Nearly 50 media outlets and media advocacy groups signed a letter on Thursday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow live news coverage inside its walls for the first time during the decision on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, reports AP via the Huffington Post. Check out The New York Times’ interactive feature on the Supreme Court decision, expected to take place later this month.
Seven judges of Britain's Supreme Court dismissed as "without merit" Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's "last attempt" at appealing against extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes, reports the BBC. Extradition proceedings are due to begin after a two-week grace period.
Víctor Manuel Báez Chino, a Mexican reporter who covered crime news for daily newspaper Milenio and news website Police Reporters in Veracruz State, was found murdered early on Thursday with a note signed by the Zeta drug cartel attached to his body, reports the Guardian. Since 2000, 81 journalists have been killed and 16 kidnapped in the drug war, says the human rights commission of Mexico's government.
A high-ranking Russian secutity official has apologized to a leading opposition newspaper's staff after reportedly threatening to kill one of its journalists during a walk in the woods outside Moscow, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Microsoft has decided to break into the tablet market by manufacturing its own devices, writes Ina Fried from AllThingsD. While the company is remaining quiet about its plans, it has promised a “major” announcement at an event on Monday in Los Angeles.
Strong demand for Apple's iPad is driving tablet computer sales to grow faster than forecasters had predicted, according to a report released Thursday by research firm IDC, reports AFP via Yahoo News.
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