World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers


Censorship

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2017-12-04 11:50

The Indonesian government has used the long-standing conflict in Papua to justify implementing harsh rules in the region, offering limited opportunities and restricted access to journalists. While authorities may withhold information from local Papuan journalists – who are identified by their family name or physical characteristics – foreign journalists have little chance of even accessing the region.

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Hedvig Lundstrom

Date

2017-01-05 15:03

Journalists, civil society groups and the ruling ANC party have gone head to head with South Africa’s public broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), since May, when the broadcaster announced that it would no longer air footage of the destruction of public property during protests. The ban has caused a public uproar, with many accusing the broadcaster – the country’s largest – of censorship.

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Hedvig Lundstrom

Date

2016-07-28 09:57

Colombia’s constitutional court is moving ahead with a national referendum on a peace deal with FARC rebels, one month after the two sides signed a landmark ceasefire agreement in Havana. The country hopes the ceasefire will end half a century of discord, and move towards a deal that would see the disarmament and demobilization of rebels, and more regional stability. For journalists reporting in FARC-controlled regions, the ceasefire also offers hope of increased safety and an end to media censorship.

Author

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Hedvig Lundstrom

Date

2016-07-27 10:21

Author

Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2015-04-14 13:21

Protesting the proposed ban on Russian government-controlled TV channels in Lithuania, international press freedom groups urge the government to "preserve the principles of free expression."

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2015-03-10 00:00

The military junta is tightening its grip on the nation’s press following last week’s military coup in Thailand. After martial law was declared and soldiers stormed several TV stations, orders effectively stifling any free expression have been followed by the arrest or summoning of hundreds of politicians, activists and journalists.

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WAN-IFRA

Date

2014-05-26 15:13

When highlighting violence against journalists and impunity in the Americas, countries like Mexico, Honduras, Colombia and Brazil come to mind. But impunity remains a serious problem in Peru as well.

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Rodrigo Bonilla

Date

2014-04-24 18:04

Newspapers in the region publish news that Venezuelan media have stopped printing due to the shortage of newsprint and plan sending newsprint stock.

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Rodrigo Bonilla

Date

2014-03-12 12:05

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