Sudanese authorities should cease harassing and arresting journalists and confiscating newspapers, and should allow journalists to report on matters of public interest without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today...
Egypt's parliament voted for a third time to extend a state of emergency. So far, authorities have used the state of emergency to censor media outlets and publications, bring "false news" charges against journalists, reports CPJ...
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: The World Economic Forum (WEF) unveiled a project aimed at connecting governments, businesses, academia, technicians and civil society worldwide to brainstorm the best ways to control the internet.
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: Swiss media group Ringier and Germany's Axel Springer said on Thursday they are combining their operations in Hungary but selling a number of titles including the country's biggest broadsheet daily Nepszabadsag.
BAAR, SWITZERLAND: Veeam Software, provider of backup, replication and virtualisation management solutions for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, has announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc in the "Visionaries" quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup/Recovery Software.
MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND: Following the launch of THE BRAVES last year, the event's organisers say they are pleased to announce that the awards will now be integrated into the Festival of Media Global Awards.
MONTREUX, SWTIZERLAND: Agency Jeopardy is back! The event organisers have unveiled the first five sessions that will shape The Festival of Media Global 2013 conference agenda. Last year's Agency Jeopardy session included debate with Jack Klues, Mainardo de Nardis and Stephen Allan - with Steve King winning the prize! In 2013, questions will be set exclusively by the World Federation of Advertisers.
MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND: The Festival of Media Global Awards are a recognised gold-standard for the global media industry and are open to everyone involved in advertising. They are designed to allow you to showcase the innovative and creative campaigns you master-minded in 2012.
MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND: In about five years' time, the amount of money spent online in the developed world will surpass expenditure in physical locations. These bricks and mortar retail transactions are being assisted by recommendation engines, content experiences and social comment.
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.
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.
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: IMD, a top-ranked global business school based in Switzerland, has announced the findings of its annual World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY). The WCY rankings measure how well countries manage their economic and human resources to increase their prosperity.
NEW YORK, US: The 55th New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, announced this year's winning entries at the 2012 awards ceremony on Tuesday, 17 April at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas. Geoffrey Mason, senior production specialist for ESPN, was awarded the NYF Television & Film Awards Lifetime Achievement Award.
MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND: MediaCom has been named Network of The Year at the 2012 Global Festival of Media Awards. The agency took the title after winning five awards and being highly commended for four other campaigns. MediaCom's work for Norway's Anti-Racism Centre was also named Campaign of the Year.