Media industry regulation

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2016, file photo, television writer/producer Steven Bochco poses for a portrait at his office in Santa Monica, Calif. Bochco, a writer and producer known for creating "Hill Street Blues," has died. He was 74. A family spokesman says Bochco died Sunday, April 1, 2018, in his sleep after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
April 01, 2018 - 11:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Bochco, a writer and producer known for creating the groundbreaking police drama "Hill Street Blues," died Sunday. He was 74. A family spokesman says Bochco died in his sleep after a battle with cancer. Bochco, who won 10 primetime Emmys, created several hit television...
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April 01, 2018 - 12:31 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's media regulatory body has fined an Egyptian newspaper 150,000 Egyptian pounds ($8,527.5) and called for an investigation over a front-page report it published saying the state rallied voters to participate in the presidential election. Sunday's decision by the Supreme Council...
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A man takes a copy of newspaper at a grocery shop in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Monday, March 26, 2018. Malaysia's government on Monday proposed new legislation to outlaw fake news with a 10-year jail term for offenders, in a move slammed by critics as a draconian bid to crack down on dissent ahead of a general election. Prime Minister Najib Razak has been dogged by a multibillion-dollar corruption scandal involving an indebted state fund, and rights activists fear the new law could be used to criminalize reports on government misconduct and critical opinions. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
March 26, 2018 - 10:16 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government proposed new legislation Monday to outlaw fake news and punish offenders with a 10-year jail sentence, a move slammed as an attempt to silence dissent ahead of a general election. Prime Minister Najib Razak has been dogged by a multibillion-dollar...
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In this Saturday, March 17, 2018, photo, Chinese journalists film Chinese President Xi Jinping casts his ballot during a plenary session of China's National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The Chinese Communist Party's move to exert direct control over state broadcasters and regulators of everything from movies and TV to books and radio programs shows the party's drive to use the media for ideological efforts at home and to improve its image overseas, analysts say. The move is part of a push by Xi to tighten party supervision over much of Chinese public life as he renews his uncontested rule free of constitutional limits on his terms in office. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 22, 2018 - 9:44 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media will be getting more propaganda now that the Communist Party has announced it will be in direct control of broadcasters and the regulators of everything from movies and TV to books and radio programs. The move is part of a push by President Xi Jinping — emboldened...
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March 09, 2018 - 3:31 pm
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan has suspended a United Nations radio station for allegedly refusing to comply with the country's media laws, although the station has not yet been taken off the air. On Friday, the Media Authority, an independent body charged with regulating journalistic...
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FILE - In a March 22, 2015 file photo, U.S. writer Jared Taylor, author of the book "White Identity" speaks during the International Russian Conservative Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Taylor is suing Twitter for banning his account amid the company's recent crackdown on content it deems abusive. He filed the lawsuit Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in a San Francisco state court. Taylor joins a growing list of extreme right wing groups and figures suing social media sites for banning their accounts and content.(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)
February 21, 2018 - 5:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent white nationalist is suing Twitter for banning his accounts at a time when social networks are trying to crack down on hateful and abusive content without appearing to censor unpopular opinions. Jared Taylor filed the lawsuit Tuesday in state court in San Francisco...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 file photo, people wait for this first "Saturday Night Live Arabia," show to start in Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian official says authorities have ordered a ban on airing the Arabic version of the hit U.S. satirical show Saturday Night Live for allegedly using “sexual expressions.” Ahmed Salim of the Supreme Media regulations Council told The Associated Press Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 that an investigation of the show’s content showed that SNL Arabia has consistently used inappropriate “sexual phrases and insinuations and that the show’s entire content “violates ethical and professional criteria.”(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File )
February 13, 2018 - 11:31 am
CAIRO (AP) — Authorities in Egypt have ordered a ban on airing the Arabic version of the hit U.S. satirical show Saturday Night Live for allegedly using "sexual expressions," an official said Tuesday. An investigation of the show's content by the Supreme Media Regulatory Council showed that SNL...
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February 12, 2018 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling children's author Jay Asher has been expelled from a prominent writers organization because of allegations about sexual harassment. Lin Oliver, executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, told The Associated Press on Monday that Asher...
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In this photo taken on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, Margarita Simonyan, the head of the Russian television channel RT, listens to a question during her interview with the Associated Press in Moscow, Russia. Simonyan, the head of Russian television channel RT, which U.S. intelligence agencies allege took part in the campaign to influence last year’s presidential election, says that having to register as a foreign agent in the United States is already hurting the Kremlin-funded outlet. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
January 22, 2018 - 3:09 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russian television channel RT, which U.S. intelligence agencies allege took part in the campaign to influence last year's presidential election, says that having to register as a foreign agent in the United States is already hurting the Kremlin-funded outlet. Since the U.S...
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A man watches a screen showing the prices of bitcoin at a virtual currency exchange office in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Prices of bitcoin and other digital currencies have skidded after South Korea's top financial policymaker said a crackdown on trading of crypto currencies was still possible. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 16, 2018 - 3:48 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prices of bitcoin and other digital currencies have skidded after South Korea's top financial policymaker said Tuesday that a crackdown on trading of crypto currencies was still possible. Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon said in an interview with local radio station TBS that...
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