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Austrian president warns far right not to slander media

Vienna - President Alexander Van der Bellen on Friday warned Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) against using slander to discredit journalists after a series of verbal attacks on state television.

China fund takes control of Spanish football TV rights giant

Madrid - A Chinese investment fund has taken control of Spanish media giant Mediapro, best known for owning television rights to the Spanish and Italian football leagues, as Chinese investors widen their global media and sports interests.

Turkey court jails top writers for life over coup links

Istanbul - A Turkish court Friday jailed three prominent journalists for life over links to the group blamed for the 2016 failed coup, in a case that has raised alarm over freedom of expression under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

China fund takes control of Spanish football TV rights giant

Madrid - Chinese investment fund Orient Hontai Capital has taken control of Mediapro, best known for owning television rights to the Spanish and Italian football leagues, the Spanish media group said Friday.The fund bought a 53.

Macron boots French media from presidential press room

Paris - The French presidency announced Wednesday that it is kicking reporters out of the Elysee Palace and down the street in a move that symbolises Emmanuel Macron's desire to keep the media at arm's length.

Rwanda shuts radio station for denigrating women

Kigali - Rwanda's media watchdog has ordered a US-owned Christian radio station shut for three months after a "vile" sermon against women, it said Monday.

Prominent Turkish journalist back on trial despite release order

Istanbul - A prominent Turkish journalist went back on trial Monday along with six others facing the possibility of a long jail term despite a ruling by a top court last month that he should be released.

CIA denies report over mystery Russian who promised Trump info

Washington - The CIA on Saturday categorically denied reports that it was fleeced by a mystery Russian who promised compromising information on US President Donald Trump.

North Korean media print pictures of South's Moon

Seoul - South Korean President Moon Jae-in made a rare appearance in the North's official media Saturday, with four pictures of him in the Rodong Sinmun, the official mouthpiece of the Workers Party.

Pro-opposition Maldives broadcaster shuts over threats

Male - A pro-opposition television network in the Maldives shut down Friday following threats to its staff, as the government continued a clampdown on dissent that has sparked international concern.

Reuters says Myanmar held journalists for probing Rohingya massacre

Two Reuters journalists detained for two months by Myanmar authorities were arrested over their investigation of a massacre of 10 Rohingya men, the news agency said in a report that detailed the grisly killings.

Kiribati accused of 'cover-up' over ferry disaster

Wellington - The Kiribati government faced criticism Friday for obstructing foreign journalists attempting to cover a major ferry disaster that has left the tiny Pacific nation in mourning.

Third Kenyan opposition figure arrested amid crackdown

Nairobi - Kenyan police on Saturday briefly detained another key government critic over his alleged involvement in the recent mock inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the "people's president", the third such arrest within four days.

Kenya's High Court suspends media shutdown

Nairobi - Kenya's High Court ordered authorities to allow three major broadcasters to temporarily resume service Thursday, after they were switched off for covering the opposition leader's mock inauguration, prompting outrage over press freedom violations.

Myanmar court denies bail to Reuters journalists held under secrecy law

A Myanmar court on Thursday denied bail to two Reuters journalists charged under a secrecy act that could see them face up to 14 years in jail, in a case that has sparked outcry over shrinking media freedom.

Myanmar court denies bail to Reuters journalists held under secrecy law

A Myanmar court on Thursday denied bail to two Reuters journalists charged under a secrecy act that could see them face up to 14 years in jail, in a case that has sparked outcry over shrinking media freedom.

Kenya opposition inauguration a bid to 'overthrow govt': minister

Nairobi - Kenya's interior minister said Wednesday that opposition leader Raila Odinga's mock inauguration as "people's president" was an effort to overthrow the government and media outlets were shut down for their complicity in the event.

Facebook to prioritise local news

Facebook has announced another major change to its News Feed as it refocuses around "authentic" content. The company will now favour news from local publications. Facebook said this could increase "civic engagement" by encouraging people to get involved.

Foreign reporters say China work conditions deteriorate

Bejing - Working conditions for foreign correspondents in China deteriorated last year, with journalists reporting being beaten, detained and harassed, according to a survey published on Tuesday.

China tightens screws on social media

Bejing - Chinese authorities have ordered a major social media platform to curb "harmful content" more effectively as they intensify oversight of online expression -- even taking aim at rap music, crude cartoons, dirty jokes and celebrity gossip.

Boos and brass band greet Trump in Davos

Davos - US President Donald Trump drew boos from the audience at the elite Davos summit Friday when he attacked the press, repeating his charge that critical media indulge in "fake" news.

Belarus blocks popular opposition website

Minsk - Former Soviet republic Belarus has blocked a top opposition website for spreading "illegal" content, the information ministry said Thursday.

Pope rails against 'fake news'

Vatican City - Pope Francis warned on Wednesday against the temptation of fake news, drawing a parallel between ethically compromised journalism and the biblical tale of Adam, Eve, the snake and the forbidden fruit.

Pope rails against 'fake news'

Vatican City - Pope Francis warned on Wednesday against the temptation of fake news, drawing a parallel between ethically compromised journalism and the biblical tale of Adam, Eve, the snake and the forbidden fruit.

Myanmar court sets Feb 1 to decide on bail for Reuters reporters

A court will decide whether to bail two Reuters journalists accused of breaching Myanmar's secrecy law on February 1, their lawyer said Tuesday, raising fears the pair could otherwise face months in detention during convoluted pre-trial hearings.

Rupert Murdoch: Facebook has become 'inherently unreliable'

In a surprise statement, News Corp's executive chairman, Rupert Murdoch, called on Facebook to start paying publishers for content posted to the site.

Sudan frees AFP, Reuters reporters detained covering protests

Khartoum - Sudan on Monday freed Agence France-Presse's reporter in Khartoum, Abdelmoneim Abu Idris Ali, and a Reuters journalist who were arrested last week while covering protests.

Facebook to let users rank 'trust' in news sources

San Francisco - Facebook announced Friday it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt to combat the spread of misinformation on the social network.

EU accuses Russia of 'orchestrated' disinformation campaign

Strasbourg - The European Union on Wednesday accused Russia of pumping out thousands of pieces of disinformation in an "orchestrated strategy" aimed at destabilising the bloc.

Trump unveils 'Fake News Awards' after drawing rebuke from Republican senator

Washington - Donald Trump unveiled the winners of his much-touted "Fake News Awards" late Wednesday, hours after a maverick senator from the president's own Republican party accused him of employing Stalinist language to "slur" and undermine the free press.
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