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Imprisoned Iranian journalist wins UN press freedom prize


April 8th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 8 (IANS/AKI) An Iranian journalist and civil rights campaigner who has been in jail since his country's disputed presidential elections in mid-2009 has won a top UN ... Read more...

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Protests continue in Iran as election result to be investigated


June 15th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
For the third consecutive day protesters have taken to the streets of Iran and clashed with police to show their anger at last weeks election result which saw hard-line President Mahmoud ... 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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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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Najaam Sethi awarded prized Golden Pen of Freedom


December 16th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Beirut, Dec 16 (ANI): Najaam Sethi, Editor-in-Chief of Friday Times and Daily Times in Pakistan, has been awarded the 2009 Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom prize of the ... Read more...

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