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Propaganda, and the suppression of dissent

By Rahnuma Ahmed   First published in New Age I have not acquired any fortune but I have my paternal estate and the pension of a Subedar. This is enough for me. The people in my village seem to respect me, … Continue reading

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Protecting Freedom of Expression in Bangladesh

Following is the English translation of the statement made by academics, writers, women?s rights, human rights and cultural activists, including freedom fighters, on December 18, 2014 regarding the conviction and sentencing of British journalist David Bergman by the International Crimes … Continue reading

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Time Warner Cable Drops Current TV Upon Sale To Al Jazeera

By Michael Calderon in Huffington Post? The newsroom at Al Jazeera headquarters in Doha, Qatar, on Nov. 14, 2006. (Photo credit: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images) NEW YORK ?- Time Warner Cable pulled the plug on Current TV just hours after news … Continue reading

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Finally I feel safe

Sri Lankan Editor Frederica Jansz Flees Sri Lanka November 4, 2012 | Filed under: Colombo Telegraph,Featured News,News,STORIES | Posted By Colombo Telegraph – Frederica Jansz, who was sacked from her post as Editor in Chief at The Sunday Leader in September this year is learnt to have left Sri Lanka together with … Continue reading

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When luddites go digital

Article that looks at the rise of digital Bangladesh culminating in the current blockage of www.youtube.com in Bangladesh. Remember those days? It was 1993. Getting a new telephone line took several years and large bribes. Getting an international line was … Continue reading

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Sanjana Hattotuwa talks to Frederica Jansz

On this program Sanjana Hattotuwa talks to Frederica Jansz, Former Editor-In-Chief, The Sunday Leader An excellent interview that maps out the options faced by independent media in our region. Earlier this year Sanjana Hattotuwa had introduced the book “My journey … Continue reading

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Shell Blocks Employee Access to Activist Website

?71,010 employees blocked from tweeting Oprah about Supreme Court murder case? Houston, TX (October 2, 2012) ? Early Monday morning, 71,010 Shell employees received an email from the company’s “Grassroots Employee Empowerment Division” providing information on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch … Continue reading

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Conservatives, Democrats and the convenience of denouncing free speech

Westerners love to decry censorship aimed at them by Muslims while ignoring the extreme censorship they impose on them Glenn Greenwald?guardian.co.uk, Nothing tests one’s intellectual honesty and ability to apply principles consistently more than free speech controversies. It is exceedingly … Continue reading

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Contemporary art and cultural clashes in kathmandu.

by Satish Sharma: Rotigraphy THURSDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER 2012 “Artist advised to paint works that are pleasing …not satirical…socio political works can only be exhibited during gai jatra..? Artist’s paintings should be self explanatory? “a picture should speak a 1000 words”. … Continue reading

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Assassination attempt on Clinton suppressed by media

Israeli and U.S. Media Conspired to Block Attempted Assassination of Clinton Political Perspective by Tim King Salem-News.com Hiding the event from the public makes the media guilty of treason. (SALEM) – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton survived an assassination … Continue reading

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