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New Turkey, Old Rules

Alparslan Akkuş | Posted 11.16.2014 | Media
Alparslan Akkuş

It is not a secret that the Turkish government suppresses the media, but the tools they invent to punish the free press are pushing boundaries.

Beirut Seminar Targets Arab Media Hate Speech

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.21.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The seminar that included participants from Syria, Yemen, Qatar, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Iraq, Algeria and Turkey ended with an eight-point statement to combat hate speech and promote actions to further ethics, good governance and self-regulation.

Joe Satran

The UK's Most Popular TV Show Is ... A Baking Competition?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 11.14.2014 | Taste

It's as heartwarming and comforting as a batch of cookies baked by your grandmother.

Here's The Teaser For The 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special

insidetv.ew.com | Posted 11.10.2014 | Entertainment

Christmas is supposed to be a time of peace on earth and goodwill to all men. Unless you’re  a certain TARDIS-dwelling Time Lord, in which case the...

Irina Dvalidze

Well, That Was SUPER Depressing.

HuffingtonPost.com | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 11.10.2014 | Entertainment

SPOILER ALERT: Don't read ahead if you haven't watched Doctor Who series 8, episode 12: Death in Heaven After last week's disappointingly shocking ...

(VIDEO) Wall Street Journal & BBC News Using TouchCast Interactive Video

Andy Plesser | Posted 11.06.2014 | Technology
Andy Plesser

TouchCast, the interactive video platform co-founded by former TechCrunch editor Erick Schonfeld, has been gaining traction in use by the BBC. Now it ...

Irina Dvalidze

That Was Disappointingly Obvious...

HuffingtonPost.com | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 11.03.2014 | Entertainment

SPOILER ALERT: Don't read ahead if you haven't watched Doctor Who series 8, episode 11: Dark Water With all the shade I've thrown at Steven Moffat ...

Controversy Over BBC's 'Rwanda: The Untold Story'

Yaa-Lengi Ngemi | Posted 10.30.2014 | Media
Yaa-Lengi Ngemi

When BBC investigates and reports on an occurrence or a subject, it commands respect and serious consideration. The story is about Rwanda. Specifically what happened or what "really" happened in 1994 in what the world has come to know as the "Rwandan Genocide" of 1994.

Irina Dvalidze

Has A Friend Been A Villain All Along?

HuffingtonPost.com | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 10.27.2014 | Entertainment

SPOILER ALERT: Don't read ahead if you haven't watched Doctor Who series 8, episode 10: In the Forest of the Night If we're being completely honest...

Benedict Cumberbatch Finally Knows How To Say 'Penguin'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.25.2014 | Entertainment

Benedict Cumberbatch is a man of many talents, but saying "penguins" is not one of them. Recently, a video of the "Sherlock" star repeatedly failin...

Welcome To The Clara Oswald Show

The Huffington Post | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment

SPOILER ALERT: Don't read ahead if you haven't watched Doctor Who series 8, episode 9: Flatline I'll admit my love of graffiti and digital art make...

China Blocks BBC Website As Hong Kong Clashes Escalate

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.16.2014 | Media

As clashes between pro-democracy protesters and police in Hong Kong intensify this week, the Chinese government has reportedly blocked the website of ...

The Last Hurrah?

The Huffington Post | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 10.12.2014 | Entertainment

SPOILER ALERT: Don't read ahead if you haven't watched Doctor Who series 8, episode 8: Mummy On The Orient Express Last week's episode of Doctor Wh...

Malala is Amazing AND Normal

Karen Hough | Posted 10.10.2014 | Impact
Karen Hough

In the midst of my joy that Malala Yousafzai today was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, I'm also shocked and enraged at the response from Tariq Khattack, editor of the Pakistan Observer.

Watch Lorde, Elton John & 25 Other Artists Sing A Beach Boys Classic

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.07.2014 | Entertainment

To mark the launch of BBC Music, all of BBC's television, radio and online networks premiered the track and video for a reworking of the Beach Boys' "...

Spoilers! The Moon Is Not Made of Cheese.

The Huffington Post | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 10.09.2014 | Entertainment

SPOILER ALERT: Don't read ahead if you haven't watched Doctor Who series 8, episode 7: Kill The Moon Welcome to the seventh week of The Doctor acti...

'Sherlock' Has Never Looked Like This Before

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.02.2014 | Entertainment

Thank goodness our ancestors couldn't get along. If not for past European conflicts, we may have never seen this first look at "Sherlock" star Bene...

2015: The Year of the Woman

Natalie Pace | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Natalie Pace

How far have we come over the last two decades? What goals have been achieved, and what remains to be realized? 2015 will be a year where the United Nations, concerned citizens, non-government organizations and the media will dive into the details.

The Doctor Shows Us His Narcissistic Side, And It's Wearing A Bow Tie

The Huffington Post | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 09.29.2014 | Entertainment

SPOILER ALERT: Don't read ahead if you haven't watched Doctor Who series 8, episode 6: The Caretaker In 'The Caretaker' The Doctor goes under "deep...

Celebrating The All-Female Shortlist For The BBC National Short Story Awards

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Books
Nikki Gloudeman

Considering the fact that women remain woefully underrepresented in the literary world, it came as a pleasant surprise today that this year's prestigious BBC National Short Story Awards shortlist is entirely -- as in 100 percent -- dominated by females.

No Bank Is Secure With The Doctor Around

The Huffington Post | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment

SPOILER ALERT: Don't read ahead if you haven't watched Doctor Who series 8, episode 5: Time Heist 'Time Heist' takes us into the world's most secur...

Westgate, One Year On

Anne Soy | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
Anne Soy

A year after one of the most horrifying attacks on Kenyan soil, there is little around Westgate Shopping Centre to remind us of the siege last year in which 67 people died.

Archbishop Of Canterbury Justin Welby Admits He Sometimes Doubts The Existence Of God

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.18.2014 | Religion

Even the Archbishop of Canterbury struggles with doubt. During a BBC interview, the Most Reverend Justin Welby admitted that at times, he questions...

Scotland Should Vote Yes for Independence, Yes for the Future of the Scottish People

Anne Stevenson | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Anne Stevenson

The proud words of Scotland's unofficial national anthem, "O Flower of Scotland" are a lot like the American anthem -- if we'd lost the Revolutionary War to the British.

Well, We Didn't See This Doctor Who Monster Coming

The Huffington Post | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 09.21.2014 | TV

SPOILER ALERT: Don't read ahead if you haven't watched Doctor Who series 8, Episode 4: Listen At last! Steven Moffat gives us a Doctor Who storylin...