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Journalist's exile shows concern over Nepal's press freedom

Sep 27, 2016

Journalist's exile shows concern over Nepal's press freedom

A prominent local journalist who helped organise a gathering in Nepal of investigative reporters from throughout Asia was notably absent from the event, exiled to avoid possible arrest. #United States #NewsTracker #journalist #Nepal #Freedom of Speech #Kathmandu #Press Freedom #Free Press #Kunda Dixit
Widespread, systematic crimes against humanity in Eritrea, claims UN report

Jun 08, 2016

Widespread, systematic crimes against humanity in Eritrea, claims UN report

Eritrea's government has systematically committed crimes against humanity in the last 25 years, with top officials bearing direct responsibility, UN said. #United Nations #NewsTracker #War Crimes #Press Freedom #crimes against humanity #Eritrea #Isaias Afwerki
Trudeau unhappy after China's finance minister berates Canadian reporter

Jun 03, 2016

Trudeau unhappy after China's finance minister berates Canadian reporter

"Freedom of the press is extremely important to me," Trudeau said. "We know that the job of the media is to ask tough questions." #China #NewsTracker #Human Rights #Canada #Press Freedom #Wang Yi #Justin Trudeau
India abstains from voting on US press freedom group's plea in United Nations

May 27, 2016

India abstains from voting on US press freedom group's plea in United Nations

The vote came after CPJ's application seeking accreditation as an NGO at United Nations, first made in 2012, was deferred seven times. #NewsTracker #UN #Press Freedom #Committee to Protect Journalists #Samantha Power #Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) #United Nations Organisation
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