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World 01 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Singapore not ashamed of low rank for press freedom

Defending the city-state's model of press control, former prime minister Goh Chok Tong said the country should not subscribe to the Western model of a free press that favours criticism and opposition.

World 01 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Private dailies re-emerge in Myanmar, face difficulties

YANGON (Reuters) - Four private dailies hit the newsstands for the first time in almost 50 years in Myanmar on Monday, but many others failed to appear, hamstrung by poor financing, archaic equipment and a dearth of reporters.

Business 03 Apr 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Petronas and partner to explore energy fields in Myanmar

KUALA LUMPUR: Petroliam Nasional Bhd and Thailands PTT Exploration & Production Pcl (PTTEP) have won the right to explore onshore energy fields in Myanmar, which is looking to boost sales of oil and gas to its neighbours.

World 07 Nov 2013 | 12:35 AM Premium

Rights groups condemn life sentences for three Turkish journalists

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Rights groups accused Turkey's courts of using anti-terrorism laws to silence dissent on Wednesday after three journalists were handed life sentences for alleged links to a banned far-leftist organisation.

TECH 28 Oct 2014 | 12:00 PM Premium

Saudi lawyers jailed, banned from media over Tweets

Three lawyers in Saudi Arabia were jailed Monday for up to eight years and banned from using social media over Tweets that undermined the judiciary, the official news agency SPA said.

World 17 Aug 2019 | 8:19 PM Premium

Sudanese army and civilians seal interim power-sharing deal

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's main opposition coalition and the ruling military council on Saturday signed a final power-sharing deal that paves the way for a transitional government, and eventually elections, following the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir.

Indonesia 24 Jan 2020 | 7:00 AM

Outcry over Indonesia’s arrest of environmental journalist

PALANGKARAYA: International journalists and agencies have condemned the arrest of American environmental journalist Philip Jacobson, who has been detained in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, for allegedly misusing his residency permit.