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‘To Singapore, With Love’ documentary screenings banned by MDA

By Wed, Sep 10, 2014 7:33PM UTC Image from the 'To Singapore, With Love' Facebook page.

Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA) has outlawed screenings of ‘To Singapore, With Love’, a documentary by local filmmaker Tan Pin Pin, over security concerns.

Mongolian blogger accused of defaming minister on Twitter freed on appeal

By Tue, Sep 09, 2014 11:42AM UTC A group of supporters gathered in Mongolia's capital after Ts. Bat's conviction on defamation charges last month. Image via @ideruugan on Twitter.

Ts. Bat (@batengineer) an engineer and blogger, was found guilty of defaming the Minister for Roads and Transport A. Gansukh via a series of tweets posted last October in relation to the aviation sector.

China orders streaming sites to register all foreign content

By Sat, Sep 06, 2014 6:16PM UTC An online streaming website shows a description of American TV show "The Big Bang Theory" but it no longer have access to episodes in the series on a computer screen in Beijing. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China’s broadcasting authority says online streaming sites must obtain licenses before showing foreign TV shows and movies, in a tightening of control over the industry.

Wanted: China’s Shaolin temple seeks media directors

By Fri, Sep 05, 2014 2:37PM UTC Monks of Shaolin Temple of China. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Help wanted: Ancient Buddhist temple famed for its kung fu monks seeks media directors to build brand. English and social media skills required. Not necessary to be a monk, practice martial arts or eat vegetarian.

China police probe alleged extortion by reporters

By Thu, Sep 04, 2014 6:33PM UTC China police probe alleged extortion by reporters

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say police in Shanghai have detained eight people, including journalists at an influential financial news website, for allegedly extorting money from companies by threatening to publish negative news about them. Xinhua News Agency said Thursday that employees at the news site colluded with

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