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China indicts activist who backed press freedom

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 21:23

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.

Press freedom essential, no external regulation: I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 16:19

Modi government believes in freedom of press as it is the essence of democracy and no "external" regulation has worked in media, Information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said on his first day in office.

Turkey PM rebuffs criticism over press freedom

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 18:52

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 17:37

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.

US unveils USD 1.2 mn to help Ukrainian journalists

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 05:16

The United States has announced a USD 1.2 million aid package to help support Ukrainian news outlets ahead of presidential elections later this month.

John Kerry warns war-torn South Sudan risks genocide

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 21:09

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Thursday of the risk of genocide and famine in South Sudan, brandishing the threat of sanctions against leaders of the country`s warring factions.

Sudan paper seized despite Bashir `freedom` call: Editor

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 15:43

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

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 16:56

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`

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 21:26

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 16:57

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 16:46

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 20:16

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