Hong Kong broadcaster accused of pro-Beijing protests coverage

Asia Pacific Jul 10, 2019

Hong Kong broadcaster accused of pro-Beijing protests coverage

Television Broadcasts Ltd., Hong Kong's dominant broadcaster, has come under attack on social media for its alleged pro-Beijing bias in the coverage of recent political protests in the city, with campaigners urging companies to pull their commercials. Organizers of the drive have managed to score ...

Sudan protesters resume talks with army over transition

World / Politics Jul 4, 2019

Sudan protesters resume talks with army over transition

Sudan's pro-democracy movement resumed talks Wednesday with the ruling military council over a transfer of power to civilian rule, a protest leader said, a move that could break weeks of political impasse since the military ousted autocratic President Omar al-Bashir in April. Mariam al-Mahdi, deputy ...

Turkish civil society leaders on trial over 2013 protests

World / Crime & Legal Jun 24, 2019

Turkish civil society leaders on trial over 2013 protests

Sixteen leading Turkish civil society leaders appeared in court Monday, accused of seeking to overthrow the government during the "Gezi Park" protests of 2013, in a trial dubbed an absurd sham by critics. The group includes renowned businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala, whose detention since ...