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Attackers Raid French News Agency’s Jordan Office

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Assailants armed with clubs stormed into the Jordan office of the French news agency late Wednesday, destroying furniture and equipment in a rare attack on the international media in the kingdom. Agence France Presse reporter Kamal Taha, who was on duty at the time, said 10 men broke into AFP’s reception area, but that he […]

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CPJ Warns of Religious Threat to Afghan Media

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The Committee to Protect Journalists has expressed concern about a declaration issued by Afghanistan’s Council of Religious Scholars on June 1 criticizing two media outlets for “immorality” and “animosity against Islam.” In a press release Wednesday, the New York-based group said that the council, a powerful force in Afghan politics, singled out the Hasht-e-Subh Daily […]

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Xinhua President Calls for Global “Media UN”

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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The president of China’s official Xinhua news agency is calling for the formation of a new non-governmental organization to coordinate the world’s news media, serving as a sort of media United Nations. In an opinion article in the New York-based Wall Street Journal, Xinhua President Li Congjun argues that the rules and practices governing the […]

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