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For first time, Myanmar state media reports Suu Kyi’s US trip


September 21st, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 21 (IANS) Myanmar state media Friday reported news about opposition leader and parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi's trip to the US for the first time, a rare move ... Read more...

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Myanmar ends political, religious media censorship


August 20th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The information ministry of Myanmar has cancelled censorship for the media publishing political and religious information, a Thai daily reported Monday.An international non-governmental organisation, the ... 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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Japan, Myanmar open trade talks


May 27th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 27 (IANS) Japan has opened negotiations with Myanmar on an investment agreement, the trade ministry said."Since many Japanese private companies are trying to do business with Burma (Myanmar), ... Read more...

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Media censorship in China wrong: Dalai Lama


December 13th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 13 (IANS) A majority of the people in China do not know what the Dalai Lama's 'middle-way approach' for Tibet is, the Tibetan spiritual leader said Tuesday blaming ... Read more...

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UN calls for investigation into alleged human rights abuses in Syria


April 30th, 2011 - 4:38 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations on Friday called for an investigation into the alleged human rights abuses and crimes committed against civilians in Syria.The UN Human Rights Council voted ... Read more...

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Pro-Kremlin, opposition groups protest against corruption in Moscow


April 16th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- Pro-government and opposition groups on Saturday took to the streets of the Russian capital to protest against corruption, RIA Novosti reported.The pro-Kremlin Nashi youth group and the Russian ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama denounces Chinese media censorship on Tibet


March 18th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Bhopal, Mar 18 (ANI): The Dalai Lama today condemned media censorship in China, saying the Chinese people have a right to know the truth about happening in Tibet.He made the remarks at ... Read more...

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Fiji bars human rights body from investigating complaints


May 20th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 20 (DPA) Fiji's military regime, which invoked emergency powers last month, has barred the country's Human Rights Commission from investigating complaints, news reports from the capital Suva said Wednesday. President Ratu ... Read more...

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Arrested Fiji journalists released (Lead)


May 11th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 11 (DPA) Two Fijian journalists were released Monday after being detained for two days for infringing media censorship imposed by the Pacific island country's military rulers, a media report said. ... Read more...

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Fiji extends emergency and media censorship for a month (Lead)


May 4th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 4 (DPA) Fiji's military regime is extending emergency regulations, which include media censorship and a ban on political meetings, for another month, Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said Monday. The extension ... Read more...

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Fiji extends emergency and media censorship


May 4th, 2009 - 4:12 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 4 (DPA) Fiji's military regime will extend emergency regulations, which include a ban on political meetings and media censorship, for another month, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said Monday. Extension of emergency powers ... Read more...

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Experts say Fiji in danger of becoming the Burma of the South Pacific


April 13th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Vanua Levu (Fiji), Apr.13 (ANI): Years of stifling military rule and financial destitution are propelling Fiji towards becoming the Burma of the South Pacific, claim regional experts.These commentators, according to the Sydney ... Read more...

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Pak leadership more concerned fighting each other than dealing with terrorism: WP


March 20th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.20 (ANI): The political crisis in Pakistan may have died down for the time being with President Asif Ali Zardari reinstating the deposed judiciary and Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry as the ... Read more...

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Nepal TV stations declare ‘emergency’


January 8th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 8 (IANS) Enraged at the growing power crisis in Nepal and alleged unfair state laws, Nepal's private television stations Thursday declared "emergency".Television Broadcasters Nepal, the umbrella of TV stations, said ... Read more...

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India urged not to back Myanmar referendum


May 2nd, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by admin
New York, May 2 (IANS) India and China have been urged by Human Rights Watch not to give credence to Myanmar's May 10 referendum that the rights body said seeks to entrench ... Read more...

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Myanmar’s referendum a ’sham process’: rights group


May 1st, 2008 - 11:26 am ICT by admin
DPA Bangkok, May 1 (DPA) Myanmar's planned constitutional referendum was labelled a "sham process aimed at entrenching the military" Thursday by Human Rights Watch, which urged the international community to reject the outcome. ... Read more...

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