Asia Media

IPI: Burma must investigate attacks by police on reporters

By Tue, Mar 17, 2015 4:14PM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) — An international media organization is calling on Burma to investigate the arrests and alleged police beatings of journalists covering a demonstration against a new education bill.

Thailand: Facebook content removal requests rise sharply under junta

By Mon, Mar 16, 2015 5:13PM UTC

Facebook removed content deemed to be in breach of Thailand’s lèse majesté and computer crimes laws 30 times in the second half of 2014 following requests from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Thai CERT (Computer Security Incident Response Team).

World condemns Burma’s violent crackdown on student protesters

By Thu, Mar 12, 2015 4:56PM UTC

The Burmese police’s violent attacks on student protesters, monks, journalists and bystanders in Letpandan on Tuesday has been met with condemnation from around the world.

Social news agency Storyful taps Chinese audience with Youku partnership

By Wed, Mar 11, 2015 4:37PM UTC

How does a fledlging viral video purveyor reach the world’s biggest viewership when a notorious firewall stands in the way? Rather than subvert or buck against China’s strictly censored social media networks, Storyful has instead decided to partner with one of them.

Vinod Mehta, editor of Indian magazine Outlook, dies aged 73

By Sun, Mar 08, 2015 6:19PM UTC

NEW DELHI (AP) — Vinod Mehta, founding editor of India’s Outlook magazine and a fearless and irreverent commentator on Indian politics, has died. He was 73. Hospital spokesman Amit Gupta says Mehta died Sunday of multiple organ failure at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences. In a career