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Anti-Islam film protests grip Pakistan; one killed (Second Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) One person was gunned down Friday when a demonstration against an anti-Islam film turned violent in Peshawar. Pakistan summoned a US diplomat to lodge an official ... Read more...

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Don’t insult religion, says Pakistani PM


September 21st, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Friday said freedom of expression could not be an excuse for insulting religious beliefs and inciting hatred.Speaking at an official ... Read more...

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Pakistan summons top US diplomat over anti-Islam film


September 21st, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Pakistan Friday summoned the US charge d'affaires Richard Hoagland to the foreign ministry and lodged a strong protest with him over a blasphemous video posted on ... Read more...

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I drew no wrong, I’m not sorry: Aseem Trivedi (Third lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi Wednesday said he made no mistake in drawing cartoons, and that he would not apologise since he had done no wrong.The 25-year-old ... Read more...

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Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi released (Second Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, charged with sedition, walked out of jail Wednesday, a day after he was granted bail. The case against the India Against Corruption ... Read more...

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Current times worse than emergency: Advani


September 12th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani has come out in support of Aseem Trivedi, saying the act of jailing the cartoonist for an allegedly ... Read more...

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IAC slams action against protests, cartoonist’s arrest (Second Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Sep 10 (IANS) India Against Corruption (IAC) members Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav slammed the union government for suppressing peaceful protests at Onkareswar dam and Kudankulam nuclear ... Read more...

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Free cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, demands Kejriwal (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad/New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal Monday sought the release of jailed Mumbai cartoonist Aseem Trivedi and slammed the government for suppressing protests over Omkareshwar Dam ... Read more...

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IAC demands cartoonist Aseem Trivedi’s release


September 10th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Condemning the arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi in Mumbai, India Against Corruption (IAC) Monday demanded that he be "unconditionally released" and "baseless charge of sedition" ... Read more...

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IAC demands cartoonist Trivedi’s release


September 10th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Condemning the arrest of political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, India Against Corruption (IAC) Monday demanded that he be "unconditionally released" and the "baseless charge of sedition ... Read more...

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Missing Pakistanis: UN team to investigate


September 10th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) A UN delegation has arrived in Pakistan on a 10-day mission to study the measures taken by the government to prevent the so-called "forced disappearances" of ... Read more...

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Anna’s cartoonist supporter sent to police custody


September 9th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 9 (IANS) A Mumbai court Sunday remanded Aseem Trivedi, an Anna Hazare supporter and political cartoonist, to seven days police custody for drawing an allegedly derogatory sketch ... Read more...

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Government denies internet censorship, Modi joins protest


August 24th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Protest by social media users against the Indian government's move to block/disable 300 web pages, including some Twitter handles, continued Friday despite ministers denying ... Read more...

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Balance security with internet freedom: US tells India


August 24th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Asking India to strike a balance between national security and importance of online freedom, the US has said it stands ready to assist US social media ... Read more...

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End witch-hunt against WikiLeaks: Assange urges US


August 19th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Sunday urged the US to end its "witch-hunt" against the whistle-blowing website, BBC reported.In his first public statement since entering the Ecuador ... Read more...

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Russian painter sews lips to protest


July 24th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A painter in the Russian city of St. Petersburg sewed his lips and opted to stand in front of the Kazan Cathedral for several hours ... Read more...

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I want to talk about Indian realities: Tim Sebastian


July 14th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) As India is staking big on its large youth population, award-winning British television journalist Tim Sebastian, founder of the "Doha Debates", says he wants to ... Read more...

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Governments urged to ensure journalists’ security


July 6th, 2012 - 8:20 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 6 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called upon all governments to ensure security of journalists, saying "a free media is critical to true democracy and sustainable ... Read more...

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Censorship of social media fans public unrest


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Is social media censorship a means to quell a modern uprising? Politicians and law enforcers thought so in the context of last year's political turbulence. But ... Read more...

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UN to review Sri Lanka rights situation


June 24th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 24 (IANS) A UN review of the human rights situation in Sri Lanka will take place in October-November, officials said Sunday.The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of some countries, ... Read more...

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Germany concerned over human rights in Bangladesh


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 23 (IANS) Germany Saturday expressed concern over killings and the human rights violations in Bangladesh, and urged all political actors to work together to strengthen democracy ... Read more...

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South Africa gallery won’t display Zuma painting


May 31st, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) After reaching a deal with the ruling ANC party, a South African art gallery has agreed not to display a controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma ... Read more...

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‘Getting upset over cartoons immature’


May 19th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Eminent journalists, writers and cartoonists gathered at the capital's Press Club of India (PCI) Friday for a discussion on the controversy stirred by famed ... Read more...

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Cartoon row serious, needs debate, says Congress


May 15th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday said it was all for freedom of expression, but cartoons "denigrating" politicians in NCERT books was a serious issue and it needed ... Read more...

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Freedom of expression is contextual, says Kapil Sibal


May 14th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said that freedom of expression is "contextual".His statement came even as members in the Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Mexican rights body probes attack on reporter


May 14th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 14 (IANS/EFE) The National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, is investigating last week's attack on journalist Gerardo Ponce de Leon in Hermosillo, the capital of the northern ... Read more...

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Mexican journalists demand end to killings


May 7th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 7 (IANS/EFE) More than 100 journalists staged a protest in Mexico City to draw attention to the killings of several journalists in the eastern state of Veracruz, ... Read more...

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British report on Russian human rights termed partial


May 6th, 2012 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 6 (IANS) A report on human rights in Russia, prepared by the British Foreign Office, has been termed by Moscow as "not impartial and open minded" and that ... 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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Mexico seeks to protect journalists, rights activists


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 2 (IANS/EFE) The lower house of the Mexican Congress approved a bill that includes urgent measures to protect journalists and human rights defenders.The measure, which now goes ... Read more...

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Twitterati target Mamata regime for professor’s arrest


April 13th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) "Extreme violation of freedom of expression" and reminiscent of the Emergency days were among the barrage of angry comments made on Twitter, including by exiled ... Read more...

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Tunisian PM’s website hacked


April 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, April 9 (IANS) The official website of the Tunisian prime minister was hacked Monday and thousands of confidential documents were leaked, Xinhua reported.According to the Tunisie Numerique website, the ... Read more...

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UN: Civilian journalist filming protest in Bahrain shot dead


April 7th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Friday called on Bahraini authorities to investigate the death of a citizen journalist who was killed late last month while filming a ... Read more...

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Social media content creators need protection: Experts


March 29th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Calling the country's IT rules as "flawed", experts at a seminar Thursday said the right to freedom of expression should also provide protection to ... Read more...

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Artists, thinkers outraged over crackdown on gay lensman’s work


March 28th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Progressive artists and members of the intelligentsia have expressed outrage over the forcible closure earlier this week of an exhibition of gay photographs by noted ... Read more...

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