Sep 28, 2016

Playboy features first Muslim woman in hijab

Playboy magazine for the first time is featuring a Muslim woman wearing a hijab in a spread that is drawing both praise and criticism. American journalist Noor Tagouri appears in the magazine’s October “Renegades” edition, a series that focuses on men and women “who ...

Sep 15, 2016

China expels journalists from fishing village under siege

Journalists were attacked and forced out of the fishing village where China has suppressed new protests five years after the village received international attention for demonstrations against land seizures. Wukan remains under siege two days after police arrested 13 protesters on allegations that they ...

Sep 14, 2016

Ad thanking Chile's military during dictatorship causes stir

A two-page newspaper advertisement in Chile commemorating members of the armed forces killed during the military dictatorship from 1973 to 1990 is causing a stir in a country still divided by its history. During the dictatorship, which began on Sept. 11, 1973, when military ...

News agency AFP opens North Korea bureau

Sep 7, 2016

News agency AFP opens North Korea bureau

Global news agency AFP has opened a bureau in North Korea, becoming one of only a handful of foreign media organizations to have a permanent presence in the one of the world’s most isolated states. The Agence France-Presse office in Pyongyang, which was inaugurated ...

Aug 30, 2016

China regulator to curb news that promotes 'Western lifestyles'

China will crack down on social and entertainment news that promotes improper values and “Western lifestyles,” the country’s broadcasting regulator said, the latest effort at censorship in an already strictly regulated media environment. President Xi Jinping has embarked on an unprecedented drive to censor ...