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UNITED KINGDOM

Black model in Dove video says ad 'misinterpreted'

LONDON - The black model who appeared in a Dove advert which triggered accusations of racism insisted Wednesday that she was not a victim and that the commercial had been misinterpreted...

12 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism

LONDON - US social media giant Facebook launched a campaign in Britain on Friday to counter the spread of online extremism following warnings from Prime Minister Theresa May after four terror attacks in three months...

26 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

WE Communications launches global network of independent, specialist agencies

This week marked the launch of The Plus Network, founded by WE Communications...

By Jessica Tennant 12 May 2017

GLOBAL

Daily Mail pays Melania Trump damages over escort claim

Britain's Daily Mail newspaper apologised to US First Lady Melania Trump and agreed to pay her damages over an article that included allegations that she worked as an escort in the 1990s. ..

18 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

What is happening to Western democracy, and is it all the media's fault?

It is a massive understatement to say that it is an interesting time for Western democracy...

By Jim Egan 12 Jan 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

UK politician accused of unauthorised Wikipedia edits

LONDON, UK: The run-up to Britain's general election took an unexpected turn this week as the chairman of the Conservative Party was forced to deny allegations that he'd made unauthorised edits on Wikipedia...

23 Apr 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Scotland declares online 'independence' from Britain

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND: Five months after Scotland voted against independence from the rest of the United Kingdom, the Scottish government has seceded - at least online...

19 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

UK tabloid prints phone-hacking apology, increases claims fund

LONDON, UK: The owner of Britain's Daily Mirror tabloid made a public apology on Friday for phone-hacking by its journalists and said the fund to cover compensation claims is being increased...

16 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

British MPs call for internet ban on anti-Semitism

LONDON, UK: British lawmakers have called for people who post racist and anti-Semitic comments online to be banned from social media sites following an upsurge in abuse...

12 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

WikiLeaks site slams costs of policing Assange

LONDON, UK: WikiLeaks launched a website on Friday to condemn the costs to Britain of policing the group's founder Julian Assange...

9 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

WikiLeaks accuses Google of handing over emails to US government

LONDON, UK: WikiLeaks has accused Google of handing over the emails and electronic data of its senior staff to US authorities, and not notifying them of this for almost three years...

27 Jan 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

The Sun covers them up, ending topless tradition

LONDON, UK: Phwoar no more: British tabloid The Sun has quietly ended a decades-old tradition of putting topless women on page 3 in a setback for schoolboy fantasies...

21 Jan 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Guardian newspaper editor to step down

LONDON, UK: The editor-in-chief of The Guardian newspaper, who led its expansion from a traditional British broadsheet to a digital-first international operation, said on Wednesday that he will step down next year...

12 Dec 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

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

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