Despite long odds, independent media battle on in Putin's Russia

Jul 30, 2015

Despite long odds, independent media battle on in Putin's Russia

Alexei Venediktov, one of Russia’s most prominent journalists, doesn’t go out without a bodyguard and doesn’t answer mobile phone calls for fear of being tracked. He has worried about security since someone left a chopping block with an ax in it outside his apartment ...

Jul 30, 2015

Two long-running magazines to close down in August

The monthlies Takarajima and CUTiE, two magazines that once led Japan’s youth culture, are publishing their last editions next month, with shrinking circulations to blame. Their publisher, Takarajimasha Inc., announced Wednesday that both “have completed their mission as magazines to define an era and ...

Jul 25, 2015

After surprise FT sale, focus turns to The Economist

The Economist Group could become the latest British media business to undergo a change of ownership this year as its co-owner Pearson focuses on education, bankers and industry sources said. The company, whose weekly magazine was first published in 1843, is partly held by ...

German spy chief thanks Snowden for raising counter-espionage awareness

Jul 22, 2015

German spy chief thanks Snowden for raising counter-espionage awareness

Germany’s domestic intelligence chief said Tuesday that the revelations by Edward Snowden have had at least one positive effect, by raising awareness about the importance of counter-espionage. Hans-Georg Maassen told a gathering of business leaders in the southwestern city of Stuttgart that after the ...