COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka has banned civil activist groups from holding news conferences and training for journalists, with the organizations rejecting the move as unconstitutional.
BEIJING (AP) — A book importer in China says it won’t distribute Hillary Clinton’s memoir “Hard Choices” due to sensitive content. An employee at Shanghai Book Traders’ main office said Monday that it had canceled plans to distribute the book after discovering the content.
The background is that on May 28 Facebook was unavailable in Thailand for around one hour. This was claimed to be because of technical issues and not that it was specifically blocked, but then mysteriously Facebook was then available again for all. Most people fell into line and modified previous statements to follow
Over the past few years, as the military junta has loosened its grip on the country, Burma’s people have flocked online to sites like Facebook. But while many have used these sites to express their thoughts and feelings for the progression of the country, there has also appeared a dark underside to what is being said online.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in central Vietnam has upheld a two-year jail sentence against a well-known dissident blogger for posting online criticism of the communist government.
Japan to step up sanctions against Russia amid Ukraine unrest
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 7:17PM UTC
Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 7:11PM UTC
US meat supplier says China unit violated standards
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 7:03PM UTC
Sri Lankan asylum seekers fly to Australia
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 6:53PM UTC
Chinese portal Sohu reports $45 million loss
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 6:29PM UTC
HK pro-democracy site ‘The House News’ folds amid ‘political pressure’
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 4:55PM UTC