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Taiwan protests cancelation of digital minister's speech at South Korean conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has summoned the acting South Korean representative in Taipei to express dissatisfaction over Seoul’s decision to cancel Digit...

Nobel laureate: Media should fight for facts, not each other

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Media worldwide should join forces in “fighting for facts” amid threats to press freedoms instead of competing with each other, Maria Ressa, joint winner of the 2021 Nobel P...

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to journalists Ressa and Muratov

MOSCOW (AP) — Journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their fight for freedom of expression in countries where reporters ha...

UN rights investigator Agnes Callamard named Amnesty chief

LONDON (AP) — Agnes Callamard, who led a United Nations’ investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, has been appointed the new leader of Amnesty International. ...

Taiwan ranked 2nd freest in Asia by Freedom House

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan retained its ranking as the second-freest country in Asia and seventh in the world in Freedom House’s latest report on global freedom. Taiwan scored 94 out...

Critics question `less lethal' force used during protests

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When a participant at a rally in Austin to protest police brutality threw a rock at a line of officers in the Texas capital, officers responded by firing beanbag rounds — ammuniti...

Injuries at protests draw scrutiny to use of police weaponry

NEW YORK (AP) — In law enforcement, they’re referred to as “nonlethal” tools for dealing with demonstrations that turn unruly: rubber bullets, pepper spray, batons, flash-bangs. But ...

Taiwan ranked Asia's 2nd freest country on Freedom House index

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan remains Asia’s second freest country on Freedom House’s latest report on global freedom. Scoring 93 out of 100, the island nation holds 29th place in...

Trump condemns religious persecution amid refugee squeeze

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is touting his commitment to international religious freedom, including this week during a speech at the United Nations. But his promise rings hollow to advocate...

Learning to appreciate a modern miracle - Taiwan: William Stanton

It is not surprising that many, perhaps most, people around the world do not know about Taiwan. After all, China -- with the support of more and more countries -- has isolated Taiwan diplomatically fo...

Taiwan ranked 10th in Global Freedom Index

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan was ranked 10th overall in the Human Freedom Index 2018 report, co-written by think tanks the Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute, and the Liberales Institut at th...