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New Australian law targets leakers, not reporters

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 10:10AM UTC Pic: AP.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s attorney-general says a contentious new law that carries a prison term for anyone who reveals information about certain secret security operations was aimed at Edward Snowden-like leakers rather than investigative reporters.

One charge down, several more to go for rights worker Andy Hall

By Wed, Oct 29, 2014 2:04PM UTC One charge down, several more to go for rights worker Andy Hall

Thailand’s Prakanong Court dismissed a defamation charge against British human rights activist Andy Hall due to unlawful interrogation practice. Hall has been embroiled in a long legal fight with the Natural Fruit Company, which sued him after he publicized migrant worker abuses occurring at the Natural Fruit factory. This specific charge related to an interview Hall gave to Al Jazeera, in which he discussed Natural Fruit’s alleged abuses.

On ethical media coverage in Thailand, and lack thereof

By Wed, Oct 29, 2014 9:41AM UTC Pic: AP.

Yesterday four of Thailand’s media organizations: The News Broadcasting Council of Thailand, The National Press Council of Thailand, Thai Broadcast Journalists Association and the Thai Journalists Associations, signed a statement to express their concerns concerning how some parts of the Thai media have covered the recent murder case in Koh Tao.

The buzz around India’s e-retailers: well-earned, or a lot of empty noise?

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 12:30PM UTC Pic: AP.

There is no bigger MBA lesson than negotiating with a hard-bargaining-to-the-last-lemon or -onion housewife.

Burma jails 3 journalists for leadership report

By Fri, Oct 17, 2014 1:09PM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) — A Burma court has sentenced a media owner, publisher and three journalists to two years in prison in the latest ruling to raise concerns about press freedoms in the country emerging from military rule.

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