FRANCE

Europe's rights body raps France for blocking jihad sites

STRASBOURG, FRANCE: Europe's top rights body took aim at France on Thursday for blocking websites accused of condoning terrorism...

20 Mar 2015

FRANCE

France issues warrants for UBS managers in tax fraud case

PARIS, FRANCE: French judges on Tuesday issued arrest warrants for three former managers at Swiss bank UBS over allegations it helped customers hide money from the taxman in Switzerland...

18 Feb 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

World's press condemns attack against Charlie Hebdo

WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum condemn yesterday's attack against French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo that has left 12 dead and at least four seriously wounded (Video)...

8 Jan 2015

FRANCE

Facebook members in court for speed trap tip-offs

RODEZ, FRANCE: Members of a Facebook group that tipped off motorists about speed traps in southern France slammed the "hypocritical" nature of the case against them as their trial opened this week.

10 Sep 2014

FRANCE

Worthless extortion demand against Domino's Pizza

PARIS, FRANCE: Domino's Pizza refused to cave in to a €30,000 extortion demand by hackers who claimed they had stolen the personal data of 600,000 of its customers.

18 Jun 2014

FRANCE

French institute to restore, digitise Mandela trial recordings

PARIS, FRANCE: France's National Audiovisual Institute (INA) announced it would restore and digitise the recordings of the Rivonia Trial that saw Nelson Mandela and seven other anti-apartheid activists sentenced to life in jail.

24 Dec 2013

FRANCE

World's Press condemns closure of Liberian news site, wants jailed editor released

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum have called for the release of Editor Rodney Sieh from prison in Liberia.

6 Sep 2013

FRANCE

Twitter hands over data in French anti-Semitism case

PARIS, FRANCE: Twitter said Friday it had handed over data to French authorities to help identify the authors of anti-Semitic tweets, following a complaint from a Jewish students' group.

15 Jul 2013

FRANCE

Technology stops fraudulent wine sales

PARIS, FRANCE: Making sure a glass of wine is everything it promises on the label was once a relatively simple process: hold against the light, tilt and observe the shade, swirl a little and give it a good sniff.

25 Jun 2013

FRANCE

Publishers take steps to control data leakage

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has launched a new initiative to ensure that users of news sites are protected from unauthorised collection of data.

10 Jun 2013

FRANCE

France's SAFRAN fined €500 000 for Nigeria bribery

PARIS, FRANCE: A French court on Wednesday fined electronics group SAFRAN €500 000 (US$630 000) for bribing Nigerian officials to obtain a huge ID card contract.

6 Sep 2012