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Episode 158: The BookMarks Awards 2016 advice and hospitality industry marketing.

Date: 26 Nov 2015
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South Africa falls further in Economic Freedom rankings

The Economic Freedom of the World: 2015 Annual Report shows that South Africa has dropped further in ranking to 96 out of the 157 countries and territories included in the report...

15 Sep 2015 08:10


Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015 09:17


Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

5 Nov 2014 11:06


70 journalists killed in 2013

Syria, Iraq, Egypt most deadly nations for journalists. In South Africa, as and when the contraversial POIB becomes law, journalists could face very stiff penalties.

31 Dec 2013 06:44


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 09:47


When fake news goes viral, blame the media: study

WASHINGTON, US: It's true. Don't believe everything you read on the Internet...

17 Feb 2015 11:45


Newsweek Twitter feed hijacked by pro-IS hacker

WASHINGTON, US: Newsweek's Twitter feed was briefly hijacked on Tuesday by hackers who displayed messages supporting the Islamic State group...

12 Feb 2015 07:10


'Honey trap' hackers stole Syria rebel plans

BEIRUT, LEBANON: Hackers targeted Syrian opposition members with online "honey traps," posing as female supporters to steal battle plans and the identity of defectors, a US security firm said Monday...

3 Feb 2015 11:28


SA schools get opportunity to enter Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity 2015

Schools in the Middle East have an opportunity to enter the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity 2015 through the FP7 School Print Competition. Entries close on 11 December 2014...

18 Nov 2014 10:38


Syrian state news agency starts Hebrew-language service

DAMASCUS, SYRIA: Syria's official SANA news agency has launched a new service to reach Hebrew speakers despite officially being at war with Israel, the agency's director-general said on Monday.

4 Nov 2014 12:48


Facebook tracks mortar pounding of Damascus

DAMASCUS, SYRIA: Residents of Syria's capital have set up a Facebook page to track near-daily mortar rounds fired by rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.

6 Oct 2014 09:52


Syria paper accuses peace envoy of encouraging 'terror'

DAMASCUS, SYRIA: A pro-government Syria newspaper accused UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Thursday of encouraging "terrorism" and plotting the "destruction and dismantling of the Middle East."

4 Apr 2014 09:32


'Nigerian' scams increase in Syria

Due to the complex political situation and ongoing conflict in Syria, new 'Nigerian' scams have become apparent.

31 Oct 2013 07:26


New York Times website hacked then restored

NEW YORK CITY, USA: The popular New York Times website returned to service on Wednesday, 28 August, after hackers forced it down for nearly a day, with a group backing Syria's government claiming responsibility.

29 Aug 2013 09:09


Most dangerous countries for journalists: Syria and Somalia

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: On-going armed conflicts and insurgency make Syria and Somalia the world's most dangerous places for journalists, according to the annual figures on journalist deaths compiled by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

1 Feb 2013 09:47


WAN-IFRA launches new programme for Middle East media development

PARIS, FRANCE, DARMSTADT, GERMANY: Newspaper executives from Libya and Egypt are participating in a new training programme from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA): the Media Professionals Programme, an innovative initiative to equip media executives with the tools to advance their careers and contribute to the growth of strong local media enterprises.

23 Oct 2012 12:55


Citizen journalist sentenced to death for Al-Jazeera interview

DERAA, SYRIA: Reporters Without Borders has released a statement in which it expresses its shock on the news of the death sentence passed on Friday on the citizen journalist Mohammed Abdelmawla al-Hariri for "high treason and contacts with foreign parties". He was arrested on 16 April just after giving an interview to the television station Al-Jazeera about the situation in his hometown of Deraa.

21 May 2012 08:56


Syria: Threat to foreign media, bloggers, journalists

DAMASCAS, SYRIA: Authorities threaten foreign media, continue to arrest Syrian journalists and bloggers. The information ministry has threatened Arab and foreign media that are "illegally" in Syria, while Syrian journalists and bloggers continue to be arrested.

14 Mar 2012 08:42


9.7 Million Levant users active on Internet

DUBAI, UAE: The emerging Levant makes up a significant 10.1% of MENA Internet population according to research by Effective Measure, a leading provider of digital media planning solutions in emerging markets.

14 Mar 2012 08:34


Dubai Lynx: Over 2000 entries into 2012 awards

DUBAI, UAE: The 6th Dubai Lynx Awards, one of the premier awards celebrating creative excellence in MENA's advertising and communications industry, has received a total of 2037 entries from 17 countries.

5 Mar 2012 08:33

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