Staffers at Sirasa TV confirmed media
reports that about 200 people gathered outside the in-town office of the
independent broadcaster and threw stones, breaking windows and injuring staffers
on March 22, 2010. Some in the crowd carried posters in Sinhala and English
protesting the station’s plan to broadcast a concert by pop singer Akon
scheduled for April in the capital city,
On Monday, Google made good on its promise
to stop censorship of its Chinese search engine, Google.cn, by rerouting
viewers to its unfettered Hong
Kong site. According to the company’s chief legal officer, David
Drummond, the move was “a sensible solution to the challenges we've
faced—it's entirely legal and will meaningfully increase access to information
for people in
New York, March 23, 2010—The Philippine government must vigorously pursue its investigation into a series of death threats received by Marites Dañguilan Vitug, editor-in-chief of the online news outlet Newsbreak, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
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