GLOBAL

CPJ announces press oppressors' awards amid Trump's fake news awards

As US President Donald Trump announces his "fake media" awards, the CPJ names its global press oppressors - world leaders who use rhetoric, legal action, and censorship to try to silence their critics...

9 Jan 2018

FRANCE

France's Macron vows fake news law, eyeing Russia

French President Emmanuel Macron announced plans on Wednesday for legislation to stop fake news spreading online in the run-up to elections, in a veiled reference to Moscow-backed RT and Sputnik...

4 Jan 2018

RUSSIA

Russia's internet censorship grew nine-fold in 2015: rights group

MOSCOW - Internet censorship in Russia soared last year as the government stepped up efforts to filter content online, a report by a rights group said...

17 Feb 2016

RUSSIA

Russian blogger jailed for five years for pro-Ukraine posts

MOSCOW - A Russian court has sentenced a blogger to five years in a Siberian penal colony for "inciting hatred and extremism" by posting videos online criticising pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, in a verdict condemned by rights activists.

31 Dec 2015

RUSSIA

Russia to close independent Siberian TV channel

TOMSK, RUSSIA: An independent TV station based in Siberia will go off air on January 1st on the orders of Russian authorities following months of pressure, its editor in chief said on Monday...

30 Dec 2014

FRANCE

Twenty airlines offer Euronews to their passengers

LYON, FRANCE: Euronews takes flight: 575 planes and a potential annual audience of 80 million passengers.

6 Aug 2014

RUSSIA

Russia blocks top opposition news sites

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia has blocked three major opposition news websites as well as the popular blog of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, the latest in a media crackdown that comes amid Moscow's standoff with the West over Ukraine.

18 Mar 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog

NEW YORK CITY, US: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned fell in 2013 but it was still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog said yesterday.

19 Dec 2013

RUSSIA

'Anti gay' law furore Western media invention: Mutko

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has accused western media of overplaying the anti-gay issue that has plagued the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.

19 Aug 2013

RUSSIA

Snowden's father ignores advice, contacts son

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: The Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden revealed on Thursday (15 August) that the father of the US intelligence whistle-blower had for the first time contacted his son via the Internet in defiance of legal advice.

16 Aug 2013

RUSSIA

Russia visit of Snowden's father to be kept under wraps: report

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: The planned visit to Russia of the father of US intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden is to be kept strictly secret, with details of their meeting to be made public only after it has happened, a report said on Wednesday, 14 August.

14 Aug 2013

UNITED STATES

The Bees Awards announces nominations

SAN FRANCISCO, US: The 4th edition of The Bees Awards - 1st international social media marketing awards - has announced their 2013 nominations.

21 May 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013

RUSSIA

Beware of MiniDuke

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Kaspersky Lab has identified 'MiniDuke', a new malicious programme designed for spying on multiple government entities and institutions across the world. The new threat actors combine sophisticated "old school" malware writing skills with newly advanced exploits in Adobe Reader to collect geopolitical intelligence from high-profile targets.

7 Mar 2013

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