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Chinese island eyes oasis from web censorship for foreigners

Bejing - China's Hainan island has proposed allowing foreign visitors access to censored websites such as YouTube and Facebook, a double standard that has raised cries of indignation from the country's internet users.

EU copyright law passes key hurdle

Apo - A highly disputed European copyright law that could force online platforms such as Google and Facebook to pay for links to news content passed a key hurdle in the European Parliament on Wednesday.

Israeli ministers back ban on filming soldiers

Jerusalem - Israeli ministers on Sunday backed a draft law carrying a jail term of up to 10 years for those who film or photograph soldiers with harmful intent, the justice ministry said.

Ukraine arrests second suspect in Babchenko case

Kiev - Ukraine on Friday announced it had arrested a suspected organiser of the planned murder of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, whose death was staged last month in an bid to foil what Kiev said was a real assassination attempt by Moscow.

Brief panic in Germany as satire site claims Merkel coalition demise

Berlin - Germany lurched into a brief panic Friday as several media outlets fell for a satirical tweet that claimed Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition had collapsed in a bitter row over immigration.

Thousands throng funeral of slain Indian Kashmir editor

Srinagar - Thousands of mourners thronged Friday the funeral of a veteran journalist shot dead by unidentified gunmen on a motorbike outside his office in the main city of Indian Kashmir.

Greece refuses to extradite Russian 'whistleblower' to Malta

Atenas - Greece's top court on Thursday rejected Malta's request for the extradition of a Russian alleged whistleblower in a corruption and murder scandal, a court source said.

N.Korea TV summit broadcast hails Kim as 'world leader'

Seoul - North Korean state television Thursday aired footage of Kim Jong Un's historic summit with Donald Trump in Singapore, with the report describing Kim as a "prominent world leader" who is universally revered.

German reporter who exposed Russia doping 'won't be at World Cup'

Berlin - German journalist Hajo Seppelt, whose investigative reporting exposed Russia's alleged state-sponsored doping, will not travel to the football World Cup tournament out of security concerns, national broadcaster ARD said.

US-backed broadcaster drops Myanmar channel in dispute over 'Rohingya'

Yangon - US-backed Radio Free Asia has pulled broadcasts from a television channel in Myanmar after the government tried to ban the word "Rohingya" on its shows.

North Korea media herald Kim's Singapore stroll

Pyongyang - North Korea's state media provided extensive coverage Tuesday of a late night stroll taken by Kim Jong Un around staunchly capitalist Singapore, with a barrage of photos accompanying the young leader's effusive praise for the island state's economic mo...

Merkel-Trump G7 face-off photo headed for history books

Berlin - A photo posted by the German government showing a determined Angela Merkel standing up to an intransigent Donald Trump appears destined for the history books, summing up the fractures left by a deeply divisive G7 summit.

Blockbuster antitrust trial impact to go beyond AT&T, Time Warner

Washington - With a judge set to rule in the trial over the merger of AT&T and Time Warner, any decision could have a far-reaching impact on the media and communications sector and the future course of antitrust enforcement.

G7 photo duel between image-conscious world leaders

La Malbaie - The G7 summit was coming down to the wire. The leaders of the world's richest democracies had promised some kind of compromise statement despite their deep divisions on trade.Donald Trump is seated amid a crowd of officials.

AFP photographer hit as Israel fires on Gaza protesters

Gaza - An AFP photographer was shot in the leg as Israeli troops opened fire on Palestinian demonstrators along the Gaza border on Friday, the health ministry and the journalist said.

Leading Spanish newspaper El Pais gets first woman editor

Madrid - Spain's influential El Pais newspaper approved Friday the appointment of its first woman editor, the daily's owner said Friday, a day after a new Spanish government was sworn in with women holding the majority of ministerial posts.

French opposition, media cry foul over 'fake news' bill

Paris - French lawmakers accused the government of attempting to legalise censorship during a stormy debate Friday over a bill designed to fight so-called fake news during election campaigns.

BuzzFeed to shut French website

Paris - US news website BuzzFeed is to shut down its French version after four years online, staff told AFP on Thursday.

'Dacre's poison': Daily Mail editor leaves divisive legacy

London - A decisive force in the Brexit campaign, Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre leaves behind a divisive legacy as his tenure at the helm of the influential tabloid comes to an end after 26 years.

Turks look to alternative media as news landscape shrinks

Istanbul - It's not an obvious location for a media organisation. A gritty area dominated by car repair workshops in the backstreets of Istanbul.

Israeli bid to host Messi in Jerusalem thrust politics to fore

Jerusalem - Israel's bid to stage a high-profile football match against Argentina in the disputed city of Jerusalem inevitably thrust politics and the festering Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the fore.

'Hello darling': Jailed Turkey candidate makes speech though wife's phone

Istanbul - It's not the most conventional way for a presidential candidate to address supporters. But Turkey's leading Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas is not facing a usual set of circumstances as he campaigns for June 24 elections from jail.

Czechs protest against communist party's role in govt

Prague - Thousands of Czechs protested across the EU country on Tuesday against the communist party as it was poised to play a role in government, albeit an informal one, for the first time since communism fell in 1989.

Czechs protest against communist party's role in govt

Prague - Thousands of Czechs protested across the EU country on Tuesday against the communist party as it was poised to play a role in government, albeit an informal one, for the first time since communism fell in 1989.

Ukrainian president defends faking journalist's murder

Madrid - Ukrainian President Petro Porochenko defended staging the killing of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko to foil what Kiev said was an assassination plot by Moscow, saying in an interview published Tuesday that it was needed to "protect freedom of the ...

Ceremony honors journalists killed in 2017 in pursuit of news

Washington - An AFP contributor investigating drug cartels shot to death in Mexico. An American freelance journalist fatally shot while embedded with South Sudan rebels. A blogger in Malta killed in a car bomb after reporting on corruption and cronyism.

France's fake news law leaves media experts uneasy

Paris - France is the latest country attempting to fight the scourge of fake news with legislation -- but opponents say the law won't work and could even be used to silence critics.

Russian court gives Ukrainian reporter 12 years for espionage

Moscow - A Russian court on Monday sentenced a Ukrainian journalist to 12 years in a strict regime penal colony after he was found guilty of espionage, in a case Kiev has condemned as politically motivated.

Russian court gives Ukrainian reporter 12 years for espionage

Moscow - A Russian court on Monday sentenced a Ukrainian journalist to 12 years in a strict regime penal colony after he was found guilty of espionage, in a case Kiev has condemned as "politically motivated".

With Cambodia's free press under fire, 'China model' makes inroads

Phnom Penh - As Cambodia's once-robust press freedom comes under attack, Chinese-linked outlets have found new footing ahead of July elections, pushing the country's media toward an authoritarian model -- and bolstering strongman Hun Sen's tight grip on power.
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