BEIJING (AP) — Foreign reporters are being allowed to attend China’s Defense Ministry briefings for the first time, marking a small milestone in the increasingly confident Chinese military’s efforts to project a more transparent image.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The United States has urged the Sri Lankan government to protect the rights of journalists after a government-backed protest forced the cancelation of a training program for journalists.
It has long been known that big business in Hong Kong, obviously worried about Big Brother over the border, has boycotted Apple Daily, the territory’s most popular newspaper, because of the rocky relationship of its owner, media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, with Beijing.
HONG KONG (AP) — A popular Hong Kong pro-democracy website has closed, citing political pressure. It’s the latest sign of mounting tensions over Beijing’s desire to hobble democratic reforms in the semiautonomous Chinese city, with activists threatening to shut down Hong Kong’s heart with a major rally.
Media watchdogs have voiced concern after a Cambodia-based journalist and blogger was ordered to pay 100 million riel (US$25,000) to a French property developer after he was convicted of defamation charges by Phnom Penh Municipal Court Wednesday.
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