On Wednesday the popular community-edited online encyclopedia Wikipedia (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) will take its English-language site offline for 24 hours. The aim is to protest against two US anti-piracy legislation – Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) – which are being debated by Congress. (more…)
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While Chinese president Hu Jintao warned of the influence of Western culture, an order by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) to curb “excessive entertainment” came into effect on January 1st. (photo from chinahush.com)
Therefore satellite broadcasters have cut entertainment TV by two-thirds, state news agency Xinhua has reported. (more…)
A recording of the first call of Anders Behring Breivik (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) to the police was broadcast by Norwegian commercial TV channel TV 2 for the first time on Tuesday.
Norwegians have heard the self-confessed mass killer introduce himself as a “Norwegian anti-communist resistance commander” and say he wants to surrender. (more…)
Journalists wearing full protective clothing have been allowed to enter the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan on Saturday, for the first time since the country was hit by an earthquake and a tsunami.
During the tour, journalists took pictures inside the damaged plant.(photo, from lefigaro.fr) (more…)