Media industry regulation

March 22, 2018 - 5:48 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese Communist Party's move to exert direct control over state broadcasters and regulators of everything from movies and TV to books and radio programs shows the party's drive to use the media for ideological efforts at home and to improve its image overseas, analysts say. The...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov gestures during a meeting with South Korean head of National Security Chung Eui-yong at the Russian foreign ministry in Moscow,Tuesday March 13, 2018. Russia will only cooperate with Britain on the investigation into last week's poisoning of an ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia if it receives samples of the nerve agent that is believed to have been used, Russia's foreign minister Lavrov said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
March 13, 2018 - 12:38 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A lawyer says a Russian businessman who has associated with a prominent critic of the Kremlin has died in London. Andrei Borovkov told Russian media outlets on Tuesday that his client, Nikolai...
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March 09, 2018 - 3:31 pm
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan has suspended a United Nations radio station for allegedly refusing to comply with the country's media laws, although the station has not yet been taken off the air. On Friday, the Media Authority, an independent body charged with regulating journalistic...
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March 09, 2018 - 10:18 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan has suspended a United Nations radio station for allegedly refusing to comply with the country's media laws, although the station has not yet been taken off the air. On Friday, the Media Authority, an independent body charged with regulating journalistic...
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February 26, 2018 - 8:23 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court on Monday released four of seven suspects held in a high-profile corruption case involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's inner circle, amid an uproar over a judge apparently discussing their detention with an investigator in private. Israeli media reported...
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FILE - In a March 22, 2015 file photo, U.S. writer Jared Taylor, author of the book "White Identity" speaks during the International Russian Conservative Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Taylor is suing Twitter for banning his account amid the company's recent crackdown on content it deems abusive. He filed the lawsuit Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in a San Francisco state court. Taylor joins a growing list of extreme right wing groups and figures suing social media sites for banning their accounts and content.(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)
February 21, 2018 - 5:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent white nationalist is suing Twitter for banning his accounts at a time when social networks are trying to crack down on hateful and abusive content without appearing to censor unpopular opinions. Jared Taylor filed the lawsuit Tuesday in state court in San Francisco...
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February 16, 2018 - 4:19 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A member of the New Hampshire executive council has accused state-run liquor stores of turning a blind eye to potential money laundering. Democrat Andru Volinksy sent a letter this week to the governor and attorney general alleging that the New Hampshire Liquor Commission is...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 file photo, people wait for this first "Saturday Night Live Arabia," show to start in Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian official says authorities have ordered a ban on airing the Arabic version of the hit U.S. satirical show Saturday Night Live for allegedly using “sexual expressions.” Ahmed Salim of the Supreme Media regulations Council told The Associated Press Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 that an investigation of the show’s content showed that SNL Arabia has consistently used inappropriate “sexual phrases and insinuations and that the show’s entire content “violates ethical and professional criteria.”(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File )
February 13, 2018 - 11:31 am
CAIRO (AP) — Authorities in Egypt have ordered a ban on airing the Arabic version of the hit U.S. satirical show Saturday Night Live for allegedly using "sexual expressions," an official said Tuesday. An investigation of the show's content by the Supreme Media Regulatory Council showed that SNL...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 file photo, people wait for this first "Saturday Night Live Arabia," show to start in Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian official says authorities have ordered a ban on airing the Arabic version of the hit U.S. satirical show Saturday Night Live for allegedly using “sexual expressions.” Ahmed Salim of the Supreme Media regulations Council told The Associated Press Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 that an investigation of the show’s content showed that SNL Arabia has consistently used inappropriate “sexual phrases and insinuations and that the show’s entire content “violates ethical and professional criteria.”(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File )
February 13, 2018 - 10:10 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian official says authorities have ordered a ban on airing the Arabic version of the hit U.S. satirical show Saturday Night Live for allegedly using "sexual expressions." Ahmed Salim of the Supreme Media regulations Council told The Associated Press on Tuesday that an...
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February 12, 2018 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling children's author Jay Asher has been expelled from a prominent writers organization because of allegations about sexual harassment. Lin Oliver, executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, told The Associated Press on Monday that Asher...
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