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On Tuesday 2 July the Jordanian government announced it had blocked 254 news websites that had failed to obtain a government license. This move follows a controversial change to the Press and Publication Law in 2012 dictating that online news sites must register with the government, a policy that independent watchdog organisations fear will “risk curbing their independent reporting and analysis.” Among the blocked sites are those for Al-Jazeera, Time Out magazine and AmmanNet.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2013-07-04 15:15

Than Htut Aung, Chairman and CEO of Eleven Media Group in Myanmar, known for its audacious defiance of official censorship and dedication to democratic freedoms, has been awarded the 2013 Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom prize of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

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Alison Meston

Date

2013-06-03 06:26

"This Golden Pen of Freedom Award means to me that I am not walking alone. We, the people of Myanmar, are not walking alone. This Award means you are with us."

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2013-06-03 06:23

The WAN-IFRA Board issues Press Freedom Resolutions to highlight concerns regarding freedom of expression worldwide, and as a call to action from the global newspaper industry to protect press freedom.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2013-06-02 09:53

Thirteen years after being named as Golden Pen of Freedom laureates, Myanmar journalists San San Nweh and U Win Tin finally received their awards in Yangon this week.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2013-06-02 05:47

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