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Why has Thailand banned the Tropico 5 video game?

By Wed, Aug 06, 2014 7:59AM UTC A screenshot of the computer game "Tropico 5", a world-building game that puts you in charge of a banana republic. Thailand has banned this game for national security reasons. (Screenshot: Facebook/Kaylpso Media)

Ever since the military coup of May 22, 2014 the junta that is ruling Thailand has imposed strict censorship measures on the media and has shown repeatedly that it will not tolerate criticism.

Thailand’s censors ban Tropico 5 video game

By Tue, Aug 05, 2014 8:21AM UTC Soldiers on Bangkok streets during the May 22 coup. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — A video game distributor says Thailand’s film and video censors have banned a city-building simulation game for computers because it could hurt the country’s security.

China military allows foreign reporters at news conference

By Thu, Jul 31, 2014 2:57PM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Foreign reporters are being allowed to attend China’s Defense Ministry briefings for the first time, marking a small milestone in the increasingly confident Chinese military’s efforts to project a more transparent image.

US voices concerns on media rights in Sri Lanka

By Tue, Jul 29, 2014 11:15AM UTC Pic: AP.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The United States has urged the Sri Lankan government to protect the rights of journalists after a government-backed protest forced the cancelation of a training program for journalists.

Leaks confirm attacks on Hong Kong’s press

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014 5:20PM UTC Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, owner of the Hong Kong and Taiwan newspaper Apple Daily. Pic: AP.

It has long been known that big business in Hong Kong, obviously worried about Big Brother over the border, has boycotted Apple Daily, the territory’s most popular newspaper, because of the rocky relationship of its owner, media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, with Beijing.

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