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Scotland Yard under fire over probe into envoy’s email leak

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.
The new row centered around a statement by Scotland Yard’s assistant commissioner Neil Basu .(FILE PHOTO.)
The new row centered around a statement by Scotland Yard’s assistant commissioner Neil Basu .(FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Jul 13, 2019 06:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar

Pak foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi heckled in London over media freedom: Report

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.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi was heckled by a Canadian journalist here alleging that his social media account was suspended over complaints from the government, according to media reports.(REUTERS)
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi was heckled by a Canadian journalist here alleging that his social media account was suspended over complaints from the government, according to media reports.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 12, 2019 11:57 AM IST
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London | By Press Trust of India

‘Collective shrug’: Amal Clooney slams world leaders on Khashoggi death

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.
The Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Istanbul last year.(Reuters File Photo)
The Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Istanbul last year.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2019 02:57 PM IST
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London | By Associated Press

China’s influence creeps up on foreign media: Report. Rubbish, says Beijing

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.
The Chinese foreign ministry dismissed the report as false with ulterior motives.(REUTERS FIL)
The Chinese foreign ministry dismissed the report as false with ulterior motives.(REUTERS FIL)
Updated on Jun 07, 2019 02:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis

Britain’s foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt cites Amartya Sen’s work to plug media freedom

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.
“The Indian Nobel Laureate, Amartya Sen, defined the ‘expansion of freedom’ as what he called the ‘pre-eminent objective’ of development,” said Britain’s foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt.(Amal KS/HT File Photo)
“The Indian Nobel Laureate, Amartya Sen, defined the ‘expansion of freedom’ as what he called the ‘pre-eminent objective’ of development,” said Britain’s foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt.(Amal KS/HT File Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2019 04:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar

Amal Clooney named UK’s special envoy on media freedom

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.
Amal Clooney’s leading work on human rights means she is ideally placed to ensure this campaign has real impact for journalists.(REUTERS PHOTO)
Amal Clooney’s leading work on human rights means she is ideally placed to ensure this campaign has real impact for journalists.(REUTERS PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 05, 2019 05:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar

China hits back at ‘prejudiced’ US with own rights criticism

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.
China’s State Council, or Cabinet, said the United States was a self-styled “human rights defender,” that has a human rights record which is “flawed and lackluster”.(REUTERS)
China’s State Council, or Cabinet, said the United States was a self-styled “human rights defender,” that has a human rights record which is “flawed and lackluster”.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 14, 2019 01:48 PM IST
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