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Myanmar cartoonists lead media-jeering as Rohingya flee

Cartoons taking aim at Rohingya Muslims are spreading rapidly across social media in mainly Buddhist Myanmar, where public opinion on the crisis stands in stark contrast to the outcry overseas.

Bangladesh frees Myanmar photographers

Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh authorities Friday released two Myanmar photographers covering the Rohingya crisis for a German magazine after they were granted bail by a court, police and a lawyer said.

'Mentally deranged US dotard' and other North Korean insults

Seoul - America's President is many things to many people but "mentally deranged US dotard" is perhaps the most memorable of names to have yet been coined for the billionaire reality television star-turned world leader.

NY's 'Village Voice' in last print edition

New York - New York's venerable "Village Voice" newspaper delivered its final print edition on Wednesday after six decades as a cultural touchpoint and is now going digital only.

Augmented reality used by publishers to aid reader understanding

Media publishers are using augmented reality technology to create more immersive material and help people understand their content. 36 percent of publishers are thought to be exploring the tech with some big organisations, like Quartz, getting on board.

Tanzanian newspaper suspended for 'insulting president'

Nairobi - An independent Tanzanian newspaper has been suspended for two years, a government spokesman said Tuesday, accusing the publication of sedition and endangering national security.

Model Ratajkowski blasts French magazine for slimming her curves

Paris - The US model and actress Emily Ratajkowski has called out a French magazine for reducing her lips and breasts in a photograph for an interview which deals with the discrimination she says she has faced for "being too sexy".

French reporter back home after Turkish terror charges

Paris - The young French journalist Loup Bureau arrived back in Paris on Sunday, "tired but relieved", after being detained for more than seven weeks in a Turkish jail on terror charges.

French reporter jailed in Turkey 'set to be freed'

Paris - A young French reporter who has been held on terror charges in Turkey for the last seven weeks is set to be freed, his lawyers said Friday.

French reporter jailed in Turkey to be freed: lawyer

Paris - A young French reporter who has been held on terror charges in Turkey for the last seven weeks is set to be freed Friday, his lawyers said.

AFP launches 2017 Kate Webb Prize for Asian journalists

Hong Kong - Agence France-Presse on Friday launched the 2017 Kate Webb Prize to recognise exceptional Asian journalists doing difficult and dangerous work across the region.

Murdoch in Australia TV network bid after law changes

Sydney - News Corporation co-chair Lachlan Murdoch on Friday launched a bid for Australia's third-largest television network after the government struck a deal to make controversial changes to media ownership laws.

France's Le Drian urges Ankara to free jailed reporter

Ankara - France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Thursday pressed Ankara to speed up the case of a French reporter held in Turkey for seven weeks and release him as soon as possible.

Major shake-up for Australia media

Sydney - Controversial changes to Australia's media laws passed the upper house Thursday, paving the way for a significant concentration of ownership, in a move welcomed by the industry.

'Let our journalists go!' EU's Juncker tells Turkey

Strasbourg - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called on Turkey Wednesday to "let our journalists go" following its arrests of French and German media personnel under a broad human rights crackdown.

After filming IS horrors, Raqa activists become war reporters

Birut - They honed their media skills secretly filming Islamic State group beheadings in Raqa. Now, these Syrian activists have become impromptu war reporters, covering the US-backed assault on their city from the ground.

Turkey court keeps opposition newspaper staff in custody

Silivri - A Turkish court ordered Monday that five staff members of the opposition daily Cumhuriyet being tried on charges of "terror activities" remain in custody.

Key ruling expected in trial of Turkey opposition newspaper staff

Istanbul - A Turkish court was expected to rule late Monday whether to keep five staff members of opposition daily Cumhuriyet in detention as part of a trial seen as a test for press freedom under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The battle for Mosul from behind the camera

Perpignan - Finalists in one of photojournalism's most prestigious awards competition came away with far more than pictures while covering the fight for Iraq's Mosul, the longest urban battle since Stalingrad.

Belgian Laurent Van der Stockt wins international photojournalism honour

Perpignan - Belgian photographer Laurent Van der Stockt was honoured Saturday at photojournalism's biggest annual festival for his coverage of the battle of Mosul in Iraq for the French daily Le Monde.

Hungary journalist group slams blacklist

Budapest - Hungary's leading press association has condemned a website close to the government for publishing a blacklist of journalists whom it calls "mouthpieces" for George Soros, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's bete noire.

Outspoken journalist's murder sparks outcry in India

Bangalore - Indian activists, politicians and journalists demanded a full investigation Wednesday into the murder of Gauri Lankesh, a newspaper editor and outspoken critic of the ruling Hindu nationalist party whose death has sparked an outpouring of anger.

Kate wins damages over topless photos

Paris - A French court ruled Tuesday that a French celebrity magazine must pay 100,000 euros in damages to Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate over topless photos of the duchess published in 2012.

France's Macron says 'not interested in journalists'

Forbach - French President Emmanuel Macron accused French journalists of being "too interested in themselves" on Monday amid criticism by some media groups of his decision to give few interviews.

BBC Burma pulls Myanmar TV deal over Rohingya 'censorship'

Yangon - The BBC's Burmese language service on Monday said it was pulling a broadcasting deal with a popular Myanmar television channel citing "censorship" as the two partners clashed over coverage of the Muslim Rohingya minority.

Gloves come off in Kenya ahead of new presidential vote

Nairobi - Sparks were flying in Kenya on Sunday as the main rival of President Uhuru Kenyatta called for the ousting of members of the country's election commission, likening them to "hyenas", while judges slammed "veiled threats" by the president after the shoc...

Kenyan judges slam Kenyatta's 'veiled threats' after poll win

Nairobi - Kenyan judges have slammed the "veiled threats" made by President Uhuru Kenyatta after the judiciary overturned his election on the ground that it was flawed.

Fuming Kenyatta hits out at judiciary over poll cancellation

Nairobi - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday lashed out at the judiciary for overturning his re-election, and refused opposition demands to replace the tarnished polls commission.

Kenya media hail 'bombshell' court ruling to annul vote

Nairobi - Kenya's press on Saturday praised the Supreme Court decision to annul last month's presidential poll as a hard-fought victory for the rule of law, and sign of a maturing democracy.

Trump may be inciting 'violence' against media: UN

Geneva - The UN human rights chief said Wednesday that President Donald Trump's relentless attacks on the media could trigger violence against journalists, suggesting the US leader would be responsible.
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