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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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Colombian journalist wounded in grenade attack


August 6th, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 6 (IANS/EFE) A journalist was wounded by attackers who struck at a community radio station in Colombia's Arauca province, which borders Venezuela.The Sarare Estereo radio station in Saravena ... Read more...

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US consulate, Malayalam weekly to organise media seminar


May 13th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) The US consulate in Chennai and leading Malayalam weekly Keralasabdam are jointly organizing a seminar on "Media and Democracy" here Monday.The seminar is to celebrate World ... Read more...

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No role in CBI action against Sakshi group: Chief minister


May 9th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 9 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Wednesday said his government had no role in the freezing of bank accounts by the CBI of Sakshi ... Read more...

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British report on Russian human rights termed partial


May 6th, 2012 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 6 (IANS) A report on human rights in Russia, prepared by the British Foreign Office, has been termed by Moscow as "not impartial and open minded" and that ... Read more...

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Pakistan dangerous for journalists: Daily


May 4th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) Those in Pakistan's high offices pay lip service to the media but "what they desire is a media tuned to a level of sycophancy", said a ... Read more...

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Eritrea tops list of 10 most censored nations


May 4th, 2012 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Eritrea, in the Horn of Africa region, leads the list of top 10 most censored countries in the world, according to an international non-governmental organisation, ... Read more...

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‘Censorship on journalists a threat to democracy’


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Violence and censorship against mediapersons are a "threat" to democracy and also constrains their ability to operate freely, an international body of journalists said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Syrian ceasefire first Step of Annan’s plan: US


April 13th, 2012 - 8:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has welcomed the ceasefire in Syria while saying it is only a "first step" in the implementation of Kofi ... Read more...

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Don’t be party to curtailing press freedom: Shanti Bhushan (Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Do not be a party in curtailing the freedom of the press, a lawyer told the Supreme Court Tuesday.Senior counsel Shanti Bhushan, appearing for mediapersons, ... Read more...

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Don’t be party to curtailing press freedom: Shanti Bhushan


April 10th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Do not be a party in curtailing the freedom of the press, a lawyer told the Supreme Court Tuesday.Senior counsel Shanti Bhushan, appearing for mediapersons, ... Read more...

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Press council begins probe into complaints in Bihar


April 1st, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 1 (IANS) A three-member Press Council Of India (PCI) fact-finding team Sunday began a two-day hearing on charges of the Bihar government pressurising journalists, the team's head said.The ... Read more...

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Journalists banned from entering Tibet: Media organisation


February 28th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 27 (IANS) China's Tibet Autonomous Region is out of bounds for foreign journalists. This causes media persons to resort to clandestine methods to get into the region, says ... 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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Press Council warns Maharashtra government


February 22nd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) The Press Council of India Wednesday issued a show-cause notice to Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan asking why his government should not be sacked for ... Read more...

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Unesco to help draft Myanmar media law


February 4th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 4 (IANS) Myanmar will draft a media law with help from the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), the official media reported Saturday.The information ministry is drafting ... Read more...

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States warned against infringing on press freedom


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) The Press Council of India (PCI) has taken strong note of the recent attacks on the media, including the editorial offices of Maharashtra Times, and warned ... Read more...

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Scribes protest frequent attacks in Maharashtra


February 3rd, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) Around 200 journalists Friday held a demonstration at Azad Maidan of the city to protest the frequent attacks on scribes and media houses in Maharashtra, ... Read more...

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Advani jibe at PM on Emergency


January 5th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran L.K. Advani Thursday took a jibe at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying he had recently missed an opportunity to ... Read more...

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Journalist Luiz Marina Paz Shot Dead By Motorbike Gunmen


December 7th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tegucigalpa, Dec 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Honduran police are hunting for gunmen who shot dead a journalist in the country. The police say 38-year-old Luz Marina Paz and her driver were ... Read more...

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Blogger Razan Ghazzawi arrested


December 5th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Amman, Dec 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Syrian government has arrested a blogger in connection with the current uprising in the country. Razan GHazzawi blogged under her real name and is seen as ... Read more...

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Press freedom important for strong democracy: Gilani


October 17th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Stating that freedom of the press was essential for strengthening democracy, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) ... Read more...

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Reporters held at Wall St. protests: Rights group


October 14th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 14 (IANS/EFE) Police in New York have arrested and attacked journalists covering the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protests, Reporters Without Borders said Thursday.Authorities' "often violent response" to the ... Read more...

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Transparency of Indian media under scrutiny: Report


May 3rd, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Transparency was the key question that the Indian media faced through 2010, with "paid news" and "cash for coverage" remaining in public focus throughout the ... Read more...

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Threats to journalists less now, working conditions still bad: Report


May 3rd, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) On World Press Freedom Day Tuesday, a report by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said that in comparison to previous years there was less ... Read more...

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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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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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Malayala Manorama group executive editor elected WAN-IFRA president


April 9th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr. 9 (ANI): Jacob Mathew, Executive Editor of the Malayala Manorama Group of Publications, India has been unanimously elected to be the president of WAN-IFRA at its annual general meeting ... Read more...

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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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Sri Lanka arrests editor of website known for exposing govt. corruption


April 1st, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, April 1 (ANI): A dissident Sri Lankan journalist has been arrested for allegedly threatening another man, but press freedom campaigners are of the opinion that it is a move to silence ... Read more...

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US State Dept. to fund BBC for developing anti-jamming technology for problem countries


March 21st, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 21 (ANI): The US State department would reportedly be giving a "significant" sum of money to the BBC World Service for its efforts to combat the blocking of TV and ... Read more...

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India backs democracy in Egypt, says Indians are safe


February 4th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) With the protests in Egypt cascading and the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak looking imminent, India Friday said it backed democratic aspirations of the Egyptian people for ... Read more...

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Death toll rises as Tunisian president promises change


January 14th, 2011 - 2:47 am ICT by BNO News
TUNIS (BNO NEWS) -- At least eleven more people were killed in Tunisia on Wednesday as violent demonstrations continued countrywide, officials said on Thursday as President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has promised ... Read more...

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Editor’s arrest questioned in Bihar legislator murder case


January 8th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 8 (IANS) Journalists in Bihar Saturday termed the arrest of Navlesh Pathak, editor of Purnia-based English weekly 'Quisling', in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Raj Kishore Kesri's stabbing case ... Read more...

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Probe sought into Honduran journalist’s murder


December 30th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Dec 30 (IANS/EFE) Reporters Without Borders have asked the government of Honduras to carry out an "impartial and effective" investigation into the murder of reporter Henry Suazo. The reporter was killed ... Read more...

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