China indicts activist who backed press freedom

A prominent Chinese activist who has pushed for human rights and democracy has been charged with gathering crowds to disrupt public order, more than 10 months after he was taken into police custody, his lawyer said today.

Turkey PM rebuffs criticism over press freedom

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday rejected growing criticism that his government was muzzling the press, saying many Western countries had even worse records on media freedom.

Congress targets Narendra Modi over press freedom

Congress today charged Narendra Modi with destroying media freedom in Gujarat and questioned his promise of ridding politics of criminals when he "embraces" accused like Amit Shah and Babubhai Bukharia.

Sudan paper seized despite Bashir `freedom` call: Editor

Sudanese security agents on Wednesday confiscated the weekly press run of an economic newspaper edited by a prominent government critic, the editor told AFP.

Sein Win, force for press freedom in Myanmar, dies

Win, a renowned journalist in Myanmar who championed press freedom and endured three stints in prison as he chronicled several decades of his country`s turbulent history, died today at age 91.

Oppn assails Bihar on `muzzling press freedom`

Armed with the Press Council of India (PCI) report, the opposition Tuesday charged the NDA government of muzzling freedom of press and demanded a two-hour long debate in the legislative assembly on the issue.

India drops to 140th rank in press freedom, lowest since 2002

India has dropped nine places to 140th rank in the list of 179 countries in the latest World Press Freedom Index.

Pakistan judiciary muzzling press: HRW

Pakistan`s judges are using their contempt of court powers to muzzle the media from airing their independent views critical of the judiciary, Human Rights Watch has said

UK hails Myanmar move on press freedom

Britain has welcomed Myanmar`s move to remove the 48-year-old pre-publication censorship on the news media.

US urges China ‘not to censor Internet`

American officials have reportedly asked China not to censor its Internet after the government blocked access to Bloomberg`s website.

No press freedom in Nitish Kumar’s Bihar: Katju

After slamming Prithviraj Chavan over attacks on journalists in the state, Press Council Chairman Justice Markandey Katju targeted the Bihar govt.

Sri Lanka rejects press freedom bill

Sri Lankan government voted overwhelmingly to defeat a
move by the opposition to introduce a bill for freedom of
information and greater freedom to the media.

Scribe killing attack on freedom of press: Ambika

Ambika Soni said
no civilised society can tolerate this kind of attack on the
freedom of the press.

Dozens of countries curbing the press freedom: Obama

Citing the examples of China and
Iran, US President Barack Obama said that dozens of countries
continue to stand in the way of free press.

North Korea, worst-rated country in press freedom: Freedom House

North Korea remained the
worst-rated country in press freedom last year, a
Washington-based non-governmental organization advocating
democracy, freedom and human rights has said.

Concern over violation of press freedom in Nepal

The Nepalese media has been praised for its key role in Nepal`s landmark 2006 peace process and the establishment of democracy in country, amid growing concern over violation of press freedom here.