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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
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
Thousands rally for press freedom after Hong Kong editor stabbed

Mar 02, 2014

Thousands rally for press freedom after Hong Kong editor stabbed

Dressed in black and wearing blue ribbons, symbolizing press freedom, protesters carried a large banner with the words "They can't kill us all". Other banners and placards read "freedom from fear" and "protect press freedom". #World #China #NewsTracker #Beijing #Hong Kong #Press Freedom #Attack on Editor
70 journalists died while on the job in 2013

Dec 30, 2013

70 journalists died while on the job in 2013

At least 70 journalists were killed on the job around the world in 2013, including 29 who died covering the civil war in Syria and 10 slain in Iraq, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. #Syria #Press #Iraq #journalists #Press Freedom #casualties #Committee to Protect Journalists
Obama against prosecuting journalists for doing their job

May 22, 2013

Obama against prosecuting journalists for doing their job

US President Barack Obama doesn't believe that a reporter should be prosecuted for doing his or her job, a presidential spokesman said, but maintained that the Obama Administration can't risk country's security in the case of unauthorised leaks of classified information. #White House #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Obama administration #Press Freedom
Space for free media is shrinking John Kerry

May 03, 2013

Space for free media is shrinking John Kerry

In this age of technological advancement and internet, the space for free media is shrinking, the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, said on Friday, urging governments across the world to take the necessary steps to foster an environment conducive to freedom of press. #World #United States #Internet #NewsTracker #TheySaidIt #Press Freedom #John Kerry