Nepal: Leading FM radio station raided by police, equipment seized

Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2005

Nepalese police forcibly took away equipment used for uplinking after entering the office premises of Kantipur F.M., a leading private sector FM radio station, in Lalitpur late Friday.

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RSF releases its fourth annual World Press Freedom Index

Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2005

The Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2005, as released by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

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IFJ concerned about repeated attacks on the press by BNP and militant organisations

Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2005

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the global organisation representing over 500,000 journalists worldwide, is deeply concerned about repeated attacks on the press in Bangladesh by both the ruling coalition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and militant organisations.

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Sri Lanka:IFJ condemns general election violence and anti-democratic media environment

Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the global organisation representing more than 500,000 journalists in over 110 countries, is concerned for the welfare of journalists reporting on the upcoming election in Sri Lanka.

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IFJ concerned about health of editor on trial for blasphemy

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

The IFJ is concerned that the unlawful and unfair trial of Ali Muhaqiq Nasab, chief editor of Hoqoq-e-Zan (Women's Rights) magazine, is having adverse affects on his mental and physical health.

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Maldives: Journalist Jennifer Latheef sentenced to 10 years in prison

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

Maldivian journalist and human rights activist Jennifer Latheef has been sentenced to 10 years inprisonment for a supposed "terrorist act". Latheef is a researcher and photographer with the "Minivan Daily", a newspaper that currently has two other journalists in prison.

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Cambodia PM moves to crush dissent; activists flee in wake of arrests

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

The government of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen should release recently arrested critics of the government, withdraw all arrest warrants against activists, and end the climate of fear that he has created in recent days, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Eleven organisations sign onto statement of solidarity with media community in Nepal

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

A statement has been issued by members of the 'International Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression Mission to Nepal' to show their solidarity with the media community in Nepal.

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CPJ condemns violent attacks on newspapers

Posted on Monday, October 17th, 2005

Recent violent attacks on the Sri Lankan media have escalated ahead of November's presidential election. In the most recent incident on Sunday, unidentified men set fire to the printing press of a newspaper group that was critical of the government.

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Outgoing US envoy slams Singapore over suppression of free expression

Posted on Sunday, October 16th, 2005

On October 11 2005, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to Singapore criticized the city-state's suppression of political expression and suggested that its repression of dissent and criticism is incongruent with its aspirations in a century driven by access to information.

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