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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.

US urges China ‘not to censor Internet`

Last Updated: Sunday, July 01, 2012, 16:00

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

Pakistan dangerous for journalists: Daily

Last Updated: Friday, May 04, 2012, 12:20

Those in Pakistan`s high offices pay lip service to the media but what they desire is a media tuned to a level of sycophancy, said a daily.

No press freedom in Nitish Kumar’s Bihar: Katju

Last Updated: Friday, February 24, 2012, 23:56

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 23:52

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

Last Updated: Saturday, June 11, 2011, 19:58

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 04, 2011, 11:36

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.