Tuesday, February 15, 2011

44 journalists killed in 2010, media watchdog says

Feb 15, 2011

Nairobi - Some 44 journalists were killed worldwide in 2010 as global institutions failed to protect the media, a report published Tuesday by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said.

Pakistan was the deadliest country, with eight killed, followed by Iraq with five, according to the report 'Attacks on the Press in 2010'.

Clinton pushes for internet freedom

Lachlan Carmichael | 15th February 2011

US SECRETARY of State Hillary Clinton is renewing her push for the free and open use of the internet as protesters from Egypt to Iran have used it to demand political freedoms.
In a speech in Washington, the chief US diplomat said the question of what people do online and what principles they follow is one that "becomes more urgent every day".

Monday, February 14, 2011

Facebook Officials Keep Quiet on Its Role in Revolts

With Facebook playing a starring role in the revolts that toppled governments in Tunisia and Egypt, you might think the company’s top executives would use this historic moment to highlight its role as the platform for democratic change.

Clinton: US to back cyber dissent in repressive states, warns Internet curbs can't last

Restricting the Internet will not hold back surging popular demand for democratic reforms in the Middle East or elsewhere and the Obama administration is ready to help dissidents evade cyber curbs to promote human rights and democracy in repressive states, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says in a major policy address.

UNESCO condemns murder of Egyptian journalist

PARIS: UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova on Friday, 11 February 2011, condemned the murder of Egyptian journalist Ahmed Mohammed Mahmoud, who died of his wounds on 4 February. He was shot in the head on 29 January while covering the protests that began on 25 January in Cairo