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Pakistan | Attacks

  • Several journalists attacked while covering 'Freedom March' in Pakistan
  • Several journalists attacked while covering 'Freedom March' in Pakistan

    On August 25, 2014, the Committee to Protect Journalists called on all sides to respect the role of journalists and media workers covering an anti-government demonstration in Pakistan. Journalists from various news outlets were attacked while covering the "Freedom March", according to news reports.

Digital Rights | Free Expression & the Law | Vietnam

Prominent Vietnamese blogger, two other activists, receive prison sentences

The Vietnamese authorities displayed their warped sense of justice again when a people's court sentenced blogger and pro-democracy activist Bui Thi Minh Hang to three years in prison at the end of a summary trial that violated defence rights. Two other activists who were tried with her were given jail terms of 30 and 24 months respectively.

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