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Veteran Chinese scribe Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years for leaking Communist Party papers

Apr 17, 2015

Veteran Chinese scribe Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years for leaking Communist Party papers

A court in Beijing on Friday sentenced veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu to seven years in prison for leaking a top Communist Party document that outlined the leadership's resolve to aggressively curb civil society and press freedom. #China #NewsTracker #Chinese government #Freedom of Press #China Communist Party #Gao Yu
Paris attack: Why provoke, asks Kiran Bedi after gunmen attack Charlie Hebdo, kill 12

Jan 08, 2015

Paris attack: Why provoke, asks Kiran Bedi after gunmen attack Charlie Hebdo, kill 12

While the entire world and social media were busy condemning the attack, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi tweeted backing the gunmen who shot at Charlie Hebdo. #kiran bedi #TweetFeed #Charlie Hebdo #Freedom of Press #al-Qaida #Paris attack #Paris Shooting #Prophet Cartoon
Iran extends Washington Post bureau chief's detention

Dec 04, 2014

Iran extends Washington Post bureau chief's detention

The Post said that Ali Rezaian, Jason Rezaians brother, said in an interview "there seems to be a disconnect" between elements of the Iranian government. #NewsTracker #Freedom of Speech #Iran #Washington Post #Freedom of Press #Jason Rezaian #Reporter detained #Yeganeh Salehi
Iran Wife of Washington Post reporter freed, husband still detained

Oct 06, 2014

Iran Wife of Washington Post reporter freed, husband still detained

The two were detained along with two other journalists on July 22. The two other reporters were later freed. #NewsTracker #Freedom of Speech #Iran #Washington Post #Freedom of Press #Reporter detained
Govt rules out interference in media, but wants 'self mechanisms' improved

Aug 08, 2014

Govt rules out interference in media, but wants 'self mechanisms' improved

Committing to safeguard the freedom of press, Government today ruled out any interference in media but wanted "self mechanisms" to be improved to maintain accountability and responsibility of the fourth pillar of democracy. #India #Media #NewsTracker #Indian media #Press #Freedom of Press #Prakash Javadekar