Oct 18, 2016

Kremlin-backed TV channel cries censorship in U.K. banking row

Russia accused Britain of political censorship Monday after a British state-owned bank withdrew its services from Kremlin-backed Russian broadcaster RT. RT said NatWest, owned by Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS), which is majority-controlled by the British government, had not explained why it was ...

Trump-Clinton debate was the most-watched ever

/ Sep 28, 2016

Trump-Clinton debate was the most-watched ever

The first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump drew 84 million U.S. television viewers Monday night, a record for such an event and a number rarely seen in the age of digital streaming and social media. The audience beat the ...

Aug 30, 2016

China regulator to curb news that promotes 'Western lifestyles'

China will crack down on social and entertainment news that promotes improper values and “Western lifestyles,” the country’s broadcasting regulator said, the latest effort at censorship in an already strictly regulated media environment. President Xi Jinping has embarked on an unprecedented drive to censor ...

Aug 23, 2016

North Korea rolls out on-demand TV service

North Korea is rolling out an on-demand TV catch-up service, allowing people with some sort of internet access to enjoy the highly propagandized output of its four state-run TV channels at their leisure. The system, which goes by the name Manbang (“Everywhere”), functions like ...