Dec 17, 2014

Armed group seizes and beats Mexican reporters

An armed group briefly seized about 60 Mexican reporters and their families and beat some of them for supposedly showing disrespect towards 43 missing students, a local journalist organization said Tuesday. The journalists were gathered for an annual awards ceremony Saturday in the town ...

Turkey arrests 27 in swoop on anti-Erdogan media; EU irked

Dec 15, 2014

Turkey arrests 27 in swoop on anti-Erdogan media; EU irked

Turkish police on Sunday arrested the editor of Turkey’s biggest-selling newspaper and 26 others in lightning raids on supporters of a U.S.-based cleric who has become President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s top foe. The operation was the most significant yet against supporters of Fethullah Gulen, ...

Spanish news to vanish from Google News globally

Dec 12, 2014

Spanish news to vanish from Google News globally

Google is locking Spanish publishers out of its popular Google News service in response to a new Spanish law that imposes fees for linking to the headlines and news stories on other websites. The move announced Thursday will reverberate around the globe. Besides closing ...

Resurgent right hounds Asahi, liberal media

Dec 11, 2014

Resurgent right hounds Asahi, liberal media

by Kyoko Hasegawa

A chill wind is blowing through the media as a resurgent right pressures the country’s liberal voices in what analysts say is a threat to democracy as voters head to the polls for a general election. Cheered on by fringe groups, the mainstream right-wing ...

Rolling Stone backs off campus gang rape story

Dec 6, 2014

Rolling Stone backs off campus gang rape story

Rolling Stone is casting doubt on the account it published of a young woman who says she was gang-raped at a fraternity party at the University of Virginia, a widely discussed article that put a spotlight on the issue of sexual assault on college ...

Dec 3, 2014

Media balance is key to lasting East Asia peace, forum says

For peace to endure in East Asia, media outlets must remain neutral and levelheaded, a group of experts said at a symposium in Tokyo on Tuesday. Hosted by the Japan Press Research Institute, the forum brought together media representatives and academics from Japan, China ...

Nov 27, 2014

Turkish court bans reporting on corruption investigation of ex-ministers

A Turkish court has banned media from reporting on a parliamentary investigation into corruption allegations against four ex-ministers, a move the opposition says amounts to protecting thieves. Tayyip Erdogan, then prime minister and now president, has called the corruption scandal this year a plot ...