Dec 31, 2015

Polish government takes control of public media with new law

Poland’s conservative government took control of state media Wednesday after new legislation giving it the power to directly appoint the heads of public broadcasters was rushed through parliament, despite EU concern and condemnation from rights watchdogs. The media bill, which was only submitted to ...

Cartoonists a casualty of China's intolerance of dissent

Nov 1, 2015

Cartoonists a casualty of China's intolerance of dissent

Bai Budan took a morning stroll on Tiananmen Square to find inspiration for a new series of satirical cartoons, an art form only barely alive in China. He wondered about the sheer number of surveillance cameras installed on the square, opposite the iconic entrance ...