Journalists face renewed pressure across Asia

Mar 30, 2016

Journalists face renewed pressure across Asia

In many countries across Asia, governments are growing less tolerant of critical reporting, even arresting journalists and closing media outlets in some cases. In China, authorities recently removed an online story from a financial magazine about censorship — a taboo topic — while Thailand’s ...

Mar 29, 2016

Islamic State planning attacks on Jewish children in Turkey, U.K. TV reports

Britain’s Sky News quoted intelligence sources Monday as saying that the Islamic State group had “advanced plans” to kill Jewish children in Turkey by attacking kindergartens, schools and youth centers. Sam Kiley, Sky’s foreign affairs editor, said the information about the “imminent” threat came ...

Former star CBC radio host acquitted of sexual assault

Mar 25, 2016

Former star CBC radio host acquitted of sexual assault

A judge on Thursday found a former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host not guilty of sexual assault in a case that sparked a nationwide conversation about consent and sexual harassment. Jian Ghomeshi had faced four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking ...

Mar 22, 2016

Vietnam blogger on trial for anti-state posts

A prominent Vietnamese blogger who is a former police officer and the son of a late government minister will be put on trial this week for alleged anti-state postings, his lawyer said Tuesday. Nguyen Huu Vinh and his assistant, Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy, are ...

Jury awards Hulk Hogan $115 million in Gawker sex tape suit

Mar 19, 2016

Jury awards Hulk Hogan $115 million in Gawker sex tape suit

A Florida jury sided with ex-pro wrestler Hulk Hogan on Friday and awarded him $115 million in his sex tape lawsuit against Gawker Media. The jurors reached the decision Friday evening, less than six hours after they began deliberations. The trial lasted two weeks, ...