U.S. seeks redactions in 'targeted-killing' memo ruling

Jun 7, 2014

U.S. seeks redactions in 'targeted-killing' memo ruling

The U.S. government, citing possible “exceptionally grave harm to national security,” told a federal appeals court it wants to give the public less information about its legal justification for using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas. The Justice Department, Defense Department and ...

China's youth 'can't feel' Tiananmen

Jun 3, 2014

China's youth 'can't feel' Tiananmen

by Didi Tang

Born in 1989, Steve Wang sometimes wonders what happened in his hometown of Beijing that year. But his curiosity about prodemocracy protests and the crackdown on them passes quickly. “I was not part of it,” he said. “I know it could be important, but ...

Tiananmen museum keeps memories alive

Jun 3, 2014

Tiananmen museum keeps memories alive

To find the world’s only museum chronicling the brutal crackdown on the 1989 Tiananmen protests, look for the skinny office building wedged between a Tibetan-themed pub and a sports bar on the edge of a Hong Kong tourist district — and take the elevator ...

China enforces amnesia about Tiananmen

Jun 2, 2014

China enforces amnesia about Tiananmen

by Joe Mcdonald

Remember June 4, Shi Shusi asked the 1.5 million readers of his popular microblog last year. Moments later, his postings were erased. A note from the microblog operator said they were “inappropriate publicity.” This year, a discouraged Shi hasn’t posted anything about the anniversary ...

Thailand's junta bans all anti-coup protests

May 30, 2014

Thailand's junta bans all anti-coup protests

More than 1,000 Thai troops and police sealed off one of Bangkok’s busiest intersections Thursday to prevent a planned protest, as authorities said they would no longer allow any demonstrations against last week’s military coup. Truckloads of soldiers blocked all incoming roads to the ...

Global press freedom at worst ebb in a decade

May 2, 2014

Global press freedom at worst ebb in a decade

World press freedom has hit its lowest level in a decade after a regression in Egypt, Turkey and Ukraine and U.S. efforts to curb national security reporting, a watchdog says. A report issued Thursday by Freedom House, which has conducted annual surveys since 1980, ...