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Bangladesh’s government has introduced a new law titled “The Foreign Donations (Voluntary Activities) Regulation Act 2014” (FDRA). The new Act is likely to tighten the restriction on NGOs severely, affecting freedom of association and expression of NGOs operating in Bangladesh, sources say.

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A new policy for broadcast media in Bangladesh is raising questions about controls on free expression. The new policy prohibits broadcast outlets from disseminating any news, photos, or videos that could tarnish the image of law enforcement agencies and armed forces.

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Twenty-five years ago the Canadian House of Commons prioritized the plan to eradicate child poverty by the year 2000. 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the decision and the nation is no way near closer.

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In July 2014, the Canadian government passed Bill C- 27 (formerly C-575), the First Nations Financial Transparency Act (FNFTA). It require that 582 First Nations, defined as an Indian band, under the Indian Act make their audited financial statements and information about salaries and expenses of chiefs and councils available to members, as well publish it on a website and government website.

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On February 12, 2015, Alternet’s Kali Holloway published an article on the recent deaths of transgender women of colour, and the mainstream media’s silence on the issue. Despite activists protesting this issue, violence against transgender women of colour is often widely underreported.

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On December 12 and 13, 2014, a video surfaced of a UN soldier firing a handgun towards protestors in Haiti. Exactly a month later, Kathie Klarreich of 100Reporters published an article detailing the violence and exploitation of United Nations forces against Haitian citizens.

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Recently Canadian provincial governments have begun allowing lower-paid Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to replace Registered Nurses (RNs) in hospitals. RNs argue that LPNs have less training, and fear this may represent lowered healthcare standards.

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About this project

“Project Censored is one of the organizations that we should listen to, to be assured that our newspapers and our broadcasting outlets are practicing thorough and ethical journalism.”
—Walter Cronkite

The School of Journalism's Top 25 Under-Reported Stories was developed in partnership with Project Censored. Project Censored was founded in 1976 as part of a media literacy course in Sonoma, California. Today it is operated by the Media Freedom Foundation. Hundreds of students across the U.S. and around the world contribute information about under-reported stories. Every year, the Media Freedom Foundation picks 25 to publish in their annual book. Project Censored on the Web.