Tag Archives: Free Speech

Newsweek: Can radio turn the tide in Syria?

Thanks to The Professor for sharing this brilliant article by Mike Giglio in The Daily Beast: “Twenty minutes—this was the small window of time that Majid (not his real name) usually gave himself to broadcast his radio dispatches and then … Continue reading

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Cambodia bans foreign radio in advance of elections

(Source: Radio Free Asia) The Cambodian government has ordered local radio stations to stop broadcasting foreign programs ahead of general elections in a move widely seen as a major setback to media freedom in the country and aimed at stifling … Continue reading

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International Broadcasters support freedom of information

The international broadcasting arms of France, Australia, the US, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands issued a joint statement in support of press freedoms across the globe. With the exception of the Netherlands (RNW), all of these countries … Continue reading

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Syria stifles the Internet while Canada stifles shortwave

This past Saturday, I found the irony a bit much to take: on one hand, there was Syria, a highly volatile country struggling for stability, while on the other hand, there was…Canada? Both, on the same fateful day, effecting media … Continue reading

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Guinea imposed temporary ban on Radio France International

(Source: Committee to Protect Journalists via RNW Media Network) On Monday [25 July], Guinea’s state-controlled media regulatory agency imposed a “temporary” ban on media coverage of the July 19 attack on the private residence of President Alpha Conde, silencing private radio … Continue reading

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