KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Malaysia has refused to grant a print license to a news portal often critical of the government despite a landmark court ruling in the site's favour in a case spotlighting the government's curbs on press freedom.
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Malaysia has banned a translation of an Ultraman comic book after it referred to the popular Japanese superhero as "Allah", authorities said on Friday, during an ongoing row over use of the word by non-Muslims.
SINGAPORE: The hotly anticipated Spikes Asia Awards Ceremony has taken place at the Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. Over 1,000 delegates attended to be the first to hear this year's winners and celebrate the best of creativity in communications from across Asia Pacific.
A one-day course for client service to fulfil their role more effectively will take place in Cape Town on 10 April. The course is also suitable for PR practitioners as well as those who do not have planning as a line function.
NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: IMD, a top-ranked global business school based in Switzerland, has announced the findings of its annual World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY). The WCY rankings measure how well countries manage their economic and human resources to increase their prosperity.
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Shoes Shoes Shoes is an independent Malaysian retailer that sells, believe it or not, shoes. The store served a niche clientele of career women, and was looking to make a name for itself and drive footfall into its two boutiques.
NEW YORK, US: The 55th New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, announced this year's winning entries at the 2012 awards ceremony on Tuesday, 17 April at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas. Geoffrey Mason, senior production specialist for ESPN, was awarded the NYF Television & Film Awards Lifetime Achievement Award.
NEW YORK, US: Global consumer confidence increased one index point last quarter to 89, while Europe led confidence declines in 24 of the region's 27 measured markets, according to fourth quarter 2011 global consumer confidence findings from Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy.
NEW YORK, US: The awards party taking place in SA? Well, it could happen... The 2011 YoungGun of the Year organisers have announced that in 2011 the YoungGuns Award Party will be staged on the winner's home turf...
NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Effective Measure, a leading provider of digital media planning solutions in emerging markets, has reported that over 115 million web pages are viewed on mobile devices in the month of September 2011 in Malaysia - attributing to a 6% increase in mobile page views from the start of the year.