Polish leader admits country bought powerful Israeli spyware

Poland’s most powerful politician has acknowledged that the country bought advanced spyware from the Israeli surveillance software maker NSO Group, but denied that it was being used to target his political opponents. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland’s ruling conservative party, Law and Justice, said in an interview that the secret services in many countriesContinue reading “Polish leader admits country bought powerful Israeli spyware”

Sweden Launches Psychological Defense Agency To Counter Disinformation

Sweden has created a new government agency dedicated to fighting disinformation, particularly from foreign governments such as Russia, China and Iran. The Swedish Psychological Defense Agency, based in Karlsbad and with an office in Solna, will be headed by director general Henrik Landerholm, a former ambassador, and will have 45 staff. It will work withContinue reading “Sweden Launches Psychological Defense Agency To Counter Disinformation”

The ongoing challenges to democracy in Asia – DW News

Many regions in Asia saw challenges to their democratic form of governance in 2021. But there were always people who stood up to abuses of power. We look at how in Myanmar, Hong Kong, India and the Philippines.

Let’s talk about the Newsweek article and Trump – Beau of the Fifth Column

Trump Appears ‘Deeply Unnerved’ By January 6 Investigation: Report – MSNBC

‘Donald Trump is increasingly agitated by the House select committee investigating the Capitol attack,’ according to new reporting from Hugo Lowell in the Guardian.

AP photographer beaten by Israeli police in east Jerusalem

An Associated Press photographer was pushed and beaten by Israeli police in an unprovoked attack Friday while covering a protest in a tense Jerusalem neighborhood, sending him to the hospital with head injuries. The AP said it was outraged by the violence against staffer Mahmoud Illean, while a prominent journalists’ advocacy group called for disciplinaryContinue reading “AP photographer beaten by Israeli police in east Jerusalem”

Trump says American Jews ‘no longer love Israel’ and Jewish people ‘run The New York Times’

Former President Donald Trump said Jewish people “no longer love Israel.” He also said that Jewish people “run The New York Times.” The comments, echoing antisemitic tropes, came in an interview with Israeli journalist Barak Ravid. Former President Donald Trump shared what he thought about American Jews in a recent interview with the Israeli journalistContinue reading “Trump says American Jews ‘no longer love Israel’ and Jewish people ‘run The New York Times’”

Eleven villagers shot and burned alive by Myanmar soldiers, reports say

Outrage spreads on social media over alleged massacre of people rounded up by government troops in Sagaing region Myanmar soldiers rounded up and killed 11 people in a village, shooting and then setting them on fire, according to people in the area and local media reports. Photos and a video purporting to show charred corpsesContinue reading “Eleven villagers shot and burned alive by Myanmar soldiers, reports say”

Hong Kong press freedom is in ‘free fall’ as China’s journalism crackdown goes global, says Reporters Without Borders

In its latest report on the state of journalism in China, Reporters Without Borders says “the repression no longer spares Hong Kong, once a champion of press freedom.” A prominent international media watchdog says press freedom in Hong Kong is in “free fall,” as it voices concern over the increasing sophistication with which the ChineseContinue reading “Hong Kong press freedom is in ‘free fall’ as China’s journalism crackdown goes global, says Reporters Without Borders”

Indian news channel WION unfazed by Chinese opposition to its Taiwan report – Formosa TV

India”s multinational news channel WION recently aired an in-depth report on Taiwan. The 15-minute program has elicited an angry response from the Chinese embassy in India, telling Indian media to adhere to the One-China principle and avoid sending wrong messages to the public. In response, a WION news anchor says they will continue to reportContinue reading “Indian news channel WION unfazed by Chinese opposition to its Taiwan report – Formosa TV”

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