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Archive for March, 2012

Mar 28

Young journalists apply to cover corruption conference

From International Anti-Corruption Conference

Dear Journalists,

This year the IACC team is putting out a call for young journalists of the Americas to participate
in the IACC 2012 taking place in November in Brasilia. The call for applications is published on
the IACC website: http://15iacc.org/get-involved/young-journalists/ and you will find the related
documents with all the necessary details attached.
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Mar 16

Journalist’s home searched, confidentiality of sources threatened

Reporters Without Borders is stunned and alarmed to learn that police yesterday raided the home of Journal de Montréal reporter Éric-Yvan Lemay, taking his finger prints, his computer and the clothes he wore while visiting Montreal area hospitals last month for a story about confidential patient records being left in hospital corridors where anyone can look at them

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Mar 14

New list of Enemies of the Internet

To mark World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, Reporters Without Borders is today releasing its new list of “Enemies of the Internet” and “countries under surveillance.” This report updates the list released in 2011.

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Mar 06

Media Awards on Water

GWP-C is pleased to announce its inaugural Media Awards on Water which seeks to encourage media in the Caribbean to report and produce more information on Water Resources in the region. The launch of these awards has been timed with the upcoming commemoration of World Water Day on March 22nd, 2012 and it is our intention that through these awards journalists will have further incentive to focus on water resources.

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Mar 06

CARIBBEAN EDITOR WAS WORLD’S LONGEST SERVING

VIENNA, Mar. 5, 2012 – IPI announced on [Tuesday] that it would be honouring Sir Étienne Dupuch OBE posthumously for being the world’s longest-serving editor, at the IPI World Congress 2012 in Trinidad and Tobago in June. Born in 1899, Sir Étienne served as editor and publisher of the Nassau Tribune, in the Bahamas, for an astounding 54 years. Sir Étienne and the Tribune also joined the International Press Institute in the mid-1960s. He passed away in 1991 at the age of 92, and his life and legacy remain an inspiration for defenders of press freedom.

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Mar 02

TT NEWSDAY CALLS ON CHIEF OF POLICE TO RESIGN

On February 14, two weeks ago today, this newspaper called for the Commissioner of Police, Dwayne Gibbs to resign immediately.

Our call was in response to Gibbs’ letter to us in the wake of our objection to a raid by police officers on our newsroom and at the home of our reporter Andre Bagoo.

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