Outside of politics directly, the media has also felt the squeeze. The city's leading pro-democracy newspaper, Apple Daily, was raided earlier this year, and owner Jimmy Lai appeared in court again Thursday, facing new fraud charges. A producer for public broadcaster RTHK was arrested for her work examining the police, while this week more than two-dozen reporters quit in protest at cuts made by i-Cable, a private broadcaster with a reputation for investigative reportping. … [Read more...] about With arrests and a security law, who is left to fight for democracy in Hong Kong?
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The Giants did offer arbitration to reliever Reyes Moronta, who is returning from shoulder surgery, and surprise 2020 offensive standout Donovan Solano. Moronta and Solano are technically signed to one-year deals for 2021. The only unsettled issue is their salaries, which still can be set in negotiations or submitted to an arbitration panel in January or February if the sides can’t agree. … [Read more...] about Giants to keep Dickerson, Slater, Solano, but decline to offer contract to lefty Anderson
Public health clinics performed tests until 10 p.m. the day before the exam, to encourage students to get diagnosed if they had symptoms. Covid tests for students were prioritized. One high school teacher in Daejeon, a city south of Seoul, tested positive around 9.30 p.m. Wednesday. After one of his close contacts tested positive, dozens of exam workers were substituted for reserve staff. … [Read more...] about Half a million South Korean students sit a college entrance exam despite rising Covid cases
“Google’s powerful position as an Internet gatekeeper reduces the company’s incentive to compete with other search engines by providing enhanced privacy protection for consumers,” Lee said in his 2011 statement. “The combination of behavioral and personal information enables Google to generate consumer data that is unprecedented in scale and scope. These activities raise serious privacy concerns and may be indicative of an important market that is largely unconstrained by competition. Antitrust enforcement may unlock beneficial competition for the protection of user privacy and avert the need for additional privacy regulation.” … [Read more...] about Google Is A Threat To Freedom — Regardless Of What Mike Lee Says