Azerbaijan loses defamation case against French journalists

PARIS (AP) — An appeals court has upheld a lower court decision throwing out a case brought by the country of Azerbaijan which accused two French journalists of defamation for calling the country a "d...

Taiwan’s UN participation aligned to Canada’s goals: Fmr Sec. of State

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the day before the beginning of the 73rd session of the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly, Canada's The Hill Times published a special article calling on the C...

UN ban on Taiwan journalists is ‘unacceptable discrimination’: RSF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) called on the United Nations (U.N.) to allow Taiwanese journalists to attend and cover its events, in a statement published on Sept. 18. ...

Human rights groups urge Google to drop plans for China 'censorship engine'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A group of 14 prominent human rights groups have called on U.S. tech giant Google to drop its plans to re-enter the Chinese market, arguing such a move is akin to particip...

US lawmakers, civil society voice concern for Chinese activist dragged off telephone interview

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two U.S. lawmakers as well as numerous civil society groups have condemned China and called for the immediate release of Chinese academic Sun Wenguang (孫文廣), after he was ...

Google under heavy fire after leak reveals 'censorship engine' for China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tech giant Google, and its managing company Alphabet Inc. came under quick fire after a report on Friday Aug. 3 revealed that Google is preparing to launch a search engine...

China: RSF condemns the arrest of an on-air source of Voice of America

TAIPEI (RSF) -- RSF demands the release of professor Sun Wenguang, known for his public interventions against Chinese censorship and propaganda, who was arrested on Wednesday by Chinese police while p...

Egypt passes legislation to block some social media accounts

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's parliament has passed controversial legislation aimed at regulating popular social media accounts that publish "fake news." The bill, which gained parliament's a...

Egypt's parliament passes contentious bills regulating media

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's parliament has passed three controversial draft bills regulating the press and media. The draft bills, which won the parliament's approval on Monday, will also r...

Monument honoring Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo unveiled in Taipei 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the evening of July 13 in Taipei, an unveiling ceremony was held dedicating a memorial monument to the Chinese political dissident Liu Xiaobo (劉曉波) on the one year anni...

Media watchdog urges India to protect journalists

NEW DELHI (AP) — A media watch group has expressed serious concern at "an alarming deterioration in the working environment of journalists in India" and demanded that the government ensure the safety ...

Taiwan's MAC urges China to keep promise on Hong Kong democracy

Taipei, July 1 (CNA) China should stick to its "one country,two systems" policy and keep its promise by making Hong Kong an autonomous and democratic region, said the Mainland Affairs Counci...

Taiwan’s democracy will not backslide: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s democracy will only move forward, it will absolutely not regress, President Tsai Ing-wen told visitors Tuesday. Her guests were international experts and...

Human Rights Watch sends letter to EU asking for China to free Taiwan activist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ahead of a summit between the European Union and China next month, Human Rights Watch and other non-governmental organizations sent an open letter to EU leaders, asking th...

Fans of Turkey's Erdogan push French newsstand to remove ad

PARIS (AP) — Some supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have caused an outcry in France after they forced a local newsstand to remove an advertising poster for a newsmagazine that calle...