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Thailand: ‘No exceptions’ on lese majeste for news outlets

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s government will not back down from prosecuting news outlets that publish “illegal” content, the defense minister said Wednesday, after the BBC’s bureau in Bangkok came under scrutiny for an article about the country’s new king. The British broadcaster’s Thai-language service, a relative newcomer, caused a stir …

Second Vietnamese TV provider drops CNN and BBC

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A popular Vietnamese cable television provider has stopped providing CNN and BBC, saying the channels don’t have the licenses needed under a law stipulating that much content on foreign channels must be translated into Vietnamese. Foreign governments and a leading pay TV trade group have urged …

BBC News – India now top migrant source for Australia

India has become Australia’s largest source of permanent migrants for the first time, with six other Asian nations in the top 10, a report says. Indian migrants comprised 15.7%, or 29,000, of Australia’s total migrants based on the 2011-12 Migration Programme report. China came in second, with 25,500, and then …