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Jordan writer in anti-Islam case shot dead at court

Amman - A prominent Jordanian writer was shot dead Sunday on the steps of a court where he was facing charges for sharing an anti-Islam cartoon on Facebook.

Turkey arrests top journalist Altan day after release

Ankara - A Turkish court on Friday put a prominent journalist under arrest just a day after he was released over accusations related to the failed July coup, in a case that has sparked global concern.

Turkey opposition journalists on trial again over 'Gulen links'

Ankara - Two Turkish opposition journalists who were handed jail sentences in a hugely-controversial espionage case earlier this year went on trial again Wednesday over alleged ties to the group accused of planning the July coup, local media reported.

Kosovo expels Russian, Ukrainian journalists

Pristina - Kosovo police said Friday they had expelled two journalists, a Russian and a Ukranian, who did not have entry visas.

Eritrea must reveal fate of detained officials, reporters: UN expert

Geneva - A United Nations expert on Friday called on Eritrea's government to urgently reveal the fate of around two dozen senior government officials and journalists arrested 15 years ago.

BBC to be forced to reveal stars' pay

London - Britain's government unveiled plans Thursday to force the BBC to reveal the salaries of more of its star journalists and presenters as part of reforms of the public broadcaster.

S.Sudan paper shut down as it headlines govt corruption: report

Juba - The South Sudan government has shut down the country's main English-language daily, which headlined news on a war profiteering report commissioned by actor George Clooney, the paper's editor told AFP on Wednesday.

Twitter to live-stream video programs on business, tech, media

In a move aimed at expanding its audience, Twitter announced it is tapping finance news app Cheddar to deliver live video programs on business, media and technology to its millions of users.

Italy quake town sues Charlie Hebdo over cartoons

Rome - Amatrice, the Italian town devastated by last month's deadly earthquake, is suing French weekly Charlie Hebdo for defamation over a series of cartoons about the disaster.

Turkey sliding into 'regime of terror,' says Nobel-winner Pamuk

Rome - Nobel-winning Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk on Sunday lashed the arrest of a leading journalist and warned Turkey was heading towards "a regime of terror.

Facebook restores Norwegian PM's 'napalm girl' protest post

Oslo - Facebook had restored by Saturday a post by Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg which it had taken down over an iconic Vietnam War photo of a naked girl escaping a napalm bombing.

Turkey detains prominent journalist in coup probe

Istanbul - Turkish police on Saturday detained a veteran journalist and his academic brother as part of the investigation into the failed July 15 coup, the latest prominent figures to be detained in the controversial crackdown after the putsch.

South Korean media sound alarm over 'nuclear maniac'

Seoul - South Korean newspapers sounded the alarm on Saturday over what one termed the "nuclear maniac" Kim Jong-Un, saying the North Korean leader's fifth and biggest nuclear test is a game-changer demanding a tougher response.

Facebook backs off censoring 'napalm girl' photo

San Francisco - Facebook backtracked Friday on a decision to censor an iconic Vietnam War photo of a naked girl escaping a napalm bombing, after its block on the historic image sparked outrage.

EU copyright overhaul sparks cultural 'apocalypse' warnings

Brussels - Is the EU, with Brexit and migration already in its cross-hairs, about to launch war on Europe's digital start-ups and entertainers?

Journalist jailed in Russia's Chechnya region

Moscow - A journalist in Russia's Chechnya region has been jailed for three years on drugs charges, colleagues said Wednesday, in a case slammed as fabricated ahead of upcoming elections.

Nigerian reporter freed after Boko Haram questioning: BBC

Lagos - A Nigerian journalist declared wanted by the authorities for alleged links to Boko Haram has been released from custody, the BBC reported him as saying on Wednesday.

Denmark to pay for Panama Papers data on tax evaders

Copenhagen - The Danish government said on Wednesday it would pay an anonymous source for leaked data from the Panama Papers on hundreds of Danish taxpayers.

Web TV aims to boost youth interest in African farming

With the logo of his internet TV station on his black T-shirt, Inoussa Maiga energetically plucks corn stalks in northern Burkina Faso for a programme on farming in Africa.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ukraine draws Western ire for attack on 'pro-Russia' TV

Kiev - Ukraine drew rare Western anger Monday after the studio of one of its most popular TV channels was set ablaze by protesters unhappy with its alleged support for Russia.

NY Times piece on burkinis in France 'unacceptable': PM

Paris - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Monday slammed a New York Times article prompted by the debate over the burkini swimsuit in which French Muslim women complained of discrimination and even "persecution".

Italian Minister tells Charlie Hebdo to 'stick it'

Rome - Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano weighed into the row over Charlie Hebdo's earthquake cartoons Saturday with an unusually undiplomatic outburst against the French satirical weekly.

Convicted editor says wife banned from leaving Turkey

Ankara - The wife of the former editor-in-chief of Turkey's top opposition daily Cumhuriyet was banned on Saturday from flying to Germany and her passport seized, her husband said on Twitter.

Charlie Hebdo Italy quake cartoon sparks fury

Rome - A Charlie Hebdo cartoon depicting victims of the Italian earthquake as lasagna has sparked outrage in the country which is still mourning the nearly 300 people who died in last week's tragedy.

Greece raises 246 million in grueling TV tender

Atenas - Greece raised 246 million euros ($274 million) on Friday by auctioning four private TV licenses in a marathon bid dominated by shipowners, including the boss of the country's top football club."For the first time in the history of the land...

Facebook refuses to wear the label of 'media company'

Facebook is a social network. Facebook is a conglomerate (it owns Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus VR). Facebook is a hardware company. Facebook is a software company.
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