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Trump, spokesman slam US media over inaugural crowd coverage

Washington - Donald Trump and his chief spokesman launched an unprecedented assault on the media Saturday for a US president's first full day in office, accusing reporters of downplaying the turnout at his inauguration.

'Fake news' didn't change US election outcome: study

Washington - "Fake news" probably did not change the outcome of the US presidential election, according to a study of news consumption by voters.

Media girds for battle with Trump White House

Washington - Donald Trump and the media are digging in for what could be a long and bitter war.

Turkish-Armenian reconciliation elusive decade after journalist murder

Istanbul - Ten years after campaigning Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was shot dead in Istanbul, Armenians and Turks have still not achieved the reconciliation of which he dreamt.

Le Pen follows Trump's lead on social media bombardment

Paris - Domination of social media was a key weapon in Donald Trump's rise to the US presidency, and now France's far-right leader, Marine Le Pen, is looking to follow suit, analysts say.

Trump pick could talk his way into war: Chinese media

Bejing - Prospective US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson better watch his mouth, angry Chinese media said Friday, warning Donald Trump's nominee that his threats to block China in the South China Sea are fighting words.

Right-wing parties' Germany congress bars many journalists

Berlin - German organisers of a meeting of European right-wing populist and anti-immigration parties said Thursday they would bar a number of journalists they deem hostile, sparking protests from media groups.

Top press rights defender in Turkey court for 'terror propaganda'

Istanbul - The Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and two other campaigners appeared in court Wednesday, risking years in jail in a high-profile trial, charged with aiding Kurdish militants.

Charlie Hebdo has gone soft on extremists: quitting journalist

Paris - One of Charlie Hebdo's most outspoken journalists said on Friday she is quitting the French satirical magazine because it has gone soft on Islamist extremism.

Charlie Hebdo feels a target two years after attack

Paris - The editor of Charlie Hebdo believes the world has become less tolerant of the French satirical newspaper's black humour but he staunchly defends the right to offend, two years after jihadist gunmen killed many of its staff.

Apple removes New York Times app from China store

Bejing - Apple has removed the New York Times from its China app store, the tech giant said, after authorities told the company the app breached regulations.

Italy storm after populist head Grillo blames fake news on media

Rome - Italy's media and traditional political parties were up in arms Wednesday after the head of the populist Five Star movement accused the country's journalists of "manufacturing false news".

Charlie Hebdo marks 2nd anniversary of massacre with black humour

Paris - Charlie Hebdo has marked the second anniversary of the jihadist massacre that almost wiped out its staff with a piece of typically defiant graveyard humour.

Kate topless snaps trial delayed by four months

Nanterre - The trial of six media representatives over the publication of topless photos of Prince William's wife Catherine in France that caused a scandal in Britain was on Tuesday delayed until May.

Top French paper drops polls after forecast failures

Paris - A leading French newspaper said Tuesday it had decided to stop using polling groups in a journalistic experiment that follows wide criticism of how voter surveys have failed to forecast recent political shocks.

WSJ says Turkey detains reporter for three days

Ankara - Turkey detained a staff journalist for The Wall Street Journal for almost three days without access to a lawyer, the newspaper reported Saturday, adding to growing concerns over press freedom in the country.

Op-Ed: What do journalists make? Digital Journal has the answer

The relationship between the public and the media has never been more fraught. Journalism and punditry have, in many ways, shown themselves to be out of touch with the reality that people faced this year.

Turkey charges journalist with 'terror propaganda': report

Ankara - An Istanbul court Friday charged a prize-winning journalist with "terror propaganda" over a series of social media postings and articles, state media reported, as fears grow over freedom of expression in Turkey.

Turkish novelist freed but top journalist held over tweets

Istanbul - Asli Erdogan, one of Turkey's most celebrated novelists, was released from jail Thursday, looking exhausted after 132 days of pre-trial detention, declaring that she could barely believe she was free.

Turkey detains prominent journalist over tweets: report

Kayseri - Turkish authorities on Thursday detained a prize-winning journalist over a succession of tweets and articles for an opposition daily, state media said, as alarm grows over press freedom in the country.

Egypt sets up govt-picked council to oversee media

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has approved a law to set up a council headed by his appointees that oversees the media and ensures compliance with "national security" requirements.

Turkey puts broadcast ban on Russia envoy's killing

Ankara - A Turkish court has put a broadcast ban on reporting of the investigation into last week's murder of the Russian ambassador to Ankara Andrei Karlov, state media said on Tuesday.

Turkish newspaper's cook arrested for 'insulting Erdogan'

Istanbul - A cook from a Turkish opposition newspaper is in custody, accused of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after he allegedly said he would not make tea for the country's leader.

Duped by fake news, Pakistan minister makes nuke threat to Israel

Islamabad - Pakistan's defence minister has threatened to retaliate in kind to any Israeli nuclear strike after apparently being tricked by a fake news site into a confrontation on social media.

Polish 'sit-in' opposition to spend Christmas in parliament

Varsovia - Polish opposition lawmakers said Friday they would continue to occupy parliament through Christmas and New Year's in protest against what they called the government's anti-democratic actions.

Muslim man found dead after speaking to media in restive Myanmar state

The headless body of a Muslim villager has been found days after he spoke to reporters on a rare government-guided media tour of restive northern Rakhine State, Myanmar police said on Friday.

Uganda genocide cartoon sparks anger in Rwanda

Kanpala - A state-owned Ugandan newspaper on Wednesday apologised and retracted a cartoon about the Rwandan genocide which sparked a furore in the neighbouring country.

57 journalists killed worldwide in 2016: rights group

Paris - At least 57 journalists have been killed around the world in 2016 while doing their job, Reporters Without Borders said on Monday.

New anti-govt demos in Poland after parliament blockade

Varsovia - Poland's political crisis crossed a new threshold this weekend, with parliament blockaded by protesters, its main chamber taken hostage by opposition lawmakers and critics claiming media freedom had been threatened.

Polish opposition MPs block parliament over media freedom

Varsovia - Dozens of Polish MPs protested in parliament on Friday over plans to restrict journalists' right to cover proceedings, as thousands of demonstrators marched outside in support for their stance.
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