NEPAL: “Freedom of Expression” and Internet ….!

Digital Media Committee (DMC) Fedaration of Nepali Journalists(FNJ) and Internet Society Nepal organized a program on freedom of expression and its pros and cons in internet world of World Wide Web. Highlighting the concept and use of internet as a modern day tool of freedom of expression, different journalist, online activists, reporters, bloggers, experts etc [...]

Ban on Myrdal’s India Visit Undemocratic

The alleged ban by the government on world-renowned Swedish writer Jan Myrdal to visit India is shocking. The official version is that Myrdal is a Maoist supporter and he had indulged in anti-state activity and that is the reason a ban on his future visit is being contemplated. The 85 year old writer denied this [...]

Morocco’s Great Illusion

For the past three months, I have been struggling with the notion that Joseph de Maistre’s famous “every country has the government it deserves,” found in his “Lettres et Opuscules Inédits vol. 1, letter 53,” is indeed an accurate delineation of Morocco. Could it be conceivable that we, Moroccans, are not aware of the judiciary’s [...]

VIETNAM : Vietnam must free bloggers Dieu Cay, Phan Thanh Hai and Ta Phong Tan

His Excellency Trương Tấn Sang, President, Socialist Republic of Vietnam Your Excellency, I am writing to express my concern about the founding members of the Club for Free Journalists Nguyen Van Hai (a.k.a Dieu Cay), Phan Thanh Hai (a.k.a Anhbasg), and Ta Phong Tan. The People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City will reportedly convene [...]

PAKISTAN: Saleem Shahzad case -rule of law or rule of ISI?

Freedom of expression is one of the essential pre-requirements for the practice, protection and promotion of democracy. If we are to speak of a democratic Pakistan we need to examine, whether the media is free. Each and every day media professionals are facing threats of kidnapping or murder for telling the truth. The truth about [...]

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