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Euronews goes off-air in Belarus after its licence is not renewed

Belarus has stopped broadcasting Euronews’ Russian language news channel. The country’s ministry of information said in a statement the company’s…

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Middle East

Cambodia condemns Vice for altered Khmer Rouge images | Media News

The photos of Khmer Rouge ‘killing fields’ victims with added smiles were an insult to the dead, Cambodia says. Cambodia…

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Middle East

Unconventional journalists: Wolfe, Kanafani and García Márquez

We look at the lives and legacies of three journalists who broke the mould. Credit

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Africa

Greek journalist shot dead outside his Athens home | Crime News

Two individuals on a motorbike shot veteran crime reporter Giorgos Karaivaz multiple times in southern Athens district of Alimos, police…

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Europe

Stephen Brown — An audio appreciation – POLITICO

This special edition of the EU Confidential podcast reflects on the life and career of Stephen Brown, the POLITICO Europe editor…

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Middle East

Amazon’s PR offensive: Taking on critics, unions and lawmakers

Amazon lashes out at bad coverage, angry lawmakers and workers seeking to unionise. Credit

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Asia

Hungarian journalists accuse gov’t of censoring COVID reporting | Coronavirus pandemic News

In an open letter, reporters say officials are making it impossible to document the world’s deadliest outbreak. Hungarian journalists have…

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Middle East

Dazed and confused: Europe’s troubled COVID vaccine rollout

Mixed messaging and misinformation hamper Europe’s hesitant COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Credit

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Europe

US: Dominion Voting sues Fox News for defamation | Donald Trump News

Dominion Voting Systems has filed a $1.6bn defamation lawsuit against Fox News, arguing the United States cable news giant falsely…

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Latin America

Arab Spring Cartoon: Citizen Journalism from Syria to Sudan | Arab Spring: 10 years on News

In 2011, Khalid Albaih’s cartoons about the Arab Spring went viral across the Middle East and North Africa. In this…

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Europe

Prince Harry joins San Francisco-based mental-health startup | Business and Economy News

Prince Harry is joining San Francisco-based startup BetterUp.com, which provides development coaching and mental health counseling. Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke…

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Europe

High-risk news coverage: Reporting the crackdown in Myanmar

Myanmar’s military leaders are deploying forces, both armed and digital, to stifle news coverage. Aj Europe

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Africa

Turkey asks Egyptian media to limit criticism: TV channel owner | Abdel Fattah el-Sisi News

Egypt opposition figure Ayman Nour says Turkish officials asked media outlets to limit critcism of President el-Sisi. A leading Egyptian…

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Middle East

Facebook strikes deal with Murdoch’s News Corp in Australia | Business and Economy News

It is the first large media outlet with a Facebook deal under new laws on fees social media giants must…

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Europe

China wants Jack Ma’s Alibaba to shed media assets: Report | Business and Economy News

The Chinese government wants Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. to sell some of its media assets, including the South China Morning…

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Asia

There is a long road ahead for Arab journalists and free speech | Arab Spring News

Most Arab journalists nowadays are imitating the proverbial three wise monkeys – see, hear and speak no evil – to…

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Europe

On the front lines of the Myanmar military’s crackdown | Aung San Suu Kyi News

The first images I remember seeing of Myanmar were at my grandmother’s house. Disintegrating home video reels and grainy black…

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Middle East

Outcry as Charlie Hebdo depicts Meghan Markle as George Floyd | Black Lives Matter News

The French satirical magazine’s new cover shows Queen Elizabeth pressing her knee against Meghan Markle’s neck. The French satirical magazine…

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Europe

Meghan vs the media: A royal media rumble rocks the UK press

Behind the tabloid frenzy, the Meghan and Harry story shows deep issues around racism and access to journalism in UK.…

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Middle East

Malaysia cites COVID-19 misinformation with new ‘fake news’ law | Media News

Critics worry broadly worded law, imposed without going through parliament, will curb freedom of speech. Malaysia, which is currently under…

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Europe

‘I was shaking inside’: Bangladesh’s first transgender TV anchor | LGBTQ News

To cheers from colleagues, Bangladesh’s first transgender news anchor breaks down in tears, but only after her word-perfect debut was…

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Asia

Mozambican journalists’ lives are on the line in Cabo Delgado | Freedom of the Press News

On April 7, 2020, Ibrahimo Abu Mbaruco, a reporter for the Palma Community Radio in Mozambique’s northernmost province Cabo Delgado,…

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Europe

The crisis in Tigray and the struggle to report the conflict

Foreign journalists are finally allowed into Tigray in Ethiopia – and their findings are shocking. Aj Europe

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Europe

Has free speech been cancelled?

We debate censorship, 'cancel culture' and Big Tech's role with journalists Glenn Greenwald and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. Aj Europe

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Latin America

‘They show porn’: India’s top court favours controls on web shows | Censorship News

Supreme Court says it favours a screening mechanism for video streaming services following obscenity complaints by governing BJP party. India’s…

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Middle East

‘Nobody is safe’: New killings deepen Afghan journalists’ fears | Conflict News

It was Mursal Wahidi’s dream job, landed right after finishing her studies in journalism – working at a local TV…

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Latin America

Ethiopia releases media workers detained in Tigray | Media News

One media worker said soldiers had entered his home and accused him of supporting the TPLF. Four media workers recently…

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Africa

Press watchdog sues Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi killing | Jamal Khashoggi News

Reporters Without Borders files a case against MBS in a German court for ‘crimes against humanity’ in connection with the…

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Latin America

Ethiopia: Four media workers arrested in conflict-wracked Tigray | Armed Groups News

Two journalists, two translators detained in Tigray but no reason has been given for their arrest. Four media workers in…

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Europe

Australia: The battle to get Big Tech to pay for news

A new Australian law looks to reset Big Tech’s relationship with news media. Aj Europe

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Asia

Facebook signs deals with three more Australian media firms | Media News

Australia’s parliament passed landmark legislation on Thursday requiring global tech giants to pay for news content. Facebook Inc says it…

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Africa

Australia passes law making Facebook and Google pay for news | Media News

The legislation could provide a framework for other countries looking to address platforms’ dominant position. Australia’s parliament passed landmark legislation…

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Nabil Karoui: Tunisia’s media mogul, politician released on bail | Corruption News

Business tycoon was arrested twice on money laundering and tax evasion charges that date back to 2017. Tunisian authorities have…

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Latin America

Facebook to invest $1bn in news business after Australia dispute | Media News

Facebook restored Australian news pages Tuesday, ending an unprecedented weeklong blackout over a proposed law that would require tech giants to pay traditional media…

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Africa

On Rush Limbaugh, comics not reporters told the truth | Media News

As a general rule, it is a given that comics speak truth to power more often than most journalists do.…

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TV Shows

Who should pay for news online?

Facebook blocked news content in Australia to protest against proposed payment law. Al us-canada

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TV Shows

Raids and internet blackouts: Myanmar’s military vs protesters

Myanmar’s military is battling a civil disobedience movement that is growing online. Plus, Britain's digital divide. Al us-canada

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Africa

US bipartisan bill could empower news outlets to take on Big Tech | Government News

An antitrust bill would allow smaller news outlets to negotiate collectively with Facebook and Google, Reuters reports. Members of the…

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Asia

Trump is gone – can we now talk about fake news at the NYT? | Media News

These days you wake up in the morning, glimpse at the front page of the New York Times, and you…

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Africa

Hong Kong eyes significant overhaul of public broadcaster RTHK | Censorship News

A Hong Kong government review of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) has found editorial management “deficiencies” and a lack of…

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Asia

Malaysiakini found guilty, fined, over readers’ comments | Censorship News

Country’s top court rules online newspaper has ‘full responsibility’ for its website, fining the publication $124,000. Malaysia’s highest court on…

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Asia

Australia to push ahead with media law despite Facebook blackout | Media News

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison promised on Friday to press ahead with a new law to force Facebook to pay…

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Europe

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai denied bail again | Media News

Beijing critic arrested under national security law in August when 200 police officers raided his tabloid’s newsroom. Hong Kong’s High…

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Facebook blocks news content in Australia in dispute over new law | Media News

Facebook has blocked Australian users of its platform from reading and sharing local and international news, stepping up its campaign…

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