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Within three days of the takeover of the Crimean parliament, Dmitry Polonsky, a leader of the pro-Kremlin Russia Unity Party that seized power, urged a rally of supporters to watch only pro-Russian state TV. All other outlets, he said, are spreading “mendacious” lies about Russian interference in Crimean affairs.
Cyber-espionage is a form of cyberattack. It's an offensive action. It violates the sovereignty of another country, and we're doing it with far too little consideration of its diplomatic and geopolitical costs.
Every four years, the FCC is required by law to assess its media ownership rules and determine if they need to be modified to serve the public interest. In fact, it’s been six years since the Commission last completed a quadrennial review, so it goes without saying that the video marketplace has changed dramatically since the FCC last updated these rules.
Both Minnesota senators say they have questions for Comcast and Time Warner before the two media giants are allowed to merge. The only difference: Amy Klobuchar is taking a look, while Al Franken is taking aim.
Despite spending the lion's share of his time lobbying, David Cohen doesn't have to follow the disclosure rules for lobbyists -- and hasn't since 2007 -- because he's able to simply pretend he doesn't spend much time lobbying.
As Comcast makes its case, David Cohen doesn't have to follow the disclosure rules for lobbyists because, for all his influence, he is not a lobbyist. At least not officially.
The U.S. government has filed a motion to dismiss most of its criminal case against self-proclaimed Anonymous spokesperson and journalist Barrett Brown -- including all charges related to a hyperlink Brown had posted that pointed readers to online files where they could access thousands of stolen credit card numbers.
The top U.S. antitrust regulator, Bill Baer, will be recused from reviewing Comcast and Time Warner Cable's proposed merger, the U.S. Justice Department said.
Court ruling, Comcast deals shake up the landscape for distributing content. Here are some questions to consider.
As Comcast, the largest U.S. cable company, seeks the federal government’s approval for a $45.2 billion deal to buy No. 2 Time Warner Cable, the company, and Comcast's unofficial chief lobbyist David Cohen, are everywhere in Washington—pressing their case with members of Congress and their staffs by day and entertaining them by night.
Comcast has taken advantage of the very real public concerns about the loss of Net Neutrality and tried to paint itself and the merger as saviors of the open Internet — but this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Public interest groups like Chairman Tom Wheeler’s retransmission consent and TV station shared services agreement proposals better than I envisioned. Public Knowledge says the plans “will represent a meaningful attempt to rein in programming costs.” Free Press CEO Craig Aaron lauded the chairman’s “willingness to steer clear of the mistakes of FCC predecessors who turned a blind eye” to TV alliances and ownership limits.
What if front pages were selected by newspapers’ readers instead of their editors? At NewsWhip, we’re always interested in the news stories people are choosing to share – and how those stories differ from the normal news stories editors put on the front pages of big newspapers. So we ran a little experiment.
It’s that time of year when the amazing Women’s Media Center simultaneously enlightens and depresses us with its annual report on the state of women in the U.S. media. As in previous years, the report does not paint a pretty picture.
Maybe you saw the spots during CBS primetime programming; or perhaps during last weekend's NCAA basketball coverage. The controversial, albeit brief, pair of news promos openly advocated for small government while deriding outsiders for "imposing their will" to fix Idaho health care. You won't see them again.
Three Al Jazeera journalists were among the six defendants on trial for allegedly supporting or belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood, which was designated as a terrorist organization, at Cairo’s Tora Prison.
As Comcast pushes for approval of a $45 billion merger that would cement its dominance of the cable industry, the company stands to benefit from ties across Washington that it has built through contributions to think tanks, civil rights groups and other organizations.
Comcast's plan to merge with Time Warner Cable could leave millions of Americans stranded on the digital equivalent of a winding dirt road.
Comcast and Time Warner Cable are heading into the lobbying stage of their proposed merger with a strong hand. They boast large teams of lobbyists, a history of massive campaign contributions to members of both political parties and close ties to the White House. Over the last several years, the two telecom giants have also contributed millions of dollars to "honor" members of Congress and congressional caucuses. The biggest recipients of this money have been nonprofits linked to minority lawmakers, traditionally some of the most progressive members of Congress.