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Washington Post journalist faces spy trial in Iran

Tehran - A Washington Post reporter detained in Iran will be tried for espionage and collaborating with "hostile governments", in a decision branded absurd Monday by the White House and the newspaper.

'Disgrace': EU under media fire after new migrant horror

Paris - Newspapers across Europe furiously called on the EU on Monday to act once and for all as the continent reeled from the shock of yet another migrant disaster -- the deadliest on record in the Mediterranean.

Collapsed bribery cases boost UK's vilified press

London - Vilified for their dark arts since the phone-hacking scandal, Britain's popular press won a victory this week after prosecutors acknowledged that the long-held practice of paying sources for stories was legitimate.

Sudan security seizes newspaper issue: Editor

Khartoum - Sudanese security agents seized the entire Saturday edition of a newspaper over an article about an activist who was detained in the run-up to the country's general elections, its editor-in-chief said.

Teenagers suspected of hacking Belgian and French websites

Brussels - Two teenagers are suspected of having hacked the websites of Belgian and French newspapers earlier in the week, prosecutors said Friday."The regional unit of computer crime managed ...

China jails outspoken journalist Gao Yu for 7 years

Bejing - A Chinese court on Friday convicted a 71-year-old journalist of leaking state secrets and jailed her for seven years, it said, with rights groups condemning the "arbitrary" verdict as a "blow to free expression".

NBC changes account of reporter's kidnapping in Syria

Washington - US television network NBC News has altered its account of the 2012 kidnapping of its top foreign correspondent, saying the masked men who snatched him and his team in Syria were Sunni militants, not Assad forces.

Can the editorial team also write sponsored content? Commissioned

Is sponsored content jeopardizing a publication's integrity? Or this trend a trusted revenue source for news outlets across the world?

Finished days before death, Charlie Hebdo director's book unveiled

Paris - "One day, for a laugh, I will have to publish all the threats I received at Charlie Hebdo," French cartoonist Charb wrote in a book he finished just two days before being mowed down by jihadist gunmen.

Japanese journalist meets PM after South Korea lifts travel ban

Toukyo - A Japanese journalist on trial in Seoul for allegedly defaming South Korean President Park Geun-Hye met the Japanese premier Wednesday, a day after his travel ban was eased.

Hungarian PM's row with old ally spurs media upheaval

Budapest - A row involving Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his ex-college roommate, right-wing business tycoon Lajos Simicska, is tearing up the country's media landscape as the rivals fight for control.

Hackers attack two Belgian media groups

Brussels - Hackers launched attacks Monday against the Belgian media groups Rossel and IPM, targeting the websites of newspapers in Belgium and France, officials said.

Here's how companies really resist negative comments online

With news stories freely accessible to read online all the time, consumers can easily learn about all the latest events at companies. But what if the latest isn't actually very positive?

Op-Ed: The importance of social media in promoting website content

In a world where social media increasingly decides what internet users see and do and with SEO becoming less reliable, it is more important than ever for websites to use the technology effectively to communicate with users and market their own material.

Hacked French TV station admits new 'blunder' over password

Paris - French TV5Monde television channel, which suffered a major hack by self-proclaimed Islamic State militants this week, on Friday admitted an Internet security 'blunder' Thursday during a programme discussing the cyber-attack.

IBM develops computer tape capable of storing 220TB of data

IT giant IBM has developed a new form of magnetic tape for computer storage that can hold 220TB of data on a reel of tape that could fit in the palm of your hand. The development will make it much easier to store vast amounts of data.

French TV station restarts after 'unprecedented' jihadist hack

Paris - France's TV5Monde television channel resumed full operations Thursday, 18 hours after an "unprecedented" hack by self-proclaimed Islamic State militants, who shut down transmissions and hijacked its website and social networks.

French TV hack 'a step up' in cyberjihadism

Paris - The "unprecedented" cyber-attack on French television channel TV5Monde represents a major "step up" in the Internet warfare being waged by highly specialised jihadist hackers, experts said Thursday.

China TV host suspended over insulting Mao

Bejing - One of China's most famous television hosts has had his shows taken off air after allegedly insulting Communist China's founding father Mao Zedong, according to reports.

French TV station hit by 'unprecedented' pro-Islamic State hack

Paris - French television network TV5Monde was forced to broadcast only pre-recorded programmes Thursday after an "unprecedented" hack by self-proclaimed Islamic State militants, who also hijacked its websites and social networks.

Turkey journalists face 4.5 years jail over Charlie Hebdo cartoon

Istanbul - Turkish prosecutors on Wednesday called for two prominent journalists who featured Charlie Hebdo's cover with the image of the Prophet Mohammed in their columns to be jailed for four and a half years.

Fraternity to sue over Rolling Stone 'rape' story

Washington - The fraternity named in a discredited Rolling Stone feature about an alleged gang rape on a US college campus said Monday it will take legal action against the iconic pop culture magazine.

Saudi PR offensive backs Yemen military ops

Riyadh - The lights fade and rapid-fire images flash across a large screen to the sounds of war: marching men, the flaming afterburner of a fighter jet, radio traffic and adrenaline-pumping music.

Paris supermarket hostages sue media over live coverage

Paris - Six people who hid in a kosher supermarket refrigerator during January's Islamist attacks in Paris are suing French media for broadcasting their location live during the siege.

Russia pulls plug on Crimean Tatar TV sparking Ukraine outrage

Moscow - Russian authorities on Wednesday shut down a television channel serving Crimean Tatars, an ethnic group that opposed Moscow's seizure of Crimea, sparking concern in Ukraine and the West.

'You will die tomorrow': Turkish reporter recalls capture by IS

Istanbul - "Now stand up, pray and repent," the man told Turkish photojournalist Bunyamin Aygun. "We are going to execute you tomorrow by the sword.""I had all my life before me," he said. "I started dreaming how I would be executed every time I closed my eyes.

AP journalist's killer in Afghanistan jailed for 20 years: CEO

Hong Kong - An Afghan policeman who shot dead a Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press photojournalist was imprisoned for 20 years over the weekend, after his death sentence was commuted, the AP's CEO said in Hong Kong on Monday.

Global reach of French plane crash tragedy

Le Vernet - Hundreds of TV crews are crowding small French towns in the Alps nearest the crash site of a German airliner in a testament to the global reach of the tragedy.

Attacks on Mexico journalists surge

- Attacks on journalists in Mexico have surged during President Enrique Pena Nieto's first two years in power, with assaults reported every 26.7 hours, a press freedom group said Tuesday.Media workers endured an act of violence every 48.

Two months after attack, splits at Charlie Hebdo over money

Paris - Two months after the jihadist attack in which staff at the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo were murdered, a split has emerged in the newsroom over the nearly 30 million euros received since the killings.
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