Murdoch’s misinformation: COVID-19, China and climate change | The Listening Post

From the United States to Australia, Rupert Murdoch’s media empire regularly courts controversy. Its coverage of COVID-19, however, is on another level. The Listening Post’s Flo Phillips reports on the Murdoch factor in COVID-19 coverage. Contributors: Anne Davies – investigative reporter, The Guardian Australia Carl Cameron – former political correspondent, Fox News and founder, Front … Read more Murdoch’s misinformation: COVID-19, China and climate change | The Listening Post

“Forgotten Victims: the Nazi Genocide of the Roma and the Sinti” Exhibition opening

The exhibition draws upon The Wiener Holocaust Library’s collections of material on the genocide to uncover the story of this little-known aspect of Nazi persecution. Through the stories of the victims and survivors of the Nazi campaign against the Roma, the exhibition traces the history of persecution and mass murder at the hands of the … Read more “Forgotten Victims: the Nazi Genocide of the Roma and the Sinti” Exhibition opening

Path Finder: Ex-U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus

There’s been a free fall in relations between the world’s top two economies – China and U.S. President Donald Trump is now seeking a forced sale of TikTok, and last month, the U.S. abruptly ordered China to close its consulate in Houston. It seems everywhere you turn, bilateral relations are in a sorry state. Chinese … Read more Path Finder: Ex-U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus

“There’s a Lot We Can Do” Melissa Fleming (UN) interviews Matshidiso Moeti (WHO) – Awake at Night

“Occasionally being naughty with my friends, we would stop in town and roam around and sort of walk around and I was less than 11 years old, but with other friends. And we were very clear that if there’s a white kid coming, “Occasionally being naughty with my friends, we would stop in town and … Read more “There’s a Lot We Can Do” Melissa Fleming (UN) interviews Matshidiso Moeti (WHO) – Awake at Night

Awake at Night with Neil Walsh, UN Cybercrime expert

How are health workers, humanitarians and peacekeepers racing to protect the world’s most vulnerable populations from the impact of the COVID-19 virus? Neil Walsh, Chief of Cybercrime at the UN Office on Drugs and Crime tells us what keeps him awake at night in an interview that opens the third season of the Awake at … Read more Awake at Night with Neil Walsh, UN Cybercrime expert

Malaysian police raid Al Jazeera’s office, seize computers

The Malaysian police have raided Al Jazeera’s Kuala Lumpur office and seized two computers, the news network said, condemning the incident as a “troubling escalation” in the government’s crackdown on press freedoms. The raid on Tuesday came after authorities in Malaysia announced they were investigating Al Jazeera for sedition, defamation and violation of the country’s … Read more Malaysian police raid Al Jazeera’s office, seize computers

“Never Ever Give Up” Melissa Fleming (UN) interviews David Beasley (WFP) – Awake at Night

In this opening episode for Season 3 of Awake at Night, host Melissa Fleming (United Nations’ Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications) speaks with David Beasley (Executive Director of the World Food Programme) about his own experience being sick with COVID-19 and why people should listen to the science. He also explains why the pandemic is causing … Read more “Never Ever Give Up” Melissa Fleming (UN) interviews David Beasley (WFP) – Awake at Night

Handling of new coronavirus restrictions ‘new low for government communications’ | ITV News

The government has been criticised for its handling of the announcement of new coronavirus restrictions in parts of the north west England “late at night” and just hours before they came into force. Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced on Thursday evening that “immediate action” was needed across Greater Manchester and parts of east Lancashire and … Read more Handling of new coronavirus restrictions ‘new low for government communications’ | ITV News

U.S. investors will also miss out on huge capital gains

Hong Hao, chief strategist at the Bank of Communications International, said that we are increasingly seeing U.S.-listed Chinese firms returning to Hong Kong, as more stringent regulations are imposed on Chinese companies listed in U.S. stock exchanges. He believes that such a situation will create more opportunities for Hong Kong as an international financial center, … Read more U.S. investors will also miss out on huge capital gains

Have the four tech giants become too powerful? | Inside Story

Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook – four companies that have changed the way we live, work, shop, and stay in touch with our friends and family. But the four American tech giants have long been accused of abusing their power to drive out competition, and mishandling user data. The U.S. Congress has questioned the firms’ … Read more Have the four tech giants become too powerful? | Inside Story

SONA 2020: 1,000+ Protest Against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

More than 1,000 protesters marched in the Philippines’ capital of Manila on Monday, carrying signs and chanting slogans against President Rodrigo Duterte ahead of his State of the Nation address (SONA) . Duterte will deliver his SONA 2020 before a joint session of Congress. At the start of the coronavirus outbreak, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte … Read more SONA 2020: 1,000+ Protest Against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Verizon Is Helping Customers Pay Their Bills

Jul.24 — Verizon Communications Inc. has enrolled its Covid-affected customers in extended payment plans after the pledge to keep them connected expired at the end of June. Verizon says hundreds of thousands of customers could be impacted. AT&T is also helping customers stay connected. Verizon topped profit and sales estimates in the second quarter. Hans Vestberg, … Read more Verizon Is Helping Customers Pay Their Bills

Pompeo Criticizes ‘Totalitarian’ China in Nixon Library Speech as Tensions Spike

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo cast China’s leaders as tyrants bent on global hegemony, painting a dark portrait of the country’s direction as tensions soar between the world’s two biggest economies. President Xi Jinping “isn’t destined to tyrannize inside and outside China forever unless we allow it,” Pompeo said Thursday at the Richard Nixon presidential … Read more Pompeo Criticizes ‘Totalitarian’ China in Nixon Library Speech as Tensions Spike

Live: China SCIO briefs on development of industries and communications in first half of 2020

The State Council Information Office holds a press conference in Beijing on the development of industries and communications in the first half of 2020. Xin Guobin, vice minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of People’s Republic of China, briefs the media and takes questions.