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Vietnam detains blogger for ‘bad content’ posts

By Tue, Dec 02, 2014 10:56AM UTC Pic: AP.

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police have detained a blogger for posting comments critical of the communist government in the latest crackdown on dissent.

Chinese media freedom activist Zhang Lei goes on trial

By Fri, Nov 28, 2014 6:24PM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — A leading Chinese human rights activist is standing trial for public disturbance, more than 15 months after he was detained by police. Zhang Lei, defense lawyer for Yang Maodong, said on his microblog that Yang’s trial at Tianhe District Court in the southern city of Guangzhou got

Japanese newspaper apologizes for using term ‘sex slaves’

By Fri, Nov 28, 2014 6:11PM UTC 'Comfort women' at a demonstration in Seoul in 2011. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s biggest newspaper has apologized for using the term “sex slaves” in its English-language edition to describe Asian women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.

Japanese journalist goes on trial for defaming SKorean president

By Thu, Nov 27, 2014 11:18AM UTC Tatsuya Kato, center, former Seoul bureau chief of Japan's Sankei Shimbun, arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A trial has begun for a Japanese journalist charged with defaming South Korea’s president by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry disaster in April because she was with a man.

The curious case of Yingluck Shinawatra’s Bangkok Post (non-)interview

By Thu, Nov 27, 2014 8:51AM UTC The curious case of Yingluck Shinawatra’s Bangkok Post (non-)interview

On Monday, the ‘Bangkok Post’ ran what was touted as the “first interview” given by former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra since the military coup of May 22, 2014, which ousted her government after nearly six months of anti-government protests and thus a manufactured political deadlock.

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