Spy claims expose cracks in Merkel's coalition

May 6, 2015

Spy claims expose cracks in Merkel's coalition

A widening scandal over claims that Germany helped the U.S. spy on European targets triggered tensions in Angela Merkel’s coalition Tuesday, which analysts said could potentially prove dangerous for the “untouchable” chancellor. Pressure has mounted over reports that Germany’s BND foreign intelligence agency snooped ...

Apr 29, 2015

Watchdog group issues dismal report on global press freedom

Journalists in many parts of the world face deteriorating reporting conditions, with a democracy watchdog group noting a sharp decline in global press freedom in 2014. In its annual report released Wednesday, the group Freedom House says global press freedom declined last year to ...

Facebook and mobile rule, state of the media report shows

Apr 29, 2015

Facebook and mobile rule, state of the media report shows

A new report on the state of the media has some simple terms for how we learn about the world: mobile and social media. More visitors to Yahoo, NBC and other top Internet sites are getting their news from mobile devices than from desktop ...

Apr 17, 2015

Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years

A Beijing court sentenced a veteran Chinese journalist to seven years in prison Friday after convicting her of leaking a document detailing the Communist Party leadership’s resolve to aggressively target civil society and press freedom as a threat to its monopoly on power. The ...

Apr 12, 2015

China orders media giant Sina to 'improve censorship'

China’s government has threatened to shut down Sina, one of the country’s most popular news websites, unless it “improves censorship,” state media reported in a rare public glimpse into controls over the press. The online portal “distorted news facts, violated morality and engaged in ...