Julian Girault, writing for Agence France Presse, notes how China is trying to erase the record of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Media don't mention it 25 years later and censors have scrubbed much of the record from any source. One-third of China's population has been born since.
A proposed tax on advertising revenue has drawn deep concern from Hungarian media as a backdoor attack on the press. The tax escalates to 40 per cent on revenues of more than 50 million pounds, writes Roy Greenslade of The Guardian. Even pro-government media have criticized the tax as a threat to press freedom.
This should be a time of media celebration in Thailand with the arrival of digital TV. But the recent coup and crackdown on the media have chilled the climate for press freedom, particularly among the new outlets, writes Marwaan Macan-Markar for the Nikkei Asian Review.