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'Sudden death' looming for former Greek TV giant Mega

Atenas - Staff at Greece's former premier TV channel Mega on Thursday said the station faced 'sudden death' after it failed to apply for a new licence.

Almost 70 media outlets close in Venezuela in 2017, attacks on journalists up: union

Caracas - Venezuela saw almost 70 newspapers, TV and radio stations close in 2017 while attacks on journalists rose, the main union representing the media said Wednesday, accusing the socialist government of trying to "silence" the press.

Hungary anger over US 'objective' media funding plan

Budapest - Hungary expressed "shock" Wednesday at a US plan to finance independent media outlets outside Budapest, a move it called "intervention in an ally's internal affairs".

Italy's Ostia, Mafia-by-the-sea where silence is safe

Ostia - The resort town of Ostia, on Italy's west coast, is a magnet for tourists in the summer but is also mafia territory where clans carve up the drugs and extortion business.

Stabbed Russian journalist 'in recovery'

Moscow - A Russian radio journalist who was stabbed in the neck by a mentally unstable man was in a recovery room Tuesday, with her condition showing some improvement, her employer and the hospital said.

Japanese reporter died after 159 hours of overtime

Toukyo - Japan's public broadcaster apologised Friday to the parents of a young reporter who died of heart failure after logging 159 hours of overtime in a month.

New book recounts murder of AFP reporter during US civil rights movement

Washington - It was the evening of September 30, 1962 when Agence France-Presse reporter Paul Guihard arrived at the campus of the University of Mississippi.

New book recounts murder of AFP reporter during US civil rights movement

Washington - It was the evening of September 30, 1962 when Agence France-Presse reporter Paul Guihard arrived at the campus of the University of Mississippi.

Belgian Laurent Van der Stockt wins international photojournalism honour

Perpignan - Belgian photographer Laurent Van der Stockt was honoured Saturday at photojournalism's biggest annual festival for his coverage of the battle of Mosul in Iraq for the French daily Le Monde.

Tears and sorrow at mass for Spain attack victims

Barcelona - Mourners wiped back tears at a solemn mass at Barcelona's stunning Sagrada Familia church on Sunday for victims of the deadly vehicle attacks that have devastated Spain.

Iraq radio show finds talent amid rubble of Mosul

Arbil - It's a radio talent contest with a mission: showcasing the skills of Mosul's youth after years of jihadist rule and a months-long battle for the city.

Pope lifts spirits of Egypt's persecuted Christians

Cairo - For a minority devastated by a series of church bombings that killed dozens of Christians, it was a chance for a rare joyous respite.

Thousands of Egypt Catholics gather for Pope mass

Cairo - Thousands of Egyptian Catholics waving the colours of the Vatican flag gathered amid tight security Saturday in a Cairo stadium where Pope Francis was to lead mass.

The Sun apologises to Barkley over column

London - Everton star Ross Barkley received an apology from The Sun tabloid newspaper on Saturday over a column that made "unfavourable comparisons" to a gorilla.

Philippines' Duterte threatens press over critical coverage

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday described two major media outlets as "sons of whores" and warned them of karmic repercussions for their critical coverage of his deadly drug war.

Philippines' Duterte threatens press over critical coverage

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday described two major media outlets as "sons of whores" and warned them of karmic repercussions for their critical coverage of his deadly drug war.

Philippines' Duterte threatens press over critical coverage

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday described two major media outlets as "sons of whores" and warned them of karmic repercussions for their critical coverage of his deadly drug war.

Turkey plans ban on dating shows: deputy PM

Ankara - Turkey is planning to ban popular television dating shows as they do not fit in with Turkish traditions and customs, the deputy prime minister has said.

Hockney touches up tabloid logo ahead of retrospective

London - British artist David Hockney has turned his digital hand to Friday's masthead of The Sun, telling the tabloid of his painting and smoking habits ahead of a retrospective in London.

OSCE calls for release of journalist arrested in Turkmenistan

Bichkek - The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe on Tuesday criticised authorities in repressive Turkmenistan following reports that an independent journalist was arrested for possessing chewing tobacco.

Turkish opposition newspaper chief kept in custody

Istanbul - An Istanbul court on Saturday remanded the board chairman of opposition Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet in custody, a day after he was detained, state-run news agency Anadolu said.

AFP opens North Korea bureau

Pyongyang - Global news agency AFP has opened a bureau in North Korea, becoming one of only a handful of foreign media organisations to have a permanent presence in the one of the world’s most isolated states.

Journalist killed in Kiev car bombing buried in Belarus

Minsk - Thousands of mourners in Belarus on Saturday bid farewell to prominent independent journalist Pavel Sheremet, killed by a car bomb in Kiev, as he was buried back in the homeland where he clashed with the authorities.

Panama Papers: secret accounts of the rich and powerful

Paris - World leaders, stars of the pitch and screen and dozens of billionaires were among those named and shamed in what looks to be the biggest ever leak of inside information in history.

'Like' me, 'like' me: Cambodian PM woos youth vote online

Phnom Penh - Looking more avuncular than authoritarian, Cambodian premier Hun Sen crouches for a selfie for his Facebook page with young scouts -- part of a social media blitz selling the strongman's cuddlier side as he seeks to extend a 30-year grip on power.

Thai skin whitening ad provokes race storm

Bangkok - A Thai company pulled an advert for skin-lightening pills on Friday following an outcry on social media over a product sold with the tagline "white makes you a winner".

Srebrenica mass grave uncovered 20 years after massacre

Sarajevo - Bosnian forensic experts have started exhuming the human remains from a recently uncovered mass grave believed to contain victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, the war crime prosecutor's office said Wednesday.

Zimbabwe journalists arrested over elephant poisoning story

Harare - Zimbabwean police on Tuesday arrested three journalists at a state newspaper over a story implicating police and parks officers in the poisoning of some 60 elephants, saying their report was false.

Fury in China over US sail-by in disputed waters

Bejing - Chinese media denounced the US Wednesday after Washington sent a warship into disputed South China Sea waters and vowed to do so again, while netizens filled the Internet with angry diatribes, demanding a far stronger reaction from Beijing.

Georgia TV head accuses government of blackmail in power struggle

Tbili - The head of Georgia's main independent television station on Wednesday accused the government of trying to blackmail him as part of a struggle for control that critics say is aimed at stifling free media in the ex-Soviet state.
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