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

Yara Abbas, a reporter for Syria's official television station Al-Ikhbariya. Photo: AFP

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 TV crew near the China-North Korea border in Liaoning. Photo: SCMP

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

Smoother rides promised.

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

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

Cub journalists get a taste of the action at YP

A dozen junior reporters came to the South China Morning Post's office in Tai Po last week. First, YP Editor Susan Ramsay explained the basic principles and rules of being a journalist and writing a news story.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Daughter of journalist in 'lingering shadow'

For Dai Weiwei, the taste of being a child of an 'anti-party and anti-revolutionary rightist' came before she was even born.

4 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Channel hop

Whether to satisfy the laws of natural selection or just for fun, males of all species get the urge to show off once in a while. Of course, those in the wild have it a little easier, with their manes, crests and vibrant plumes. Human males have to get a little more creative to scratch that itch. For some, it might entail dragging their wives back to nature and playing the protector.

10 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Notes from the dorm

In an English public school, wealth is omnipresent, if slightly taboo. These institutions are seen as an elite option for education, in a way justifying their high fees to maintain their reputation.

23 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Paul Midler

STRIKING A TONE The first time I was taught any Chinese was on a field trip to the Tomb of Patriarchs [in Hebron]. It was down to a friend I spent a year abroad in Jerusalem with; he was Chinese-American. I was dragging him around Israel [where Midler's parents are from]. He went through the rote recitation of the four tones and I figured my musical background would give me a head start.

17 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Secret to success lies in communication skills

Mutual respect, a professional attitude and complementing skills and experience are the ingredients for success of the partnership between Lynn Grebstad and Paul Hicks, founders of Grebstad Hicks Communications, since 1997.

12 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Join the Reporters Club

Dear Readers,

Many of you have been asking how you can get published in Young Post. Others want to know what it's like to be a journalist. Those who took part in last term's Special Assignments have asked to go on more.

Join Young Post's 'Reporters Club'. Members under 16 can be Cub Reporters and those 16 and older can be Tiger Reporters.

16 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Join our Reporters Club

Dear Readers,

Many of you have been asking how you can get published in Young Post. Others want to know what it's like to be a journalist. Those who took part in last term's Special Assignments have asked to go on more.

Here's your chance: Young Post's 'Reporters Club'. Members under 16 will be Cub Reporters and those 16 and older will be Tiger Reporters.

15 Sep 2009 - 12:00am