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Nepal crime reform sparks press freedom concerns

Kathmandu - Nepal introduced a new criminal code Friday that makes sharing confidential information a jailable offence, sparking concerns among journalists that the laws could be used to muzzle the press.

Malaysia repeals controversial fake news law

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's parliament repealed a controversial law on Thursday that punished spreading "fake news" with up to six years in jail and which critics said was aimed at stifling dissent.

US newspapers hit back at Trump, defend free press

Washington - US newspapers big and small hit back Thursday at President Donald Trump's relentless attacks on the news media, with a coordinated campaign of editorials highlighting the importance of a free press.

Israel questioning of US journalist was mistake: Netanyahu

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that the lengthy questioning of an American Jewish journalist on arrival at Tel Aviv airport was the result of an "administrative mistake".

The upward rise of Hulu and digital entertainment

Hulu has been one of the big commercial successes in the world of digital entertainment. This success comes with an increasing price. However, big media players are still prepared to pay for the video streaming company's products.

Britain in a frenzy over Boris Johnson's burqa comments

London - In a quiet summer week, a disparaging quip about the burqa by ex-foreign secretary Boris Johnson has sparked a frenzied debate in Britain drawing in religion, politics and Brexit.

Brazilian Elle, Cosmo to disappear in mass job losses: reports

S - Brazilian Elle and Cosmopolitan will disappear from newsstands and some 500 people will lose their jobs in what Brazilian magazine group Abril called a "reorganization," according to reports Tuesday.

Russia holds funerals for journalists shot in C. Africa

Moscow - Russia on Tuesday held funerals for three journalists killed in the Central African Republic who were investigating a shadowy Russian mercenary group for a media project founded by Kremlin foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Belarus detains three independent journalists

Minsk - Belarusian authorities on Tuesday detained at least three journalists from two independent news websites over "unauthorised" access to services provided by the state news agency. Tut.

Myanmar should 'immediately' release Reuters reporters: Pompeo

Fpo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Saturday called on his Myanmar counterpart to release two Reuters journalists accused of breaking a draconian secrecy law during their reporting of a Rohingya massacre.

Russia says journalists in C. Africa killed in robbery

Moscow - Three Russian journalists who were killed in the Central Africa Republic this week were attacked as they resisted robbers, the foreign ministry said Friday.

Italian broadcast head shrugs off opposition ire

Rome - The conspiracy theorist journalist nominated to head Italian state broadcaster RAI said Thursday he will take the post for now, despite a parliamentary commission rejecting him.

No sign of torture on bodies of Russian journalists killed in CAR, Moscow says

Moscow - Russia on Thursday said no sign of torture was found on the bodies of three Russian journalists killed during a reporting trip in the Central African Republic this week.

Media muzzled for Pacific summit at 'Australia's Guantanamo'

Wellington - The tiny Pacific island of Nauru -- home to a Canberra-funded refugee detention camp dubbed "Australia's Guantanamo" -- is limiting media access to the region's largest diplomatic summit, sparking claims it is trying to muzzle the press.

Russian journalists in C. Africa 'killed by nine-man group': govt

Bangui - Three Russian journalists killed in the Central African Republic, and reported to be probing a private Russian army there, were shot dead at a roadblock by a nine-man group, the government said Wednesday.

Russians killed in C. African Republic 'reporting on private army'

Moscow - Three Russian journalists who were killed in the Central African Republic were investigating the activities of a private Russian army there, a media organisation they were working with said Wednesday.

Malaysia drops sedition case against political cartoonist

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian political cartoonist said Monday that nine sedition charges against him had been dropped after the scandal-mired regime that he had frequently lampooned was booted out of power.

CBS weighs Moonves suspension over assault claims: report

San Francisco - CBS directors are weighing whether chairman and chief executive Leslie Moonves should step aside as the US television network investigates claims he sexually harassed women, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.

NY Times publisher tells Trump anti-press attacks 'dangerous and harmful'

Washington - The publisher of the New York Times said Sunday he warned Donald Trump in a White House meeting that the president's escalating attacks on the news media are "dangerous and harmful to our country" and "will lead to violence."But the meeting with A.G.

CBS titan Moonves accused of sexual misconduct

New York - A bombshell article published in The New Yorker on Friday accused CBS chairman and chief executive, Leslie Moonves, of sexual misconduct stretching back decades and painted a broader picture of similar behavior within the most watched US television net...

CBS titan Moonves accused of sexual misconduct

New York - A bombshell article published in The New Yorker on Friday accused CBS chairman and chief executive, Leslie Moonves, of sexual misconduct stretching back decades and painted a broader picture of similar behavior within America's most watched television ...

Trump and CNN: president and TV network at loggerheads

New York - Donald Trump has been at frequent loggerheads with CNN since taking office, but their feud has become increasingly bitter as the channel's acerbic White House coverage fuels a boom in viewers.

Press body condemns killing of AFP driver in Kabul

Apo - The International Federation of Journalists on Thursday condemned the killing of Mohammad Akhtar, a 31-year-old driver for AFP, in a suicide attack in Kabul and called for those responsible to be punished.

Journalist murdered in Mexico near tourist hotspot Cancun

Mexico - A journalist was murdered Tuesday in southeast Mexico, not far from tourist hotspot Cancun, the government said -- the seventh such killing this year in one of the world's most dangerous countries for reporters.

UK Guardian group's digital revenues surpass print

London - The British newspaper group that owns The Guardian said Tuesday that its digital revenues had outstripped print for the first time.

Journalist murdered in southeast Mexico near tourist hotspot

Mexico - A journalist has been murdered in southeast Mexico, not far from tourist hotspot Cancun, the government said on Tuesday -- the seventh such killing this year in the country.

Reuters reporter arrested in Myanmar says he was 'entrapped'

Yangon - A Reuters journalist charged with breaching a draconian secrecy law told a Myanmar court Tuesday he was entrapped by police while reporting with a colleague on a massacre of Rohingya, and had been abused in custody.

AFP journalists, employees killed on duty, in attacks

Paris - AFP Kabul driver Mohammad Akhtar, killed at the weekend, is the latest of the agency's staffers to die on the job or in attacks since it was founded in 1944.

Ukrainians mark two years since reporter's unsolved murder

Kiev - Ukrainians and foreign diplomats marked Friday two years since the murder of top journalist Pavel Sheremet, with supporters accusing authorities of being unwilling to solve the crime.

France to seek 190 mn euros of public broadcasting cuts

Paris - The French government said Thursday that it would demand 190 million euros of spending cuts at its public broadcasting operations by 2022 as part of President Emmanuel Macron's pledge to improve state finances.
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