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China expels Al Jazeera correspondent


May 8th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) China has expelled an American journalist working for Al Jazeera, a move that prompted the television network to shut its bureau in Beijing.Al Jazeera closed its ... Read more...

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Foreign correspondents condemn J. Dey’s murder


June 12th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC) of South Asia Sunday condemned the murder of J. Dey, a highly-respected investigative journalist and crime reporter, in Mumbai and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Chinese Police impose new media restrictions to prevent Mid-East type unrest


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar. 2 (ANI): Chinese Police have moved to prevent reporters and photographers from covering any potential public protests by establishing "no reporting" zones in Shanghai and Beijing.Defending the new restrictions, ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal nostalgic: Top aide


November 8th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 8 (IANS) As Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama Sunday embarked on a week-long spiritual visit to the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, the territory which ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama visit: No permission yet to foreign journalists


November 7th, 2009 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The government has yet to grant permission to foreign journalists to cover the Dalai Lama's week-long visit to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh that begins Sunday, saying ... Read more...

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Seeking greater autonomy for Tibet, not independence: Dalai Lama


November 4th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 4 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has once again refuted China's claims that he wants independence for Tibet and clarified that he is only seeking greater autonomy. "I am ... Read more...

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Hong Kong’s best-known war reporter fights for her life savings


November 1st, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Nov 1 (DPA) The family of Hong Kong's most celebrated war correspondent Clare Hollingworth said Sunday they were taking bankruptcy proceedings against a public relations consultant. Legal papers were served Friday ... Read more...

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Visit China to know plight of Tibetans: Dalai Lama


October 31st, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 31 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Saturday asked the international community to visit Tibet to know the plight of the Tibetans. "I strongly appeal to the international community, especially ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

ASEAN should expel Myanmar: Singaporean lawmaker


May 26th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 26 (DPA) The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has failed in its efforts to make Myanmar more democratic and should consider expelling it, as well as imposing limited sanctions, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fall of Saigon snapper Hugh Van Es dead at 67


May 16th, 2009 - 12:51 am ICT by John Le Fevre
The photographer who’s image is most used to illustrate the fall of Saigon, Hugh Van Es, has died from a brain hemorrhage in Hong Kong aged 67.Van Es’ photo of helicopters ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Pro-Tibet speech called off after Beijing complains


March 18th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, March 18 (DPA) A speech in Hong Kong by a campaigner for Tibetan self-determination was postponed after Beijing officials complained about the event, organisers said Wednesday. Kate Saunders, communications director of ... Read more...

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China shuts off Tibet for 50th anniversary of uprising


March 10th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 10 (DPA) Tibetan areas of China were sealed off to foreigners Tuesday amid tension surrounding the anniversaries of a 1959 uprising against Chinese rule and violent protests last year. Foreign journalists ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Beijing opens Olympic media centres


July 8th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, July 8 (DPA) Organisers of the 2008 Olympics Tuesday opened three media centres for the games, promising to allow live broadcasts from anywhere in the city and full access to the ... Read more...

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Human China seen as reneging on media-freedom vow


July 7th, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, July 7 (ANI): A 71-page report by Human Rights Watch, which was released on Monday, has indicated that China has expanded the forbidden zones sensitive regions and subjects that are ... Read more...

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Controversial Thai minister resigns


May 30th, 2008 - 5:09 pm ICT by admin
DPA Bangkok, May 30 (DPA) Jakrapob Penkair, a minister attached to the prime minister's office, resigned Friday to face lese majeste (an offence committed against supreme power) charges for a speech he made ... Read more...

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Mia Farrow allowed into Hong Kong ahead of torch relay


May 1st, 2008 - 6:27 pm ICT by admin
DPA Hong Kong, May 1 (DPA) - Actress Mia Farrow on Thursday was allowed into Hong Kong, where she planned to give a speech criticizing China on the day of the Olympic torch ... Read more...

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Actress Mia Farrow ‘may be barred from Hong Kong’ as torch arrives


April 29th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by admin
DPA Hong Kong, April 29 (DPA) Actress Mia Farrow may be barred from entering Hong Kong to give a speech about human rights on the day the Olympic torch is carried through the ... Read more...

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Foreigners, media barred from Tibet, mass arrests reported


March 17th, 2008 - 8:49 pm ICT by admin
(Second lead) DPA Beijing, March 17 (DPA) China Monday expelled journalists from Tibet's Lhasa and suspended permits for foreigners to travel to the region as a Tibetan exile group reported mass arrests ahead of ... Read more...

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