press freedom

Germany: 120 politicians, journalists, and artists sign letter urging Merkel to confront Biden over Assange’s extradition, citing concerns

12 Jul, 2021 Get short URL A person wears a mask during a picnic protest marking Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s 50th Birthday, on Parliament Square in London, Britain, (FILE PHOTO) © REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Over a hundred people from German politics, media, and art have called on their chancellor to confront […]

Hypocrisy galore

STORY SUMMARY Editorial, Daily Star, Lebanon This week’s news of offensive cartoons in Europe is nothing new, although the party doing the complaining should take a long look at itself in the mirror. In recent years, countries such as Denmark and France have received international attention for the publication of […]

Nothing personal, just geopolitics: Britain bans Iran-based TV channel

Courtesy Russian TV: Britain has revoked the press license of Iran-based English language broadcaster Press TV, accusing it of violating press regulations. But some say the decision was really motivated by British geopolitical interests. The Office of Communications (Ofcom), a government-approved watchdog overseeing broadcasting and telecommunications in the UK, says […]