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INDIA: Congress plays down Sonia's Press Club meet

Congress party spokesperson says meeting with Press Club of India officers was because of the club's requests and with no regard to who the officers are
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INDIA: Magazine office in Prabhadevi ransacked

Six men barge into 'Society' magazine's office, throw computers off tables, break windows, and shout slogans about Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray
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INDIA: Tripura editors agitate against low ad rates, arrested

Tripura Newspaper Society secretary says with absence of corporations in the state and low advertisement rates, the government's plan to cut government advertising will adversely affect employees in newspaper industry
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SRI LANKA: Lanka jails scribe for 20 yrs for 2 articles

Activists say government is using journalist as an example to intimidate other reporters and editors
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INDIA: Sonia 'joins' Press Club, stirs row

Press Club of India officers use meeting with Congress party chief to counter dissident members
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INDIA: Director files plaint against TV channels

Director files defamation lawsuit against two television channels that aired a hidden camera video recording of him
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BANGLADESH: Info commission waits for office space, rules

Chief information commissioner also says current budget is inadequate for implementing Right to Information law and a new budget proposal has been submitted
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INDIA: Cut out celebrity trivia from world news pages

Minister of state for external affairs encourages newspapers to expand international news coverage in content and amount
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BANGLADESH: Journos give deadline

Journalists demand security for reporters and arrest of criminals who attacked Narasingdi Press Club
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INDIA: Four FM channels for city soon

Local FM radio stations, 3G mobile phone service and WiMAX wireless broadband are among the projects Ludhiana's member of parliament plans to bring to the city
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BANGLADESH: HR violations against journos go unpunished

Activist says "lack of solidarity among journalists" is primary problem in pursuit of justice for human rights violations against journalists
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BANGLADESH: Goons again attack Narsingdi Press Club, 4 injured

Criminals ransack press club twice in one week, stealing a television, computers and furniture
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PAKISTAN: Afghan journalist shot dead near Khyber Pass

Shamshad television's bureau chief in Pakistan, an outspoken Taliban critic, was killed after unknown assailants waylaid his bus
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BANGLADESH: 'Stop harassing journos'

Journalists groups condemn discrimination of journalists who have differing political views from the government
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PAKISTAN: Jaswant sacking makes news in Pakistan

Along with reports in various newspapers, a 'Dawn' editorial says Indian politician Jaswant Singh's situation is similar to Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah's
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PAKISTAN: Brickbats for Manmohan in Pak media over terror

Newspaper editorials criticize India's prime minister of pandering, rather than of raising awareness, when he said terrorist groups in Pakistan are planning to attack India
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PAKISTAN: 'Major saab' and his tome are the toast of Pakistan media

Newspapers and television channels side with Indian politician after his party expelled him for writing favorably about the founder of Pakistan
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INDIA: Anand scribe among two more arrested

Editor of 'Sardar Gurjari' newspaper charged with financing murder of Charotar Education Society chairman
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PAKISTAN: TV journalist gunned down in Mardan

Aaj TV correspondent dies after being ambushed and shot at outside his workplace by unknown assailants
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NEPAL: FNJ condemns misbehaviour against journalists

Deputy superintendent of police curses at two journalist and forces them out of his office for writing negative news reports about him
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