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Texas Republican senator urges Juneteenth emancipation holiday


June 19th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The proposed bill of the Texas Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison would establish June 19th as Juneteenth. The senator’s staff according to reports, do not believe ... Read more...

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US consulate, Malayalam weekly to organise media seminar


May 13th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) The US consulate in Chennai and leading Malayalam weekly Keralasabdam are jointly organizing a seminar on "Media and Democracy" here Monday.The seminar is to celebrate World ... Read more...

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Pakistan dangerous for journalists: Daily


May 4th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) Those in Pakistan's high offices pay lip service to the media but "what they desire is a media tuned to a level of sycophancy", said a ... 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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‘Censorship on journalists a threat to democracy’


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Violence and censorship against mediapersons are a "threat" to democracy and also constrains their ability to operate freely, an international body of journalists said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Transparency of Indian media under scrutiny: Report


May 3rd, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Transparency was the key question that the Indian media faced through 2010, with "paid news" and "cash for coverage" remaining in public focus throughout the ... Read more...

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Threats to journalists less now, working conditions still bad: Report


May 3rd, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) On World Press Freedom Day Tuesday, a report by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said that in comparison to previous years there was less ... Read more...

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Indian press is free but attempts made to influence, say experts (May 3 is World Press Freedom Day)


May 3rd, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The press in India is free from government censorship but there are attempts by corporates and politicians to manipulate the media, experts said on World ... Read more...

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US State Dept. to fund BBC for developing anti-jamming technology for problem countries


March 21st, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 21 (ANI): The US State department would reportedly be giving a "significant" sum of money to the BBC World Service for its efforts to combat the blocking of TV and ... Read more...

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Mandela makes recording debut spoken-word vocal in song composed in his honour


February 12th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, Feb 12(ANI): Former South African President Nelson Mandela has recorded a spoken-word vocal for a song composed in his honour by Irish musician John Hughes.According to the Telegraph, Mandela made ... Read more...

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Independence Day Quotes That Will Stimulate Nationalism In The Soul Of Every Nationalistic American


July 4th, 2010 - 10:32 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 4, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Today is the wonderful and stirring 4th of July of 2010. It is the Independence Day of America. All the Americans, with nationalism running ... Read more...

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UN agency tasked with upholding press freedom condemns attacks against journalists in Nepal


May 11th, 2010 - 5:14 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations (UN) agency tasked with upholding press freedom on Monday spoke out against the intimidation and attacks on Sunday against journalists covering Maoist protests in ... Read more...

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Freedom of speech coming under threat in India, says media watch (Lead)


May 2nd, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) There have been at least 11 instances of attacks on journalists and eight cases of bans, restrictions or regulation of media in India in the last ... Read more...

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Freedom of speech coming under threat in India, says media watch


May 2nd, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) There have been at least 11 instances of attacks on journalists and eight cases of bans, restrictions or regulation of media in India in the last ... Read more...

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Off Beat Holidays Of 2010 Starts From January


January 4th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) People all over the world has welcomed the new year 2010 with lots of hopes and good wishes for the future. The new year has arrived ... Read more...

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Afghan warlord rules out peace talks till NATO forces remain in Afghanistan


August 17th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Aug.17 (ANI): Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, one of the world's and Afghanistan's most wanted warlords, has said that he will not enter into any peace talks while foreign troops remain in Afghanistan.Hekmatyar, who ... Read more...

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UNESCO honours murdered Sri Lankan journalist


May 4th, 2009 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Doha, May 3 (DPA) A murdered Sri Lankan journalist was Sunday posthumously awarded the 2009 UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize during a ceremony held in the Qatari capital. The ceremony honouring Lasantha Wickrematunge ... Read more...

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Respect media freedom, says PM


May 3rd, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Calling free press "an essential pillar of any democracy", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday said media freedom needed to be respected. In a message to mark the ... 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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Sri Lanka war, Taliban in Pakistan worry scribes’ association


April 27th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 27 (IANS) The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) has expressed concern at the plight of journalists in Pakistan - especially in the wake of the Taliban resurgence in the country's ... Read more...

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Murdered Sri Lankan journalist awarded UNESCO press freedom prize


April 6th, 2009 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 6 (DPA) Murdered Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge has been named recipient of the 2009 UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize, the UN's educational and cultural organisation said Monday. "Jury members were ... Read more...

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Media watchdog slams Tunisia, Sarkozy on human rights


May 3rd, 2008 - 12:03 am ICT by admin
DPA Paris, May 2 (DPA) France-based press freedom group Reporters Without Borders fiercely criticized Friday Tunisia's treatment of a journalist and French President Nicolas Sarkozy's praise of the country's human rights record. In ... Read more...

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US confers with Zambia over Zimbabwe election results


April 27th, 2008 - 8:15 pm ICT by admin
DPA Harare/Lusaka, April 27 (DPA) Top US official for Africa, Jendayi Frazer, held talks Sunday with Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa over the post-election crisis in Zimbabwe, where the opposition appeared to have ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to mark Independence Day on Monday


February 3rd, 2008 - 6:06 pm ICT by admin
Colombo, Feb.3 (ANI): Sri Lanka will observe its 60th Independence Day on Monday, even as bomb attacks against innocent civilians, ferocious fighting with Tamil rebels and growing international concern over the island's ... Read more...

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Pakistani media diverse but continue to remain under pressure


January 17th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Pakistani media have grown more diverse over the years, but continue to face pressures and harassment from its federal government and other authorities, the annual report on state ... Read more...

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