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 ...

Truth hurts: censorship in the media

Aug 8, 2015

Truth hurts: censorship in the media

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“Truth, it has been said, is the first casualty of war.” — Philip Snowden, July 1916 In September 1945, less than a month after Japan’s surrender ending World War II and ushering in the U.S.-led Occupation, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, supreme commander for the Allied ...

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 ...