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UN Chief: Arab Spring Helps Ease Controls on Journalists

Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations and media rights groups marking World Press Freedom Day say the Arab Spring has loosened the control of some governments over journalists, but they also say many nations still repress the media. At a World Press Freedom Day event in New York, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the growth of new media […]

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UN, Media Groups Mark World Press Freedom Day

Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. and media rights groups marking World Press Freedom Day say the Arab Spring has eased the grip of some governments on journalism, but many nations still repress the media. In a joint statement, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UNESCO leader Irina Bokova said changes in the Arab world have shown the “power for […]

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UN, Media Groups Mark World Press Freedom Day

Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. and media rights groups marking World Press Freedom Day say the Arab Spring has eased the grip of some governments on journalism but many nations still use tactics to repress the media. In a joint statement on Thursday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UNESCO leader Irina Bokova said changes in the Arab world […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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