Intelligence Policy Bans Citation of Leaked Material

Current and former intelligence officials may not cite in their speeches or writings any news reports based on unauthorized disclosures.

U.S. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Chinese Search Engine

Eight writers and video producers had accused Baidu of violating their right to free speech by blocking users in the United States from viewing their pro-democracy material.


For Hateful Comic in France, Muzzle Becomes a Megaphone

Despite dozens of charges, French officials have been confounded in efforts to stop the performances of Dieudonné M’bala M’bala, who is seen as anti-Semitic.


Indian Publisher Withdraws Book, Stoking Fears of Nationalist Pressure

A retired headmaster’s campaign has led Penguin Books India to agree to destroy copies of a book deemed offensive to Hindus, prompting fears that an ideological shift is underway.


Blogger’s Incarceration Raises First Amendment Questions

Roger Shuler’s accusatory posts have earned him many enemies. But even many of them are shocked by what has happened to him.


In Cuba’s Press, Streets and Living Rooms, Glimmers of Openness to Criticism

In recent years, Cubans close to the communist government have begun talking more openly about the economy, the political leadership and the restrictions they resent.


Signs of Change in News Mission at Bloomberg

Bloomberg faces newsroom layoffs, a shift in emphasis back to financial news and skepticism from the business side that investigative journalism might not be worth the potential problems it could create for terminal sales.


Google Is Ordered to Block Images in Privacy Case

The Internet company said it would appeal a French court’s ruling that it strip from its search results nine images of the former European racing chief Max Mosley.


An Interview With Pierre Omidyar

The founder of eBay explains his thinking in backing a general-interest news site with Glenn Greenwald.


Jailed Chinese Rights Advocate Speaks Out in Video

The unusual affront by the advocate, Xu Zhiyong, was available for viewing on a number of Web sites after being disseminated by his supporters.


U.S. Denounces Vietnam’s New Limits on Dissent on Internet

A new Vietnamese decree appears to limit the ability of people to share news stories critical of the government.


News Analysis: Court Rulings Blur the Line Between a Spy and a Leaker

Disclosures made possible by digital media, government surveillance and unorthodox publishers have unsettled understandings of mass media’s place in American democracy.


Journalist Assassinated in Violent Russian Republic

The journalist, Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev, had accused local authorities of persecuting and kidnapping Muslims and was shot to death while driving his car.


Singapore Clamps Down on News Web Sites

Sites that attract at least 50,000 visitors a month are now required to obtain annual licenses and must remove any content considered objectionable by the government within 24 hours of notification.


South Korea Seeks Journalist’s Arrest in Defamation Case

Prosecutors said Choo Chin-woo had “spread false information” through articles and a podcast linking President Park Geun-hye’s brother to a relative’s killing.


Pakistan Orders New York Times Reporter Declan Walsh to Leave

The New York Times has protested an election-eve expulsion order for Declan Walsh, a veteran correspondent.


Fox Reporter Faces Jail Over Refusal to Identify Sources

In a case involving the killings at a Colorado theater last summer, a reporter says she will not reveal the names of officers who told her about a notebook kept by the accused.


Bassem Youssef Posts Bail as Egyptian Authorities Press Case

Bassem Youssef, a popular television host, is accused of insulting President Mohamed Morsi and denigrating Islam.

World Briefing | Middle East: Mahmoud Abbas Pardons Palestinian Journalist

President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority pardoned Mamdouh Hamamreh, who officers said portrayed Mr. Abbas as a traitor on Facebook.