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2014-02-06 12:25:38

On February 11, 2014 from 9:00am to 10:30am EST At the National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 529 14(th) Street, NW - Washington, DC 20045 WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Index (under embargo until 6:01pm EST on February 11) will be introduced by Delphine Halgand, Reporters Without Borders USA Director highlighting the significant trends, rises and falls of countries in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index. Panelists of the discussion will include: -- James Risen...

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2012-03-13 11:17:33

Arab Spring, the name given to a cascade of revolts across the Arab world, is changing the face of internet freedom, according to Reporters Without Borders. An annual report classifies as “enemies”, countries that severely curtail freedom of expression on and access to the web, AP reports. Reporters Without Borders, which released its latest “Enemies of the Internet” list Monday,  added Bahrain to its enemies list, citing a news blackout and harassment of...

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2009-06-03 06:25:00

Just two days shy of the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, China shut down access to Twitter, Flickr and other websites, according to members of Reporters Without Borders (RSF).  "Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the blockage of a dozen websites such as Twitter, YouTube, Bing, Flickr, Opera, Live, Wordpress and Blogger in China," the media rights group admitted. The action is the latest indication of the strict, authoritarian government's attempt to keep tabs...


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