How a Saudi comedian is promoting the country to YouTube audiences even as he criticizes it.
Most North Koreans (except those who defected) with whom this correspondent had conversed in Pyongyang and elsewhere appeared to sincerely believe what they read in their country’s media: The United States and its allies are looking for any opportunity to undermine their country’s socialistic system and thwart its attempts to advance, militarily and materialistically.
Ukrainians on Twitter are deriding claims that a far-right leader's business card was found at the site of an attack on a checkpoint manned by pro-Russian activists. Sunday's gun battle, which occurred near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk, left three dead and a fragile truce on the brink of collapse.
In Thailand, protesters are calling for the prime minister's resignation and street rallies have turned deadly. So how do journalists cover the anti-government protests, without running afoul of the government? Try Shallow News in Depth — an online parody newscast. The show uses sarcasm and slapstick comedy to comment on the current political situation. And while that may be old hat to American fans of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, it is unusual for Thailand.