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Centre looking to enact law to stop attacks on journalists: Javadekar

Jun 08, 2014

Centre looking to enact law to stop attacks on journalists: Javadekar

"We have earned the press freedom, we did not get it for free. We have gone through a lot of struggle. This (freedom of press) is the essence of democracy and it needs to be preserved. The Modi government is committed towards full freedom to media and that is our principle because we believe in it," Javadekar said. #BJP #Mumbai #TheySaidIt #journalists #Freedom of Press #Prakash Javadekar #Red Ink awards #law to protect press #attacks on press
Manish Tewari's Bill against 'paid news' is a waste of time

Nov 13, 2013

Manish Tewari's Bill against 'paid news' is a waste of time

The I&B Ministry's Bill to deal with "paid news" is seemingly well-intentioned, but it is not going to achieve anything. It could even become a tool to harass publications that don't toe the line #InMyOpinion #Manish Tewari #Press #Freedom of Press #paid news #PRB Act
US asks Egypt to respect media freedom

Jan 03, 2013

US asks Egypt to respect media freedom

Concerned over reports of restrictions on media in Egypt, US called the government to respect freedom of expression and free press in the country. #United States #Egypt #NewsTracker #Victoria Nuland #Freedom of Press
Why single out Mamata? Are the other CMs much better?

Apr 17, 2012

Why single out Mamata? Are the other CMs much better?

The spotlight might be on Mamata for tilting at cartoons but in the war on freedom of expression she has plenty of chief ministerial company these days. Here's the dis-honour roll. #OnOurMind #Mamata Banerjee #J. Jayalalithaa #Nitish Kumar #Markandey Katju #Freedom of Press #Mamata Cartoon
Myanmar relaxes grip on media, vows end to censors

Feb 28, 2012

Myanmar relaxes grip on media, vows end to censors

Today, images of Aung San Suu Kyi routinely appear on the front pages of everything except state-controlled media. And the days of buying foreign publications, only to find sensitive stories cut out, are over. #ToWhatEffect #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #Freedom of Press

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Myanmar relaxes grip on media, vows end to censors

Jul 04, 2014

Freedom of the press came of age in NYC

Hamm: July 4 marks not only the day 13 colonies declared their independence, but also the birth of a new political system. And as every American knows, the right to criticize those in power is indispensable to our representative democracy...
Myanmar relaxes grip on media, vows end to censors

Jun 27, 2014

Groups pressure US lawmakers with NSA surveillance scorecard

U.S. lawmakers got a report card on Friday: they’ve been graded by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and other groups on whether they are effectively reining in the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. The new StandAgainstSpying.org sco... #Electronic Frontier Foundation #GREENPEACE New Zealand #National Security Agency #Sunlight Foundation
Myanmar relaxes grip on media, vows end to censors

Jun 19, 2014

With new rules, China tightens screws on press freedom

For the past few months, freelance investigative journalist Ji Xuguang has been researching a story on the Chinese government’s program of demolishing people’s homes to make way for development projects. He planned to pitch it to one of his regular o... #Electronic Frontier Foundation #GREENPEACE New Zealand #National Security Agency #Sunlight Foundation