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 ...

Oct 25, 2015

Judge dismisses Wikimedia lawsuit over NSA surveillance — report

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Wikimedia and other groups challenging one of the U.S. National Security Agency’s mass surveillance programs, the Baltimore Sun reported. The newspaper said Judge T.S. Ellis III on Friday dismissed the suit filed in March over what ...

Oct 19, 2015

China graft watchdog raps newspaper for covering up news

China’s anti-graft watchdog has criticized the People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s official newspaper, for abuses at some of its subsidiaries and bureaus including covering up news in exchange for money and misusing government funds. Since President Xi Jinping unveiled a massive new push to ...

Oct 13, 2015

Playboy Magazine scraps nude photographs of women

Now readers of Playboy, the glossy men’s magazine known for its nude foldouts, can honestly say they are buying the magazine for its articles. Playboy will no longer publish nude photographs of women, the New York Times reported on Monday in an article quoting ...

Turkey imposes news blackout after deadly bombings

Oct 11, 2015

Turkey imposes news blackout after deadly bombings

Turkey’s government says it has imposed a temporary news blackout following two blasts that killed scores of people who were gathering for a peace rally in the capital, Ankara. A government spokesman said the blackout Saturday covered images showing the moment of the blast, ...

| Oct 5, 2015

Let's discuss 'idols' and marriage

Last week the media obsessed over the story about the 17-year-old girl who was sued by a talent agency for violating the terms of her contract, which stipulated that she could not be involved in any romantic relationships.