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Egyptian journalists' syndicate stage protest over police raid

May 02, 2016

Egyptian journalists' syndicate stage protest over police raid

Egypt's journalists' syndicate called for an immediate sit-in at its headquarters to protest the police detention of two journalists on its premises. #Egypt #NewsTracker #protest #journalists #Press Freedom #police raid
Turkish journalists go on trial in landmark press freedom case

Mar 25, 2016

Turkish journalists go on trial in landmark press freedom case

Two top Turkish journalists go on trial Friday accused of espionage and other serious crimes and facing possible life in prison over a story about Turkey's role in the Syrian conflict that infuriated strongman President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. #NewsTracker #Turkey #Istanbul #Recep Tayyip Erdogan #journalists #Ahmet Davutoglu #Press Freedom #Fethullah Gulen #Reporters Without Borders (RSF)
UN chief cites murder of Indian journalist, raises concerns over mediapersons' safety

Mar 08, 2016

UN chief cites murder of Indian journalist, raises concerns over mediapersons' safety

Citing the murder of Indian journalist Karun Misra, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said every time a journalist is killed anywhere in the world and the press is silenced, the rule of law and democracy get weaker. #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #Ban Ki-moon #journalists #Press Freedom #attacks on journalists #islamic-state #Karun Misra
Not just Jagendra Singh: UP earns a grisly reputation for attacks on journalists

Jun 15, 2015

Not just Jagendra Singh: UP earns a grisly reputation for attacks on journalists

A journalist was allegedly attacked by a group of people in Pilibhit with four persons having been booked over the incident, police said. #Uttar Pradesh #Akhilesh Yadav #Freedom of Expression #Press Freedom #UP govt #Jagendra Singh #Haider Khan #Journalists death #Crimes against Journalists
White House voices concern over access to US press during Obama's India visit

Jan 24, 2015

White House voices concern over access to US press during Obama's India visit

Expressing concern over access being given to the American press during Barack Obama's visit to India, the US on Friday cautioned that not resolving those issue could have an impact on the coverage of the President's trip. #White House #World #Barack Obama #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #US media #Press Freedom #Obama visit
Australia passes tough new anti-spying laws to deal with IS threat

Sep 26, 2014

Australia passes tough new anti-spying laws to deal with IS threat

Laws giving Australian intelligence agencies stronger powers have passed the nation's upper house of parliament, as the government also introduced new wording to prohibit torture. #World #Australia #NewsTracker #terror #Torture #Spying #Press Freedom #islamic-state
Trai's media ownership curbs make no sense: half of India's media may have to shut down

Aug 13, 2014

Trai's media ownership curbs make no sense: half of India's media may have to shut down

Trai's assumption that restricting media ownership is the key to fair reportage is flawed. If we keep corporate, religious and political owners out of media, half of indian media may have to be shut down #TRAI #Press Freedom #media ownership #Cross-Media Holdings
Myanmar: Journalists sentenced to 10 years for reporting on chemical weapons

Jul 10, 2014

Myanmar: Journalists sentenced to 10 years for reporting on chemical weapons

The article alleged that the country's military was operating a chemical weapons factory in the town of Pauk in Magway, under the instructions of former strongman junta chief Than Shwe. #NewsTracker #Myanmar #journalists #Human Rights Watch #Reporters Without Borders #Than Shwe #Chemical weapons #Press Freedom #Journalists jailed #Myanmar's Military Junta #Unity Weekly #Official Secrets
Two more arrested for stabbing Hong Kong editor

Mar 13, 2014

Two more arrested for stabbing Hong Kong editor

Two more arrested in the case bringing the total arrests to 11. Nine people arrested on Wednesday were suspected to have links to organised crime, police said. #World #China #NewsTracker #Beijing #Hong Kong #Press Freedom #Attack on Editor
Nine arrested for attacking Hong Kong newspaper editor

Mar 12, 2014

Nine arrested for attacking Hong Kong newspaper editor

The two suspected assailants were arrested in Guangdong, a province in mainland China that borders Hong Kong. #World #China #NewsTracker #Beijing #Hong Kong #Press Freedom #Attack on Editor