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Episode 178: Short course - Building and maintaining a sustainable business.

Date: 23 Jun 2016
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TURKEY

Turkey detains teen 'for insulting Erdogan on Facebook'
Turkey detains teen 'for insulting Erdogan on Facebook'

ISTANBUL - A Turkish court on Monday remanded in custody a 17-year-old construction worker on charges of "insulting" Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Facebook, media reports said...

29 Dec 2015

TURKEY

Twitter accessible in Turkey after blockage: official
Twitter accessible in Turkey after blockage: official

ANKARA, TURKEY: Twitter users in Turkey could again access their accounts on Wednesday following an hours-long blockage after a court decision banning the publication of images of a deadly suicide bombing...

23 Jul 2015

TURKEY

Turkey restricts Facebook in schools: report
Turkey restricts Facebook in schools: report

ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Turkey has restricted students from posting pictures and opinions about school life on Facebook, Twitter and other social media, local media said on Thursday.

3 Jul 2015

AUSTRALIA

Australia has local Woolworths ad pulled for trivialising WWI campaign
Australia has local Woolworths ad pulled for trivialising WWI campaign

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Australian supermarket chain Woolworths has pulled an advertising campaign after a backlash on social media...

15 Apr 2015

TURKEY

Turkey restores access to social networks after images pulled
Turkey restores access to social networks after images pulled

ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube were functioning normally in Turkey on Tuesday after Ankara lifted a ban it imposed on them over images of a Turkish prosecutor killed in a hostage standoff...

8 Apr 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

TURKEY

Turkish court orders Facebook to block pages 'insulting' prophet
Turkish court orders Facebook to block pages 'insulting' prophet

ISTANBUL TURKEY: A Turkish court has ordered Facebook to block pages deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammed, threatening to shut down the social media network indefinitely...

27 Jan 2015

TURKEY

Turkish weekly defiantly refuses to soften satirical bite
Turkish weekly defiantly refuses to soften satirical bite

ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Vilified by conservatives at home for standing by Charlie Hebdo after the Paris attacks, a Turkish satirical weekly is defiantly refusing to tone down its mockery of authority...

16 Jan 2015

TURKEY

Turkish lira hits 10-month low after media raid
Turkish lira hits 10-month low after media raid

ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Turkey's currency the lira hit a 10-month low in value against the dollar on Monday as markets reacted with anxiety to police raids against media critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

18 Dec 2014

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

SA schools get opportunity to enter Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity 2015
SA schools get opportunity to enter Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity 2015

Schools in the Middle East have an opportunity to enter the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity 2015 through the FP7 School Print Competition. Entries close on 11 December 2014...

18 Nov 2014

TURKEY

"My shoes looks better than you" MP tells Turkish Parliament
"My shoes looks better than you" MP tells Turkish Parliament

ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Turkish women took to social networks on Wednesday (13 August) to post pictures of shoes in a new viral campaign against sexism inspired by MP Aylin Nazliaka whose incendiary speech to parliament went viral on social networks this week.

14 Aug 2014

TURKEY

100 Turkish police arrested for phone-tapping
100 Turkish police arrested for phone-tapping

ANKARA TURKEY: Turkish authorities arrested scores of senior police officers on suspicion of illegally eavesdropping on top officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

24 Jul 2014

AFRICA

CNN International appoints Antonio Canto
CNN International appoints Antonio Canto

CNN has appointed Antonio Canto to its commercial executive team under Chief Commercial Officer Rani R. Raad. As VP, Regional Sales, Canto will build CNN's business in Africa, Southern/Central/Eastern Europe, Middle East...

30 Jun 2014

TURKEY

YouTube working in Turkey again
YouTube working in Turkey again

ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Turkey has finally lifted a controversial ban on YouTube, days after the country's top court ruled that it breached the right to free speech.

4 Jun 2014

TURKEY

Turkey keeps YouTube ban in place despite court orders
Turkey keeps YouTube ban in place despite court orders

ANKARA, TURKEY: Turkey's government said it would keep its block on YouTube in place despite two separate courts ordering the ban be lifted.

11 Apr 2014

TURKEY

Turkey labels YouTube leak a pre-election 'plot'
Turkey labels YouTube leak a pre-election 'plot'

ANKARA, TURKEY: Turkey vowed action on Friday against the source of a bugged recording of a security meeting on Syria leaked on YouTube, labelling it a conspiratorial "plot" ahead of key local elections.

1 Apr 2014

TURKEY

Erdogan in new attack on social media after Twitter ban
Erdogan in new attack on social media after Twitter ban

ANKARA, TURKEY: Turkey's defiant Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a blistering new attack on social media on Sunday, 23 March, after his government banned Twitter just days before crucial local elections.

24 Mar 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

70 journalists killed in 2013
70 journalists killed in 2013

Syria, Iraq, Egypt most deadly nations for journalists. In South Africa, as and when the contraversial POIB becomes law, journalists could face very stiff penalties.

31 Dec 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog
Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog

NEW YORK CITY, US: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned fell in 2013 but it was still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog said yesterday.

19 Dec 2013

TURKEY

Turkish paper sues Erdogan in 'treason' row
Turkish paper sues Erdogan in 'treason' row

ANKARA, TURKEY: A Turkish newspaper said Monday it plans to sue Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a "treason" row that has highlighted political tensions in the country.

10 Dec 2013

FRANCE

Carrefour reports return to profit, shares rise
Carrefour reports return to profit, shares rise

PARIS, FRANCE: Retailer Carrefour, a global leader in the supermarket business, reported a recovery into profit in the first half on Thursday, 29 August, and the company's shares rose 3.71% to €23.63.

30 Aug 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations
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

TURKEY

World's press urges Kerry to raise press freedom issues with Turkey
World's press urges Kerry to raise press freedom issues with Turkey

ANKARA, TURKEY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have called on the newly appointed US Secretary of State, John Kerry, to raise press freedom concerns with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during Kerry's visit to Turkey on Friday.

1 Mar 2013

UNITED STATES

Will technology kill us or make us stronger?
Will technology kill us or make us stronger?

NEW YORK, US / JOHANNESBURG, SA: McCann "Truth about Wellness" global research study reveals multiple contradictions & cultural upsets around the world. More than half of respondents (54%) think that technology is making us healthier while 46% think it is making us sicker; globally 94% of consumers agree brands have a role in supporting their wellness needs.

16 Jan 2013

FRANCE

World's Press condemns mass trial of Turkish journalists
World's Press condemns mass trial of Turkish journalists

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY / ANKARA, TURKEY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have condemned the prosecution of 41 Turkish journalists on terrorism-related charges, calling their trial a move by the government to intimidate the press and silence criticism.

29 Sep 2012

POLAND

Virgin Mobile launches in Poland, eyes Russia, Turkey

WARSAW, POLAND: Billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Mobile on Wednesday launched operations in Central Europe offering a prepaid service in Poland and aims to expand its mobile telephony presence in the region.

23 Aug 2012

UNITED STATES

Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets
Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets

NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.

21 Aug 2012

TURKEY

The holiday's over
The holiday's over

ANKARA, TURKEY: Nothing says, 'Holiday's over, hello real world' more than dirty laundry. Post vacation blues hit the best of us and a bag of dirty laundry is last thing a person wants to imagine after a luxury holiday. Ariel sought to target its product with this audience in mind.

23 Apr 2012

TURKEY

MTN sued for US$4bn over Iran contract
MTN sued for US$4bn over Iran contract

Turkish cellphone operator Turkcell has filed a US$4.2bn (R32.45bn) lawsuit in a US court against MTN over alleged corruption in a deal in Iran, the companies said yesterday.

30 Mar 2012

TURKEY

World's Press welcomes release of Turkish journalists
World's Press welcomes release of Turkish journalists

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY / ANKARA, TURKEY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have welcomed the release of four Turkish journalists held for over a year on spurious charges of aiding a terrorist group, and called on Turkish authorities to do more to respect freedom of the press.

16 Mar 2012

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