Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

World Jun 30, 2020

Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

Iran sentenced a once-exiled journalist to death over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests that began at the end of 2017, authorities said Tuesday. Ruhollah Zam's website and a channel he created on the popular messaging app Telegram had spread the timings ...

U.S. moves to restrict Chinese media outlets as 'propaganda'

World Jun 23, 2020

U.S. moves to restrict Chinese media outlets as 'propaganda'

The Trump administration added four Chinese media outlets Monday to a list of organizations that should be considered "foreign missions” because of their ties to the government and the Communist Party, a move that could force some to cut staff in the U.S. and ...

U.S. 'concerned' over shutdown of top Philippine broadcaster

Asia Pacific May 8, 2020

U.S. 'concerned' over shutdown of top Philippine broadcaster

The United States on Thursday voiced concern over the Philippine government-ordered shutdown of the country's top broadcaster ABS-CBN, which has been targeted by President Rodrigo Duterte. "We are concerned by the situation regarding ABS-CBN," State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said. "An independent media plays a critical ...

Media company attacked by Duterte ordered to stop broadcast

Asia Pacific May 5, 2020

Media company attacked by Duterte ordered to stop broadcast

ABS-CBN Corp., the Philippines’ largest broadcaster previously attacked by President Rodrigo Duterte, was ordered by regulators to stop operating its television and radio stations after its franchise expired on Monday. A hearing on ABS-CBN’s case will be scheduled once the lockdown in the Philippine capital ...

National Apr 22, 2020

Japan edges up to 66th place in 2020 press freedom rankings

Japan has climbed one place in the 2020 world press freedom rankings to reach 66th place, media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders announced Tuesday. The Paris-based group, known as RSF, also warned that moves to strengthen media control are increasing mainly in regions hit hard ...