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`Mexico must look into obstacles to press coverage’

July 5th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 5 (IANS/EFE) Mexican authorities should investigate "the obstructions, censorship and intimidation that may have affected the coverage and observation of the electoral process", said the Paris-based press-rights group ... Read more...

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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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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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UN: Civilian journalist filming protest in Bahrain shot dead

April 7th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Friday called on Bahraini authorities to investigate the death of a citizen journalist who was killed late last month while filming a ... 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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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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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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Pakistani journalist’s killing outrages CJA

June 2nd, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 1 (IANS) The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) Wednesday expressed outrage over the slaying of Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad and urged the Pakistan government to do all ... 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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SA author boycotts Sri Lankan book festival over human rights issues

January 28th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Jan 28 (ANI): Internationally acclaimed South African author Damon Galgut has boycotted a book festival in Sri Lanka because of concerns over that country's human rights record.Galgut withdrew his name from ... Read more...

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Less journalists killed worldwide this year compared to 2009

December 31st, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 31 (ANI): There has been a drop in the number of reporters killed worldwide in 2010 than in the previous year, but media advocacy groups have said that while the ... 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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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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Brave Sri Lankan, Russian, Gabonese fighters against injustice win ‘integrity’ award

November 13th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): A Sri Lankan journalist, a Russian lawyer and a Gabonese activist have been named as joint winners of a global award for integrity.According to the BBC, anti-corruption watchdog ... Read more...

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Brazil urged to probe murders of journalists

November 3rd, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 3 (IANS/EFE) Reporters Without Borders asked Tuesday for an investigation into the murders of three journalists that took place in the last two weeks.The owner and editor of the newspaper ... Read more...

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Panamanian court frees jailed reporter

July 16th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panama City, July 16 (IANS/EFE) Veteran Panamanian journalist Carlos Nuñez was released from jail after spending 19 days behind bars for libel based on an article he wrote 12 years ago about ... Read more...

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Media blackout as Italian journalists protest muzzle law

July 9th, 2010 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Rome, July 8 (DPA) Italians are poised to face a dearth of news Friday, after journalists walked off the job Thursday to protest a recording and media muzzle law proposed by the ... Read more...

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Pak Govt’s move to muzzle media ignites fears of censorship

July 2nd, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 2 (ANI): The Pakistan government's decision to muzzle the country's media by limiting the coverage of terror attacks and criticism of the state has caused major consternation in the media ... Read more...

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Australia on watchlist for imposing censorship on the Internet

March 12th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, March 12 (ANI): A top media rights watchdog has listed Australia along with Iran and North Korea in a report on countries that pose a threat of internet censorship.According to a ... Read more...

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Honduran journalist’s murder denounced

March 4th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 4 (IANS/EFE) Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has denounced the murder of Honduran television journalist Joseph Ochoa, who was gunned down earlier this week in Tegucigalpa. The Paris-based organisation, which urged authorities ... Read more...

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Journalist arrested in Cuba

February 2nd, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 2 (IANS/EFE) The Cuban government's arrest of independent journalist Juan Carlos Reyes Ocana indicates that there is no positive move toward more press freedom on the communist island, said Reporters ... Read more...

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Belarus orders Internet providers to collect personal user data

February 2nd, 2010 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Minsk/Moscow, Feb 2 (DPA) Belarus' authoritarian government Monday ordered even tighter online controls, ordering internet providers to collect personal data and profiles of their users, according to the independent Belarusian news agency ... Read more...

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Profiles of Sri Lankan presidential candidates

January 25th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Jan.25 (ANI): Following are the profiles of the two candidates contesting Sri Lanka's sixth presidential election on January 26 (Tuesday). They are as follows:(1)President Mahinda RajapaksaThe 64-year-old made a name for ... Read more...

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British journalist killed in Afghanistan explosion

January 10th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (DPA) A reporter from the British weekly Sunday Mirror was among three people killed in a bomb explosion that targetted a military patrol in Afghanistan, British media reported Sunday. Rupert ... 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...

Posted in Politics |

12 journalists killed in Maguindanao massacre

November 23rd, 2009 - 10:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Maguindanao, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a very tragic and unfortunate massacre, more than 30 people were murdered, some were even beheaded by armed men in Maguindanao province, which is on the ... Read more...

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Kidnapped Mexican reporter found dead

November 4th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 4 (EFE) A crime reporter kidnapped outside his home in the northwestern Mexican city of Durango was found dead 10 hours later, authorities said. The body of Vladimir Antuna, ... Read more...

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Reporter kidnapped in Mexico

November 3rd, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 3 (EFE) A crime reporter for a Mexican daily was abducted as he was leaving his home, authorities have said. Vladimir Antuna, who works for El Tiempo de Durango, was ... 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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Germans protest human rights abuses, detentions in Iran

July 26th, 2009 - 3:12 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 26 (DPA) Several hundred people demonstrated Saturday in the German cities of Hamburg and Berlin against violence and suppression in Iran. Posters called for the release of Iranians, arrested following the ... Read more...

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Iran asked to free all detained scribes

July 13th, 2009 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 12 (DPA) The international media rights body, Reporters Without Borders, Sunday expressed concern about the "growing repression" of journalists and cyber-dissidents in the post-election period in Iran. The organisation also called ... Read more...

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Media bodies criticise arrest of seven Gambian journalists

June 24th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) president Hassan Shahriar has expressed "shock and outrage" at the arrest last week of seven Gambian journalists, saying government's anti-democratic actions "are another ... Read more...

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Protests continue in Iran as election result to be investigated

June 15th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
For the third consecutive day protesters have taken to the streets of Iran and clashed with police to show their anger at last weeks election result which saw hard-line President Mahmoud ... Read more...

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RSF concerned about safety of media persons in Swat after Taliban threat

April 29th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Apr.29 (ANI): Following the Taliban's threat to the media to not to promote 'anti-Taliban coverage' in the Swat Valley, the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has expressed concerns about the safety ... Read more...

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