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Malaysia issues warrant for British journalist’s arrest

The authorities have been targeting news media that have covered an investigation launched by attorney general Abdul Gani Patail into allegations (...)

Published on 6 August 2015 Read


Australia suppresses coverage of refugees on national security grounds

Approved by the two main political parties, the act provides for two-year jail terms for “entrusted persons” working in Australia’s refugee (...)

Published on 4 August 2015 Read


Is there no end to Olympic Committee’s infatuation with China ?

After the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics and the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, today’s announcement shows that the IOC continues to support regimes (...)

Published on 31 July 2015 Read


EU foreign ministers must press China about ailing detained journalist

Alarming reports about Gao Yu’s condition have been circulating on the Internet for several days but, despite the obvious decline in her state of (...)

Published on 29 July 2015 Read


Pakistani journalists live in growing fear of violence

The shooting of Baloch journalist Zafarullah Jatak in June is the latest in a series of macabre murders of media personnel that are not being (...)

Published on 29 July 2015 Read


Renewed call for protection plan after third journalist murdered

Raghavendra Dube, the 44-year-old owner and editor of Khushboo Ujala, a local weekly in Mumbai, the capital of the western state of Maharashtra, (...)

Published on 22 July 2015 Read


Prosecutors skip last two days of Phuketwan defamation trial

As a result, the trial of Alan Morison, the Australian editor of the news website Phuketwan, and Chutima Sidasathian, one of his Thai reporters, (...)

Published on 16 July 2015 Read

Sri Lanka

Press Council’s revival threatens media freedom in Sri Lanka

President Maithripala Sirisena’s government announced the revival of the Press Council on 2 July, six month after his election victory ended years (...)

Published on 13 July 2015 Read

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