Aug 29, 2015

Court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed ...

Aug 18, 2015

Bangladesh arrests editor for 'defaming' minister

Bangladesh police said Tuesday they have arrested a senior journalist for “defaming” a government minister on Facebook, the latest in a series of cases that have sparked concern over freedom of speech. Probir Sikdar, editor of an online news portal, was arrested in Dhaka ...

Aug 15, 2015

New Pentagon rules may change war reporting

New guidelines in a U.S. military war manual may change the rules for reporters covering conflicts, but it remains to be seen how the Pentagon will implement the new policy. Media watchdog organizations have expressed shock and concern that reporters could be treated as ...

Spanish-born war photojournalist wins Mika Yamamoto award

Aug 13, 2015

Spanish-born war photojournalist wins Mika Yamamoto award

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Ricardo Garcia Vilanova, a Spanish-born photojournalist, believes photography has the power to make the world a better, more peaceful place. Since around 2000, Vilanova, 43, has documented the lives of women and children living in conflict zones in such countries as Afghanistan, Iraq and ...

Chinese TV host to be punished for insulting Mao in private

Aug 11, 2015

Chinese TV host to be punished for insulting Mao in private

Chinese authorities ordered a state broadcaster to punish a popular TV celebrity for insulting Communist Party founder Mao Zedong at a private dinner, state media reported. Bi Fujian was a talent show host on China Central Television when a video circulated in April showing ...

Migrant crisis alarms Britain, but facts show fears unfounded

Aug 11, 2015

Migrant crisis alarms Britain, but facts show fears unfounded

This summer, Britain’s headlines have been dominated by one story — thousands of migrants massing in France, aiming to get to England through the Channel Tunnel. Britain’s jingoistic tabloids say it’s an invasion. Prime Minister David Cameron has called the Syrians, Afghans, Eritreans and ...