Pakistani journalist critical of army released after abduction

By Mubasher Bukhari and Drazen Jorgic LAHORE/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jun 6 : A Pakistani journalist and rights activist who openly criticised the military and its alleged meddling in politics was freed early on Wednesday, several hours after being abducted, her family and colleagues said. The journalist, Gul Bukhari, who is a dual Pakistani-British national, has been […]

Ukraine defends ruse faking journalist’s murder, others criticise alarmist stunt

By Matthias Williams and Natalia Zinets KIEV, May 31 : Ukraine on Thursday defended the action of its state security services in faking the death of a Russian dissident journalist after international criticism, saying the bizarre ruse had been essential for protecting him. Ukraine revealed on Wednesday that it had stage-managed the fake murder of […]

Myanmar journalists say government failing to protect press freedom -survey

By Thu Thu Aung YANGON, May 4: Journalists in Myanmar believe their government is failing to defend media freedom despite the transition from harsh military rule to an elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, according to a survey published to mark World Press Freedom Day on Thursday. Activist group Free Expression Myanmar and its […]

Myanmar journalists say government failing to protect press freedom -survey

By Thu Thu Aung YANGON, May 3 : Journalists in Myanmar believe their government is failing to defend media freedom despite the transition from harsh military rule to an elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, according to a survey published to mark World Press Freedom Day on Thursday. Activist group Free Expression Myanmar and […]

Myanmar court accepts testimony of policeman who said Reuters reporters framed

By Shoon Naing and Yimou Lee YANGON, May 2 : A judge in Myanmar declared on Wednesday that a witness who said two Reuters reporters accused of possessing state secrets were framed by police was credible, dealing a blow to the prosecution in what has become a landmark press freedom case. In what defence lawyers […]

Anti-establishment Pakistani journalist escapes kidnap attempt

By Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD, Jan 10 : A Pakistani journalist, known for criticising his country’s military establishment, said on Wednesday he had narrowly escaped being kidnapped by armed men, in an incident that came months after he complained of being harassed by the security services. Taha Siddiqui, who reports for France 24 and is the […]