Sep 14, 2016

Ad thanking Chile's military during dictatorship causes stir

A two-page newspaper advertisement in Chile commemorating members of the armed forces killed during the military dictatorship from 1973 to 1990 is causing a stir in a country still divided by its history. During the dictatorship, which began on Sept. 11, 1973, when military ...

News agency AFP opens North Korea bureau

Sep 7, 2016

News agency AFP opens North Korea bureau

Global news agency AFP has opened a bureau in North Korea, becoming one of only a handful of foreign media organizations to have a permanent presence in the one of the world’s most isolated states. The Agence France-Presse office in Pyongyang, which was inaugurated ...

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 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 ...

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 ...