Thursday, November 22, 2018

AFTER 9-MONTH PROBE, LEVESON ISSUES MILD REPORT ON UK MEDIA

November 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For an investigation that was triggered by the alleged misdeeds of News Corp’s British subsidiary, News International, whose tabloids, the now-defunct News of the World and The Sun, were accused of hacking the voicemail of thousands of citizens and paying bribes to police and other officials for information, there was surprisingly scant criticism of Rupert […]

MEDIA ASK FOR OPEN HEARING IN AL-QAEDA CASE

April 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox News Network is the only television news entity to join a request by several leading newspaper and magazine publishers and National Public Radio asking a judge in the Guantánamo war crimes trials to allow coverage if an alleged al Qaeda leader testifies about his mistreatment in secret CIA prisons abroad. Reuters reported on Monday […]

PAKISTAN CALLS FOREIGN REPORTING “ILLEGAL”

May 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Apparently reacting to negative broadcast news accounts questioning Pakistan’s baffling role in the hunting down of Osama bin Laden, the Islamabad government has ordered nine international news channels, including CNN, Fox News, and the BBC, to halt what it said are “illegal” broadcasts from Abbottabad, the town where bin Laden had holed up for several […]