Friday, June 5, 2020

BOOK: NEWS CORP TRIED TO INTIMIDATE U.K. LAWMAKERS

April 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After a parliamentary committee began investigating allegations of telephone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World in 2010, the then-editor of the paper, Colin Myler, instructed its reporters to “find out everything you can about every single member,” Labor MP Tom Watson told a news conference in London’today (Thursday). Watson, who spearheaded the investigation […]

CHINA USES BROAD SWORD TO CHOP ENTERTAINMENT TV SHOWS

January 4, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

In one fell swoop, China’s broadcasters have axed more than two-thirds of primetime entertainment shows to comply with new government regulations limiting the number of entertainment programs any broadcaster airs to two each week that are no more than 90 minutes long, the Wall Street Journal said today (Wednesday), citing a report by the state-owned […]

MEDIA “DEATH WATCH” FOR MANDELA AROUSES ANGER IN S. AFRICA

December 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Plans by the media to cover the eventual death of Nelson Mandela have touched off a competitive clash among news organizations in South Africa and a cultural clash between the media and the country’s general population. Mandela, who is 93, has not appeared in public in nearly 18 months, and some media organizations have already […]

CHINESE CRITICS BLAST KUNG FU PANDA

May 31, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Despite efforts by DreamWorks Animation to ensure that Chinese culture was treated with no disrespect in Kung Fu Panda 2, the film is already drawing condemnation on the Chinese mainland. Leading the critics is fashion designer Zhao Bandi, who sued DreamWorks Animation in 2008 for conspiring to undermine China’s national treasure. In an open letter […]