Is Trump's love affair with Fox News fading?

World / Politics | FOCUS Aug 18, 2019

Is Trump's love affair with Fox News fading?

Last month after Donald Trump watched Fox News lob what he called "softball questions" at a Democratic lawmaker, the U.S. president criticized his favorite network: "Fox sure ain't what it used to be." After years of often fawning coverage by Fox, particularly from its pro-Trump ...

Climate deniers get more media play than scientists, study finds

World Aug 14, 2019

Climate deniers get more media play than scientists, study finds

Climate deniers have garnered far more media attention than prominent climate scientists over the years, fueling public confusion and slowing the response to global warming, researchers reported Tuesday. From 2000 through 2016, hundreds of academics, business people and politicians who doubted global warming or attributed ...

Asia Pacific Aug 13, 2019

Australian media chiefs slam curbs on press freedom

Australia's tarnished reputation as a bastion of press freedom came under further attack on Tuesday, with media executives telling a parliamentary inquiry there are many laws that criminalize journalism in a country plagued by an air of official secrecy. The comments came at the start ...

Japan considers naming Yomiuri chairman as ambassador to Switzerland

National Aug 7, 2019

Japan considers naming Yomiuri chairman as ambassador to Switzerland

The government is considering appointing Kojiro Shiraishi, chairman of media conglomerate the Yomiuri Shimbun group, as its new ambassador to Switzerland, a government source said Wednesday. It would be rare for someone working in the media to be appointed as an ambassador, but the 72-year-old ...