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The journalist as terrorist: an Ethiopian story

The Ethiopian government led by prime minister Meles Zenawi uses charges of terrorism to silence and intimidate its domestic critics. The political technique is now being extended by accusing independent journalists of conspiracy. One of his targets, Abiye Teklemariam Megenta, responds.

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Turkey: What's Behind the Country's New Internet Filtering System

When Turkish officials announced earlier this year that all internet users would soon be forced to sign up for a government-run filtering program (see this previous post), a loud outcry ensued, with p...
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Tutu condemns SA 'secrecy bill'

Tutu condemns SA 'secrecy bill' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Nobel Peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu condemns a new media law, which South African MPs are set to vote on shortly.
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Turkish trial of journalists raises human rights concerns

Turkish journalists Ahmet Sik and Nedim Sener appeared in court today in a trial that has some questioning the health of Turkey's democracy, long considered a model in the Muslim world.
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South African Parliament Approves Press Law

Legislators overwhelmingly passed a new secrecy law that critics say is designed to shield a corrupt elite from press scrutiny.
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Egypt's media must undergo its own revolution

Egypt's media must undergo its own revolution | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Austin Mackell: Media commands used to come from the ministry of information.
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