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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

SOUTH AFRICA

Facebook, Google crack down on hate speech: EU

BRUSSELS - Facebook, Google and other US internet giants have sharply boosted efforts to clamp down on online hate speech, a top European Union official said on Thursday...

2 Jun 2017

FRANCE

European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe

PARIS, FRANCE: European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook's privacy controls, a French watchdog said on Thursday, putting the popular US social media giant under fresh pressure...

17 Apr 2015

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World Press Photo award withdrawn over 'violation'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

BELGIUM

EU quizzes Google rivals in stalled anti-trust case

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The EU's new anti-trust regulators have asked Google's rivals for fresh information before taking forward a sensitive four-year probe into the US Internet giant's activities, competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Thursday...

12 Dec 2014

BELGIUM

EU denounces Hungary's internet tax as "bad"

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Union (EU) denounced Hungary's plan for an internet tax as a new threat to political freedom in the country and also a threat to broader EU economic growth.

29 Oct 2014

BELGIUM

NSA snooped on Belgium phone company: report

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Belgian telecom giant Belgacom said on Monday its network had suffered an "intrusion" which a media report blamed on the US National Security Agency (NSA) as it snooped on communications in Africa and the Middle East.

17 Sep 2013

BELGIUM

Competitors slam Google proposals as 'self-advertising'

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Google's competitors on Tuesday warned the European Commission that a set of proposals put forward by the US Internet giant to meet EU antitrust rules constituted "self-advertising" and would do nothing to create a level playing field for searches.

27 Jun 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

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

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

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