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Reuters journalists in Burmese prison

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Reuters journalists in Burmese prison

YANGON: Two Reuters journalists arrested in Burma (Myanmar) will be allowed to meet their families once their first 14-day period of remand expires, says Reuters, quoting local media. They were arrested after being invited to meet police officials over dinner on the outskirts of Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon on Dec 12. Reporters Wa Lone and […]

Pressing Points on World Press Freedom Day

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Pressing Points on World Press Freedom Day

Sir, On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, which we never knew existed until the media broadcasted it; I have a few points to share. It isn’t clear what this ‘Freedom of the Press’ is supposed to mean. Every country in the world says that in theory their newspapers and press is free. But […]

Press Freedom and Jailed Journos

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Press Freedom and Jailed Journos

Yesterday, May 3rd was Press Freedom Day. But is the press really free? It is estimated that 199 journalists were jailed last year and 110 killed (2015). Each year on World Press Freedom Day we hear the horrific stories of endangered journalists. In addition to news, the internet brings us dispatches of attacks on journalists […]