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TV reporter shot dead by sniper in Syria hailed as 'martyr'

A reporter for Syrian state television has been killed while covering an army assault on the rebel stronghold of Qusayr. "The ministry of information... announces that colleague Yara Abbas has been added to the ranks of the martyrs, killed by terrorists near Dabaa airport," north of Qusayr, state media said.

Tuesday, 28 May, 2013, 2:49am

Journalist suspended over FT article asking China to abandon North Korea

A deputy editor at a newspaper affiliated with the Central Party School has been suspended from duty over an article he wrote for the Financial Times on February 27 calling for China to abandon North Korea, according to a person close to him and a media report.

2 Apr 2013 - 9:56am 4 comments

Outrageous sexism in the People's Daily

We were slightly saddened to come across the People's Daily Online piece headlined, "Beautiful female journalists at two sessions", which then had links showing 17, albeit comely, female journalists engaged in covering the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and the National People's Congress. It's hard to know what the message was here.

7 Mar 2013 - 6:12am 1 comment

Journalist 'should be jailed for contempt'

The saga over the video of a rich but lonely wife took another twist yesterday when her businessman husband demanded that the journalist who produced the show be sent to jail for contempt.

7 Mar 2013 - 4:13am

Briefs, December 24, 2012

Japan's incoming pro-nuclear premier, Shinzo Abe, said his government would again investigate the Fukushima atomic crisis, after which the country's reactors could be restarted.

24 Dec 2012 - 5:06am

Military policeman held over murder of journalist in Cambodia

A Cambodian military police officer was arrested over the brutal killing of a journalist who exposed illegal logging activities, police said yesterday.

Hang Serei Oudom, a reporter at the local-language Vorakchun Khmer Daily, was found in the boot of his car in northern Ratanakiri province on Tuesday.

15 Sep 2012 - 4:39am

Japanese journalist Yamamoto dies after being caught in Syria crossfire

A journalist died of wounds she sustained in a gunfight between Syrian forces and rebels in Aleppo yesterday, becoming the first Japanese national killed in the 17-month-old conflict.

22 Aug 2012 - 3:37am

Journalists admit they censor themselves

One in three journalists in Hong Kong admitted exercising 'self-censorship' over the past year, according to the latest Journalists' Association survey.

The findings also showed 87 per cent of the 663 respondents said press freedom in the city - a constitutional guarantee - had been eroded under Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's administration.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am