The Iranian foreign ministry said on Wednesday that foreign journalists have supported the rioters "in an uncalculated, hasty and rude reaction toward the illegal gatherings." Protests have been ongoing since President Ahmadinejad's re-election.
Access to media has been severely restricted in Iran after president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced he had won the election on Saturday. Since Friday, social networking sites have also been the apparent target of Tehran's censorship.
The Central Court of North Korea is set to try US journalists Laura Ling and Seung-eun Lee, detained at the Chinese border in March, on charges of "hostile acts" and illegally entering the country. They face up to 10 years of forced labour.
The host of the NBC network's popular "The Tonight Show", Jay Leno, bid the programme farewell on Friday after a 17-year run. Fellow comedian and late-night show host Conan O'Brien will take over as the programme's presenter.
After eight years of troubled marriage, media giant Time Warner has unveiled its plans to spin off the entire AOL Internet unit by the end of the year. AOL is to become an independent, publicly traded company.
The team of FRANCE 24 journalists are back in France after their detention at Gabon's main airport. The authorities there had been critical of the French media’s coverage of the health of President Omar Bongo.
A team of FRANCE 24 journalists has been detained at Gabon's main airport. The authorities there have been critical of the French media’s coverage of the health of President Omar Bongo, who is currently receiving treatment in a Spanish hospital.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his Ecuadoran counterpart Rafael Correa announced they will propose the creation of an organisation that will "defend the rights of democratically elected governments against media abuses".
Iran has blocked access to networking site Facebook ahead of a June 12 presidential poll, possibly to prevent supporters of leading opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi (sketch) from using the site to campaign, the ILNA news agency said.