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Russia removes ITAR-TASS news agency director Vitaly Ignatenko

Ignatenko headed ITAR-TASS for more than 20 years. Photo: AFP

Russia's venerable ITAR-TASS news agency fired one of its Soviet-era giants as general director after nearly four decades of service that began at the height of the cold war.

Wednesday, 19 September, 2012, 4:06am

Amateur painter ruins painting of Christ

Amateur painter ruins painting of Christ

An elderly woman's catastrophic attempt to restore a century-old oil painting of Christ in a Spanish church has provoked popular uproar, and amusement. The well-intentioned but ham-fisted amateur artist, in her 80s, took it upon herself to patch up the original work, which depicted Christ crowned with thorns.

24 Aug 2012 - 12:10pm


Increase in grass-roots delegates for congress

14 Aug 2012 - 7:50pm

Lai See

Double standards at double yellow lines still apply

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Crackdown on use of online news sources

The central government is tightening rules on journalists, saying it is part of a campaign to curb fake news, but journalists say it is another move to step up censorship.

New regulations issued by the General Administration of Press and Publication (Gapp) require local reporters to 'guard against using rumours as sources for their reports', Xinhua said.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Thomson Reuters sees firmer Asian revenue

Thomson Reuters, the newest global financial and professional information service provider on the block, expects double-digit revenue growth in the region this year on strong demand, managing director for Asia Michael Peace said.

19 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Which way now?

Already the victim of cutbacks in recent years, Dow Jones' Asian operations, including The Wall Street Journal Asia, face an uncertain future with Rupert Murdoch's US$5.6 billion takeover of the US media company.

2 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Xinhua rejects US radio's charge

Claims by official US broadcaster Voice of America that new rules covering the way foreign media disseminate information on the mainland harm the foreign players' interests have been rejected by Xinhua.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:12pm

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20 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Lai see

Quake, rattle and roll knocks market profit openings about

Bankers' desks across Asia went dark on Tuesday as both Bloomberg and Reuters suffered service outages as a result of the Taiwan quake.

29 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Xinhua tightens controls on news

Foreign agencies and their clients face tougher censorship

Foreign news agencies and their mainland clients have become the latest targets of a campaign by authorities to increase controls over the media.

11 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

7 Chinese injured in market blast

Seven Chinese nationals were injured in a bomb explosion that ripped through a market in Moscow, the Chinese embassy in the Russian capital said yesterday.

23 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Sex in the news

The Ministry of Culture has banned four online games, citing 'large quantities of obscene, pornographic, illegal content which breaks the laws of the country and harms the psychological health of young people'.

18 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

sky's the limit but not for Japanese

My mate Harry the cartoonist, who likes to keep an eye on the opposition, spotted this fine journalistic example of fostering diverse viewpoints with The Standard.

16 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Media snippets greeted with an air of indifference

The Pope's death was briefly announced by the mainland media a few hours after he passed away.

Xinhua released a short article one hour after his death which set the tone for other official media.

The report also mentioned that mainland Catholic associations had 'sent messages of concern when he was seriously ill'.

4 Apr 2005 - 12:00am