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 ...

Junta mulls 'Great Firewall' for Thailand

Sep 28, 2015

Junta mulls 'Great Firewall' for Thailand

Thailand’s junta is facing growing opposition over plans to introduce a single Internet gateway for the country in a bid to increase the government’s ability to monitor the web and block content. Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition against the proposal ...

Bon Jovi shows in China canceled for 'unforeseen reasons'

Sep 9, 2015

Bon Jovi shows in China canceled for 'unforeseen reasons'

Bon Jovi’s concert tour in China next week has been abruptly canceled because of what promoters said were “unforeseen reasons.” AEG Live Asia declined to give the reason for the cancellation, but said in a statement Tuesday that refunds will be offered for shows ...

BBC planning radio news service 'for North Korea'

Sep 5, 2015

BBC planning radio news service 'for North Korea'

The BBC plans to launch a radio news service for broadcast into North Korea as part of an expansion of its World Service offering, a source said Saturday. The state broadcaster also wants to offer new and expanded services to Russia, Africa, India and ...

Aug 18, 2015

Bangladesh arrests editor for 'defaming' minister

Bangladesh police said Tuesday they have arrested a senior journalist for “defaming” a government minister on Facebook, the latest in a series of cases that have sparked concern over freedom of speech. Probir Sikdar, editor of an online news portal, was arrested in Dhaka ...

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 ...