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Op-Ed: No propaganda, Voice of America need not fear reform bill

Washington - Mismanagement by senior executives threatens journalistic independence of Voice of America (VOA) much more than the bipartisan bill in Congress designed to reform U.S. international media outreach. There will be no government propaganda from VOA.

Snowden affair opens up debates on journalist vs blogger rights

The Edward Snowden affair opens up new debates on the rights of a free press. Does the First Amendment declare the media can say or write anything they want to? Can just anyone pass along government secrets claiming press protection?

Today is World Press Freedom Day

Today May 3 is the 20th anniversary of World Press Freedom day. However, journalists and media groups from around the world believe that this last year has seen a marked decline in press freedom.

Reporters sans Frontières launch censored content website

Under the banner ‘We fight censorship’ journalists’ campaigning organisation Reporters sans Frontières last week launched a website which will carry content that has been censored, banned or which has given rise to reprisals against its author.

Op-Ed: Silencing the journalist — The reality of Eritrea

Image if tomorrow you went out to buy your favorite newspaper and it wasn't there, only newspapers that were put out by the government. On September 18, 2001 that was the reality in Eritrea.
 

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