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World 10 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM

Iraq to fine media for biased, false election cover

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq has threatened to fine journalists covering the Jan. 31 local elections if they report inaccuracies or back any candidate, a move journalists' groups said could hurt the country's already beleaguered media.

World 22 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

War erodes respect of press freedoms - media group

PARISOct 22 (Reuters) - The United States and Israel, despite their democratic credentials, fall down badly in their respect for press freedoms in conflict zones, a media group said on Wednesday.

Lifestyle 29 Apr 2008 | 12:00 AM

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JELUTONG MP Ooi Chuan Aun has plenty on his plate these days as an elected representative as well as Chief of Staff to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

World 13 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

Tension grows between France's Sarkozy and media

PARIS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Sarkozy's chief of staff chided French media on Tuesday in the latest sign of a growing rift between Sarkozy and journalists who have picked over the details of his very public love life.

World 13 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

Elections pose risk to journalists in 2008 - report

PARIS (Reuters) - The year 2008 could be particularly hazardous for journalists covering elections in several countries including Pakistan, Russia, Iran and Zimbabwe, with a big risk of physical attack and arrest, a media watchdog said on Wednesday.

Nation 20 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

RSF press freedom rating not valid, says Zam

Malaysians and other Asians should ignore the press freedom ratings made by the Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) as the body is not a judge on local values, Information Minister Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin said yesterday.

World 16 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

Media watchdog RSF says worried by attacks on press

PARIS (Reuters) - Press freedoms have deteriorated in Eritrea, Peru and Mexico but the situation has improved in the world's most developed countries, a media rights group said in an annual report on Tuesday.

World 29 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Iran frees journalist on $54,000 bail - report

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has freed one of three journalists accused of publishing

World 05 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Egypt's bloggers test state media control

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian bloggers have come into the spotlight, on the one hand as an important forum for political debate, on the other as the target of government attempts to limit their freedom of expression.

World 01 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM

Thailand bans ousted PM's satellite television

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military-appointed government prevented the launch of a new television station by former members of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's party, saying it was about to break the law.