South Korean journalists arrested in trespass case in Singapore

Singapore police say they arrested two South Korean journalists while investigating a report of trespassing in the residence of the North Korean ambassador. (AFP)
Updated 08 June 2018
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South Korean journalists arrested in trespass case in Singapore

  • The two men represented the Korean Broadcasting System News but were not accredited as media personnel in Singapore
  • Police were still investigating two other South Koreans, a representative of the broadcaster and an interpreter-guide

SINGAPORE: Singapore police say they arrested two South Korean journalists while investigating a report of trespassing in the residence of the North Korean ambassador.
The statement posted on the police force’s Facebook page Friday says the two men represented the Korean Broadcasting System News but were not accredited as media personnel in Singapore. The broadcaster is more widely known as KBS.
Police were still investigating two other South Koreans, a representative of the broadcaster and an interpreter-guide.
A criminal trespass conviction in Singapore carries up to three months’ imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,500, or both.
Police also said journalists who commit crimes in Singapore will not be accredited and thus will be unable to cover the summit Tuesday between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump.


Cuba slightly loosens controls on state media

Updated 21 June 2018
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Cuba slightly loosens controls on state media

HAVANA: Reports in Cuba’s state-run press have long consisted mostly of transcriptions of official Communist Party declarations, but that turgid style appears to be incrementally changing in the wake of Miguel Diaz-Canel becoming president in April.
Cuban journalists said the Political Bureau of the Communist Party, one of the country’s most powerful bodies, recently approved a “New Communication Policy” aimed at giving state media more ability to report news like their colleagues do in other countries.
State journalists say the goal is to compete with the spread of information from alternative online sources. Cuba has one of the world’s lowest rates of Internet use, but access has been expanding rapidly and Cubans who get online can find a nearly unlimited range of non-official media outlets.