Aug 30, 2016

China regulator to curb news that promotes 'Western lifestyles'

China will crack down on social and entertainment news that promotes improper values and “Western lifestyles,” the country’s broadcasting regulator said, the latest effort at censorship in an already strictly regulated media environment. President Xi Jinping has embarked on an unprecedented drive to censor ...

Aug 17, 2016

Snowden: Exposure of alleged NSA software tools may be warning to U.S.

The exposure of malicious software purportedly linked to the National Security Agency is likely a message from Moscow, former intelligence worker Edward Snowden said Tuesday, adding a layer of intrigue to a leak that has set the information security world abuzz. Technical experts have ...

Trump to finally begin airing TV ads

Aug 17, 2016

Trump to finally begin airing TV ads

Republican Donald Trump will begin airing the first television ads of his general election campaign, a month after officially becoming his party’s nominee. Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks confirms that the campaign will be hitting the airwaves in Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania — ...

Aug 10, 2016

Olympic media bus hit by gunfire

A bus carrying Olympic journalists came under attack Tuesday and police were investigating whether bullets were fired from the notorious City of God favela. Rio Olympic organizers said two journalists suffered slight injuries in the attack, which set off a new Olympic jitters four ...

China lawyer gets seven years in the third subversion trial this week

Aug 4, 2016

China lawyer gets seven years in the third subversion trial this week

A Chinese lawyer was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday in the third of a series of subversion trials demonstrating the ruling Communist Party’s determination to shut down independent human rights activists and government critics. The sentence handed down to Zhou Shifeng results ...

Turkey issues detention warrants for 47 journalists: media

Jul 27, 2016

Turkey issues detention warrants for 47 journalists: media

Turkish authorities issued warrants for the detention of 47 journalists on Wednesday, broadcaster CNN Turk said, the latest step in a widening crackdown following a failed military coup. Police were set to detain the journalists as part of an investigation into U.S.-based Muslim cleric ...