Media Watch

'19Jan
23

Is Big Tech Merging With Big Brother? Kinda Looks Like It

A friend of mine, who runs a large television production company in the car-mad city of Los Angeles, recently noticed that his intern, an aspiring filmmaker from the People’s Republic of China, was walking to work...
'18Dec
28

In 2018, Trump turned the White House into a source of instability and disruption. Expect more in 2019

Concern, even among so far docile Washington Republicans, about Trump's course is palpable.During a discombobulating holiday season, a constitutional or international crisis felt just around the corner. In an...
'18Dec
21

Vladimir Putin’s annual news conference • President of Russia

In-Depth Coverage December 20, 2018The President's news conference was broadcast live by Rossiya 1, Rossiya 24, Channel One and NTV, as well as Mayak, Vesti FM and Radio Rossii radio stations.Television channel...
'18Dec
18

Inside Shenzhen’s race to outdo Silicon Valley

Every day at around 4 p.m., the creeeek criikkk of stretched packing tape echoes through Huaqiangbei, Shenzhen’s sprawling neighborhood of hardware stores. Shopkeepers package up the day’s sales—selfie sticks,...
'18Dec
11

The US government’s ongoing battle with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, explained

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has been in the headlines recently after Canadian authorities arrested one of its top executives as part of a United States extradition order. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief...
'18Oct
17

Khashoggi case: All previous updates

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to obtain a document certifying he divorced his ex-wife so he could remarry. He has not been seen since.Turkish sources...
'18Jun
29

The great firewall of China: Xi Jinping’s internet shutdown

In December 2015, thousands of tech entrepreneurs and analysts, along with a few international heads of state, gathered in Wuzhen, in southern China, for the country’s second World Internet Conference. At the...
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