Could internal whistleblower platforms prevent public scandal? - FCW, June 11, 2013
"We, as information and privacy experts, have analyzed the requirements from the security point of view, therefore what we're aiming for is not just software, but a wider project also involving advocacy in personal security for dealing with sensitive documents," Claudio Agosti, president of the Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights and a developer with its GlobaLeaks project, told Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty last year.
Improving ties with neighbouring countries top priorities of PML-N govt: Sartaj - Business Recorder, June 12, 2013
Talking to Voice of America, [Sartaj Aziz] said that improving ties with the neighbouring countries and the United States, putting economy back on track of progress and attaining stability in investment would be the important points of their government policies.
Senator Risch Sends a Message Into Iran for Pastor Saeed - ACLJ, June 11, 2013
U.S. Senator James Risch (ID), Pastor Saeed Abedini's Senator, has a message for the people of Iran. He recorded a message to be sent into Iran through Voice of America ahead next week's elections, sent directly to the people of Iran.
Reformist former general eyes Myanmar's presidency - Daily Times, June 12, 2013
"I will run for president because it is the key post to work for the betterment of the country and the people's interest," he told Radio Free Asia's Myanmar service during a visit to Washington on Monday, according to a report on their website. "If there were a position higher than or more important than the president, I would want that post," the ambitious lower house speaker said.
Fifteen of Burma's Ethnic Groups to Form Unified Party - Irrawaddy, June 12, 2013
Fifteen ethnic groups in Burma will establish an alliance ahead of the country's 2015 general elections, Radio Free Asia reported on Tuesday. The new Federated Union Party (FUP) hopes to "get on the same political level as the [military-backed] Union Solidarity and Development Party [USDP] and [Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition] National League for Democracy [NLD]," RFA quoted the general secretary of the Rakhine Nationality Development Party (RNDP) as saying.
In the foreign-language press
WFP approves a plan of food aid for 2.4 million North Koreans - TBS, June 8, 2013
WFP (United Nations World Food Program) accepted a project plan that supports food to 2.4 million North Koreans for a year and will start next month. The project budget is $137 million US. Eight provinces of North Korea, including Pyonyang, will be offered food aid, according to RFA Korean.
China building new Tumen River Bridge - Nocut News, June 8, 2013
Construction of new Tumen River Bridge by China that will be connecting Hunchun city, China with Najin city, North Hamgyeong province, North Korea is proceeding. According to RFA's Korean service report on June 7 quoting Yanbain Daily, a Chinese newspaper in Korean, a critical geological report was wrapped up and other reports such as flood protection report are expected to be completed by June 10.
A Comparative Study of Aljazeera, Al Arabiya and Alhurra - Alquds Alarabi, June 10, 2013
Alquds Alarabi published the results of a study comparing between Aljazeera, Al Arabiya and Alhurra's coverage of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Fayez Shahin, the researcher who conducted the study, stated that Al Arabiya and Alhurra air updates from their correspondents more than Aljazeera (Aljazeera 7, Al Arabiya 12 and Alhurra 17 updates). He adds that both Alhurra and Al Arabiya try to air objective news and information. On the other hand, Aljazeera interviews guests (rather than correspondents) which indicates that it focuses on opinion and analysis. That's how it becomes controversial according to the author who concludes that the Israeli point of view is much more represented on Alhurra and Al Arabiya. It's worth noting that the study was conducted on specific news programs that aired in May, June and July of 2005.
Products from halted Kaesong Industrial Complex are selling in North Korea -
Nocut News, June 11, 2013
It is claimed that complete products what South Korean companies left over at Kaesong Industrial Complex are released in marketplaces of North Korea. A source in Sinuiju, North Korea, told Radio Free Asia that "the products made in Kaesong Industrial Complex are smuggled into markets."
Former NBA players will visit North Korea in this summer - MBN, June 11, 2013
Former NBA players will visit Pyonyang to teach basketball skills to North Korean basketball players. James Donaldson, former NBA player, is recruiting volunteers. He will have an Internet discussion on June 18 to share his experience about his visiting to North Korea and inform people of this program, as RFA Korean Service reported on June 10.
Thousands Fujian villagers clashed with police against building a high voltage tower - Sing Tao Daily, June 11, 2013
Radio Free Asia contacted the office of Wu Tong Town in Yong Tai County and the person who received the phone call confirmed the news that on June 8th, Villagers clashed with police Po Cheng Village. The individual then referred RFA's reporter to contact the news office of the county government to get further information on the incidence."