By Maya Taal
On August 31, 2013, Der Spiegel reported that the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) had hacked into the private communications of Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera. The German news magazine, citing documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, reported that the NSA deemed its operation to access the communications of interesting targets specially protected by Al-Jazeera “a notable success.”
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood try to push a journalist, center, away from the police academy where ousted President Mohamed Morsi was on trial on the outskirts of Cairo, November 4, 2013. Perhaps nowhere did press freedom decline more dramatically in 2013 than in polarized Egypt. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) Continue reading
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Hôm thứ sáu, mồng một Tết, đài BBC của Anh viết nhầm chữ horse (ngựa) thành whores (gái mãi dâm, gái làng chơi), trên website BBC: “Welcome to the Year of the Whores” (Chào mừng Năm của Gái làng chơi).
‘Welcome to the year of the whores’: Subtitling error on BBC News ushers in unexpected sign for Chinese New Year
- Mistake spotted by many viewers on Friday evening on the hour at 7pm
- It happened during the bulletin being presented by Rajesh Mirchandani
- BBC insists error was acknowledged and quickly corrected – to ‘horse’
By Mark Duell
BBC News has marked Chinese New Year by welcoming viewers into the ‘year of the whores’.
Năm 2013, Diane Dyad, 64 tuổi là người đầu tiên lội từ Havana, Cuba đến Key West, USA, 180 km, không có shark cage (hộp chống cá mập).
updated 5:31 PM EST, Thu December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela, the prisoner-turned-president who reconciled South Africa after the end of apartheid, died on Thursday, December 5, according to the country’s president, Jacob Zuma. Mandela was 95.
The evolution of Nelson Mandela
- In a nation healing from the scars of apartheid, Nelson Mandela became the moral compass
- With bouts of illness, the anti-apartheid icon faded from the limelight in recent years
- Mandela spent 27 years in prison; 18 of them were on Robben Island
(CNN) — Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday.
Mandela was 95.
Michael Anti (aka Jing Zhao) has been blogging from China for 12 years. Despite the control the central government has over the Internet — “All the servers are in Beijing” — he says that hundreds of millions of microbloggers are in fact creating the first national public sphere in the country’s history, and shifting the balance of power in unexpected ways.
Michael Anti (Zhao Jing), a key figure in China’s new journalism, explores the growing power of the Chinese internet.