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Myanmar ends political, religious media censorship


August 20th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The information ministry of Myanmar has cancelled censorship for the media publishing political and religious information, a Thai daily reported Monday.An international non-governmental organisation, the ... Read more...

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Journalist flees Mexico after death threats


August 4th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 4 (IANS/EFE) Journalist and women's rights advocate Lydia Cacho said that she fled Mexico after receiving an especially chilling death threat.Cacho, who lives in the Caribbean resort ... Read more...

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Abducted Mexican journalist found dead (Lead)


May 19th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 19 (IANS) The body of a 39-year-old crime reporter, abducted in Mexico's Sonora state, has been found inside a plastic bag, CNN reported.Marco Antonio Avila Garcia's body ... Read more...

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Eritrea tops list of 10 most censored nations


May 4th, 2012 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Eritrea, in the Horn of Africa region, leads the list of top 10 most censored countries in the world, according to an international non-governmental organisation, ... Read more...

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Journalist killed in Pakistan


April 20th, 2012 - 2:10 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) A senior journalist of Pakistan's Dawn newspaper was found murdered in a house in Karachi Thursday, police said.Murtaza Razvi's body was found in an apartment in ... Read more...

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Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir to get security


December 23rd, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 23 (IANS) Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir will be provided security after he received threats, said Interior Minister Rehman Malik.Geo TV anchor Hamid Mir said Wednesday that he received ... Read more...

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Probe ordered into threats to Geo TV journalist


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has ordered an investigation into threats received by a senior Pakistani TV journalist who complained about it a day ago.Geo TV anchor ... Read more...

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Seven Pakistani scribes killed in 2011; 29 in fivc years


December 21st, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Seven Pakistani scribes were among at least 43 journalists who died in conflicts or were murdered this year worldwide, a media rights group said. In the ... Read more...

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Missing Western journalists spotted in Tripoli


April 15th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.15 (ANI): Three Western journalists who were covering the Middle East crisis, and had been reported missing, have been spotted by western sources at a government detention camp in Tripoli.Libyan witnesses ... Read more...

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Rights group calls for investigation into Pak journalist’s murder in Balochistan


February 23rd, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 23 (ANI): The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) are calling for an investigation into the drive-by shooting death of Abdost Rind, ... Read more...

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Clinton ‘very concerned’ about sexual assault on CBS News correspondent Lara Logan


February 18th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18(ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has turned up the heat on the Egyptian government over the sexual assault on CBS News correspondent Lara Logan in Cairo.The State Department ... Read more...

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Cairo protesters hold out, Obama nudges Mubarak (Roundup)


February 5th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) Egyptians determined to oust President Hosni Mubarak held their ground in Cairo Saturday, as US President Barack Obama reiterated that the transition of power "must begin now".The ... Read more...

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Free media main pillar of Pak Govt’s policy: Gilani


January 17th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 17(ANI): A free and robust media is the main pillar of the Pakistan Government's media policy, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said."Free media is a deterrent against ... Read more...

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CPJ urges Zardari to stop growing attacks on Pakistani journalists


January 16th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 16(ANI): The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to address increasing attacks on journalists in his country."Pakistan's foundering security situation affects everyone ... Read more...

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Pakistan world’s deadliest country for journalists: CPJ


December 16th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 16(ANI): Forty-two journalists were killed around the world this year, and Pakistan was the deadliest country of all, according to a study by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). ... Read more...

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Myanmar releases AFP journalist after sneaking into country


November 9th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by BNO News
NAYPYIDAW (BNO NEWS) -- A Japanese journalist working for the AFP news agency was released from custody in Myanmar (Burma) on Tuesday, according to the Kyodo news agency.The Kyodo news agency reported ... Read more...

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Newspaper Pleas With Gunmen Operating Along The Mexico - US Border


September 20th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 20, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The drug cartels of Ciudad Juarez, the largest crime city in Mexico was approached by one of the biggest newspapers of the area ... Read more...

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Pak Govt’s move to muzzle media ignites fears of censorship


July 2nd, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 2 (ANI): The Pakistan government's decision to muzzle the country's media by limiting the coverage of terror attacks and criticism of the state has caused major consternation in the media ... Read more...

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UNESCO slams murders of journalists in Pakistan, Somalia


May 22nd, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, May 22 (ANI): The head of the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has condemned the recent killings of journalists in Pakistan and Somalia, while underscoring the necessity of ... Read more...

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Anti-government newspaper shuttered in Sri Lanka


January 30th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 30 (DPA) A Sri Lankan anti-government newspaper was shuttered Saturday after its editor was arrested on allegations of publishing details of an ongoing investigation against a former Tamil rebel now ... Read more...

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At least 68 journalists killed in 2009


December 18th, 2009 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 17 (DPA) At least 68 journalists were killed in 2009, with the largest death toll in the Philippines, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said Thursday. More than 30 media ... Read more...

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5 Maoists held for deadly attack on Nepal journalist


December 13th, 2009 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 12 (IANS) Four days after a woman journalist was savagely attacked in western Nepal and left to die on a desolate hillside, police Saturday arrested five cadres of the opposition ... Read more...

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Nepal erupts in protests at attack on journalist


December 10th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 10 (IANS) Hundreds of journalists staged protest marches across Nepal Thursday, condemning the brutal attack on a young radio journalist in western Nepal and demanding tough punishment for the attackers ... Read more...

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Media bodies criticise arrest of seven Gambian journalists


June 24th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) president Hassan Shahriar has expressed "shock and outrage" at the arrest last week of seven Gambian journalists, saying government's anti-democratic actions "are another ... Read more...

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Burma worst country for blogger bans


May 3rd, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): Burma has been judged the worst country in the world for online restrictions in a report looking at the repression faced by bloggers.The New York-based Committee to ... Read more...

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China, Cuba detain large number of journalists: UN


May 1st, 2009 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 1 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that China, Cuba and Eritrea are responsible for half of the 125 journalists imprisoned in 2008, some of whom have ... Read more...

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Pakistan 10th most unsafe country for journalists


March 24th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 24 (ANI): Journalists are no more safe in Pakistan as they are killed regularly, having no freedom to work and the 2009 Global Impunity Index of the New ... Read more...

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Most journalists jailed worldwide are bloggers


December 5th, 2008 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 5 (ANI): In what projects blogging as a dangerous for journalists, an annual "prison census" survey suggests that most of the journalists jailed worldwide are associated with the Internet ... Read more...

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Senior journalist gunned down in Mexico


November 14th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 14 (DPA) A journalist reporting on organized crime was shot and killed in a town on Mexico's border with the US, adding to a climate of fear as many ... Read more...

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International media body expresses concern about safety of Urdu Daily staff


July 20th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar , July 20 (ANI): The International press freedom organisation Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has expressed concern about the safety of the staff of Urdu Daily Aaj Kal in a ... Read more...

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China continued Internet censorship to regulate deadly earthquake news


May 25th, 2008 - 12:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Even when the deadly 7.9-magnitude earthquake wrecked havoc in China earlier this month, the Government censors in the country continued to monitor the Internet."Reporters rushed to ... Read more...

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South Asia has worst record of solving journalists’ murders


May 2nd, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by admin
New York, May 2 (IANS) South Asian countries, including India, are among the worst at prosecuting the killers of journalists, according to a new report from a US organisation that promotes press ... Read more...

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PPP condemns expulsion of US journalist from Pak


January 13th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Jan 13 (ANI): Condemning the alleged expulsion of an American journalist, who wrote in The New York Times Magazine about the rise of pro-Taliban militants in Pakistan, the Pakistan Peoples Party ... Read more...

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Maoists behind journalist Shah’s abduction: Nepal Home Minister


November 14th, 2007 - 2:17 am ICT by admin
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