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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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Russia to regulate internet


April 30th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will "make the right choice" on regulating the internet, President Dmitry Medvedev has said, hinting that the government did not intend to impose bans ... Read more...

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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei under house arrest


November 6th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 6 (IANS) Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei said Saturday he has been put under house arrest, a day before he was to hold a party at his Shanghai studio ... Read more...

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US web registrar GoDaddy.com to pull out of China


March 25th, 2010 - 8:23 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco/Washington, March 25 (DPA) The world's largest registrar of internet domain names said Wednesday that it was pulling out of China in the wake of strict new laws that allegedly will ... Read more...

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China blocks sites ahead of Tiananmen Square pro-democracy anniversary


June 3rd, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, June 3 (ANI): China's government censors have begun to block access to Internet services Twitter, Hotmail and Microsoft's live.com ahead of the 20th anniversary of the military crackdown that ended the ... Read more...

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Asian media’s power to expose graft not fully unleashed: UNDP


June 12th, 2008 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Strong media can boost anti-corruption efforts in Asia and the Pacific but serious constraints still impede the full power of the press to report on corruption, 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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