Russia‘s Human Rights — The European Union has said it is increasingly worried about Russia’s human rights violations against activists and dissidents, according to Reuters. In a statement, the 27-country bloc cited Moscow‘s new lawShow More Summary
A map of China made from more than 1,800 cans of baby formula created by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei went on show in Hong Kong Friday, reflecting the controversy over mainland demand for milk powder. A surge in demand for formula...Show More Summary
More than 20 political prisoners released to coincide with departure of President Thein Sein for US visit.
Primeridian Entertainment has hired Cyrus Nowrasteh to write and direct a film on Soviet dissident and Nobel Prize winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Producing will be Primeridian’s Arcadiy Golubovich and Tim O’Hair who’ll provide equity financing for their first feature under the banner. Show More Summary
Earlier this week, opposition figure Maria Baronova penned an open letter to writer and political dissident Eduard Limonov, wherein she dropped a sexual bombshell. Her text unabashedly refers to “masturbating in the shower” and credits...Show More Summary
Major shareholders from UK, US and Canada renew campaign against media mogul One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 10:23 ON Thu 9 May 2013 DISSIDENT institutional shareholders from Britain, the US and Canada have renewed their campaign to oust Rupert Murdoch as chairman of News Corp. Show More Summary
MBA-types say that Tuesday is the most productive workday at the office, so let's break out of that box with some fine, distracting links! Cognitive Dissidence looks at the GOP re-branding effort. Channel Surfing sees a return of the...Show More Summary
Crest Financial, Clearwire's largest minority shareholder, is pulling out all the stops in opposing the company's plan to sell itself to majority owner Sprint.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng called on the United States on Friday to ensure his family in China would be treated fairly, saying his imprisoned nephew was not receiving proper medical care from Chinese authorities, whom he acc...
Effectively agreeing with outside activist shareholders that platinum metals group miner Stillwater Mining needed a good housecleaning, investors elected to the board of directors four of the slate of candidates dissident shareholder...Show More Summary
A former governor of Montana and three other dissident board nominees are elected to miner's board.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tried calling Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to discuss the imprisoned nephew of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng but Wang was not available, the State Department said on Friday.
The Turkmen leader has recently fell off his horse after winning a race. The footage of the embarrassing incident had been made public by international media, and Turkmen dissidents are using the video as an opportunity to ridicule the president.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry plans to raise the case of Chen Kegui, the imprisoned nephew of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, with senior Chinese officials, the State Department said on Thursday.
The Mozilla Foundation has sent a legal threat to Gamma International, a UK company that makes a product called "FinSpy" that is used by governments, including brutal dictatorships to spy on dissidents. FinSpy allows these governments to hijack their citizens' screens, cameras, hard-drives and keyboards. Gamma disguises this spyware as copies of Firefox, Mozilla's flagship [...]
Political activists and dissidents are increasingly being targeted for digital surveillance, turning the democratizing power of innovations in communications technology against them –- and all too often it appears Western tech companies may be the ones selling that technology to countries with poor human rights records. A new report released on Wednesday by Citizen Lab [...]
Bagher Asadi, a high-ranking Iranian diplomat was detained in Tehran in March as a part of the crackdown on dissidents in the weeks leading to the Iranian presidential elections, Reuters reported. Asadi, who had previously worked in the Iranian UN Mission in New York, was a director of the Istanbul-based D8 Group of Developing Countries. Show More Summary
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York judge signaled on Monday he would probably allow the group that controls the Empire State Building to include the fabled New York landmark in a public stock offering, despite objections of dissident investors.
Over the weekend, the Reuters news wire posted a factually inaccurate piece about female priesthood. On April 27, they said that a Kentucky woman, Rosemarie Smead, was ordained “as part of a dissident group operating outside of official...Show More Summary
A 70-year-old Kentucky woman was ordained a priest on Saturday as part of a dissident group operating outside of official Roman Catholic Church authority, Reuters reports. Rosemarie Smead, a former Carmelite nun, said she's not concerned about being excommunicated by the church. Show More Summary