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China Insists Times Reporter Was Not Forced to Leave Country

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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China says it is still considering the visa application of a New York Times journalist who the paper says was forced to leave the country because of delays in accreditation. The Times says veteran China correspondent Chris Buckley “was forced to leave mainland China” after authorities declined to issue him a visa by the end […]

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Burma Government Sues Newspaper for Defamation

Posted September 20th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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A private newspaper in Burma has been charged with defamation by a government ministry for publishing a story on official corruption, raising fresh concerns about the effectiveness of recent media reforms. A Rangoon court said Thursday it has agreed to accept the mining ministry’s lawsuit against The Voice Weekly, a Burmese-language paper that focuses on […]

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India Threatens Action Against Twitter

Posted August 23rd, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The Indian government is threatening to take action against Twitter, if the social media website fails to remove material officials fear could further inflame ethnic tensions. The directive comes after rumors spread over the Internet that Muslims would carry out attacks to avenge ethnic clashes in the northeastern state of Assam, where 80 people have […]

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Group: Foreign Journalists Beaten, Harassed in China

Posted August 21st, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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A group of foreign press associations is complaining about a recent series of threats, harassment and beatings against international news reporters working in China. In a statement Tuesday, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC) says it is alarmed by the nature and frequency of the incidents, some of which are reported to have involved […]

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Foreign Journalists Beaten, Harrassed in China: Report

Posted August 21st, 2012 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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A group of foreign journalists is complaining about a recent series of threats, harassment and beatings against international news reporters working in China. In a statement Tuesday, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC) says it is alarmed by the nature and frequency of the incidents, some of which are reported to have involved state […]

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Chinese State Media Quiet as Gu Kailai Trial Begins

Posted August 9th, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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China’s most sensational criminal trial in recent memory got underway Thursday, as the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai appeared before a court charged with the murder of a British businessman. But you would not know it from looking at the communist country’s state-controlled media. Despite the opening of the trial, which has major implications […]

Murdoch Quits News Corp. Subsidiary Boards

Posted July 21st, 2012 at 10:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Media magnate Rupert Murdoch has stepped down as director of several subsidiary boards within his troubled News Corporation conglomerate, ahead of a planned company split. A corporate statement Saturday said Murdoch stepped down as director of NI Group, Times Newspaper Holdings and News Corporation Investments. It linked the move to a recent announcement that the […]

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Murdoch Quits News Corp. Subsidiary Boards

Posted July 21st, 2012 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has stepped down as director of several subsidiary boards within his troubled News Corporation conglomerate, ahead of a planned company split. A corporate statement said Murdoch stepped down as director of NI Group (formerly News International), Times Newspaper Holdings and News Corporation Investments. It linked the move to a recent announcement […]

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Afghan Minister Vows Continued Free Speech, Press Freedom

Posted July 10th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan’s information and culture minister says his government will firmly protect freedom of speech and the press even after the international community leaves his country. In an interview with VOA’s Afghan service, Said Makhdoom Raheen says a new draft media law will help do that as well as make the state-run Radio-Television Afghanistan and Bakhtar […]

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CPJ Rips Ethiopian Crackdown on Journalists

Posted July 3rd, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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“I think what’s different now is that we’re also seeing individual Facebook pages being blocked, and they say that (privacy) softwares like Tor and (other) proxies that many Ethiopians use to access those sites regardless of the censorship are now not working either.” Last month, the U.S. State Department voiced “deep concern” about the Ethiopian […]

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