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Freedom of Movement Begins Between Kosovo and Serbia

Posted December 26th, 2011 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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For the first time since Kosovo declared its independence in 2008, its citizens are allowed to enter Serbian territory and travel freely. An accord to allow freedom of movement in Serbia to all citizens of Kosovo went into effect Monday. The agreement was reached Thursday during European Union-brokered talks between Belgrade and Pristina. Under the […]

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Burma Censorship Chief Calls for Press Freedom

Posted October 8th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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The chief of Burma’s state censorship body has called for press freedom in the repressive nation, even suggesting his own department should be shut down. Tint Swe, director of the Press Scrutiny and Registration Department, told Radio Free Asia Friday that censorship should be abolished as part of the reforms by the new army-dominated civilian […]

Hong Kong Ranks First in Global Economic Freedom Study

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based public policy research institute says Hong Kong is the world’s freest economy. The former British colony, which became a Chinese territory in 1997, has ranked first in the Cato Institute’s annual report on global economic freedom since the study was started 15 years ago. Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang says the territory […]

Rights Group Finds Press Freedom in Burma Still Restricted

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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A new report says press censorship in Burma remains “arbitrary, intensive, and highly restrictive,” despite the new government’s promise of reform. The study released Monday by the Committee to Protect Journalists says there has been a surge of privately owned and operated publications in recent years, but they are heavily censored and often forced to […]

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Rights Group Finds Press Freedom in Burma Still Restricted

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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A new report says press censorship in Burma remains “arbitrary, intensive, and highly restrictive,” despite the new government’s promise of reform. The study released Monday by the Committee to Protect Journalists says there has been a surge of privately owned and operated publications in recent years, but they are heavily censored and often forced to […]

Clinton: Repression of Religious Freedom Emboldens Extremists

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 1:42 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says ongoing repression and violations of religious freedom around the world “embolden extremists” and “fuel sectarian strife.” Clinton made the comments Tuesday in Washington at the release of the biannual International Religious Freedom Report She cited Monday’s attack by gunmen on Shi’ite pilgrims in Iraq, calling it a “hateful, […]

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Clinton: Repression of Religious Freedom Emboldens Extremists

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says ongoing repression and violations of religious freedom around the world “embolden extremists” and “fuel sectarian strife.” Clinton made the comments Tuesday in Washington at the release of the biannual International Religious Freedom Report She cited Monday’s attack by gunmen on Shi’ite pilgrims in Iraq, calling it a “hateful, […]

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Biden Urged to Discuss Religious Freedom with Chinese Leaders

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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An independent U.S. government panel is urging Vice President Joseph Biden to raise the issue of religious freedom during his visit to China. In a letter sent to Biden on the eve of his trip, the Commission on International Religious Freedom encouraged the vice president to “speak candidly” to Chinese leaders about the importance of […]

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