Freedom of Speech
- Tuesday, 23 April 2013 01:00
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- Wednesday, 10 April 2013 06:37
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A parcel bomb was sent to the offices of Italian newspaper La Stampa on Tuesday but failed to detonate when opened, prompting an evacuation of the building as bomb disposal teams were deployed, AFP reports citing the police and the daily.
- Sunday, 31 March 2013 07:09
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Egypt's public prosecutor has ordered the arrest of popular satirist Bassem Youssef over alleged insults to Islam and to President Mohamed Mursi, in the latest clampdown on critical media.
- Sunday, 31 March 2013 06:31
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The Associated Press has become the first international news agency to open a bureau in Burma since a reformist government took power two years ago and began relaxing restrictions on the media for the first time in decades.The opening paves the way for AP to expand its coverage of the unfolding transition in Burma, which is still emerging from nearly half a century of military rule, for its members and customers around the world.
- Thursday, 28 March 2013 07:13
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Violent mobs have threatened journalists covering communal riots in central Burma and destroyed their reporting materials, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities to make the security of journalists working in the violence-hit area a top priority.