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US: Full-page newspaper ad promotes East Sea over Sea of Japan

South Korean activists buy full-page advertisement in 'Washington Post' to promote use of the Korean name for the sea between Korea and Japan in prominent U.S. newspapers
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US: Euna Lee back to day-to-day life

American journalists released from North Korea says she will discuss her 141 days of captivity after her daughter is settled
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UK: Social networking harms kids

Neuroscientist warns social networking sites could stunt development of children's brains
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US: Obama reaches out to Muslim world

President Barack Obama stresses cooperation with the European Union, Russia and Arab states in reaching Gaza peace settlement in an interview with Al-Arabiya TV
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WORLD: WAN postpones annual congress, forum

Tighter travel and conference budgets force newspaper conference's delay
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US: American media goes all out to fuel fanfare

Newspapers and online publications invite readers to contribute in commemorating Barack Obama's inauguration as 44th president
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US: Shoe protest held near White House

Activists criticize President George W. Bush, urge the Iraqi government to release detained, shoe-throwing reporter Muntazer al-Zaidi
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IRAQ: For Arabs, shoe is a dirty 4-letter word

Iraqi journalist uses two culturally significant symbols to insult U.S. President George W. Bush at press conference
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SWEDEN: Activists, journalist receive 'alternate Nobel' awards

American journalist Amy Goodman, the host of the radio and television program 'Democracy Now!', is among the four recipients of a Right Livelihood Award
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GERMANY: 'German media critical of US policies'

Deutsche Press Agency bureau chief says Western media guilty of double standard on human rights issues, Muslim world not seen as "peace loving community" in eyes of German media
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WORLD: Muslims rely on foreign communications

Speakers at Organization of Islamic Conference stress economic cooperation between Muslim countries in the telecom and IT sectors
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WORLD: Newspapers surge ahead in Asia but slump in the West

Circulation of paid newspapers rise continuously in China and India but fall in the United States and European Union, according to latest WAN report
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ASIA: High-speed superhighway sets the tone

Video-on-demand, multi-player online games, video content sharing and social networking sites drive demand for broadband services
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US: Paparazzi invasion of Malibu leads to brutal beach battles

Malibu celebrities and locals respond to invasive paparazzi with violence
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WORLD: E-health is C'wealth's new agenda

Association of 53 independent nations seeks to translate proliferation of mobile phone technology into improved health care services
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BRITAIN: 'On the Internet, guard your personal space'

Services that track consumer information are a "serious breach of privacy," says Internet founder Tim Berners-Lee
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FRANCE: RSF to mark March 12 as "Online Free Expression Day"

Reporters Without Borders reports at least 62 cyber-dissidents incarcerated and more than 2,600 Internet forums shut down in 2007
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QATAR: Al Jazeera slams new media rules

New code of conduct for TV channels in Arab states is intended to curb satellite television talk
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FRANCE: Row over disbanding of journalists 'spy' unit

Intelligence unit gathered information about politicians and journalists for ministry of overseas territories
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US: Google exec sees Internet potential

Speaking in Taipei, Google's Greater China executive highlights "rich content, lifestyle and platformization" as development focus for 2008
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