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Myanmar tightens control of media: Watchdog


June 30th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 30 (IANS) Myanmar is tightening restrictions on the press following its coverage of the unrest in the country, a media watchdog has said.The government has reacted in a ... Read more...

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BJP seeks structured debate on Bofors


April 26th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Even as both houses of parliament were disrupted over Bofors scam Thursday, they are expected to see peaceful proceedings Friday as the main opposition ... Read more...

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Bofors storm rocks parliament, fresh probe demanded (Second Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Almost a quarter century after it surfaced, the Bofors payoff scandal created a storm again Tuesday disrupting parliament, as the opposition vociferously demanded a ... Read more...

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Bofors saga: a new twist and a story retold (Comment)


April 26th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
A callow prime minister, a global superstar, shadowy international arms dealers, crafty middlemen and nosy journalists were the dramatis personae of a real life political thriller that played out in ... Read more...

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TV host killed in Iraq bombing


April 4th, 2012 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 4 (IANS) A television presenter working for a channel in Iraq was killed when a sticky bomb attached to his car blew up, Xinhua reported.Kamiran Salahudin, presenter for ... Read more...

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Disappearance of teen Mexican reporter being probed


September 24th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Veracruz (Mexico), Sep 24 (IANS/EFE) Authorities in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz said they were investigating the case of a 17-year-old journalist who went missing last weekend.Manuel Fonseca ... Read more...

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Don’t bar journalists from reporting: China’s media watchdog


June 29th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 29 (IANS) No organisation or individual has the right to bar journalists from reporting on them, said China's top media watchdog.The General Administration of Press and Publications (GAPP) ... Read more...

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Make law to protect journalists, Hazare writes to PM (Lead)


June 18th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A week after a senior journalist was gunned down in Mumbai, Gandhian Anna Hazare Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh voicing concern over ... Read more...

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Three Indian journalists killed in six months (Lead)


June 14th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Jyotirmoy Dey was the third journalist in India to be killed in the past six months, a media watchdog said Tuesday.There have also been 14 attacks ... Read more...

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Three Indian journalists killed: watchdog


June 14th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Jyotirmoy Dey was the third journalist in India to be killed in the past six months, a media watchdog said Tuesday.There have also been 14 ... Read more...

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Over 100 journalists killed worldwide in 2010


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A total of 100 journalists were killed in 2010 while performing their professional duties, the International Press Institute (IPI) said Monday.The 2010 toll is lower ... Read more...

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Rihanna, Aguilera’s gigs at ‘X Factor’ 2010 final ‘not too raunchy’


April 21st, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 21 (ANI): Rihanna and Christina Aguilera's raunchy performances on X Factor 2010 final have been cleared by the media watchdog despite nearly 3,000 complaints.Both stars wore skimpy clothing and ... Read more...

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Press warned against using Kate Middleton’s family pictures


April 8th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 8 (ANI): Kate Middleton's family has asked the UK media watchdog to warn newspaper and broadcasters against breaking the editors' code of practice.The warning - in a letter from ... Read more...

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Anderson Cooper, Other Journalists Attacked In Egypt


February 3rd, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Cairo, Feb 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Journalists from countries across the world who had converged at the Egyptian capital of Cairo to cover the on-going political turmoil in the Arab nation ... Read more...

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Furious Jordan files complaint over jokes about disabled son


December 10th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Catwalk queen Katie Price has lodged an official complaint with media watchdog Ofcom last night after Frankie Boyle failed to apologise over his sick attack on her disabled ... Read more...

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International media watchdog calls on Taliban to stop bombing public places in Pak


December 8th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Dec 8(ANI): International media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RWB) has called on the Taliban to stop bombings at public places after two journalists were killed in Monday's suicide attack in ... Read more...

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“Pak journalists caught in vice between terrorists, local govt. officials”: Media watchdog


November 17th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 17 (ANI): Two incidents in recent weeks have again highlighted the dangers for journalists in Pakistan, an international media watchdog has observed."One is the detention of Ghulam Rasool Khan in ... Read more...

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UK Islam TV channel found in breach of guidelines by condoning marital rape


November 10th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, Nov 10 (ANI): A Muslim television channel breached the broadcasting code by airing discussions containing contentious views on violence against women and marital rape, according to a ruling by UK media ... Read more...

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Government awaiting report on paid news: Soni


June 25th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said Friday that her ministry was awaiting a report from the Press Council of India (PCI) on the issue of ... Read more...

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Nabbed manager reveals how porn game websites are run


April 8th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 8 (ANI): A manager of a porn game website has come out in the open to reveal how his business works.The manager's revelations to the National Business Daily came ... Read more...

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Honduras most dangerous country for journalists


April 3rd, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 3 (IANS/EFE) With the killing of five journalists in March, Honduras has become the world's most dangerous country for media professionals, a new report says. The report by Paris-based media watchdog ... Read more...

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Defiant Tibetans hail Dalai Lama’s Nobel award in Nepal


December 10th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 10 (IANS) Ignoring pressure by the Chinese government on its tiny neighbour Nepal to suppress activities related to exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan ... Read more...

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Australian media watchdog warns Coke


November 10th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 10 (ANI): The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has formally warned Coca-Cola over a spam marketing campaign, but spared it from a monetary penalty, unlike the three other companies ... Read more...

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Brit journalist apologises to Gately’s family over “nothing natural” article


October 24th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 24 (ANI): A Brit journalist has apologized to the family of late Boyzone star Stephen Gately after she wrote an article in which she insisted that there was "nothing natural" ... 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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Britain’s Got Talent bosses may face Ofcom inquiry over Susan Boyle’s care


June 2nd, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): Media watchdog Ofcom may launch an inquiry into the handling of Susan Boyle by the producers of Britain's Got Talent, after the former was admitted to the Priory ... Read more...

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China tightens noose on press


April 17th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr. 17 (ANI): In an attempt to tighten the noose on the Chinese media, the nation's media watchdog has issued a circular sermonizing the responsibilities and credibility of the press.The General ... Read more...

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Musharraf had me tortured by Pak intelligence, says Baloch businessman


December 12th, 2008 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Dec.12 (ANI): Baloch businessman Munir Mengal, who was arrested for launching a Baloch satellite TV station, has charged former Pakistan President and army chief Pervez Musharraf with ordering his torture ... Read more...

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Missing journalist’s ‘remains’ found in Nepal


November 28th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 28 (IANS) A month after a Nepali journalist working for a Maoist daily went missing, what could be the remains of his body were found Friday in a remote forest.Jagat ... Read more...

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Media watchdog criticises Morocco for banning French weekly


November 4th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 4 (IANS) Reporters Without Borders has condemned Morocco for banning the French weekly L'Express for carrying an article perceived to be an attack on Islam."Morocco has banned the Oct 30 ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie “Wanted” poster banned in UK


September 4th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot
The famous movie "Wanted" played by Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie boom in US but not being welcomed in UK; watchdog rules.Britain' s media watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upholding 17 public ... Read more...

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Saudi channel protests Iran’s ban on its staffer


September 3rd, 2008 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 3 (DPA) Saudi Arabian news channel, al-Arabiya, protested Tuesday over the expulsion of its Tehran bureau chief.Iran has banned Hassan Fahs from working in the country and ordered him to ... Read more...

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Adultery, teen sex, lust hot topics on U.S. prime-time soaps


August 21st, 2008 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, August 21 (ANI): A study conducted by a prominent U.S. media watchdog, known as the Parents Television Council, has revealed that adultery, teen sex and lust are hot topics on ... Read more...

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Media watchdog slams Tunisia, Sarkozy on human rights


May 3rd, 2008 - 12:03 am ICT by admin
DPA Paris, May 2 (DPA) France-based press freedom group Reporters Without Borders fiercely criticized Friday Tunisia's treatment of a journalist and French President Nicolas Sarkozy's praise of the country's human rights record. In ... Read more...

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BBC ordered to apologize on-air over swearing on Live Earth


April 10th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 10 (ANI): The BBC has been ordered to make an on-air apology to viewers over repeated swearing by stars including Madonna and Phil Collins during last summers Live Earth ... Read more...

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