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SOUTH AFRICA

EU seeks feedback for 'fake news' fightback

BRUSSELS - The EU launched a public consultation on the fake news phenomenon Monday, the first step in a process that could see the promotion of bogus news stories made illegal in Europe...

14 Nov 2017

BELGIUM

Hackers attack two Belgian media groups

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Hackers launched attacks on Monday against the Belgian media groups Rossel and IPM, targeting the websites of newspapers in Belgium and France, officials said....

15 Apr 2015

BELGIUM

World Press Photo award withdrawn over 'violation'

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Organisers of the prestigious World Press Photo awards have revoked a major prize after receiving "misleading information" regarding the entry, which portrayed gritty industrial Belgian town Charleroi...

5 Mar 2015

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

BELGIUM

EU clears Penguin, Random House publishing venture

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Commission cleared Friday a venture between British publisher Pearson and Germany's Bertelsmann to create a new publishing giant, Penguin Random House.

11 Apr 2013

UNITED STATES

Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance

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.

21 Dec 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

European women drive most engagement: Online retail, community websites

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of internet usage in Europe, showing that 395.7 million Europeans went online in May 2012 for an average of 27.6 hours each.

6 Jul 2012

BELGIUM

Media industry holds first plenary on global rights management project

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The global, cross-media project, the Linked Content Coalition (LCC), launched back in April to address challenges of managing intellectual property in the digital age, holds its first Plenary meeting in Brussels tomorrow, 20 June.

19 Jun 2012

BELGIUM

Global content industry coalition embarks on rights management project

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Executives from news media, publishing, TV, film, music, IT and internet media businesses (see list below) have got together with existing standards and licensing organisations to work in coalition on a cross-media global project that will result in better and easier management of copyright in the online world.

26 Apr 2012

BELGIUM

Europe's publishers welcome commissioner's clarification on crucial IPR Treaty - ACTA

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Welcoming Commissioner Karel De Gucht's clarification yesterday about what ACTA (the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) is and is not, Angela Mills Wade, executive director of the European Publishers Council (EPC) said, "The EPC welcomes the European Commission's decision to refer the ACTA Treaty to the Court of Justice."

23 Feb 2012

BELGIUM

EU regulators threaten the fundamentals of the internet ecosystem

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) has expressed serious concerns about proposals published this week by the European Commission to overhaul EU Data Protection rules.

26 Jan 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Europe's internet users strong newspaper site visitors

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released an overview of Internet usage in Europe, showing that 379.4 million Europeans went online in November 2011 for an average of 27.8 hours per person.

25 Jan 2012

PORTUGAL

Eurobest entries up 11% to 4824

LISBON, PORTUGAL: The Eurobest Advertising Festival has announced that a total of 4824 entries have been submitted for this year's awards, up 11% compared to the 2010 Festival.

22 Nov 2011

PORTUGAL

Eurobest 2011 announces final juries: Craft and Integrated

LISBON, PORTUGAL / LONDON, UK: The Eurobest Advertising Festival, taking place from 28-30 November, has announced the last of its eight juries; Craft and Integrated. The jury members will come together in Lisbon to judge the best of European creativity and award the sought after Eurobest trophies.

15 Nov 2011

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