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Christmas in Hong Kong descended into a flurry of tear gas and arrests as police clashed with protesters in neighborhoods around the city, signaling an escalation of tensions after weeks of relative calm.


Female directors and actors in the Islamic Republic are pushing the limits of censorship and consolidating creative control on both sides of the camera.


Facebook and Twitter have taken down a global network of fake accounts used in a coordinated campaign to push pro-Trump political messages, including some that used artificial intelligence tools to try to mask the behavior, the companies and outside research firms they worked with said on Friday.

Heard on the Street

The acquisitive chip maker will be challenged to find the right buyer for its radio-frequency business.

WSJ News Exclusive

Hemisphere Media Group, Platinum Equity and former Viacom CFO Wade Davis have made overtures to Univision.


Eight of the 10 top-grossing films in China so far this year have been domestic movies—putting the Chinese film industry on pace for its best year ever by this metric as Hollywood loses ground in what will soon become the world’s largest movie market.


Germany’s Bertelsmann will acquire full ownership of Penguin Random House, increasing its stake in the New York-based publisher by 25% to bring the bookseller within its family-run music, television, and print media conglomerate as it expands in the U.S.

Media & Marketing

The Hallmark Channel apologized late Sunday for its decision to pull ads from wedding-planning company Zola Inc. that featured a same-sex couple and offered to reinstate the ads after a firestorm erupted on social media over its actions.

Media & Marketing

NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke is expected to step down by August, when his contract expires, and his most likely successor is Film and Entertainment Chairman Jeff Shell.

Film Review

Director Clint Eastwood’s take on the ordeal of the security guard caught up in the Atlanta Olympics bombing is an impressive enterprise, despite one misstep.

Media & Marketing

LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff expects the next decade to be defined by the biggest media companies building out their direct-to-consumer operations and developing other strategies that won’t always require huge deals.

Media & Marketing

Bloomberg LP’s media division is buying CityLab, a website focused on urban planning and the future of city living, the first acquisition of an editorial property by the company in over a decade.

WSJ News Exclusive

The creators of a popular true-crime podcast have signed a deal worth at least $10 million with E.W. Scripps’s Stitcher podcasting unit, according to people familiar with the deal, signaling the nascent medium’s rapid growth.

Latin America

Journalists say President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s harsh criticism of the news media is leading to an increase in harassment and hostility from his supporters.

Credit Markets

The social-media company aims to raise $600 million as it tries to bounce back from disappointing third-quarter earnings.

Middle East

Egyptian security forces raided the offices of the country’s last major independent news organization and arrested three journalists, in one of the most significant curbs on media freedom in the country in years.

Election 2020

The latest Democratic presidential debate, carried live on MSNBC, drew 6.6 million viewers, according to Nielsen, marking the smallest audience so far in the race to determine who will take on President Trump in the 2020 election.