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 ...

Chinese professors given chilling warning

| Nov 25, 2014

Chinese professors given chilling warning

Over two weeks, the state-owned Liaoning Daily newspaper sent reporters to sit in on dozens of university lectures all over the country looking for what the paper said were professors “being scornful of China.” During visits to more than 20 schools, the regional paper ...

Chinese Communist paper backs charges against journalist

Nov 22, 2014

Chinese Communist paper backs charges against journalist

A newspaper published by China’s ruling Communist Party on Saturday endorsed charges of leaking state secrets against a veteran journalist that critics say amount to political persecution. The Global Times said in an editorial that Gao Yu is clearly guilty of leaking an internal ...

China censors U.S. Embassy pollution data during APEC summit

Nov 11, 2014

China censors U.S. Embassy pollution data during APEC summit

Authorities have ordered one of China’s most popular air pollution-reporting apps to remove data provided by the U.S. Embassy, a company spokesman said Tuesday, as Beijing hosts a high-profile gathering of world leaders. The Chinese capital is periodically hit by choking, acrid haze, with ...

| Nov 5, 2014

China purges Beijing of troubles for APEC

by Louise Watt

A thousand new facial-recognition cameras are watching for potential troublemakers. Kite-flying has become a jailable offense in some areas. Factories have been ordered to cut back or suspend production. And those are just part of China’s efforts to clear Beijing of dangers, dissent and ...

Nov 4, 2014

White House says Ferguson no-fly zone shouldn't have restricted press

The White House said Monday a no-fly zone the U.S. government imposed over Ferguson, Missouri, for nearly two weeks in August should not have restricted helicopters for news organizations that wanted to operate in the area to cover violent protests there. Audio recordings obtained ...