The following purported court statement from an alleged mistress of a former Chinese Communist Party official went viral over the weekend on the Chinese Internet, especially blogs on the biggest Chinese website, sina.com, and various online forums.
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Several private newspapers in Burma have printed black front pages to protest the recent arrests and sentencing of journalists. Burma has only recently emerged from a half-century of military rule, and one of the most visible reforms since a new, nominally civilian government came to power in 2011 was a freeing up of the press. But experts warn the media climate has been worsening recently.
Utusan Malaysia, the Kuala Lumpur-based Malay-language broadsheet newspaper that Sunday accused the CIA of having a hand in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, has a long history of heated invective as the attack dog for its owner, the United Malays National Organization, the country’s biggest political party.
YANGON, Burma (AP) — A Burma court has sentenced a journalist to one year in prison for trespassing and obstructing a civil servant after he interviewed students and shot video inside a government office for a story about a Japanese-funded scholarship program.
From the outside, the Metropark Lido Hotel looks just like a rather fancy Beijing tourist spot. But for a few weeks now, the Lido has taken on another role aside from its usual function as a base for well-to-do travelers: it is where the relatives of the people who disappeared on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 gather waiting for news of their loved ones.
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