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Journalist slain in Brazil


April 25th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 25 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian political reporter and blogger Decio Sa was gunned down at a bar in Sao Luis, capital of the northern state of Maranhao, police ... Read more...

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Don’t be party to curtailing press freedom: Shanti Bhushan (Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Do not be a party in curtailing the freedom of the press, a lawyer told the Supreme Court Tuesday.Senior counsel Shanti Bhushan, appearing for mediapersons, ... Read more...

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Don’t be party to curtailing press freedom: Shanti Bhushan


April 10th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Do not be a party in curtailing the freedom of the press, a lawyer told the Supreme Court Tuesday.Senior counsel Shanti Bhushan, appearing for mediapersons, ... Read more...

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INS condemns news agent strike in Kerala


March 19th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Ashish Bagga, president of The Indian Newspaper Society (INS), has denounced the indefinite strike by newspaper agents set to start in Kerala Tuesday as an ... Read more...

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Press Council chief condemns attack on media


March 2nd, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 2 (IANS) Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju condemned Friday's attack on media persons by lawyers here."I am deeply distressed that some lawyers took the law into ... Read more...

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Press Council warns Maharashtra government


February 22nd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) The Press Council of India Wednesday issued a show-cause notice to Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan asking why his government should not be sacked for ... Read more...

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States warned against infringing on press freedom


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) The Press Council of India (PCI) has taken strong note of the recent attacks on the media, including the editorial offices of Maharashtra Times, and warned ... Read more...

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IPI condemns Marxists for newspaper blockade


November 4th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Vietnna, Nov 4 (IANS) The International Press Institute (IPI) has condemned the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) for the blockade of two newspapers in Kerala by its cadres.IPI said it ... Read more...

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CITU flayed for blocking newspapers


November 3rd, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) Thursday condemned the CITU for obstructing the distribution of Malayala Manorama and Mathurubhumi newspapers in Calicut and Kannur in Kerala.INS ... Read more...

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Press freedom important for strong democracy: Gilani


October 17th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Stating that freedom of the press was essential for strengthening democracy, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) ... Read more...

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Broadcasters will be consulted on new TV guidelines: Soni


October 10th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) With the government's decision to recast policy guidelines for TV channels sparking outrage, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Monday assured broadcasters her ministry ... Read more...

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Jordanian King orders release of detained journalist


June 1st, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by BNO News
AMMAN, JORDAN (BNO NEWS) -- Jordanian King Abdullah II on Wednesday ordered the release of Jordanian journalist Ala'a Fazza', who was arrested earlier today, Ammon News reported.The king ordered the journalist's release ... Read more...

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Evidence of ISI-LeT links to be made public in 26/11 trial


May 25th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 25 (IANS) Links between Pakistani spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), blamed for the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, are likely to be laid ... Read more...

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CPI-M legislator ‘roughs up’ TV reporter


March 29th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala), March 28 (IANS) A television journalist was Monday allegedly roughed up by a senior legislator of Kerala's ruling Left Democratic Front after a chat show. The legislator denied ... Read more...

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Wikileaks was warned Oz intelligence provided on Assange to US could lead to ‘dirty tricks’


March 16th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16 (ANI): An Australian intelligence official is believed to have informed Wikileaks founder Julian Assange that he had become a subject of inquiries by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, last ... Read more...

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China doubts Dalai Lama’s retirement


March 10th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 10 (IANS) China has said the Dalai Lama is "playing tricks" on the world by announcing he will retire as the political leader of the Tibet government.The Dalai ... Read more...

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India backs democracy in Egypt, says Indians are safe


February 4th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) With the protests in Egypt cascading and the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak looking imminent, India Friday said it backed democratic aspirations of the Egyptian people for ... Read more...

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Bihar scribes demand release of arrested editor


January 10th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Jan 10 (IANS) Journalists in Bihar have demanded the immediate release of Navlesh Pathak, editor of an English weekly, who was arrested in connection with the murder ... Read more...

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Iran denies WikiLeaks report that Ahmadinejad was slapped by Guards chief


January 4th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Jan 4 (ANI): Iran has denied a WikiLeaks report that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was slapped by the chief of the country's Revolutionary Guards in January last year.During an interview ... Read more...

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Media may face legal issues for publishing Wikileaks cables


December 11th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): The controversy created after the release of hundreds of US secret diplomatic cables have raised many important legal issues about national security and freedom of the press under ... Read more...

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India to deepen political, strategic cooperation at India-EU Summit: PM


December 9th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashNew Delhi, Dec 9 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Thursday said that India would seek to deepen its political and strategic cooperation with the European Union, ... Read more...

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India to deepen ties with EU and Germany, says PM


December 9th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) India wants to deepen political and strategic cooperation with the European Union and bilateral relations with Germany, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Thursday.In a statement before ... Read more...

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Jews support Hindus on protest against Newsweek’s Obama Nataraja cover


November 27th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 27 (ANI): Jews have come out in the support of Hindus who were upset over the cover of November 22 edition of American newsweekly Newsweek which depicts US ... Read more...

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Wounded Spanish journalist receives honour


November 10th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
San Fernando (Spain), Nov 10 (IANS/EFE) Spanish photographer Emilio Morenatti, who lost a foot in a roadside bomb explosion while working in Afghanistan last year, received Tuesday the first Freedom of Speech ... Read more...

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India is key actor on world stage, extraordinarily important to US: Obama


November 8th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashNew Delhi, Nov.8 (ANI): Visiting US President Barack Obama on Monday described India as a key actor on the world stage, and a country that has already emerged as ... Read more...

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Brazil’s first woman president-elect vows to push for equality


November 2nd, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Nov 2 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian President-elect Dilma Rousseff has promised to guarantee freedom of the press and religion and to promote "equality between men and women", since all those things are "essential ... Read more...

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Christine O’Donnell Questions Separation of Church and State


October 20th, 2010 - 2:49 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The GOP Senate nominee for Delaware, Christine O’Donnell is was questioned on Tuesday as to whether or not the Constitution of the United States provides for the “separation ... Read more...

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Cheating report is all ‘lies’, says Kutcher’s lawyer


September 16th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Ashton Kutcher's attorney has slammed Star tabloid for reporting that the actor has cheated on wife Demi Moore at least twice.A 21-year-old girl is said to have claimed ... Read more...

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Danish ‘Mohammed’ cartoonist to receive German prize


September 7th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 7 (DPA) Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, who in 2005 portrayed the Prophet Mohammed wearing a bomb in his turban, is to receive the M100 Media Prize in Germany Wednesday, organisers ... Read more...

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Ashton Kutcher “Twitter-Attacks” ‘Star’ for Post Cheating Rumors About Him


September 3rd, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A few hours ago, actor Ashton Kutcher went to his Twitter account to strike back at ‘Star’ magazine for articles which they have printed, claiming ... Read more...

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Kutcher to sue tabloid over cheating report


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 3 (IANS) Actor Ashton Kutcher is reportedly threatening to sue the editors of a US tabloid for defamation, following an article they published suggesting he had been cheating on ... Read more...

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Ashton Kutcher hits back at cheating reports


September 2nd, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher rubbished reports that he is cheating on his wife Demi Moore. Star magazine had reported that the actor's five-year marriage was "in danger of ... Read more...

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India leads China in fundamental values: Dalai Lama


August 14th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayank Chhaya McLeod Ganj (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 14 (IANS) China might be more economically advanced than India but lacks in fundamental values like freedom, transparency and rule of law, much required ... Read more...

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Vice President Ansari condoles death of K M Mathew


August 2nd, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 2 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has condoled the death of Malayala Manorama Chief Editor K M Mathew, who breathed his last at his residence in Kottayam on ... Read more...

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Mathew championed highest traditions of Indian journalism: PM


August 1st, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday condoled the death of Malayala Manorama chief editor K.M. Mathew, saying that the country had "lost a true champion of the ... Read more...

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