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  1. is Russian media analyst for BBC Monitoring.

    Outgoing Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev has ordered the creation of a new public service television station to come on air on 1 January 2013. Unveiling plans for the channel on 17 April, he pledged it would be free of "excessive state influence". There are, though, grounds for doubting whe...

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  2. is professor of journalism at City University, London

    Last week, I spoke at the Oxford University China Africa Network on the implications of China's media interventions in Africa. There is ample discussion of China's role in the overall frame of African development. Opinion is divided on whether these interventions are a reinforcing of previous...

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  3. is international director, Centre for Freedom of the Media

    It is high time journalists, media owners and editors stopped being passive in the face of the continued slaughter and silencing of journalists. They should demand protection for their colleagues who face violence and suppression. That was the surprising message from a recent United Nations me...

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  4. As the fighting continues in Tripoli, a war of words is taking place in the Chinese media and blogosphere. The revolution in Libya has become a subject of heated debate which may reveal more about China than the Libyan conflict. As they have for the past six months, China's state media are sti...

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  5. Investigative journalist and film-maker

    Sue Lloyd-Roberts reported from Syria for Newsnight this week. Because foreign journalists are not allowed into the country, she went undercover. This is her account of the trip: I have been working undercover in countries which are unfriendly to journalists for 20 years now and I follow a str...

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  6. is director of OffspinMedia and a former Today editor

    I thought this might be a good moment to think a bit about some of the important landmarks in press freedom here in the UK... or, more accurately, England. 1641: The abolition of the Star Chamber This had been the monarchy's most potent tool of repression for centuries: a court that held sec...

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  7. is Russian media analyst for BBC Monitoring.

    Russian media watchers marked a grim anniversary last week. Ten years ago, on 14 April 2001, security guards and police acting on behalf of the state-owned Gazprom-Media took control of the premises of the independent broadcaster NTV. The takeover is seen as a turning point in the recent histo...

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  8. is Russian media analyst for BBC Monitoring.

    The relaunch of one of Russia's most prestigious newspaper titles has been beset by a mystery surrounding a provocative advertising campaign which may be further evidence of a rift in the country's political establishment. The Moscow News began life in the 1930s as an English-language newspape...

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  9. is a freelance print and television journalist now based in London. She was previously a journalist and presenter on the TV channel Direct 8 in France.

    Nicolas Sarkozy has not had it this good for years. Despite his dismal personal poll ratings, more than 66% of French people approve of their president's Libya initiative, and the media are mostly behind him too. Christophe Barbier, editor of L'Express, said: "Nicolas Sarkozy will be the pres...

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  10. is Middle East Media Analyst at BBC Monitoring.

    With severe restrictions imposed on the media in Libya, the internet has emerged as an important window through which traditional media outlets, particularly pan-Arab TV channels, can provide coverage of the unrest. Libya does not allow foreign media to operate freely on its soil, which has ma...

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