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Jamal Khashoggi awarded Golden Pen of Freedom

The Golden Pen of Freedom has been awarded posthumously to Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi...

3 Jun 2019

AFRICA

Reporting on China in Africa is too binary

The accuracy of reporting on China's involvement in Africa can be "deeply misleading". What needs to be done to fix it...

By Yu-Shan Wu 30 Apr 2019

GLOBAL

CPJ announces press oppressors' awards amid Trump's fake news awards

As US President Donald Trump announces his "fake media" awards, the CPJ names its global press oppressors - world leaders who use rhetoric, legal action, and censorship to try to silence their critics...

9 Jan 2018

CHINA

Translation pulled for sexual embellishment

BEIJING - A new Chinese translation of Indian Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's poetry collection Stray Birds has been pulled from bookshop shelves, the publisher said, after controversy erupted over its unusually sexual content...

29 Dec 2015

CHINA

Mocking Mao miffs mouthpiece

BEIJING, CHINA: One of China's most famous television hosts has had his shows taken off air and was condemned by a paper affiliated to the party mouthpiece after allegedly insulting Communist China's founding father Mao Zedong, according to reports...(Video)

10 Apr 2015

CHINA

Reuters websites blocked in China

BEIJING, CHINA: Reuters news websites were inaccessible in China on Friday, the latest Western news organisation to be blocked in a country where censors keep a tight grip over information...

23 Mar 2015

CHINA

New media, New China: Xinhua relaunch on barred networks

BEIJING, CHINA: China's official news agency Xinhua has re-launched its English-language presence on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, it announced - all of which are blocked in China...

5 Mar 2015

CHINA

Chinese paper blames Google over Gmail blocking

BEIJING, CHINA: Internet giant Google's unwillingness to obey Chinese law is to blame for the shutdown of its hugely popular email service, state-run media said on Tuesday...

31 Dec 2014

CHINA

To VPN or not to VPN - the case for, as Gmail's blocked in China - again

NEWSWATCH: What do people do when you block their access to a service online? They find a loophole, of course. That's what's happening in China, where Reuters reports much of Google's services have been blocked - and not for the first time...

29 Dec 2014

CHINA

China detains man in online 'rumour' crackdown

BEIJING, CHINA: A Chinese man apologised on state television Tuesday after being detained for "publishing false stories" on an overseas news portal alleging gross rights abuses, the latest step in a wide-ranging crackdown on "Internet rumours".

15 May 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog

NEW YORK CITY, US: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned fell in 2013 but it was still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog said yesterday.

19 Dec 2013

CHINA

China's online censors on the prowl ahead of power handover

BEIJING, CHINA: Author Jin Song is relishing the challenge of beating China's army of censors and posting comments online about the country's impending leadership change, the first in the social media era.

6 Nov 2012

CHINA

China frees Yahoo! dissident after 10 years

BEIJING, CHINA: A Chinese dissident convicted based on evidence provided by US Internet giant Yahoo was released from prison on Friday after serving a 10-year term for subversion, his wife said.

3 Sep 2012

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