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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
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
Press freedom will not be curbed under Modi I&B minister Javadekar

May 28, 2014

Press freedom will not be curbed under Modi I&B minister Javadekar

Newly-appointed Information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar has sought to allay such fears among a section of the press by saying the government will not interfere with press freedom. #BJP #Narendra Modi #Prakash Javadekar #Prime Minister Modi #press freedom under Modi #Freedom of speech under Modi
World Press Freedom Day Why we also need restrictions

May 03, 2014

World Press Freedom Day Why we also need restrictions

Right to free speech and expression is a fundamental right that must be protected. But it cant be an unfettered right --- it not an absolute right anywhere in the world. #social media #India #Journalism #Press #Constitution #New media #Press Freedom Day
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

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Leveson report Outdated, short-sighted, dangerous

Nov 30, 2012

Leveson report Outdated, short-sighted, dangerous

Almost all the bad practices put on display during the Leveson inquiry are already illegal. Regulating the press inherently means providing an additional deterrent to choice, and a prior restraint on publication. #social media #Twitter #ConnectTheDots #News of the World #Leveson Report #Press Freedom #Press Regulation