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Media must respect right to privacy

Striking a balance between freedom of the press and the right to privacy is a notion universally accepted. But the experience in Hong Kong shows this is easier said than done.

Monday, 2 April, 2012, 12:00am

Critics snared in microblog crackdown

A prominent mainland political commentator's microblogging accounts on three popular platforms were shut down on Saturday in the wake of an unprecedented clampdown on 'rumour-mongering' via Twitter-like weibo services.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Six degrees

Dame Edna Everage was due to give her Hong Kong possums a final farewell yesterday, before retiring from the stage after a 57-year outing. Adored by many, the dame has had her ups and downs. During a stint as agony aunt at Vanity Fair, she responded to a reader who had asked if she should learn Spanish by saying: 'Forget Spanish ... Who speaks it that you are really desperate to talk to?

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Bdy of horror

Scanners (1981)

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Red planet has whiff of cheese

Who is the first American who landed on Mars? John Carter from Virginia.

Disney once again tries to turn a novel - A Princess of Mars, this time - into a blockbuster. Directed by Andrew Stanton, this action-packed sci-fi movie has been renamed after the main character, John Carter.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Pioneer superhero

If the story of John Carter seems more than a little similar to most modern day sci-fi action-adventures, it's no accident. That's because Edgar Rice Burroughs, the creator of the main character in Disney's latest adventure movie, pioneered the genre a century ago.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am