Asia Media

India suspends Al-Jazeera broadcasts for 5 days over Kashmir maps

By Thu, Apr 23, 2015 6:26PM UTC

NEW DELHI (AP) — The TV network Al-Jazeera is off the air in India following a 5-day suspension ordered by the government over maps the network used to illustrate the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

CJR admits ‘errors of fact’ in US journalist’s Bangkok Post takedown

By Wed, Apr 22, 2015 3:52PM UTC

The Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) has admitted that were “several errors of fact” in an article it published last week by American journalist Justin Heifetz that sharply criticized his former employer, the Bangkok Post.

Summons of Japanese media execs raises fears of interference

By Sat, Apr 18, 2015 2:02PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s ruling party has summoned executives from two leading television networks to discuss critical or objectionable programs in a move the opposition says endangers press freedoms.

Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years in prison

By Fri, Apr 17, 2015 11:32AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A court in Beijing has sentenced veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu to seven years in prison for leaking a top Communist Party policy document.

Japanese ‘vagina artist’ insists her work is not obscene

By Thu, Apr 16, 2015 12:26PM UTC

A Japanese artist on trial for obscenity for distributing plans on how to build a kayak shaped like her vagina denied all charges Wednesday, saying her work is not obscene.