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Sri Lankan government frees Tamil journalist
May 03, 2010 Jeyaprakash Tissainayagam, accused of conspiring to cause ethnic violence through his articles gets presidential pardon, coinciding with World Press Freedom Day. His sentence had been criticised by the US and EU, for being the harshest punishment to a scribe in recent years.
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Award for excellence in media and communications
Oct 01, 2010 Asian Media Information Centre (AMIC) announces the AMIC Asia Communication Awards, 2011 to honour excellence in media and communications. Nominations are invited before December 31, 2010.
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Media fellowship on dams in northeast India
Mar 25, 2011 Panos South Asia’s RELAY programme invites print/web and television journalists to apply for the ‘Reporting research media fellowship programme’ on dams and development in Northeast India. The last date for submitting papers is April 15, 2011.
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Media Fellowship on environment
Mar 06, 2012 Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) offers a media fellowship to Indian journalists on different environment issues. Last date for submission of applications is April 15, 2012.
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UN pays tribute to slain editor's courage
May 05, 2009 On the World Press Day, the posthumous recipient of the UNESCO award on press freedom – Sri Lankan editor Lasantha Wickrematunge continues to inspire journalists. His death has however been a blow to independent media as many now engage in self-censorship, say his colleagues and widow.
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Afghanistan-Pakistan: A tough terrain for female scribes
May 19, 2009 The threat of Taliban has forced several women journalists in Afghanistan and Pakistan to switch to other vocations. Defying the odds, however, are a few brave women who continue to report on the conflict and raise awareness on sensitive issues.
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World turning hostile for journalists
May 21, 2009 Journalists all over the world are facing an increased security threat, making it difficult for them to cover events in conflict zones. According to International News Safety Institute as many as 28 journalists have been killed so far this year.
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"Media crisis is due to intellectual dishonesty": Noam Chomsky
Oct 25, 2010 "Crisis in the media is not a result of its declining revenues as much as its intellectual dishonesty," says Noam Chomsky. He also feels Pakistani media is more vibrant and informative than their Indian counterpart.
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Scribe hacked to death in Bangladesh
Jun 21, 2012 Coming close on the heels of the report about a Nepalese journalist being issued death threats, is a news about a journalist in Bangladesh, Jamal Uddin, who has been hacked to death in Sharsha, Jessore. In most likelihood, Jamal was killed for reporting on a local drug smuggling syndicate, report Bangladesh based Media Watch and other IFEX members.
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Social media set for a bigger role in humanitarian assistance
Jul 18, 2012 According to Raymond Palatino, a member of The Philippines House of Representatives and the South Asia editor for Global Voices, while mainstream media often reported on the news of a disaster, citizen journalists were able to provide valuable background information that could impact humanitarian policy. "Reporting a disaster or an emergency is as critical as reporting the events leading to it. How did people react just before it happened and so on," Palatino said.
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Reporting on Muslim development issues: lessons for the media
Mar 22, 2013 Save the Children and UKaid held a workshop in New Delhi yesterday to mull over the need for change in reportage on the Muslim community in India. The focus group which has journalists from various mediums in attendance talked about the need to move away from stereotypes and do more 'responsible' reportage.
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World Press Photo and Drik to train rural journalists
Oct 15, 2012 Aiming to bring a positive change by using multimedia communication, World Press Photo along with Dhaka based Drik will train journalists for rural areas.
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Enriching community media
Mar 27, 2009 Internews has released a new guide: The business of changing lives. It focuses on the growing popularity of citizen journalism and integration of technologies in community media. The publication also talks of its role in meeting the MDGs.
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Advocating gender equality in media
Jun 08, 2009 Getting the balance right is an illustrated resource handbook by UNESCO, which deals in gender issues in media. The document assesses the key challenges faced by female journalists and the need for concrete policies for ensuring more equality in mainstream media.
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Climate science reportage
Sep 15, 2009 Alike its earlier two editions, Reporting on Climate Change: Understanding the Science is a guide written primarily for editors and journalists interested in the subject. Over the years this resource by Environment Law Institute has evolved into a lucid deconstruction of climate change for communicators and educators as well.
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Study measures press freedom
May 03, 2011 On World Press Freedom Day, international organisation Reporters Without Borders has released Press Freedom Index 2010 for countries worldwide. The index clearly indicates that the freedom of press doesn't depend on economic development and that institutional reform and respect for fundamental rights do not necessarily go hand in hand.
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Citizen journalism reaches remote tribal areas
Jul 13, 2010 Former BBC journalist, Shubranshu Choudhury, has devised a new way of reaching the remote tribal areas of Chhattisgarh in an attempt to bring them into the mainstream. Swara, enables the tribals to tell their version of stories, in their language and through a medium accessible to them.
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Journalists learn tricks of survival
Nov 20, 2008 Colombo-based Free Media Movement and other international organisations are providing safety training to journalists. Deemed as the third most dangerous place in the world, reporting from Sri Lanka involves a lot of risks and requires skills in conflict management, surveillance awareness and captivity survival.
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Shock, fear and anger in Sri Lanka after editor's murder
Jan 09, 2009 There is a sense of outrage in the media and civil society after the assassination of The Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunga on Thursday by suspected pro-government elements. Media in Sri Lanka has been routinely targeted for expressing dissenting voices.
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Pakistan journalists in the line of fire
Jan 12, 2009 Pakistan remained one of the deadliest places for journalists in 2008. A US-based media watchdog group said scribes faced threat not only from military and intelligence services but also from Islamic militants, who want to control the media.
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Keeping the legacy of slain editor alive
Jan 16, 2009 Lasantha Wickrematunge was a towering figure in Sri Lankan media. His killing on January 8 has evoked angry responses and a quiet resolve from the journalistic fraternity to carry on with his legacy and continue the fight for justice.
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Anger over jailed Bhutanese journalist
Jan 23, 2009 A press freedom group has reacted angrily after the Bhutanese government jailed a journalist on ‘subversion’ charges. The Association of Press Freedom activists accused authorities of torturing 20-year-old Shantiram Acharya, who has been sentenced to seven years in prison for his alleged links to a banned Maoist group.
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Journalism in Sri Lanka 'endangered'
Jan 27, 2009 In Sri Lanka, journalism is increasingly becoming a dangerous profession. Youngsters are wary of taking up media jobs as a career option, and keeping old timers motivated is hard in an atmosphere of fear and intimidation.
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Repressive regimes posing threat to media freedom
Feb 11, 2009 Journalists in many countries are finding it difficult to get the "best obtainable version of the truth” because of increased threats to their lives. A new report released by New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists says there is a climate of fear and intimidation all around.
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New Age Islam battles fundamentalists in cyberspace
Mar 24, 2009 Journalist Sultan Shahin in India is trying to reclaim the religion he adores from fundamentalist forces through a website. It provides a wide range of original theological and political writings to its audience that present a moderate view of Islam.
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Journalists in Sri Lanka facing severe persecution
Jun 18, 2009 A new study by the Committee to Protect Journalists has said that at least 11 Sri Lankan reporters and editors have been driven into exile in the last one year amid an intensive government crackdown. Media persons have had to face severe retribution for critical coverage of military operations against Tamil rebels.
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Creating a safe environment for journalists
Mar 30, 2010 The safety of Journalists and the Risk of Impunity was released on the occasion of the meeting of the Intergovernmental Council of the IPDC at UNESCO. It stresses that the absence of threat is essential to protect the right of journalists for them to provide information without fear.
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Kashmiri journos protest curb on free speech
Jul 20, 2010 Press is often cited as the fourth pillar of democracy. However, in Kashmir, media faces censorship whenever it presents news beyond state-control. Local journalists intimated by curbs on free thought and unavailability of curfew passes launched a unified protest suspending all local and English newspapers for few days.
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Brave journalist from Sri Lanka gets global award
Nov 16, 2010 Poddala Jayantha, a journalist from Sri Lanka, has been announced as one of the recipients of the Global Integrity Award by Transparency International. Jayantha has worked relentlessly to expose corruption and injustice in Sri Lanka and in the process, survived an assault on his life.
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Media rights watchdog names worst media predators
May 04, 2010 A report by Paris based organisation Reporters Without Borders has named China, Russia and Rwanda among the worst predators of press freedom. Names of Chechen, Yemini presidents and Taliban leader Mullah Omar has also appeared in the list for the first time.
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