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Media witchhunt continues: now it's Tong

• Najib’s administration shows its vindictiveness
• 1MDB being treated as ‘sacred cow’
• Media under attack for doing their job
• Police treating journalists as criminals…

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Chinese jail writer, 71, over press freedom leak

A veteran Chinese journalist has been jailed for seven years for revealing an alleged communist plan to restrict Western-style press freedoms. Press Gazette says the sentence appears to confirm the story was correct. Read more

Human Rights

Creating a meme on Twitter could send you to jail in Tanzania

The administration of Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete has been heavily criticized at home and abroad for actions that are threatening to roll back years of progress on press freedoms and it could get worse. 466 more words

China threatens to shut down Sina unless it 'improves censorship'

China threatens to shut down Sina unless it ‘improves censorship’

The online portal ‘distorted news facts, violated morality and engaged in media hype’

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China (P.R.C.)

Did councillor pay to free reporter's car?

• Money and favours: press ethics at stake
• In Penang, a question of possible corruption
• Did councillor get anything in return?

Disturbing questions arise from a letter to Malaysiakini published last night, a condensed version of which is below. 590 more words


Press Freedom in Singapore

The issue of press freedom is particularly unique in Singapore because of the hybrid-type government and how it operates. It has been known as an “electoral autocracy,” “semi-democracy,” and “illiberal democracy” (Hao and George). 610 more words

Another appalling prosecution of journalists in Turkey

It didn’t take long.  After yesterday’s good news in the trial of Dutch journalist Fréderike Geerdink, in which the prosecutor moved for acquittal, came news from Istanbul that… 427 more words