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Letters 09 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Skewed angle on press freedom

The world may have become increasingly borderless, and interest groups that consider themselves unfettered by territorial limits think they are doing the world a favour by carrying out assessments of value systems ostensibly to improve things. One such group is Reporters sans Frontieres (RSF), writes BUNN NAGARA.

Nation 04 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

‘Black year’ for newsmen

Press freedom advocate Reporters Without Borders has described 2003 as a 'black year' for journalists worldwide, with 42 reporters killed and more than 120 others still imprisoned.

Letters 31 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia's press not as free as we think

JAKARTA: The press in our former colony, the tiny Timor Leste, is much more free than ours; the new nation ranks number 57 together with Ghana and a notch above Thailand on a newly released list that ranks 167 countries.

World 26 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

U.S. rejects media concerns about Iraq detentions

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military rejected on Thursday concerns aired by Reuters and other media organisations in Iraq about its detention of journalists, saying it would not consider the special nature of their work in reporting conflict.

World 28 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

More journalists killed in Iraq than Vietnam - RSF

PARIS (Reuters) - More journalists have been killed in Iraq since the war began in March 2003 than during the 20 years of conflict in Vietnam, media rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Sunday.

World 01 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

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 04 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Last year deadliest for journalists since 1995 - RSF

PARIS (Reuters) - At least 63 journalists were killed around the world in 2005 -- the highest toll in more than a decade -- with Iraq again the deadliest country, media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Wednesday.

World 24 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.S., Russia slide in world press freedom survey

PARIS (Reuters) - Restrictions on civil liberties due to the

World 07 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Egypt added to RSF Internet blacklist, Libya off

PARIS (Reuters) - Journalists' rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has added Egypt to its list of the worst suppressors of freedom of expression on the Internet but removed neighbouring Libya as it found no Web censorship there.

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.