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Myanmar refugees do not want to quit India


June 10th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Myanmar is embracing democracy after decades of military rule, but refugees from the country living in India say they have no immediate plans to return ... Read more...

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Mamata’s honeymoon with media seems to be over (West Bengal Newsletter)


April 1st, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seems to have mastered the art of making unforced errors, to use a sports terminology, to hand down potent ... 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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US sanctions on state media ‘hostile’: Syria


March 7th, 2012 - 7:08 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 7 (IANS) Syria has condemned the latest US sanctions against the state media, and termed the measures as "hostile", Xinhua reported."Imposing sanctions on a national media institution, which ... Read more...

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Pakistan readies code of conduct for media


March 1st, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) Pakistan is preparing a code of conduct for the media, says Information and Broadcasting Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan, but journalists view the move with alarm.Awan ... Read more...

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No intention to curb media: Pakistani minister


February 28th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) The Pakistani government does not intend to impose curbs on the media, Information and Broadcasting Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan assured after the media did not ... Read more...

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No press freedom in Bihar, says Katju


February 24th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 24 (IANS) Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Markandey Katju said Friday that there was no press freedom in Bihar while this was not the case when Lalu ... Read more...

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IFJ concerned over hostility against media in Maldives


January 21st, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Jan 21 (IANS) The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has expressed concern over the recent escalation of hostile rhetoric towards media in the Maldives.IFJ joined its affiliate, the Maldives ... Read more...

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Apex court’s TimesNow order detrimental to media: IBF


November 18th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nob 18 (IANS) The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) Friday said the Supreme Court's refusal to interfere in a Rs.100 crore defamation suit filed by a retired apex court ... Read more...

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Syria completes draft law on media freedom (Lead)


July 6th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, July 6 (IANS) Syria has begun work on a legislation that could lead to media freedom.A special committee set up in May to draft a law on the country's ... Read more...

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Syria completes draft law on media freedom


July 6th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, July 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A special committee, set up in Syria in late May to draft a law on the country's media, has finished its work, a committee member ... Read more...

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Media freedom result of ‘judicial creativity’: Former chief justice


June 18th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) Freedom of media is not enshrined in the Indian constitution and is only a result of "judicial creativity", former chief justice of India J.S. Verma said ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa compares DMK regime to Hitler, Idi Amin


June 14th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) People in Tamil Nadu voted out the DMK because they felt they were living in Hitler's Germany or Idi Amin's Uganda, Chief Minister J. ... Read more...

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Abducted Pakistani journalist tortured and killed (Intro Night Lead)


June 1st, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) Celebrated Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, who went missing Sunday and was thought to have been seized by the ISI intelligence agency, was found tortured ... Read more...

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Opposition politicians to hold rally in Moscow


April 16th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) In a bid to demand fair elections, the fight against corruption and media freedom, four Russian opposition politicians will hold an authorised rally for 10,000 ... Read more...

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Journalists worried about attacks on media in Orissa


February 12th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 12 (IANS) Editors of various newspapers and television channels here Saturday expressed deep concern over the rising incidents of attacks on journalists in Orissa.Participating in an editors' symposium on media ... Read more...

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Photo journalists summoned over snapping president on Goa beach


January 5th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 5 (IANS) Three photo journalists were Wednesday summoned by the police for taking photographs of President Pratibha Patil on a Goa beach. A photo journalists association here, however, called ... Read more...

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Russia jibes US by calling for Assange to be awarded Nobel peace prize


December 10th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Dec 10 (ANI): In an apparent dig at the US, Russia has suggested that Julian Assange, founder of the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks', should be nominated for the Nobel peace prize.According ... Read more...

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Militants in Manipur want journalists and doctors to follow their diktats


September 21st, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Sep.21 (ANI): Many professionals in Manipur believe that they are not safe here, as they have to face threats from different factions of the militant outfit Kangeipak-Communist Party (KCP). Recently, ... Read more...

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Top Indonesian model detained over sex video


July 15th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 15 (DPA) An Indonesian model and television presenter has been detained for being uncooperative in an investigation into sex videos allegedly involving her and her rockstar boyfriend, police said Thursday. Luna ... Read more...

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Kamat’s office accused of curbing media freedom


June 18th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's office has been accused of interfering with media freedom by a newspaper editor. Prabhakar Dhage, resident editor of Marathi daily Pudhari, told IANS ... Read more...

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Red Shirts demand exact date for dissolution of parliament


May 5th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, May 5 (ANI): Red Shirt leaders have demanded that Thai Prime Minister Abhisit set an exact date for the dissolution of parliament in line with his national 'reconciliation' plan before they ... Read more...

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Terror groups, state infringing media freedom in northeast


March 15th, 2010 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, March 15 (IANS) The media in India's restive northeast is caught in a Catch-22 situation with journalists becoming targets of separatist groups, the state government, and the mafia, ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s opposition invites Fonseka to contest polls


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka's main opposition party United National Party (UNP) said Monday that the door is still open for the defeated presidential candidate General Sarath Fonseka to join it ... Read more...

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Orissa journalists protest against colleague’s arrest


October 12th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 12 (IANS) Over 100 journalists of Orissa Monday protested outside Raj Bhavan against the arrest of a scribe last month on charges of sedition and assisting Maoists. Wearing black badges and ... Read more...

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German journalist denied entry, India says he misused visa


September 2nd, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Montreal/New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders has asked the Indian government to issue a press visa to German journalist Hasnain Kazim to report for Der Spiegel weekly. But ... Read more...

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Pacific Forum leaders slam door on Fiji


August 6th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 6 (DPA) Leaders gathered in Australia for the annual Pacific Islands Forum Thursday endorsed Fiji's suspension from the 16-member grouping and called for concerted action on climate change at ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka extends emergency to deal with Tamil Tiger remnants


June 9th, 2009 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 9 (DPA) Sri Lanka's parliament Tuesday extended the state of emergency in the country to deal with the "remnants" of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) that was ... Read more...

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Purged officials reignite party divisions in China


June 4th, 2009 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 4 (DPA) Ignored by state media and the Chinese Communist Party, a book by purged party leader Zhao Ziyang has given renewed hope to dissidents in their 20-year campaign for ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan media activist abducted, assaulted and warned


June 2nd, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 2 (DPA) A journalist and media activist abducted and assaulted in Sri Lanka's capital said Tuesday he was warned not to get involved in any more protests related to media ... Read more...

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Respect media freedom, says PM


May 3rd, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Calling free press "an essential pillar of any democracy", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday said media freedom needed to be respected. In a message to mark the ... Read more...

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No step that compromises media freedom, says PM


January 16th, 2009 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assured editors of prominent news channels that the government would not take any step that would compromise the freedom of media, ... Read more...

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Journalists in Egypt support Gazan colleagues


January 13th, 2009 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 13 (DPA) A group of Arab and international journalists left Cairo for the Egyptian-Gazan border Tuesday in an attempt to break the media blockade on the strip, one of the ... Read more...

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UN asks Nepal government to find slain woman scribe’s killers (Lead)


January 12th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 12 (IANS) Condemning the brutal murder of a woman journalist who was hacked to death by an unidentified group in the violence-hit southern plains, the UN Monday urged the Maoist ... Read more...

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Government committed to protecting journalists: Sherry Rehman


December 30th, 2008 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 30 (IANS) The Pakistani government is committed to the protection of journalists and there would be no violation of media freedom and independence during its term, Information and Broadcasting Minister ... Read more...

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