Worldwide intimidation of journalists, including murders, is rising, a panel of experts warns. And the U.S., despite its free press traditions and constitutional protections, rarely protests, the panel adds.
On February 3 in Cuba, 7, 877 906 voters cast two ballots - one for provincial assembly delegates and the other for local deputies to the National Assembly.
The International Telecommunications Union is convening a conference that would give the group (a part of the United Nations) crippling new powers over the Internet.
It appears that the candidate of the formerly dominant Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI), former Mexico state governor Enrique Peña Nieto, has won, but not by as much as he hoped.
Germany's energetic young party, the Pirates, held its party congress last weekend in the northern town of Neumünster. The media overflowed with reports, almost uniformly friendly.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan made a highly provocative visit July 20 to the Turkish-occupied region in northern Cyprus.
Sen. John Rockefeller called for a congressional investigation of charges that Rupert Murdoch's journalists attempted to buy 9/11 victims' phone records.
Billionaire Rupert Murdoch tried to squelch the hacking scandal engulfing his media empire by closing down his British tabloid, News of the World, but the firestorm continues to spread.
Humane Society International and heavy metal musicians are calling upon the Canadian government to cancel the 2011 commercial seal killings.