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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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China drops plans to force “Green Dam Youth Escort” software


August 13th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug 13 (ANI): China's Industry and Information Technology Minister Li Yizhong has said that the "Green Dam Youth Escort" software would now be "voluntary", providing users an opportunity to decide if ... Read more...

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TV shows need strict censorship: MP Kamal Akhtar


July 23rd, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) All television shows must undergo strict censorship before hitting airwaves to avoid compromising on Indian culture and traditions, says Samajwadi Party MP Kamal Akhtar, who has raised ... Read more...

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Ousted Thai leader Thaksin seeking Pacific asylum: Report


July 9th, 2009 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 9 (DPA) Thaksin Shinawatra, the ousted prime minister of Thailand, is touring the Pacific seeking political asylum, according to a report Thursday on the Fiji-based Pacnews website. Thaksin and an entourage ... 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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Two scribes held in Fiji for infringing censorship


May 11th, 2009 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 11 (DPA) Two journalists working for the independent Fijilive news website have been arrested, apparently for infringing emergency censorship regulations barring reports that cast a negative light on the Pacific ... Read more...

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Fiji military government tightens control


April 14th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 14 (DPA) Fiji's military government, which is ruling with emergency powers, has strengthened its hold on the country by taking over the Reserve Bank and ordering the Human Rights Commission ... Read more...

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China gives nod to ‘Slumdog Millionaire’


March 19th, 2009 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) Danny Boyle's multiple Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire" has got the nod from the censors in China who have allowed 2,000 cinemas to show the film. Contactmusic.com reports the rags-to-riches ... Read more...

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Hong Kong film ‘Sparrow’ opens Osian’s film fest


July 12th, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Hong Kong film "Sparrow", a comic caper about four pickpockets, has surpassed the strict censorship norms of the Chinese film industry, said the director and producer Johny ... Read more...

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