Aug 2, 2016

China proposes tightening grip on NGOs

China is proposing a further tightening of regulations on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), including demanding that they publicize specific information like funding and membership or face being banned. Western governments and rights groups have lambasted a law passed in April aimed at foreign NGOs, saying ...

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 ...

Jun 20, 2016

China cracks down foreign-inspired TV shows


China is clamping down on imported television shows and remakes that use formats from abroad in a bid to “promote domestic originality,” the country’s top media regulator has said. The move, effective July 1, will mean that the airing of remakes of foreign reality ...