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Thailand: In Wake of Coup, Media Freedom Threatened

Posted May 27th, 2014 at 3:33 pm (UTC+0)
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Media rights groups are expressing outrage and calling on the Thai junta to release two journalists  arrested last week after the military declared martial law on that country. The Bangkok Post reports Pravit Rojanaphruk, a journalist with the daily Nation, was summoned to the headquarters of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) where […]

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Pakistan Gives Indian Journalists The Boot

Posted May 14th, 2014 at 3:29 pm (UTC+0)
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The government of Pakistan is expelling two Indian journalists, a move that New Delhi calls a “retrograde step.” Press Trust of India‘s (PTI) Snehesh Alex Philip and The Hindu‘s Meena Menon received letters late Tuesday evening from the Pakistan government’s External Publicity Wing notifying them that it would not extend their visas and giving them […]

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Pakistan: Do Religious Laws Embolden Extremists?

Posted May 12th, 2014 at 8:47 am (UTC+0)
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Lawyers and human rights activists in Pakistan are mourning the murder of a prominent human rights lawyer who was gunned down in his office May 8th by unknown assailants. Rashid Rehman, 53, was the lawyer representing Junaid Hafeez, the Bahauddin Zakariya University lecturer is accused of spreading blasphemy — it is unclear whether he actually […]

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Gambia: Journalists’ ‘Hell on Earth’?

Posted May 8th, 2014 at 10:54 am (UTC+0)
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December 16, 2004:  A group of reporters and editors of a popular Gambian newspaper were holding a small celebration in their Banjul office at the end of a busy day.  They had reason to be jubilant:  Exactly 13 years earlier, editor Deyda Hydara and his friend Pap Saine had published the first issue of The Point, […]

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World Press Freedom Day 2014: Honoring the Silenced

Posted May 2nd, 2014 at 4:23 pm (UTC+0)
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Saturday, May 3 marks World Press Freedom Day, the day the United Nations has set aside to recognize the value of freedom of expression, and the sacrifices journalists across the world make every day to achieve this freedom. Reporters Without Borders is profiling 100 “Information Heroes” on its website and in social media, using the […]

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VOA reporter Cecily Hilleary monitors the state of free expression and free speech around the world.



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