THAILAND: Government shuts down more community stations

Posted on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Thai authorities, using the emergency decree, have recently shut down 26 more community radio stations in nine provinces, media reports said.

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CIJ and WAMI condemn suspension of Opposition newspapers

Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

The Centre for Independent Journalism, Malaysia, (CIJ) and the Writers Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI) strongly condemn the latest three-month ban on Suara Keadilan and Harakah and the use of force to disperse an assembly in Bukit Selambau.

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Lift ban on Makkal Osai

Posted on Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) and Writers Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI) are deeply concerned about the banning of Tamil paper Makkal Osai, following the the Ministry of Home Affairs's decision not to renew its publication permit lapsed since 2007. The refusal to grant a permit sparks worry as the government shows no signs [...]

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Accept paper's apology, revoke suspension

Posted on Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is deeply concerned that the government has resorted to suspending a Tamil-daily, Makkal Osai over the publication of a picture of Jesus Christ holding a cigarette and also purportedly a canned drink.

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Nepal: Supreme Court of Nepal orders government to stop licence cancellation

Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2005

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the global organisation representing over 500,000 journalists in more than 110 countries, has welcomed the Nepalese Supreme Court's interim order in the Nepal FM licence cancellation case.

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Thailand: Government shuts down radio station

Posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

Local community radio station FM92.25, known for its strong criticism of the government, was shut down in an outrageous raid on the station by authorities on 9 August 2005.

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Taiwan: Authorities close down television news station

Posted on Monday, August 8th, 2005

RSF has voiced dismay over the abrupt closure of television news station ETTV-S. The station was closed along with six others – mainly entertainment, commercial cable television stations – following a 31 July 2005 decision by the government's Satellite Broadcasting Business Review Committee not to renew their licences. They were given just two days to [...]

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Pakistan: Police Raid Newspapers, Arresting Journalists and Vendors

Posted on Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Four journalists working for Islamist newspapers in Pakistan were arrested last week after Karachi police raided their offices as part of the country's stepped-up fight against extremism, report the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

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Pakistan: Karachi police raid offices of publications, arrest journalists & newspaper vendors

Posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

On 19 July 2005, police in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city and media centre, raided the offices of a daily newspaper and three weekly magazines and arrested two journalists for publishing hate literature. Police also arrested newspaper vendors from various localities for selling the magazines.

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Chinese satellite station's Asian broadcasts to stop today

Posted on Friday, April 15th, 2005

The NDTV is collecting signatures in order to stop the termination of its broadcast of "uncensored news about China" to Asia.

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