Aug 23, 2016

Okinawa media union protests forcible removal of reporters

A group of labor unions for media in Okinawa Prefecture issued a statement of protest after two local newspaper reporters were forcibly removed by riot police while covering protests last week near a helipad construction site in a U.S. military training area. The act ...

Turkey targets media after coup as Erdogan meets opposition

Jul 25, 2016

Turkey targets media after coup as Erdogan meets opposition

Turkish authorities on Monday issued arrest warrants for over 40 journalists in a new phase of the controversial legal crackdown after the failed coup, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was to host opposition party chiefs for an unprecedented meeting. Over 13,000 people have been ...

May 12, 2016

Three sports journalists in Abu Dhabi convicted of slander

Three journalists who appeared on a Dubai television sports channel and criticized the network’s Abu Dhabi competitor have received three-month suspended prison sentences for slander, state-backed media reported. The state-run WAM news agency cited the office of Abu Dhabi’s public prosecutor in a report ...

Apr 29, 2016

Legendary Texas sports writer Sherrod, 96, passes away

The East Coast had Red Smith. The West Coast had Jim Murray. Texas had Blackie Sherrod. Sherrod, the longtime Texas sports writer revered for his dry wit, died Thursday afternoon at his Dallas home after a week in hospice care, wife Joyce Sherrod told ...

BuzzFeed brings its brand of online news to Japan

Jan 20, 2016

BuzzFeed brings its brand of online news to Japan

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Online news source BuzzFeed has brought its blend of the novel, quirky and trivial to Japan, launching a Japanese-language service that targets a nation addicted to smartphones. At a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday, the company’s new Japan unit said it hoped to ...