GLOBAL

IPRN survey reveals how online influencers are leveraged around the world
IPRN survey reveals how online influencers are leveraged around the world

The International Public Relations Network (IPRN) surveyed its members to uncover ways brands can leverage their relationships with bloggers and influencers all around the world...

10 Apr 2018

GLOBAL

Russia cracks down on 800 World Cup ticket sites
Russia cracks down on 800 World Cup ticket sites

Russia has cracked down on more than 800 websites illegally offering World Cup tickets when their general sale resumed after a six-week wait...

19 Mar 2018

GLOBAL

Viral app, Vero gets backlash over CEO's ties to Russia
Viral app, Vero gets backlash over CEO's ties to Russia

The new viral app, Vero, has been receiving tons of flack over its CEO's ties to Russia, its privacy policy and its servers' inability to handle the overload of new users joining...

By Juanita Pienaar 1 Mar 2018

GLOBAL

CPJ announces press oppressors' awards amid Trump's fake news awards
CPJ announces press oppressors' awards amid Trump's fake news awards

As US President Donald Trump announces his "fake media" awards, the CPJ names its global press oppressors - world leaders who use rhetoric, legal action, and censorship to try to silence their critics...

9 Jan 2018

FRANCE

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France's Macron vows fake news law, eyeing Russia

French President Emmanuel Macron announced plans on Wednesday for legislation to stop fake news spreading online in the run-up to elections, in a veiled reference to Moscow-backed RT and Sputnik...

4 Jan 2018

GLOBAL

South African emoji fans at Mandela Square in Sandton
The Emoji Movie fans set Guinness World Records title celebrating World Emoji Day

Emoji fans from all over the world set a Guinness World Records title, while celebrating the fourth annual World Emoji Day...

17 Jul 2017

GLOBAL

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Russian TV drops The Simpsons 'Pokemon Go' episode criticised by clerics

A Russian cartoon channel said on Thursday that it would not air a The Simpsons episode about playing a game similar to Pokemon Go in a church that has been criticised by Orthodox clerics.

5 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Russia's probe into Mondi unit Syktyvkar dropped

Russian competition authorities have dropped their investigation into Mondi's subsidiary Syktyvkar, the packaging group announced on Monday...

By Robert Laing 20 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Petersburg design studio develops transparent city bus for FIFA World Cup
Petersburg design studio develops transparent city bus for FIFA World Cup

A St Petersburg design studio, Petersburg Studio Oneione, has designed a transparent plastic bus that will offer visitors unparalleled viewing of the city during the FIFA World Cup in 2018...

19 Aug 2016

RUSSIA

Russia's internet censorship grew nine-fold in 2015: rights group
Russia's internet censorship grew nine-fold in 2015: rights group

MOSCOW - Internet censorship in Russia soared last year as the government stepped up efforts to filter content online, a report by a rights group said...

17 Feb 2016

RUSSIA

Russian blogger jailed for five years for pro-Ukraine posts
Russian blogger jailed for five years for pro-Ukraine posts

MOSCOW - A Russian court has sentenced a blogger to five years in a Siberian penal colony for "inciting hatred and extremism" by posting videos online criticising pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, in a verdict condemned by rights activists.

31 Dec 2015

RUSSIA

Russian social network VK launches photo sharing app
Russian social network VK launches photo sharing app

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia's most popular social network VK has launched a photo-sharing mobile application to rival Facebook's popular Instagram service...

21 Jul 2015

UNITED STATES

Michael O’Rourke, NYF’s President with Yeoju City mayor, Won Kyeong-hei at the event’s signing ceremony.
New York Festivals to celebrate in Asia

New York Festival's (NYF) 2015 award-winners will be celebrated in South Korea in Yeoju, where a creative showcase will feature trophy-winning work at New York Festivals Asia...

29 Apr 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Kom Clarkson, ve vant you in sunny Russia...
Kom Clarkson, ve vant you in sunny Russia...

NEWSWATCH: Sacked Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been invited to Russia to present a motoring show there, and Piers Morgan (who has also had a Clarkson klap) has some advice for the motor mouthpiece...

27 Mar 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

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

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

5 Mar 2015

RUSSIA

Russia to close independent Siberian TV channel
Russia to close independent Siberian TV channel

TOMSK, RUSSIA: An independent TV station based in Siberia will go off air on January 1st on the orders of Russian authorities following months of pressure, its editor in chief said on Monday...

30 Dec 2014

RUSSIA

RUSADA dismisses German TV doping claims as 'speculation'
RUSADA dismisses German TV doping claims as 'speculation'

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia's anti-doping agency RUSADA says that they would wait for official censure from the World Anti-Doping Agency before investigating accusations made in a German television documentary...

5 Dec 2014

RUSSIA

New beer advertising laws for Russia
New beer advertising laws for Russia

NEW YORK, USA: The Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA) announced that Russia recently enacted new legislation that greatly expands the ability of marketers to advertise beer in Russia.

3 Oct 2014

RUSSIA

Hackers tweeted Medvedev's resignation
Hackers tweeted Medvedev's resignation

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Hackers broke into Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's Twitter account and tweeted that he had resigned for criticising President Vladimir Putin.

15 Aug 2014

RUSSIA

Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase heads to Moscow's Strelka Institute
Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase heads to Moscow's Strelka Institute

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: On 21 August Saatchi & Saatchi Russia will host a screening of the New Directors' Showcase (NDS) at the Strelka Institute in Moscow.

12 Aug 2014

FRANCE

Twenty airlines offer Euronews to their passengers
Twenty airlines offer Euronews to their passengers

LYON, FRANCE: Euronews takes flight: 575 planes and a potential annual audience of 80 million passengers.

6 Aug 2014

RUSSIA

Russian bloggers take revenge over tough new law
Russian bloggers take revenge over tough new law

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russian bloggers took revenge on Friday for a controversial new law imposing tough rules on online expression by inundating Moscow's communications watchdog with phony registration requests.

4 Aug 2014

RUSSIA

US star Duchovny sparks controversy with patriotic Russian ad
US star Duchovny sparks controversy with patriotic Russian ad

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: US actor David Duchovny has stirred up a storm of debate in Russia by appearing in an ultra-patriotic beer ad in which he fantasises about being Russian. (Video)

29 Jul 2014

RUSSIA

Hacking accused could die in US prison
Hacking accused could die in US prison

MOSCOW: RUSSIA: The father of a Russian man detained by the US on hacking charges warned on that his son would die without medical help, in yet another spat between Moscow and Washington.

14 Jul 2014

RUSSIA

Comrade... Good news... 'McDonald's out, "McMolotov" is in...'
Comrade... Good news... 'McDonald's out, "McMolotov" is in...'

SEVASTOPOL, CRIMEA: A Russian burger chain is replacing McDonald's in Crimea.

7 Jul 2014

RUSSIA

Oliver Stone gets rights to Snowden movie
Oliver Stone gets rights to Snowden movie

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Hollywood director Oliver Stone has acquired movie rights to a political thriller penned by US whistle-blower Edward Snowden's Russian lawyer, who said he became fascinated by the fugitive's "moral choice."

12 Jun 2014

RUSSIA

Russian rocket falls back to Earth with super satellite
Russian rocket falls back to Earth with super satellite

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: A Russian rocket carrying its most advanced communication satellite to date fell back to Earth minutes after lift-off in the latest blow to the country's once-proud space industry.

19 May 2014

RUSSIA

'Comrade, take this tablet...' Russian officials dump iPads over spy fears
'Comrade, take this tablet...' Russian officials dump iPads over spy fears

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russian government officials have swapped their iPads for Samsung tablets to ensure tighter security, the telecoms minister told news agencies on Wednesday.

27 Mar 2014

RUSSIA

Russia blocks top opposition news sites
Russia blocks top opposition news sites

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia has blocked three major opposition news websites as well as the popular blog of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, the latest in a media crackdown that comes amid Moscow's standoff with the West over Ukraine.

18 Mar 2014

RUSSIA

Kaspersky Lab: How Turla and 'worst breach of US military computers in history' are connected
Kaspersky Lab: How Turla and 'worst breach of US military computers in history' are connected

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Experts from G-Data and BAE Systems recently released information about a persistent cyber espionage operation codenamed Turla (also referred to as Snake or Uroburos).

14 Mar 2014

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