Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, who organized a conference on threat to media freedom across the world this week, defended the right of the press to publish Darroch’s leaked emails that described the Trump administration as ‘inept, insecure and incompetent’, among other remarks.
Updated on Jul 13, 2019 06:39 PM IST
The move came as the Pakistan government decided to curtail the space given by the press to jailed politicians like Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Zardari.
Updated on Jul 12, 2019 11:57 AM IST
London | By Press Trust of India
The Washington Post columnist was killed inside Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Istanbul last year. According to the United Nations cultural body UNESCO, 99 media workers were killed worldwide in 2018.
Updated on Jul 11, 2019 02:57 PM IST
London | By Associated Press
A new report on media freedom says the Communist Party of China (CPC) is rapidly expanding its influence on media abroad to spread propaganda and impact decisions.
Updated on Jun 07, 2019 02:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
Announcing UK government initiatives on media freedom, Hunt said when everyone is able to exchange ideas freely, a society benefits not just from the brains of the people at the top, but from the originality and creativity of the entire population.
Updated on May 02, 2019 04:35 PM IST
The Foreign Office noted that 2018 was the deadliest year for journalists, with 99 killed, 348 detained and 60 taken hostage by non-state groups, adding that the panel would support countries to repeal outdated laws and strengthen mechanisms to protect journalists.
Updated on Apr 05, 2019 05:20 PM IST
China has roundly rejected concern about its policies in Xinjiang, where rights groups say the government is operating internment camps holding a million or more Muslims. China says they are vocational training centres aimed at de-radicalisation.
Updated on Mar 14, 2019 01:48 PM IST
Beijing | By Reuters