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Reporters Without Borders

China and Syria named as worst for online spying

The “Chinese Communist Party runs one of the world’s biggest digital empires, if not the biggest”, RSF said. Photo: AP

China, Syria, Iran, Bahrain and Vietnam are flagrantly spying online, media watchdog RSF said on Tuesday, urging controls on the export of internet surveillance tools to regimes clamping down on dissent.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Defamation case against Myanmar weekly dropped

Kyaw Min Swe, chief editor of Myanmar newspaper <i>The Voice Weekly</i>, speaks to reporters following a hearing in Yangon, on Thursday. Photo: AFP

A Yangon court agreed to withdraw charges against The Voice at the ministry’s request, following mediation by a recently-formed press council.

31 Jan 2013 - 3:43pm

Myanmar bucks slide in Asia on press freedom

A boy sells newspapers in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: Reuters

Thanks to “dramatic changes”, Myanmar rose to 151st out of 179 in the World Press Freedom Index, while China ranked 173rd and Hong Kong came in at 58, according to Reporters Without Borders.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am