Sessions, job security in hand, to vow a new crackdown on leaks

/ Aug 4, 2017

Sessions, job security in hand, to vow a new crackdown on leaks

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will detail the Justice Department's efforts to investigate and prosecute intelligence leaks Friday, echoing one of Donald Trump's chief concerns days after getting assurances that the president doesn't plan to fire him. Joined by Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Sessions ...

White House bars some news organizations from briefing

/ Feb 25, 2017

White House bars some news organizations from briefing

The White House excluded several major U.S. news organizations, including some it has openly criticized, from a briefing at the White House on Friday. Reporters for CNN, The New York Times, Politico, The Los Angeles Times and BuzzFeed were not allowed into the session in ...

Aug 23, 2016

Okinawa media union protests forcible removal of reporters

A group of labor unions for media in Okinawa Prefecture issued a statement of protest after two local newspaper reporters were forcibly removed by riot police while covering protests last week near a helipad construction site in a U.S. military training area. The act is ...

Jul 7, 2016

Ban urges China to respect civil society, free media

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told China's leaders on Thursday that a flourishing civil society and free media are key to China's development, on one of his last visits to Beijing as U.N. leader. Ban spoke while standing next to Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who last ...

Bangladesh blogger seeks U.S. help as threats escalate

May 4, 2016

Bangladesh blogger seeks U.S. help as threats escalate

When Bangladeshi blogger and social activist Ashif Entaz Rabi hosted a TV talk show about a slaying of a publisher by Islamic extremists, he faced a torrent of threatening phone calls. He says young men with earpieces started loitering outside his workplace, and a ...

On the money: Hitting TV where it hurts

/ | Apr 23, 2016

On the money: Hitting TV where it hurts

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Earlier this month, the Association of Television Viewers Who Demand Compliance With the Broadcast Law announced that it may launch a "national campaign" targeting TBS, which it accuses of biased news reporting. Should the broadcaster fail to address the accusation, the association will ask ...