Kyrgyzstan: Caught Between Nationalists, Court Fines Journalist

  On July 3, 2012, a court in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek rendered a long-anticipated verdict in the controversial case of journalist-cum-blogger Vladimir Farafonov. The court found [ru] the ethnic Russian journalist guilty of “inciting national hatred” by insulting ethnic Kyrgyz in a series of online articles written in 2010 and 2011. Farafonov who did not attend the court session... Continue Reading →

Hong Kong: Inequality fuels mass protest in Hong Kong

  Mass demonstrations of up to 400,000 people in Hong Kong on July 1, the 15th anniversary of the return of the former British colony to Chinese rule, underscore the sharp social tensions developing not only in Hong Kong, but throughout China. Chinese President Hu Jintao visited Hong Kong to inaugurate the territory’s new chief executive,... Continue Reading →

Hong Kong: reporter held for asking about Tiananmen protest

  HONG KONG—A Hong Kong reporter briefly threw Chinese President Hu Jintao’s tightly scripted visit to the semiautonomous city off course Saturday by asking about the 1989 military crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square. The reporter for the Apple Daily newspaper said he was detained for about 15 minutes after the incident by three to four... Continue Reading →

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