Worth 1,000 words: Cartoonists draw for slain colleagues

Jan 8, 2015

Worth 1,000 words: Cartoonists draw for slain colleagues

As if to prove that the pen is mightier than the sword, cartoonists, media outlets and individuals around the world are expressing solidarity with the victims of the cold-blooded assassination of their colleagues at French satirical magazine. Many of those who poured into Place ...

Jan 7, 2015

Cleavage censorship riles TV viewers in China

Chinese censors should pay more attention to public opinion, a state-run newspaper argued Wednesday, following an online backlash over the removal of all cleavage from a TV show about China’s only female emperor. “Empress of China,” about the Tang dynasty ruler Wu Zetian, who ...

Dec 31, 2014

Cuban open mic protest thwarted after dissidents detained

Cuban police detained several dissidents on Tuesday and thwarted an unauthorized political protest, dissidents said, in the first major test of U.S. President Barack Obama’s policy shift toward normalizing relations with the communist-ruled island. The U.S. State Department condemned the detentions, which marked the ...

Dec 26, 2014

End of the Facebook Revolution

by Leonid Bershidsky

When Facebook has already blocked an announcement inviting Muscovites to attend a January rally in support of an anti-corruption activist, imagine what it would do — or, for all we know, has already done — for the U.S. government.