LOS ANGELES (AP) — There will be no interviews at the Hollywood premiere of “The Interview.”
The Thai junta’s efforts to stifle the media and control the national narrative since it took power on May 22 have been well documented. Aside from plain old-fashioned censorship, it has put serious efforts into creating a wave of patriotic fervour among Thais and instilling the desired values with films and songs.
A bizarre and brief scene depicting Thai students painting a picture of Adolf Hitler has made its way into a propaganda short film financed by the military government. “30” by director Kulp Kaljaruek is part of the “Thai Niyom” (“Thai Pride”) movie aimed at promoting the “12 core values” drawn up by by junta leader and Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha shortly after the military coup of May 22, 2014.
TOKYO (AP) — Godzilla is stomping back. And this time, it’s Made in Japan, like the original.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is denying that it orchestrated a cyberattack on Sony in retaliation for an upcoming Hollywood movie that depicts an assassination plot against the North’s leader.
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