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Thai court gives record 43-year sentence for insulting king

A court in Thailand has sentenced a former civil servant to a record record prison term of 43 years and six months for breaching the country’s strict law on insulting or defaming the monarchy By CHALIDA EKVITTHAYAVECHNUKUL Associated Press January 20, 2021, 12:15 AM • 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article […]

Turkey hits Twitter, Pinterest with advertising bans – Times of India

ANKARA: Turkey on Tuesday hit Twitter, Pinterest and Periscope with advertising bans after they failed to follow Facebook and appoint a local representative to take down contentious posts under a new media law. Freedom of speech defenders warn the law is part of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan‘s attempt to control social media and stop […]

US won’t observe Uganda’s election as accreditations denied

The United States ambassador to Uganda says the embassy has canceled plans to observe the country’s presidential election on Thursday By RODNEY MUHUMUZA Associated Press January 13, 2021, 8:34 AM • 3 min read KAMPALA, Uganda — The United States ambassador to Uganda said Wednesday the embassy has canceled plans to observe the country’s tense […]

China sentences lawyer who reported on outbreak to 4 years

A Chinese court has sentenced a former lawyer who reported on the early stage of the coronavirus outbreak to four years in prison on charges of “picking fights and provoking trouble.” ByThe Associated Press December 28, 2020, 10:25 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — A Chinese court […]

Vice-champion of Miss France through anti-Semitic abuse

The French interior minister has led a high profile condemnation of anti-Semitic abuse against the runner-up in French-born Miss France 2021 By THOMAS ADAMSON Associated Press December 21, 2020, 9:58 a.m. • • 2 min read PARIS – France’s interior minister has spearheaded a high-profile condemnation of anti-Semitic abuse against Miss runner-up France 2021, which […]

9 social media movements in 2020 that helped revive local eateries

In the midst of the global crisis, social media did not fail small businesses. Highlights While 2020 was a bummer, many social media movements made us smile Not only did it make our hearts melt, but it also helped the local eateries Here are 9 of the best social media movements that revived local eateries […]