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S. Korea says North behind cyber attack on newspaper

South Korean police on Wednesday said North Korea was behind a cyber-attack that paralysed operations at a major conservative newspaper last year.

S. Korea says North behind cyber attack on newspaper
China pollution anger spills into state media
China pollution anger spills into state media

Anger mounted in China Monday over pollution which reached hazardous levels in recent days, with state media questioning the nation's breakneck development and government transparency over air quality.

China pollution anger spills into state media
End to China media row dims reform hopes
End to China media row dims reform hopes

Action by China's leaders to contain a row that saw rare protests against censorship shows there is no consensus for immediate change, analysts say, despite rising calls for press freedom and other reforms.

End to China media row dims reform hopes
New Syria newspaper fights 'lies of war'
New Syria newspaper fights 'lies of war'

Truth is said to be the first casualty of war, but Khaled al-Khatib and a small group of journalists running a new newspaper in Syria's rebel-held territories are determined to keep the patient alive.

New Syria newspaper fights 'lies of war'
141 journalists killed in 2012: media watchdog
141 journalists killed in 2012: media watchdog

Last year was one of the deadliest on record for journalists, with 141 killed in 29 different countries and Syria the most dangerous place on earth for reporters.

141 journalists killed in 2012: media watchdog
Defectors say Syrian state journalists 'kill with words'
Defectors say Syrian state journalists 'kill with words'

Lama al-Khadra summed up her work for Radio Damascus with a grim phrase: "Our mission was to kill with words."

Defectors say Syrian state journalists 'kill with words'
Media outnumber doomsayers in Turkish 'apocalypse haven'
Media outnumber doomsayers in Turkish 'apocalypse haven'

As the village of Sirince waited for what some say is an apocalypse from which the tiny Turkish hamlet will be spared, its streets were teeming not with doomsayers but a hoard of disappointed journalists.

Media outnumber doomsayers in Turkish 'apocalypse haven'
Joe Allbritton. Photo courtesy of politico.com
US financier tied to Pinochet money laundering dies

Texas financier and media magnate Joe Allbritton, who lost the scandal-racked Riggs bank to a hostile takeover after it was fined for helping Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet launder money, has died at the age of 87.

US financier tied to Pinochet money laundering dies
Same laws must apply to bloggers, tweeters: Leveson
Same laws must apply to bloggers, tweeters: Leveson

The man who led the inquiry into Britain's phone-hacking scandal has warned that bloggers and tweeters should be subject to the same laws as traditional media outlets to prevent a decline in standards of journalism.

Same laws must apply to bloggers, tweeters: Leveson
Elisabeth Murdoch. Photo courtesy of heraldsun.com.au
Murdoch matriarch devoted to charity work

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch was not just a leading philanthropist but also matriarch of one of the world's most powerful families and a key confidant to son Rupert as he built his global media empire.

Murdoch matriarch devoted to charity work
US goes gaga over Britain's royal baby-to-be
US goes gaga over Britain's royal baby-to-be

News that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, aka Prince William and wife Kate, are having a baby lifted Americans' fascination with the British royal family to new heights on Tuesday.

US goes gaga over Britain's royal baby-to-be
Tom Mockridge. ©REUTERS
Murdoch's British newspaper chief to leave company

Rupert Murdoch's top newspaper lieutenant in Britain is to leave his post at the end of the year, it was announced Sunday, heralding the start of a major shake-up at parent company News Corporation.

Murdoch's British newspaper chief to leave company
British newspapers back PM's opposition to press laws
British newspapers back PM's opposition to press laws

Britain's newspapers on Friday praised senior judge Brian Leveson's report into media ethics but warned its recommendation to introduce new laws could "suffocate the free press".

British newspapers back PM's opposition to press laws
Rakhat Aliyev. Photo courtesy of azattyq.org
Rakhat Aliyev tries to buy Malta Today but fails ... and starts accusing it of being biased

Former Kazakhstan ambassador to Austria Rakhat Aliyev hiding in Malta tried to buy into Maltese media a year ago.

Rakhat Aliyev tries to buy Malta Today but fails ... and starts accusing it of being biased
Kazakhstan Majilis deputy Aigul Solovyova. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
MP hopes for objective ruling on Kazakhstan opposition media

Kazakhstan MP Aigul Solovyova expressed her opinion on the lawsuit to ban opposition media in Kazakhstan.

MP hopes for objective ruling on Kazakhstan opposition media
Press freedom makes Britain attractive: mayor of London
Press freedom makes Britain attractive: mayor of London

Britain would be moving in the opposite direction to many countries if it introduced tougher regulation of the media, Mayor of London Boris Johnson has said during a visit to India.

Press freedom makes Britain attractive: mayor of London
British press hails Cameron's EU budget stance
British press hails Cameron's EU budget stance

Prime Minister David Cameron secured a decent result for Britain at the European Union budget summit, Britain's newspapers said Saturday, while warning that his good fortune may not last.

British press hails Cameron's EU budget stance
Almaty prosecutors filed lawsuits against Google, Facebook and Twitter
Almaty prosecutors filed lawsuits against Google, Facebook and Twitter

Google, Facebook, Twitter and LiveJournal are on the list of defendants in Almaty prosecutors’ case to close several Kazakhstan opposition media outlets.

Almaty prosecutors filed lawsuits against Google, Facebook and Twitter
Melanie Brown. ©REUTERS
Scary Spice wins paparazzo order in Australia

Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown was Thursday granted a interim restraining order against a well-known Australian paparazzo who she claimed threatened her and put her life at risk.

Scary Spice wins paparazzo order in Australia
France makes billion euro tax claim against Google: report
France makes billion euro tax claim against Google: report

French tax authorities have made a billion-euro ($1.3 billion) claim against Google to pressure it in a dispute over compensation to media websites.

France makes billion euro tax claim against Google: report