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Myanmar court drops case against journalist

July 03, 2019 4:54 PM

YANGON (AFP) - A prominent Myanmar journalist accused of defaming a hardline nationalist monk dubbed the "Buddhist Bin Laden" has had the case against him dropped, his lawyer said.

Australian court rules media companies liable for Facebook comments

June 24, 2019 4:58 PM

SYDNEY (AFP) - Media companies are responsible for defamatory comments made on their Facebook pages, an Australian court said in a landmark ruling Monday (June 24).

Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush wins defamation case against News Corp's Australian arm

April 11, 2019 1:53 PM

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush on Thursday (April 11) won initial damages of A$850,000 (S$821,865) after a court ruled that the Australian arm of News Corp defamed him by saying he behaved inappropriately toward a co-star in a production of King Lear.

In Thai election, new 'war room' polices social media

March 19, 2019 9:25 AM

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - In Thailand's election "war room", authorities scroll through thousands of social media posts, looking for violations of laws restricting political parties' campaigning on social media that activists say are among the most prohibitive in the world.

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