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Archive for February, 2012

Feb 26

CPJ WANTS GLOBAL COALITION AGAINST CENSORSHIP

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is calling for a global coalition against censorship at a time when repressive governments, “militants” and criminal groups around the world are controlling information to maintain their grip on power.

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Feb 22

COVERING CORRUPTION WORKSHOP SLATED TO OPEN IPI WORLD CONGRESS

Seminar to Address What Every Reporter Covering Corruption Needs to Know

On the day before the start of its annual World Congress in Trinidad and Tobago, the International Press Institute (IPI) will host a one-day seminar for investigative reporters covering corruption.

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Feb 15

New journalism in a digital world

News professionals and executives from some of the world’s leading media, academics, media law experts and representatives of press freedom organizations will explore the future of professional journalism in the digital environment at a conference at UNESCO’s Headquarters on 16 and 17 February.

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Feb 15

Police disregard confidentially rules in raids to find journalist’s sources

Nine officers of the police Anti-Corruption Investigation Bureau raided the offices of the newspaper Newsday on9 February.

Their target was the journalist Andre Bagoo who wrote an article about a dispute between Ken Gordon, the chairman of the Integrity Commission, and his deputy Gladys Gafoor. The Commission is an independent body that oversees the ethical practices of those in public life and occupying a public position.

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Feb 10

PRESS RELEASE: ACM CONDEMNS POLICE RAID ON NEWSDAY

The Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) joins with its affiliate, the Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago in strongly condemning the police raid on the offices of Newsday newspaper and the home of journalist, Andre Bagoo.

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Feb 08

Workshop in Italy

Thomson Reuters Foundation in partnership with IFAD is running a 3 day course in Italy on Rural Poverty 21-23 February 2012.

If you are interested in applying or know of a work colleague who might also be interested please send a CV (including name/address/passport details etc along with work history and details of your work) and one work sample to foundation@thomsonreuters.com by return email.

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Feb 08

Caribbean Journalists to feature at IPI World Congress 2012

Several Caribbean journalists will be presenters at the International Press Institute (IPI) World Congress 2012 to be held in Trinidad and Tobago, June 23-26.

This was confirmed by the Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) at its executive meeting held in the twin-island republic on the weekend.

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Feb 02

IPI News

VIENNA, 2 Feb. 2012 – In a landmark ruling that could have global implications, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) has found that the conviction of a Philippines journalist on charges of criminal defamation violated the journalist’s right to free expression.

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