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23 Jun 2016
BEIJING, CHINA: One of China's most famous television hosts has had his shows taken off air and was condemned by a paper affiliated to the party mouthpiece after allegedly insulting Communist China's founding father Mao Zedong, according to reports...(Video)
10 Apr 2015
BEIJING, CHINA: Reuters news websites were inaccessible in China on Friday, the latest Western news organisation to be blocked in a country where censors keep a tight grip over information...
23 Mar 2015
BEIJING, CHINA: China's official news agency Xinhua has re-launched its English-language presence on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, it announced - all of which are blocked in China...
5 Mar 2015
BEIJING, CHINA: Internet giant Google's unwillingness to obey Chinese law is to blame for the shutdown of its hugely popular email service, state-run media said on Tuesday...
31 Dec 2014
BEIJING: The BBC's website was blocked in China Wednesday, hours after a video of Hong Kong police beating and kicking a pro-democracy protester began circulating online.
16 Oct 2014
BEIJING, CHINA: A Chinese man apologised on state television Tuesday after being detained for "publishing false stories" on an overseas news portal alleging gross rights abuses, the latest step in a wide-ranging crackdown on "Internet rumours".
15 May 2014
CHINA: For the first time, two Chinese media companies, CCTV and Baidu, have entered ZenithOptimedia's Top Thirty Global Media Owners ranking this year.
12 May 2014
NEW YORK CITY, US: New York Festivals World's Best Advertising competition has announced five additional appointments to the 2014 Executive Jury.
27 Jan 2014
NEW YORK CITY, US: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned fell in 2013 but it was still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog said yesterday.
19 Dec 2013
SINGAPORE: The hotly anticipated Spikes Asia Awards Ceremony has taken place at the Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. Over 1,000 delegates attended to be the first to hear this year's winners and celebrate the best of creativity in communications from across Asia Pacific.
19 Sep 2013
BEIJING, CHINA: Apple chief executive Tim Cook has apologised to Chinese consumers after the US technology giant was subjected to a barrage of criticism in state-run media over alleged "arrogance" and double standards.
3 Apr 2013
BEIJING, CHINA: Chinese Internet users have deluged the microblog of the Russian embassy in Beijing with thousands of abusive comments within days of its opening, just ahead of a visit to Moscow by China's new president Xi Jinping.
25 Mar 2013
NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.
21 Dec 2012
BEIJING, CHINA: Author Jin Song is relishing the challenge of beating China's army of censors and posting comments online about the country's impending leadership change, the first in the social media era.
6 Nov 2012
BEIJING, CHINA: With just over four weeks until the Digital Asia Festival kicks off, the organisers have announced that over 600 entries from 14 countries have been received into the 2012 awards.
9 Oct 2012
BEIJING, CHINA: China's satellite broadcasters have cut the number of prime time entertainment shows they air by more than two-thirds, the state Xinhua news agency said, as Beijing seeks to stem Western influences.
6 Jan 2012
SHANGHAI, CHINA: The 2012 Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival (AME Awards) will take place 26 and 27 April 2012 at the Pudong Shangri-La hotel in Shanghai, China. Entries can now be submitted to The Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards at www.ame.asia.
1 Dec 2011
HONG KONG, CHINA: Leading Asian publishers ended a three-day examination of online, mobile, tablet and social media on Friday, 25 November 2011, with part of their deliberations looking at content strategies. The real focus, however, was on how to profit from all their good content.
28 Nov 2011
HONG KONG, CHINA: Cheryl Goh, head of e-media at Malaysia's New Straits Times, has joined the programme for Digital Media Asia, which will be held in Hong Kong from 23 to 25 November next. The New Straits Times, which has increased its profits 100% between 2009 and 2011, has been undergoing a radical transformation, and Goh's presentation will look at the goals and outcomes of the change.
17 Nov 2011
HONG KONG, CHINA: With the World Newspaper Congress and World Editors Forum successfully completed in Vienna, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is turning its attention to Hong Kong, where the annual Digital Media Asia conference and Asian Digital Media Awards will look at the best in online, mobile and tablet publishing.
20 Oct 2011
HONG KONG: Digital Media Asia 2011, the three one-day conference which brings together media experts on the latest innovations in tablets, social media, online and mobile and takes place from 23-25 November 2011 in Hong King, has confirmed the first few speakers.
20 Sep 2011
SINGAPORE: A total of 3647 entries from 17 countries will be competing at this year's Spikes Asia Festival, which kicks off this forthcoming Sunday in Singapore, an overall increase of 19% versus last year, with growth in most categories.
14 Sep 2011
NEW YORK, US: Global advertising rose 8.8% year-on-year in Q1 to total US$118 billion* based on published rate cards, as advertisers spent more on television and continued to invest in booming consumer Asian and Latin American markets.
11 Jul 2011
HONG KONG, CHINA: comScore, Inc has released a study of how Internet users spend their time online in Greater China (defined as Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong) based on data from the comScore Media Metrix service.
9 Jun 2011
CANNES, FRANCE: A total of 28 828 entries from 90 countries (725 from SA) have been submitted to the Cannes Lions 58th International Festival of Creativity, the international annual awards for creative advertising and communications. This is the most entries in the history of the festival.
1 Jun 2011
BEIJING, CHINA: The World Federation of Advertisers has announced the provisional agenda for its 2011 Global Advertiser Conference, which will held in China for the first time. The event, which is being co-hosted with China Association of National Advertisers, brings together the world's biggest marketers in the world's most populous and fastest-growing market.
2 Feb 2011
SAN FRANCISCO, US: The Bees Awards, claimed to be the first international social media marketing awards for communication professionals, has announced today, Monday, 24 January 2011, its 2011 jury panel members, which include Rob Hill, group head of strategy, Ogilvy Cape Town. The event will once again award winners in more than 23 specialised categories, including eight new categories in the fast-paced social media marketing world.
24 Jan 2011
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Furthering their regional reach and access, the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network will team with the Asia-Pacific Business and Technology Report (APBTR) to gain new content channels and syndication sources in the world's fastest growing and most influential regional market with more than four billion consumers.
18 Oct 2010
ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.
16 Sep 2010
PARIS, FRANCE/DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The Metro newspaper in Poland has been named the 2010 World Young Reader Newspaper of the Year in the annual competition organized by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishing (WAN-IFRA).
9 Sep 2010