from violence or fear," said Warren. On 1... MORE
September 27, 2004

Police beat two photographers covering Kashmir unrest

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Saturday's attack on photographers Rafiq Maqbool of The Associated Press, and Amin War of the national newspaper The Tribune, who were beaten by police while covering a violent demonstration in Srinagar, the summer capital of war-torn Kashmir. Maqbool and War were photographing as many as 100 activists from the militant separatist group, the Democratic Liberation Party (DLP), on September 25, when police turned on them and started beating them with... MORE
August 30, 2004

Three more journalists on daily Mahanagar physically attacked

Militants of the Hindu nationalist Shiv Sena Party attacked three journalists of the Marathi-language daily Mahanagar in Malvan, Maharashtra State in the west of the country on 28 August. The editor Nikhil Wagle (photo) and two journalists Yuvraj Mohite and Pramod Nirgudkar were beaten and sprayed with petrol by a crowd of rioters in the street. The editor Nikhil Wagle accused Narayan Rane, local leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and former Maharashtra chief minister of being behind... MORE
August 26, 2004

Newspaper editor stabbed by Muslim fundamentalist in Mumbai

RSF has expressed deep shock at the attempted murder of Sajid Rashid, editor of the Hindi-language edition of the daily "Mahanagar". Rashid was stabbed twice in the back on the evening of 24 August 2004, in Mumbai (formerly Bombay). The organisation called on the Maharashtra state authorities to take all necessary measures to identify and arrest those responsible for the attack and to protect the staff of "Mahanagar", which has come under attack twice in the past three months. If it is... MORE
July 6, 2004

Mumbai daily attacked by BJP activists

RSF has condemned the 29 June 2004 attack by militant Hindu nationalists of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the offices of the daily "Mahanagar" in Mumbai (formerly Bombay). During the raid, the BJP militants assaulted three journalists and ransacked the premises. Journalists Yuvraj Mohite, Jayesh Shirsat and Vaishali Rode were all slightly injured. The organisation pointed out that it was the fifth such attack on "Mahanagar" in the last 15 years, all of which have gone unpunished. The... MORE
April 29, 2003

State-owned radio and television offices attacked in Srinagar

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the recent attack on the offices of Doordarshan Television and Radio Kashmir in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. Five people were killed. At about 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, assailants detonated a car laden with explosives near the main gate of an office complex housing the media outlets, both of which are owned by the Indian government. The attackers then threw a grenade into the security post outside the building... MORE
March 21, 2003

Newspaper targeted in bomb attack

On 20 March 2003, RSF called on police and West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya to step up their investigation of a bomb attack near the premises of the Nepalese-language newspaper "Sunchari Samachar", in Siliguri (in West Bengal state's Darjeeling district). RSF said it feared local journalists would be tempted to censor themselves when reporting on sensitive subjects since no clues have been found to determine who was behind the 4 March attack, in which a powerful bomb exploded... MORE
August 21, 2002

Newspaper employees injured in attack

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is shocked by the recent attack on the office of the Tamil-language newspaper Dinamalar in Thanjavur, a city in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. On the afternoon of July 30, about six people armed with wood sticks charged into the Dinamalar office and began destroying equipment and furniture. They assaulted employees who attempted to stop them, and several staffers were badly injured, said a news editor at the paper. Saravana Kumar, a subeditor... MORE
July 1, 2002

Editor shot in Srinagar

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is alarmed by today's attack on Shahid Rashid, editor of the Urdu-language daily State Reporter. Rashid was shot this morning by masked gunmen as he rode his scooter to the newspaper office in the Chanapora area of Srinagar, the summer capital of India's Jammu and Kashmir State. Both Pakistan and India claim the disputed territory of Kashmir for their own. Local residents took Rashid to the S.M.H.S. Hospital in Srinagar, where he underwent surgery... MORE