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Lomas arrested in Eskom corruption caseArticle

Former Eskom contractor, Michael Lomas, was arrested by the United Kingdom authorities on 15 April in connection with R745m Kusile power station corruption case...

26 Apr 2021

Bushiri extradition request served on Malawi authorities
Bushiri extradition request served on Malawi authoritiesArticle

The Justice and Correctional Services Ministry has kick-started the process to extradite fugitives Shepard and Mary Bushiri who escaped the country while facing criminal charges...

7 Dec 2020

Extradition process begins for Bushiris
Extradition process begins for BushirisArticle

The South African government has initiated an extradition process in an effort to retrieve two fugitives, who last week unlawfully left the country for Malawi while facing a criminal trial...

16 Nov 2020

Can Huawei survive the US sanctions?
Can Huawei survive the US sanctions?Article

"A deadly blow to the Chinese tech champion" is how CNN described the sanctions announced on August 17 by the US Commerce Department...

Jean-Paul Michel Larçon 3 Sep 2020

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Of foxes and paradoxes in the media henhouseArticle

Future historians may well scramble to understand what was going on at the Media Freedom Conference in London and the simultaneous Social Media summit at the White House (held earlier this year in July). They will surely be confounded by media policy in the post-broadcast era by looking at these two events. And they will struggle to reconcile what is claimed to be policy against what is actually practised on the ground...

Derek Abdinor 16 Sep 2019

How Twitter has been used in Cameroon's Anglophone crisis
How Twitter has been used in Cameroon's Anglophone crisisArticle

The Conversation Africa examined how various groups - including the government, Anglophone activists, media organisations and citizens - used social media to report on growing unrest in Cameroon...

Julius T. Nganji and Lynn Cockburn 17 Jun 2019

Kim Dotcom - The man who got between America and its money
Kim Dotcom - The man who got between America and its moneyArticle

If you get between America and its money, you can bet your bottom dollar that the state will come after you, no matter where you go. That's exactly what Kim Dotcom did...

Issued by Showmax 7 May 2018

Ante Ramljak, crisis manager at Agrokor | ©
Ailing Balkan retail giant disputes €2bn of debtsArticle

ZAGREB - Debt-wracked Balkan food and retail giant Agrokor is in a dispute with creditors over two billion euros in claims, half of which is demanded by the Russian state-controlled Sberbank, the firm's crisis manager said Thursday...

13 Nov 2017

Kim Dotcom eligible for US extradition: NZ court
Kim Dotcom eligible for US extradition: NZ courtArticle

New Zealand's High Court ruled on Monday that Kim Dotcom was eligible for extradition to the United States over online piracy allegations linked to his now-defunct Megaupload web empire...

20 Feb 2017

Snowden's lawyer says extradition report is 'speculation'
Snowden's lawyer says extradition report is 'speculation'Article

Edward Snowden's Russian lawyer on Saturday dismissed a US report that Moscow was considering extraditing the NSA whistleblower as a "gift" to President Donald Trump...

13 Feb 2017

Threat to gag Sunday Times over hidden Swiss billions
Threat to gag Sunday Times over hidden Swiss billionsArticle

Banking giant HSBC has threatened the Sunday Times for exposing the wealthy South Africans who stashed R23bn in secretive Swiss bank accounts, demanding all this data be 'destroyed'...

Rob Rose and Tina Weavind 16 Feb 2015

WikiLeaks site slams costs of policing Assange
WikiLeaks site slams costs of policing AssangeArticle

LONDON, UK: WikiLeaks launched a website on Friday to condemn the costs to Britain of policing the group's founder Julian Assange...

9 Feb 2015

WikiLeaks accuses Google of handing over emails to US government
WikiLeaks accuses Google of handing over emails to US governmentArticle

LONDON, UK: WikiLeaks has accused Google of handing over the emails and electronic data of its senior staff to US authorities, and not notifying them of this for almost three years...

27 Jan 2015

Ukraine TV lands in hot water over Russian pop songs
Ukraine TV lands in hot water over Russian pop songsArticle

KIEV, UKRAINE: One of Ukraine's biggest TV networks faced the threat on Friday of being taken off air for filling its highly-rated New Year's Eve show with Russian pop songs beamed live from Moscow...

6 Jan 2015

Dotcom claims he is broke, facing New Zealand jail
Dotcom claims he is broke, facing New Zealand jailArticle

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND: Internet mogul Kim Dotcom, accused of pocketing more than $175m from pirated copies of movies and other material, says he's broke and facing jail in New Zealand...

27 Nov 2014

Underground bank founder pleads not guilty
Underground bank founder pleads not guiltyArticle

NEW YORK, USA: A man accused of founding an online underworld bank that allegedly laundered $6bn for criminals, including child pornographers and drug traffickers, pleaded not guilty before a New York court this week.

15 Oct 2014

Kim Dotcom fails in New Zealand election
Kim Dotcom fails in New Zealand electionArticle

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND: Internet mogul Kim Dotcom confessed his brand was "poison" after his aspirations of bringing down the New Zealand government were overwhelmingly shunned in Saturday's (20 September) election.

22 Sep 2014

Assange going nowhere until assurances are given
Assange going nowhere until assurances are givenArticle

LONDON, UK: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London until he is guaranteed he will avoid extradition to the United States, his lawyer has confirmed.

19 Aug 2014

WikiLeaks founder to headline at Net Prophet 2014
WikiLeaks founder to headline at Net Prophet 2014Article

Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, will headline Net Prophet 2014. This is a rare opportunity to hear from one of the most controversial entrepreneurs of our time, a man willing to put everything on the line for what he believes.

Issued by Net Prophet 13 May 2014

US film studios sue Megaupload for piracy
US film studios sue Megaupload for piracyArticle

WASHINGTON, USA: The top US film studios have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against defunct file-sharing website Megaupload, shut down by US authorities as part of a criminal probe of online piracy.

9 Apr 2014

Pistorius, Dewani cases validate SA's robust justice system
Pistorius, Dewani cases validate SA's robust justice systemArticle

After the high levels of global media interest and unrelenting coverage of the murder trial of Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius, the spotlight will again be on South Africa, its Constitution and the strength of its legal system when Shrien Dewani arrives in the country following his extradition from the UK to answer questions in court about the murder of his wife, Anni Hindocha.

Miller Matola 8 Apr 2014

Sweden hands over Pirate Bay hacker to Denmark
Sweden hands over Pirate Bay hacker to DenmarkArticle

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: Sweden confirmed it will hand over one of the world's best-known computer hackers, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, to neighbouring Denmark where he is wanted for questioning on alleged hacking charges.

22 Nov 2013

Poisoning rhino horn - ethically defendable, but legally questionable?
Poisoning rhino horn - ethically defendable, but legally questionable?Article

The decimation of South Africa's rhino population is undoubtedly one of the most emotive issues of current times.

Helen Dagut 29 Oct 2013

Media appeal holds up Krejcir caseArticle

A media application is delaying proceedings to determine Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir's asylum status, the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court heard on Thursday.

30 Aug 2013

Britain faces furore over Snowden-linked detentionArticle

LONDON, UK: British authorities faced a furore this week after they held the partner of a journalist who worked with Edward Snowden to expose US mass surveillance programmes for almost nine hours under anti-terror laws.

21 Aug 2013

Snowden "not represented by dad or dad's lawyer"
Snowden "not represented by dad or dad's lawyer"Article

WASHINGTON, USA: US intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden says neither his father nor his father's attorney speak for him "in any way," according to a statement published last week by an online news site.

19 Aug 2013

Snowden's father ignores advice, contacts son
Snowden's father ignores advice, contacts sonArticle

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: The Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden revealed on Thursday (15 August) that the father of the US intelligence whistle-blower had for the first time contacted his son via the Internet in defiance of legal advice.

16 Aug 2013

WikiLeaks expects Manning to appeal 'dangerous' verdictArticle

LONDON, UK: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday called US soldier Bradley Manning a "hero" and said he expected him to appeal after a military judge convicted him of espionage.

31 Jul 2013

Hackers charged for global racket
Hackers charged for global racketArticle

NEW YORK CITY, USA: The US authorities indicted five men on Thursday, 25 July, on charges of running a global hacking operation that enabled them to steal the bank card numbers of more than 160m people.

26 Jul 2013

Brazil to probe US spying reports
Brazil to probe US spying reportsArticle

BRASILIA, BRAZIL: Investigators and government officials in Brazil said on Monday (8 July) that they will investigate reports of US electronic spying on citizens and called for a multilateral agency to govern the Internet.

9 Jul 2013

Megaupload's data massacred by Dutch
Megaupload's data massacred by DutchArticle

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND: Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom on Thursday (20 June) condemned a Dutch company's decision to delete millions of files belonging to users of his defunct website, calling it "the largest data massacre in the history of the Internet".

21 Jun 2013

NSA demands user data from Microsoft, Facebook and others
NSA demands user data from Microsoft, Facebook and othersArticle

WASHINGTON, USA: Internet giants Facebook and Microsoft say they received thousands of requests for data from US authorities last year but are prohibited from disclosing how many related to national security.

19 Jun 2013

Americans widely back NSA phone tracking: pollArticle

WASHINGTON, US: A solid majority of Americans support the US government's programs tracking telephone records to try to uncover terror, a Washington Post-Pew Research Centre poll found Monday.

12 Jun 2013

WikiLeaks releases transcript of critical US filmArticle

WASHINGTON, US: WikiLeaks has released what it says is an annotated transcript of a documentary that takes a critical look at the anti-secrecy group ahead of the US film's Friday premiere.

27 May 2013

Internet threatened says Dotcom's lawyers
Internet threatened says Dotcom's lawyersArticle

WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND: Lawyers for Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom accused the US government on Wednesday (8 May) of launching a flawed prosecution against their client with "frightening" implications for all Internet users.

8 May 2013

Terrorism charges: Okah guiltyArticle

Nigerian Henry Okah was convicted on 13 charges of terrorist activities by the High Court in Johannesburg on Monday (21 January).

22 Jan 2013

Kim Dotcom launches mega siteArticle

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND: Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom launched a new file-sharing site at his Auckland mansion on Sunday (20 January), precisely a year after armed police arrested him at the same venue in the world's largest online piracy case.

21 Jan 2013

WikiLeaks files on 'every country' will be released in 2013Article

LONDON, UK: WikiLeaks will release one million documents next year affecting every country in the world, says founder Julian Assange in a speech delivered from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Thursday (20 December).

22 Dec 2012

Gabon suspends Dotcom's new megaupload siteArticle

LIBREVILLE, GABON: Gabon's government has suspended the website, www.me.ga, which internet tycoon Kim Dotcom planned to use to launch a new version of his defunct Megaupload file-sharing site.

7 Nov 2012

Computer experts try to halt extradition to USArticle

LONDON - Babar Ahmad, a British computer expert accused by the United States of raising funds for terrorism, has launched a High Court bid to halt his extradition, the Judicial Office said on Monday.

9 Oct 2012

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested in CambodiaArticle

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA: A co-founder of top Swedish file sharing site The Pirate Bay, who is on an international wanted list, has been arrested in the Cambodian capital at Stockholm's request, police said on Sunday.

3 Sep 2012

Assange seeking asylum in Ecuador; mother speaks out
Assange seeking asylum in Ecuador; mother speaks outArticle

MOSCOW, RUSSIA / LONDON, UK: Christine Assange, mother of the WikiLeaks whistleblower, gave an exclusive interview to RT, in which she spoke about Julian Assange's legal struggles, potential political persecution by the United States, the Australian government's treatment of Assange and the risks Assange might face if he is granted political asylum by Ecuador (video).

22 Jun 2012

Transport minister passes the buck
Transport minister passes the buckArticle

Transport is one of the hottest topics at the moment. From Dial Direct regrettably having to end its much needed pothole repair operation, to the fact that taxpayers look set to foot the bill for Gauteng MECs speeding fines and of course the fiasco of the e-toll saga, transport is one of the biggest topics of discussion.

Mark Smyth 10 May 2012

ConCourt in death penalty extradition dilemmaArticle

Constitutional Court judges are pondering whether to allow the extradition of a Botswana man to face murder charges in his home country - and the death penalty if convicted, Times Live reports. Jerry Phale and his partner Emmanuel Tsebe (who has since died) fled Botswana and entered South Africa illegally in 2009.

24 Feb 2012

Assange autobiography to hit shelves despite rowArticle

LONDON: The autobiography of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was to go on sale Thursday (22 September 2011) despite efforts by the Australian anti-secrecy campaigner to suppress the book, its British publisher said.

26 Sep 2011

Learn from Wikileaks, Right2Know tells SA government
Learn from Wikileaks, Right2Know tells SA governmentArticle

The South African government has been told to learn lessons from the Wikileaks saga and stop messing around with the game of secrecy, as it could have terrible consequences if it backfires. "The leaking of secret diplomatic correspondence by Wikileaks serves as a warning to all who wish to hide information from the public," Right2Know campaign national coordinator Mark Weinberg said in a statement yesterday, Thursday, 9 December 2010.

Issa Sikiti da Silva 10 Dec 2010

Media watchdog says Sierra Leone must prosecute journalist’s killersArticle

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is dismayed at the continued delay in the prosecution of the alleged killers of Harry Yansaneh, editor of the For Di People, a Freetown-based independent newspaper.

23 Apr 2007

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