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US urges release of reporter Tice, missing since 2012 in Syria

Washington - The United States called Wednesday for journalist Austin Tice, who disappeared in Syria in 2012, to be freed, reiterating the belief that he remains alive and is being held against his will.

'When will you die?' Hong Kong leader grilled at press conference

Fpo - When Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam appeared before the press on Tuesday, she appeared to be expecting to deliver a brief statement and move on. Instead she faced a media onslaught.

AFP established in tumult of 1944 Paris uprising

Paris - Agence France-Presse was created in the tumult of World War II by a band of journalists who stormed a pro-Nazi newsroom and took over as Paris was in revolt.

Turkey lifts shutdown order on Bianet news site: lawyer

Istanbul - Turkish authorities have lifted a closure order against independent news site Bianet after an outcry against a move the company's lawyer said Wednesday had been made "by mistake".

Strike cripples Lebanese TV station close to PM: employee

Beirut - A Lebanese TV station affiliated with Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has stopped airing new programmes, with an employee at the channel saying Thursday a strike over unpaid wages was responsible.

Strike cripples Lebanese TV station close to PM: employee

Beirut - A Lebanese TV station affiliated with Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has stopped airing new programmes, with an employee at the channel saying Thursday a strike over unpaid wages was responsible.

Britain draws Russia's fury by fining RT for bias over Skripal

London - Britain drew the ire of Russia on Friday after it fined the Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT £200,000 for "serious" bias in its coverage of last year's Salisbury nerve agent poisoning and the Syria conflict.

Australian watchdog calls for controls on Facebook, Google

Sydney - Australia's competition watchdog on Friday recommended tighter controls on the use of personal data and measures to ease Facebook and Google's dominance of online advertising among a slew of measures to better police the internet giants.

Turkmen leader quells death rumours with return to TV screens

Ashgabat - Turkmenistan's all-powerful leader returned to state television on Wednesday, dispelling an online rumour that he had died.

Turkmen leader quells death rumours with return to TV screens

Ashgabat - Turkmenistan's all-powerful leader returned to state television on Wednesday, dispelling an online rumour that he had died.

Israel condemns attacks on Saudi guest

Jerusalem - Israeli government officials on Tuesday condemned Palestinians who hurled abuse and chairs at a Saudi blogger visiting Jerusalem as a guest of the Jewish state.

Trial opens for Philippine journalist critical of Duterte

Manila - High-profile Philippine journalist Maria Ressa's libel trial opened Tuesday in a case that she and press freedom advocates see as government retaliation for her news site's critical reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte.

Trial to open for Philippine journalist critical of Duterte

Manila - High-profile Philippine journalist Maria Ressa's libel trial opens Tuesday in a case that press freedom advocates see as government retaliation for her news site's critical reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte.

Gambian soldier names ex-president in reporter's 2004 murder

Banjul - A Gambian army officer on Monday accused ex-president Yahya Jammeh of ordering the 2004 murder of journalist Deyda Hydara and admitted he was involved in the killing.

Israel says hosting Iraqi, Saudi journalists in first

Jerusalem - Israel's foreign ministry said Sunday the country will this week host six journalists from Arab countries including, for the first time, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

Three charged over Maltese anti-corruption journalist's murder

Valletta - Three suspects were formally charged on Tuesday over the 2017 murder of Maltese anti-corruption journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Turkey clears RSF representative of 'terror propaganda'

Istanbul - The Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) was acquitted on Wednesday of the charge of making "terror propaganda" for Kurdish militants, in a case which triggered international alarm over press freedom in the country.

Turkey court acquits RSF representative of 'terror propaganda'

Istanbul - An Istanbul court on Wednesday acquitted the Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and two other campaigners on charges of making "terror propaganda" for Kurdish militants, an AFP correspondent said.

Pakistan PM Khan's party says critical media coverage may be 'treason'

Islamabad - The ruling party of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched another blistering attack on the press, linking critical coverage to potential "treason" in the latest broadside against the beleaguered media.

Three charged over Maltese anti-corruption journalist's murder

Valletta - Three suspects were formally charged on Tuesday over the 2017 murder of Maltese anti-corruption journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Training journalists in the era of fake news

Paris - As uncannily realistic "deep fake" videos proliferate online, including one recently retweeted by Donald Trump, journalism schools are scrambling to adapt to an era of misinformation -- or fake news.

Deby lifts Chad social media restrictions

Ndjame - Chad President Idriss Deby said Saturday he was lifting social media restrictions which were imposed more than a year ago for "security reasons.

Google are redesigning the News tab for improved readability

Google News, one of the foremost places to obtain news from the world's media outlets, is to receive a redesign centered on making the news cluster more readable and to provide greater transparency about news sources.

Press rights group in secret Riyadh mission to urge journalists' release

Paris - French press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) confidentially met top Saudi officials in Riyadh to press for the release of journalists after the murder of dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi, it revealed Wednesday.

Journalism students advised to look beyond traditional media

Professors are warning students of journalism that their skills are increasingly in short demand and they should set their horizons on job roles outside of the traditional news media.

UK bars RT, Sputnik from conference for 'disinformation'

London - Britain said Monday it had barred Russia's RT and Sputnik news organisations from a global conference on media freedom in London because of their "active role in spreading disinformation".

Brazil justice minister considered leak to harm Maduro: report

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian justice minister Sergio Moro considered releasing construction giant Odebrecht's confession to paying bribes in Venezuela to harm the country's president Nicolas Maduro, The Intercept investigative website reported on Sunday.

Fake tourists and car crashes: How China blocks reporters in Xinjiang

Kashgar - The three men were so busy staging a fake car crash they failed to notice the very people they were trying to block: foreign journalists heading towards one of China's notorious internment camps.

Aussie court rules media companies liable for Facebook comments

Sydney - Media companies are responsible for defamatory comments made on their Facebook pages, an Australian court said in a landmark ruling Monday.

Australian media sue police after raids over leaked documents

Sydney - Australia's national broadcaster went to court Monday to challenge a police raid on its offices and demand the return of files seized during the controversial operation.
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