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British press fights 'Big Brother' after sources outed

London - Britain's security services are set to clash with parliament and the press over revelations that police secretly used a controversial law to identify journalists' sources, triggering a wider debate about media freedom in the digital age.

French magazine fined for comparing minister to monkey

Paris - The head of a French far-right satirical magazine was fined 10,000 euros ($12,500)on Thursday after his publication compared the country's black justice minister to a monkey.

'Humbled' NBC cameraman recovers from Ebola

Washington - A US photojournalist said he was grateful to be alive after the hospital treating him declared him free of Ebola, in a minor victory over the virus that has killed more than 4,500 people.

Op-Ed: #Gamergate generating pertinent debate about gender, misogyny

#Gamergate is going viral. As a non-gamer, having not played a video game since GTA: Vice City, I was initially confused by the furor popping up everywhere from CNN to TIME to Digg. But it turns out that this nerd war has big ramifications for all.

French ceremony honours slain war correspondents

Bayeux - Hundreds of colleagues, friends and family paid tribute Thursday to the numerous journalists killed over the past year, including US reporter James Foley, whose "vile" beheading at the hands of Islamic State militants sparked global outrage.

British press probes French stereotypes on Valls visit

London - The British press wrestled over stereotypes of France as a failing economy on Tuesday, after Prime Minister Manuel Valls travelled to London to insist his country is open for business.

Op-Ed: Why many North Americans just don’t 'get' climate change

Coming off Climate Week, the People’s Climate March, and the “Catalyzing Action” New York UN summit, we have a burning question: Why is the North American public perception of climate so different from that of the world’s scientists?

Russian MPs pass law limiting foreign media ownership

Moscow - Russian lawmakers on Friday hurried through a law limiting foreign ownership of media to 20 percent, threatening some of the country's most respected independent media that still dares to criticise the Kremlin.

FBI believes it has identified IS hostage executioner

Washington - The United States has identified the masked Islamic State militant who murdered two kidnapped American journalists in separate videotaped beheadings, FBI chief James Comey said Thursday.

IS group posts video of captive British journalist

Beirut - The Islamic State group released a video Thursday of a British freelance photojournalist, John Cantlie, in which he says he is being held captive.

Fiji media blackout imposed ahead of election

Suva - Fiji imposed a strict media blackout Monday on coverage of the South Pacific nation's first elections since a 2006 military coup, warning journalists face up to five years jail if they do not comply.

U.S. denies threatening Foley family over raising ransom

Washington - The United States denied threatening the family of executed reporter James Foley with prosecution had they raised a ransom for his release, insisting the government did everything possible to bring him home.

Janay Rice plea for privacy reveals troubling complexity of abuse

TMZ has released new surveillance footage of NFL star Ray Rice punching his fiancee and knocking her unconscious. While outrage against the football player grows, Janay Rice is protesting his being dropped by the Ravens and banned by the NFL.

Russian photojournalist Stenin missing in Ukraine is confirmed dead

Moscow - Russian photographer Andrei Stenin, missing since early August, has been confirmed dead in Ukraine, the Russia Today media group he worked for announced on Wednesday.

Islamic State claims to behead second US reporter

Washington - The so-called "Islamic State" released a video on Tuesday showing a masked militant apparently beheading an American journalist and threatening to kill a British captive.

French court to make privacy ruling on Hollande affair actress snap

Nanterre - A French court is set to decide Tuesday whether actress Julie Gayet, whose affair with President Francois Hollande made waves worldwide, had her privacy breached by a photographer who snapped her in her car.

French journalists held in Papua 'likely to face trial'

Jayapura - Two French journalists arrested in Indonesia's Papua while reporting on the separatist movement are likely to go on trial, their lawyer said Tuesday, with the pair facing up to five years in jail.

Somalia sentences Islamist killers of journalist to death

Mogadishu - A military court in Somalia has sentenced two Islamist Shebab gunmen to death for killing a journalist, the information minister said Saturday.

Jihadist captors sent taunting letter to Foley family: employer

Washington - Journalist James Foley's jihadist captors sent his family a taunting and rambling email threatening to kill him, just a week before making public a video of his execution, the American reporter's employer said Thursday.

Jihadists claim beheading of US journalist

Washington - Jihadist group the Islamic State on Tuesday claimed to have executed American journalist James Foley in revenge for US air strikes against its fighters and threatened to kill a second reporter.

Police in Ferguson target media, human rights observers

Ferguson - As the violence in Ferguson, MO continues, police are reportedly targeting and detaining members of the media according to several news reports, as well as ordering observers with Amnesty International out of the area.

AP cameraman among 5 killed in Gaza ordnance blast

Gaza - An Italian cameraman working for international news agency Associated Press was among at least five people killed in northern Gaza on Wednesday as sappers were dismantling an Israeli missile.

New outcry as Erdogan tells female reporter to 'know your place'

Istanbul - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan faced a new outcry on Friday over his attitude to the media and women after he branded a prominent female journalist a "shameless woman" and told her "to know your place".

'New Snowden' leaks info, causes media uproar

Rumors and allegations are flying that another whistle-blower exists in the United States government. Media coverage has exploded and government officials are keeping quiet about the allegations.

Moscow threatens to block BBC Russian Service

Moscow - Russia threatened Tuesday to block the website of the BBC's Russian Service because it reported an activist's public appeal to get people to attend a rally mocking Moscow's policy in Ukraine.

Using Facebook Messenger on your phone is about to get annoying

Facebook is becoming more and more invasive and it looks like they may be losing focus with what they are trying to offer. From the permissions requested in the Messenger Android app to the usage changes in the web messenger, it may be time to ditch them.

Russia pulls plug on 'last independent TV show'

Moscow - A programme seen as Russia's last independent political show on mainstream television has been taken off the air amid an upsurge in anti-Western rhetoric, in a move condemned by Kremlin critics.

New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

Washington - The New York Times called for the legalization of marijuana, in a bold editorial comparing the federal ban on cannabis to Prohibition.

Zimbabwe police quiz minister over detained editor

Harare - Police in Zimbabwe have taken the unusual step of summoning the country's information minister for questioning in the case of a state newspaper editor charged with subversion.

Australian journalist jailed in Egypt to appeal

Sydney - Jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste will lodge an appeal against the conviction and seven-year sentence handed down by an Egyptian court, his family said Friday.
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