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Rahul Gandhi questions PM Modi's 'hugplomacy' after Pak frees Hafiz Saeed.

Despite pressure from the US, a Pakistani court freed JuD chief Hafiz Saeed from house arrest. Rahul Gandhi has questioned PM Modi's diplomatic tactics which have been seen as reasons behind pressure on Pakistan to crackdown on terrorism.

- Zee News - IN

Islamabad protesters remain camped as midnight deadline expires.

ISLAMABAD: As the midnight deadline given by the district administration expired, the protesters belonging to a religious party remained camped at the Faizabad Interchange, continuing their stranglehold over the vital transport junction.According to sources, Pir Nizamuddin Jami has contacted a government official and ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Minitrue: Don't Report or Comment on Beijing Kindergarten Abuse.

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect

- China Digital Times - CN

Dissolution of Cambodian main opposition party indicates start of a new era of authoritarianism.

Key Points The ruling culminates a government crackdown on the opposition, independent media, and non-governmental organisations during the past five months, indicating a return to authoritarianism in Cambodia. The dissolution of the CNRP removes the only significant electoral challenge to the

- Jane’s - US

Trump Rages: NFL Commissioner Has ‘Lost Control’ Of Kneeling Players.

President Donald Trump on Friday continued his grudge with the NFL over some players’ protests against racism and police brutality. Retweeting his social media director, who had posted an article from Breitbart News about New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon kneeling during the national anthem, Trump lamented ...

- TPM News - US

Counter-protests at Wilfrid Laurier University over freedom of speech turn — well, one man was shouting.

The great free speech crisis had all the makings of a major battle in the culture wars, but Friday's protest went off like the mildest of campus pep rallies

- National Post - CA

Turkish LGBTI activists refuse to give up the fight.

Sexual minority groups are among those feeling increasing pressure from authorities in Turkey. Bans and discrimination are now a part of their daily lives. But as Hilal Köylü reports, the resistance is growing.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Shia Muslim group protests against TV channel over tweet.

Members of a Shia Muslim group Anjuman-e-Imamia along with other minority communities staged a protest in front of the office of national television channel India Today/Aajtak on Richmond road on Friday. The protest was against a controversial tweet by a journalist tweeting about the wife and daughter of Prophet Mohammed ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Parents say children drugged, 'pierced by needles' and molested at Chinese kindergarten.

Claims a Beijing nursery gave injections and drugs to toddlers have prompted a media storm and protests by parents. Police are investigating.         

- USA TODAY - US

156K spam text-sending firm to ICO: It wasn't us, Commissioner.

Get fined £45,000 anyway The Information Commissioner's Office has fined Hamilton Digital Solutions £45,000 for sending spam text messages, it announced today, despite its protestations that a third party had been responsible.…

- TheRegister - UK

China childcare abuse claims shock the nation.

Claims a Beijing nursery gave injections and drugs to toddlers have prompted a media storm and protests by parents. Police are investigating, and daycare chain operator RYB says it has suspended three teachers.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Turkish LGBTI activists refuse to give up the fight

Sexual minority groups are among those to feel increasing pressure from authorities in Turkey. Bans and discrimination are now a part of their daily lives. But as Hilal Köylü reports, the resistance is growing.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Anger over attack on freedom of expression resonates in speeches

Speakers on the inaugural day of sammelana condemn targeting of rationalists, writers, intellectuals

- The Hindu - IN

Japan protests San Francisco's 'sex slave' statue decision

Japan expressed strong regret Friday over San Francisco's decision to give city property status to a statue commemorating Asian women who worked in military brothels for Japanese troops during World War II, with Osaka declaring it will terminate its 60-year sister-city ties.

- Stars and Stripes - US

ESPN's Kellerman: NFL Owners Should 'Ignore' Trump

Friday on ESPN's “First Take,” co-host Max Kellerman reacted to President Donald Trump's tweet that says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had “lost control” of the NFL because of the National Anthem protests, saying NFL owners should just “ignore” the president when he tries to push for ...

- Breitbart - US

Cambodia's Anti-press Campaign Turns Sordid with Leaked Pornography Allegations

Cambodia's crackdown on critical news media has taken a sordid turn with the publication of pictures purportedly showing a former Radio Free Asia reporter filming and participating in pornographic videos. The photos were posted last weekend on the websites of two pro-government news outlets, whose editors say the images ...

- Voice of America - US

Faizabad protesters handed final warning to clear crucial intersection

Non-compliance of the order will lead to contempt of court and strict legal action, reads notification The post Faizabad protesters handed final warning to clear crucial intersection appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

'I am fighting for the freedom of Pakistan and Kashmir', Hafiz Saeed says after release

Washington 'deeply concerned' Addressing a sermon at Lahore's Jamia Masjid Al Qadsia a day after walking free, Jamaatud Dawa leader Hafiz Saeed said on Friday that he is 'fighting for the freedom of Pakistan and Kashmir.'The JuD chief claimed that he had been placed under house arrest for fighting for the rights of ...

- DAWN - PK

B'desh Opposition party cast doubts on Rohingya repatriation pact

November 24 : The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has expressed doubts on the Rohingya repatriation pact.The Bangladesh Foreign Ministry on Friday said that the Rohingya repatriation process will commence within two months'.Earlier on Thursday, Bangladesh and Myanmar signed an memorandum of understanding on Rohingya ...

- Sify - IN

Trump Rages: NFL Commissioner Has ‘Lost Control’ Of Kneeling Players

President Donald Trump on Friday continued his grudge with the NFL over some players’ protests against racism and police brutality. Retweeting his social media director, who had posted an article from Breitbart News about New York Giants Defensive End Olivier Vernon kneeling during the national anthem, Trump lamented ...

- TPM News - US

Thanksgiving Table Setter: What You Need to Know About Net Neutrality

Millions of Americans cheered the Federal Communications Commission's proposed repeal of net neutrality, while others remain concerned about the repeal's effect on the future freedom of the Internet.

- Breitbart - US

SBU deports Chechen head Kadyrov's proxy to Russia

The Ukrainian Security Service has deported to Russia a Russian citizen who, as an agent of Chechen head Ramzan Kadyrov, was collecting information about ethnic Chechens with pro-Ukrainian views in Ukraine, the SBU press service said on Nov. 24. Officers of law-enforcement agencies established that this citizen had left ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Crimean Tatar activist, 82, dies after raid by Russian authorities

Despite international condemnation and a United Nations Court ruling that it stop the persecution of Crimean Tatars in Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula occupied by Russia since early 2014, the Kremlin is continuing its repression of the peninsula’s indigenous nation. The latest victim was Vedzhiye Kashka, an 82-year-old ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

CM condemns efforts to undermine freedom of expression under pretext of patriotism

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday condemned the efforts to undermine freedom of expression under the pretext of patriotism and nationalism.Speaking after inaugurating the 83rd Akhila Bharata Kann...

- The Hindu - IN

Japan protests San Francisco's 'sex slave' statue decision

Japan has expressed strong regret over San Francisco's decision to give formal city property status to a statue commemorating women who worked in military-backed brothels for Japanese troops during World War II, with Osaka declaring it will terminate its 60-year sister-city ties.

- FOX News - US

Social media crackdown stifles dissent in Pakistan

Activists say they have been abducted, tortured and interrogated over social media posts deemed critical of military.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Will welcome 'Padmavati' team to Bengal: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said she would welcome "Padmavati" director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his team to the state and make special arrangements for the films premiere and release. Banerjees statement comes just days after she tweeted that the row over the film was a "calculated plan" to destroy ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

We live in a time of strict censorship: Actress Rohini

Panaji, Nov 24 Censorship is not just for cinema but literature too in contemporary India, National Award-winning actress Rohini said on Friday, while also claiming that the chaos following protests against "Padmavati" was also being used to divert attention from "real" crises in the country. Rohini was speaking to ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Abid Sher Ali responds to Imran's 'don't compare me to Nawaz' statement

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Power Abid Sher Ali reacted to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan’s statement earlier today asking not to be compared to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Comparing me to Nawaz, akin to comparing me with Sultana Dacoit: Khan Imran Khan said federal government is calling his ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa returns — What's next?

Friday marks a new era in Zimbabwean politics as Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in as president. But will he usher in a period of change, or continue Mugabe's rule marked by repression and violence?

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Tripura newspapers publish blank editorials to protest killing of journalist

Syandan Patrika, Dainik Sambad, and Tripura Darpan are among the newspapers who published blank editorials on Thursday.

- The Hindu - IN

China created a website for vigilante citizens to report leaks and fake news

China has created a website for vigilante citizens to report distorted headlines and harmful information about its military. The website also invites the public to report military leaks. China previously created software that automatically reports if a soldier leaks secret information or uses "sensitive words" online. ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

Pope heads into Rohingya diplomatic minefield

Amnesty International says treatment of the Rohingya was racial discrimination on the level of apartheid South Africa The post Pope heads into Rohingya diplomatic minefield appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Justin Trudeau Is 'Very Concerned' With FCC's Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality

Justin Ling, reporting for Motherboard: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says President Donald Trump's plan to roll back net neutrality protections for the internet "does not make sense" and that he'll be looking into what he can do to defend net neutrality for the whole internet. "I am very concerned about the ...

- Slashdot - US

Former editor at Russia's Rossiya says censorship in Russia relies on newsroom self-censorship and journalists were instructed to portray Trump positively

Ryan Lizza / New Yorker: Former editor at Russia's Rossiya says censorship in Russia relies on newsroom self-censorship and journalists were instructed to portray Trump positively  —  On a recent Saturday in November, Dimitri Skorobutov, a former editor at Russia's largest state media company, sat in a bar in ...

- Mediagazer - US

Inhuman discrimination

Reports of the transgender community being denied access to healthcare facilities appeared in the media The post Inhuman discrimination appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

IHC serves contempt notice to Ahsan Iqbal in Islamabad sit-in case

The protest has entered its 19th day despite orders from both Supreme Court and IHC against the sit-inISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Friday served contempt notice to Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal for failing to taking action against Faizabad sit-in despite court orders.Justice Shaukat Siddiqui while hearing the case ...

- Geo.tv - PK

ATC directs IO to record Imran Khan’s statement on PTV attack case

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan while speaking to journalists on Friday said that the federal government is calling his political protest as terrorism in an attempt to silence him.The PTI chairman in his short media talk after appearing before an anti-terrorism court, said that the political people ...

- Geo.tv - PK

UN rights team to visit Mexico after journalist murders

The United Nations said on Thursday a group of experts on freedom of expression will visit Mexico at the end of November to assess the safety of journalists in the country, one of the most dangerous in the world for reporters.

- Zee News - IN

EFF tool tells your members of Congress to fight for net neutrality

The FCC may be bent on killing net neutrality, but that doesn't mean you have to stay silent or offer mostly symbolic protests. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has created a web tool that makes it easy to ask your members of Congress to fight for...

- Engadget - US

Judge in Occupy activist’s assault trial should have pressed media to hand over video footage, court hears

The judge who convicted seven police officers of assaulting pro-democracy activist Ken Tsang Kin-chiu during the 2014 Occupy protest should have pressed the media to hand over original copies of key video footage at trial even at the expense of treading upon press freedom, an appeal court was told on Thursday. Footage ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Celebrities that Ivanka Trump follows on Instagram just launched the perfect online immigration protest

Ivanka Trump has been rather quiet on social media this Thanksgiving—after posting a few photos of herself with her daughter and step sister, Tiffany, at the turkey pardoning on Wednesday. But Cara Delevingne hasn't forgotten the first daughter and advisor to the president, her father, Donald Trump....

- The Raw Story - US

U.N. rights team to visit Mexico after journalist murders

MEXICO CITY - The United Nations said on Thursday a group of experts on freedom of expression will visit Mexico at the end of November to assess the safety of journalists in the country, one of the most dangerous in the world for reporters.

- Reuters - US

Minitrue: Close Comments on Ex-cyberczar's Investigation

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect

- China Digital Times - CN

Capital authorities step up efforts, devise strategy to disperse Faizabad protesters

Courts order immediate end to protests Capital brought to a halt The administrative authorities of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad on Thursday reportedly convened a high-level meeting, chaired by Islamabad Chief Commissioner Zulfiqar Haider, to devise a strategy to disperse Faizabad protesters, DawnNews ...

- DAWN - PK

UN Rapporteur Visits Mexico to Assess Safety of Journalists

GENEVA – The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, David Kaye, and the Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Edison Lanza, will make a joint visit to Mexico from ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Discrimination Ombudsman to investigate sexual harassment at companies

Following the recent outpouring of sexual harassment and assault reports, the agency will review company practices in the media, culture and legal sectors.

- Radio Sweden - SE

It's illegal to export 'Padmavati' before getting Indian certification: Pahlaj Nihalani

The former chief of Central Board of Film Certification Pahlaj Nihalani, on Thursday, expressed his views on 'Padmavati' being cleared by British Board of Film Classification for the UK audience. While talking to ANI, Nihalani said it's illegal to export a film before getting clearance in India. 'Padmavati', which has been ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Barbers to tonsure head, intensify protests against Devendra Fadnavis's 'half beard' remark

The barbers in Maharashtra is planning to intensify their protests against the state Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis despite the latter issuing his apology to the community for an analogy he made about their job while targetting Congress and NCP during a speech.

- Zee News - IN

Man of the Americas: Five Ways Donald Trump Has Promoted Latin American Freedom

In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, Democrats and left-wing media sought to portray Donald Trump as the anti-Latino candidate. However, his record in office speaks otherwise. Since his inauguration in January, the Trump administration has consistently sought to promote freedom and prosperity across the region. ...

- Breitbart - US

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