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A group of mainstream journalists and activists from South Asia came together to evaluate the role of media in communal violence in this religiously charged region.
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Born in a remote village in eastern Burma, where civil war raged for decades and education was limited, Saw Yan Naing never imagined he would write for a Burmese and international audience.
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Nearly five years have passed since 58 people were killed, including 32 journalists, on 23 Nov., 2009, and the victims’ families have yet to see even a single conviction, among almost 200 suspects.
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Senators are once again at odds with the Philippine Supreme Court, this time regarding criminal penalties for online libel.
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A hard-hitting radioman was critically wounded in an assassination attempt by a lone gunman near his home in Dagupan City in northern Philippines.
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The picture of press freedom in Bangladesh is generally gloomy, although the condition differs from one regime to another.
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Another broadcaster was slain gangland style in a brazen daylight attack on May 23 by two unidentified gunmen riding in tandem aboard a motorcycle in southern Philippines.
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A breakaway Muslim rebel group attacked a military convoy with Filipino journalists on board in Maguindanao in southern Philippines on February 4.
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There seems to be no let-up in the killing of Filipino journalists. The latest victim was a broadcaster and manager of a radio station in the southern Philippines.
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On Feb. 15, The Media Project is bringing together in Dhaka, Bangladesh, leading local mainstream journalists under the banner “Key Challenges to Media Freedom."
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