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Death knell for control of social media in the Middle East

...profusion of satellite TV channels, as well as the proliferation of social media networks. "There is no future for Arab state media," said Faisal Abbas, a London-based blogger for the Huffington Post. The public has long doubted the credibility...
New censorship study reveals what Beijing really fears

...what's in the Science paper leaked from Baidu, China's top search engine. More significant, in 2013, Chinese state media reported that about 2 million people were employed in China as "Internet opinion analysts" - monitoring social media...
Ousted Egyptian President Morsi to face new trial on terror charges

...upcoming the referendum.Government officials had warned of attempts to create chaos on the day of the referendum, and state media reported that as many as 200,000 members of the security forces will be assigned to protect polling stations nationwide...
Syria says it won't give up power in peace talks

...rebels were killed along with an unknown of pro-government fighters.There was no word on the clashes from Syrian state media.The Observatory said the fighting was focused in the village of Marj in the eastern Ghouta area, and pitted rebels...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il dead at age 69

...special broadcast" Monday from the North Korean capital, state media said Kim died of a heart ailment on a train due to a...numerous trips around the country carefully documented by state media. The communist country's "Dear Leader" - reputed...
North Korea defies warnings, launches long-range rocket

...Pyongyang is pushing forward with its quest to develop the technology needed to deliver a nuclear warhead.Pyongyang's state media quickly claimed that the country had successfully put a peaceful satellite into orbit with its long-range Unha-3...
Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network football poll

...clashes and the local high schools were not different.The top five teams this week among large schools in the poll of state media averaged more than 46 points per game over the weekend.Defending state champion Service (2-1) beat Cook Inlet...
US, Iran find common ground: Olympic wrestling

...committee be formed to contest the IOC decision. Despite the shared dismay over wrestling's Olympic snub, Iran's state media had only limited reports on the arrival of the American wrestlers - perhaps linked to the official anger over the sanctions...
In complicating move, al-Qaida backs Syrian revolt

...are opposed to Assad's regime.Syria's ambassador to the Arab League, Ahmed Youssef, was quoted in Syria's state media as saying that Qatar and Saudi Arabia were "living in a state of hysteria after their last failure at the U.N. Security...
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Alaska editorial: Palin should decide to run Alaska or run for national office

...since the first of the year, "at least 57 interviews were done with Alaska media and at least 11 were done with out of state media." Getting an official listing of those interviews requires a public records request, according to the governor's...


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